Monday, October 23, 2006
The Werewolf's Victims
What's Halloween without a werewolf story? I'm partial to werewolves. They get to run around and bite people. Baaahahaha!< This story is from Atlas Comics' Mystic #31, June 1954. It's by an artist of the Wally Wood school, Sid Check. I only know of a few Sid Check comic book stories from the Golden Age. He must've hung out with the EC gang, though, because some of the stories were published by them.
Doing a search of Sid Check's name came up with this page from Lambiek.net, but no biographical information, birth date, etc.
The Werewolf's Victims would have been right at home in Creepy or Eerie magazines a decade later. The stories they ran in their earliest issues had stories and endings that were very similar. And the story is both creepy and eerie! The idea of a bunch of men held captive in a cave, being killed off one-by-one by a werewolf is pretty scary...unless you're the werewolf.