Friday, June 11, 2010
Bob Powell's original art is always a treat for me. The story, "It!" is from Heritage Auctions in 2004, and appeared in its printed form in Harvey Comics' Witches Tales #10, in 1952.
You can see the printed story as Karswell presented it in The Horrors Of It All here. Because the Heritage scans didn't include page 4, I have included that page scanned from the printed comic.
This story uses a lot of "Aieee!" and "Aggghrrr!" onomatopoeia. The anonymous writer didn't have to think up a lot of dialogue.
This story preceded the popular movie, The Blob, by a few years, but another blob story preceded "It!" "Spawn of Venus" appeared in Weird Science #6, in 1951, drawn by Al Feldstein. Maybe it inspired both the Witches Tales story and The Blob.
This panel is from Wallace Wood's 3-D version of "Spawn of Venus," done a couple of years later and unprinted until it appeared in Witzend magazine.
There's at least one puzzler; why does the victim on page two have only four toes on her right foot? Finally, this story has a classic phallic panel: page 3, panel 5.