Thursday, May 31, 2012

Another two-pager from Jerome Bixby

From Fantastic Worlds #5

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A wonderfully lurid pre-code horror cover by Jack Katz

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Alice in Terrorland -- another memorable Golden Age tale by Alex Toth

From Lost Worlds number 5:

A Golden Age Black Terror adventure by Ruben Moreira

For a largely forgotten character, the Black Terror had an exceptional run both in terms of popularity and durability and was associated with some extraordinarily talented people including Jerry Robinson and Mort Meskin, Moreira, and, believe it or not, Patricia Highsmith.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

A humble text page from one of science fiction's best short story writers

Jerome Bixby will always be remembered as the author of one of the creepiest stories ever written (not to mention possibly the best episode of Star Trek) but even he had to pay the rent.

From Lost Worlds number 5:

Another Golden Age tale from Alex Toth

From the Comics Reporter
Above any artist ever to work in comics, Alex Toth enjoyed a career that cannot be properly summarized via a credits list. Toth is better remembered for an approach to work -- perfectly spotted blacks, supple line work that can create an entire visual world in fewer marks on the page than anyone would ever believe, and a visually sophisticated approach to storytelling that relied as much on shadow and hints and continuity across panels as it did on any effect borrowed from film.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Golden Age horror from artist's artist Alex Toth

Alex Toth may not have the name recognition of a Kirby, but when artists list their favorites, Toth often shows up near the top of the list.

From Unseen number 5

Friday, May 18, 2012

More culture, more Wolverton

Basil Wolverton's Culture Corner from Whiz number 90.

Frankenstein and the Thing

More Frankie though this time in a lighter vein. Briefer liked to play comic stories off of familiar horror tropes, sort of his own Frankenstein meets the ______. Here we get a crossover between Mippyville and Arch Oboler's Lights Out.