Sunday, November 10, 2013

Ghost in the House! / The Other Man

People are screaming at me for more Atlas, so here ya go-- a Joe Maneely and Tony DiPreta double header of weirdness from the October 1952 issue of Adventures into Weird Worlds #11 to be exact. And FYI: the next post will contain the two remaining stories from this issue as I hope to get the entire thing posted this weeeek! After you finish today's post though, check out the crazy cool Larry Woromay story from this issue that I posted way back in May 2008 by clicking HERE!


Mestiere said...
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Brian Barnes said...

Oh Stan! Great ending, silly but well-played and with the good misdirection of the hellscape.

Maneely, what a talent. The first story was a lot of talking heads, but Maneely didn't just glide by, there's lot of crazy (good) camera angles, lighting, just real amazing craft.

The second story is fun, and I always like DiPreta's scratchy work, but it's somewhat of a bridge to far with the ending. Still heads and tails above most other pre-code work. The being shot sequence is great.

Anonymous said...

Love Atlas stories. You can never have too much Atlas. Thanks !

Mr. Cavin said...

Maneely is so great. Panel four on page two would look so great as a nice porcelain pattern or stamped in two colors onto a cloth-bound hardback. And all of page three is the kind of great, garish precode wonderment that still makes me squirm in my seat after all these years.

That said, or maybe because of that, the DiPreta work here--especially when I looked at it reduced in the thumbnails--really comes off fresh and spectacular. I love his very open and loose gestural style, and he must have had access to a pretty vast array of different brush sizes, too.

Great stuff!