Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Shambler from the Stars!

Time to get October rollin' around here, and to kick the month off proper, we could maybe use a little something different than the usual, preferably something from a true master story teller. Robert Bloch is certainly one of the very scary best, and with some help from Ron Goulart, Jim Starlin, Tom PalmerRoy Thomas, (and of course H. P. Lovecraft) how about a flash forward, Silver Age screamer from the February 1972 freak-out issue of Journey into Mystery #3.

And after you read todays terrifying tale, CLICK HERE to immediately head over to my other blog to see what else I've conjured up from the evil pits of demonical darkness--


Brian Barnes said...

That layout is great.

12 panels a page (with a few exceptions) gives it a cinematic feel of being propelled through the story. Now, normally I complain about tight panel layout, but when you use it to show second by second action, it works well.

It also helps with an all star line up of writers, artists, and editors.

When it opens up (on the shambler panel) it really makes an impact. We know the ending of the story the minute it starts, but the journey is more of a surprise.

Very nice. Well written, well paced, well drawn, just a short horror comic.

JBM said...

October! A nice start to the month. Weird how the cover is really the last panel to the story. "Guest appearance by Gil Kane!" Thank you Mr.K. for this enjoyable edible.

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Bill the Butcher said...

Bloch actually wrote the original story with the enthusiastic approval of Lovecraft, who gave Robert permission to kill him off. He returned the favour by killing Bloch off in "The Haunter Of The Dark."

HPL only looks like himself in real life in the first panel he apoears in, as he's opening the door.