Friday, May 6, 2022

Horror at Haunted Castle!

Last month we saw Dick Ayers' classic Ghost Rider take on the Frankenstein's Monster out west, so this month let's see how the beautiful Blonde Phantom tackles said undead creature, --from the Summer 1947 issue of Blonde Phantom #14! This might very well be the first ever Frankenstein Friday around this blog... it's definitely the first time I've ever posted a Blonde Phantom adventure here! Enjoy!


Mr. Cavin said...

"I'm sorry, you have me confused for someone else. I'm actually a monster the Baron stitched together from dead bodies. If you are looking for the Baron Frankenstein himself, you may wish to try the basement laboooritory. Well, ta-ta!"

Love the draftsmanship here. I especially enjoyed the panel where the Monster socks the Blonde [sic] Phantom in the jaw. Bring on the two-fisted Frankenstein tales!


Glowworm said...

Wait, so that wasn't a Scooby Doo-esque monster costume the baron was wearing? Cause I kept thinking that was going to be the punchline, not that the treasure was actually inside the tomb itself. Why is Elmo thanking Mark? The Blonde Phantom's the one who truly solved this mystery. She should be the one getting all the credit and the check if you ask me! Also, someone needed a good editor for this story. The splash cover reads "Out of the dages" while panel one of page 5 "I do have!" just sounds outright bizarre to me.

Brian Barnes said...

I have to really appreciate the artists faced with doing these tales -- every chance they get they need to sneak in some girl girl art. Page 4 is a great use of the concept of the hidden gun as an excuse for some good girl art. I like the last page and panel boundry stuff in the second panel.

I'm with glowworm, I think an editor would have helped. I'm pretty sure there's a missing Scooby-doo reveal!

Mr. Karswell said...

Most of the classic Blonde Phantom stories feel like this though, quick and brief and over before you even know it. They're fun none the less, but yes, a little more story wouldn't hurt none either!

Also, I don't think that typo says "dages" --looks like its just a poorly printed P missing it's bottom slash

>Bring on the two-fisted Frankenstein tales!

I'll see what else I can dig up featuring 'ol Frankie, but in our next post we unearth Dracula's brother!
Stay tombed...