Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Man Who Came Back to Life

We'll stick with the July 1953 issue of Uncanny Tales #10 for a few more posts because it's so darn chocked full of enchanting mirth and wonder. Did I say "darn?" I meant damned. Did I say "chocked?" I meant choked. Did I say "enchanting mirth?" I meant embalmed dirt. I wonder what I meant by "wonder?" Hmmmm... anyway, nice art by Paul Reinman and a super duper, crypt kickin' cover by Russ Heath too!











7 comments:

JBM said...

Once again, I did not see that coming. A great comeuppance sequence. Thank you Mr. K. for this great Halloween gift.

Brian Barnes said...

OH that one was great! No complaints about the coloring, and the art was slightly wonky but still really good.

Even though the three bells was about hammered to death in the lead up, the ending still caught me by surprise, and was a really fun -- and slightly humorous -- twist.

I love the staging of that last panel, especially how they use the panel borders to hide the gore.

Is the last panel on page 3 traced from somewhere? I swear I recognize it.

Mestiere said...

A circus performer is murdered and comes back from the dead, all pale, to get his revenge. Sounds familiar? But Deadman is from DC Comics.

BTX said...

Aaaaannnd the girl is still tied to the chair?

Guillaume said...

So much to read, so little time.

Mr. Cavin said...

I really like the art today. Page two and three especially--I really dig this rich fairground atmosphere. It's nice to see carnies portrayed as normal professionals. Much as I love mad science, and really do, it's kind of a shame this one didn't play out on the midway instead of in a lab. Coulda got the fortune teller to bring him back to life using that ole timey west indies know-how. The story wouldn't have suffered for it. They might've even incorporated a magical Freaks ending "See Matloff, the amazing two-part man!"

Mr. Karswell said...

Great comments, glad to hear everyone's enjoying this issue. Still a few more on the way from this one, including art by Myron, Fass --and John Romita! Stay tombed...