Nice Count of Monte Cristo tribute.
Skywald comics thrived on Horror Logic (Horror Mood). It was nightmare dream logic similar to the Italian horrors of Bava, Argento and Fulchi.
Obviously the backstory of The Forgotten Prisoner Of Castel-Mare.I'm in a confused-mood: why is there a werewolf on the cover of an all-ghoul issue?
"Despite all my rage, I'm being eaten by the rats in my cage."I love how the prisoner never does get his revenge but we get to see two possible scenarios of what would have happened if he did--and I love how it derails into absolute insanity each time. Also, I love how page 10 has blood all over the page itself due to all the gore!
This is a beautiful piece of work -- one of the great examples of what Hewetson was going for. It's an excuse to show progress scenes of insanity, twice! It's less a story than a collection of stuff meant to illicit emotion ... and notice that the corpse decays slowly with every panel.The 2nd to last panel is a great use of foreground elements.
Have not seen this tale since childhood (my slightly older Uncle had a copy) these "Horror Mood" comics were the only "Horror" comics that you could buy in this town... (No comics of any kind sold this side of Charlotte for many years)....
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