I was having another one of many great classic horror literature chats recently with Happy Undertaker artist / extraordinaire Drazen Kozjan, when the name of Weird Tales pulp writer Carl Jacobi came up. This in turn reminded Drazen of some incredible scans he had of a gorgeously inked, and possibly unpublished Frank Robbins story based on Jacobi's puzzling vampire vixen tale "Revelations in Black." The odd lay-out format of this complete story had us both wondering where this tale was intended for eventual publishing, reminding us both of Pyramid Books "Christopher Lee's Treasury of Terror" paperback from 1966 (check the THOIA Archive for examples.) Somebody got billed for it, so why wasn't it ever used? Or was it? Does anyone have information about this wonderfully atmospheric adaptation? Let us know!
[If Master Karswell will pardon my inserting a larger note here-- for those who find this story entertaining and wish to find more, Arkham House published 3 collections of his stories: Revelations in Black, Portraits in Moonlight, and Disclosures in Scarlet. Sadly, all are out of print, but diligent library-seeking should let you find them (I have read and enjoyed Revelations that way). Interlibrary loaning is a powerful tool! -- Nequam]