Friday, April 29, 2022

Four Who Vanished!

Dug up another good one for our "Halfway to Halloween" fest here at THOIA. And while post code Atlas / Marvel isn't exactly my favorite era comics, this fantastic little four-pager from the August 1957 issue of Marvel Tales #159 (the final issue in this long running series to boot!), has a shivery sleek set-up and ending, and benefits from some really great artwork by Al Eadeh. We have one more post to go this weekend as we take a walk on the weird, wild, --Walpurgisnacht side!

8 comments:

Mr. Karswell said...

And don't forget to visit AEET for a double witch header happening RIGHT NOW HERE:

http://andeverythingelsetoo.blogspot.com/2022/04/the-burning-book-they-call-her-witch.html

JMR777 said...

I wish I had the modelling skill to duplicate those masks, they were unique to say the least.

Unknown said...

Enjoyed this one very much. I expected an ending like the Twight Zone "Masks" episode.

Doc Briar said...

The art has a great b movie feel. Dig the scene of Willie and the amorous witch. I smell a spinoff series.

Glowworm said...

I also loved the scene with Willie dancing with the witch. Pretty well done story for a post code comic. At least this story was able to use witches!

Brian Barnes said...

There's a lot to like in Atlas post-codes; a lot of twlight-zone-ish type material, works well if the catch ending isn't bad, or there's suspense. A lot of time it works. The giant monster books, now those got a little, well, a lot repetitive, but great art.

I like this one. Wrong place, wrong time, and zap, you're dating a witch in hell!

Mr. Karswell said...

Sign me up for some of those masks as well.

A few of you mentioned the Twilight Zone vibe, and I couldn't agree more... I'm always glad to see that we're all on the same page.. errr... same channel around here!

Mr. Cavin said...

Ditto on the masks. Eadeh is a superb character designer, definitely on my top ten precode artists list, and it shows here. If I had a garage, I think I'd really be into doing my own vacuum forming.

I'm sorry we lost the green color at the bottom of page one, but at least the decades have mostly spared the splash. Really digging the energy of the car chase on page two, also.

I can't believe you're still coming up with great Halloween-related material from this time period, Karswell. That's a hardcover collection I'd like to see materialize someday. Halloween Stories of the Fifties.