Monday, June 04, 2007

Number 141

Dick Ayers' Ghoul Friends

Here are a couple of four-page horror stories from two 1952 Atlas comics: "Ghouls Rush In" is from Adventures Into Terror #2, and "Don't Make A Ghoul Of Yourself" is from Astonishing #16. They prove once again that good things come in small packages.

The biggest reason for their success, to me, anyway, is because of the artwork of Dick Ayers. Ayers is right up there with some of the best of the Golden Age. He could draw in several different genres. Ayers' career was longer than most of the other artists of his era. While other cartoonists were retiring or dying of old age, Dick Ayers was the Energizer Bunny. He just kept going.

Other Ayers stories have appeared in Pappy's #112, Pappy's #95 and Pappy's #50.

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