Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Portrait of Death

Time for the last story from the Feb '55 issue of Amazing Ghost Stories #16, art by George Roussos, plus the remaining bonus one-pager and the 2 page text story (by request.) Check the last handful of Amazing Ghost Stories posts for the other tales in this issue.


Brian Barnes said...

What an issue. Easily up there with the best from EC or Warren during it's good days. The limited color palette is set to excellent use in this one. It's probably the most predictable of the stories, but very effective.

Of course, the problem is now I'm going to spend as much time as possible trying to work "impudent" into a conversation!

Mr. Cavin said...

"You can't miss it, it's a bright red house with a red yard and red trees. Look for the purple guy...."

I love the rock-throwing panel at the bottom of page five, but I wish the sky was orange like the building at the top of page six.

Turok1952 said...

Outstanding issue!! Many thanks for posting it!

I would one day love to illustrate the story of Dr. Osbourne and the Sirian invaders. But I could not do it justice! A special thank- you from all of us here at the house!

I did not expect the exact way "Portarit of Death" ended. It was much better with the portrait having horseshoes on the face than a bloody chunk of hamburger would have been.

A billion thanks for you and your great work!

Mr. Karswell said...

This is an excellent issue, I'm glad everyone is enjoying it! I have another killer full issue up next, one that'll take us right into Sept!

Don't touch that dial!