Friday, October 30, 2009
The Spirit of horror comics
Halloween is tomorrow. Usually Will Eisner did a Halloween story with the Spirit every year, but while this 1950 Spirit episode isn't a Halloween story, per se, it is about a guy drawing a horror comic and the Spirit shows up in the last couple of panels. That's close enough for Pappy's.
I scanned it from a British fanzine, Comic Media #10, published in 1973.
(I wonder if this story with its onomatopoeia influenced Harvey Kurtzman to write the Wally Wood story, "Sound Effects," in Mad #20?)
Tomorrow I come back with a special Saturday posting, three horror stories for Halloween!