Thursday, October 01, 2015

Comic Reading Library: Halloween Edition!

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As promised in the table of contents, this month's edition of "Comic Reading Library" is an all-horror comics edition!
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The first selection this time around is "Nightmare of Doom!", which I kind of teased a bit for the cover of the first issue of the new Random Acts of Geekery in August, so I figured I'd better deliver this time! It was featured as the lead story in Chamber of Chills #15, and was penciled and inked by Al Avision, although the writer is not identified. This story was reprint several times, in Tales of Voodoo V5#5, Terror Tales V7#1, Terrors of Dracula V2#1, Weird Vampire Tales V5#2, and finally in IDW's Haunted Horror #16.
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Our next feature is a Simon & Kirby classic (or at least, a classic from their studio) from Black Magic #12... "Contact!" was the second story in the book, and was the cover feature. Art was by Bill Draut, and it was reprinted in Black Magic Comics #5.
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Next, we have "Terror of the Deep," which was printed in black-and-white in Chilling Tales of Horror #2... but originally appeared in Mister Mystery #14. Art was by Ellis Eringer.
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Next up, "The Phantom Crew," from Ghostly Tales #65... how could I not include this Jim Aparo-drawn tale, written by Norm Di Pluhm (an obvious pseudonym, but one that hasn't been discovered for whom)?
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Next up, we have "The Island Vision," printed in Mystery Comics Digest #9, which originally appeared in The Twilight Zone #11, with art by Frank Bolle.
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I can't resist also including "The Aliens and the Captain," which was in the same digest! This was apparently a new story for this issue, and was written by Don Glut with art by Dan Spiegle.
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Next, it's "The Resurrected Head" from Worlds of Fear #4! The art on this has been identified as being by Mike Sekowsky with inks by Vince Alascia.
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From Monster Hunters #4, here's the cover feature, "Hidden Paradise"! This was written by Joe Gill with art by Enrique Nieto.
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And we'll wrap up this installment with "That Old Gang of Mine" from the same issue, written by Joe Molloy and drawn by Mike Zeck!
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1 comment:

  1. Hi Jon,
    "The Resurrected Head" (from May 1952) certainly seems to have served as inspiration for the 1962 film "The Brain that Wouldn't Die".
    Thanks!

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