Monday, March 10, 2008
Syd Shores was a top artist in the Atlas Comics bullpen during the 1940s and early 1950s. He reappeared in the 1960s, and worked right up until his death at age 59 in 1973.
"I Prowl At Night" is a fine werewolf story drawn for Astonishing #16, August 1952. Too bad the color is printed off-register, but many a well drawn comic book was sabotaged by indifferent printers and mass production on the giant web presses of the day.
This is a page from one of the last things Shores did, from Marvel Comics' Chamber of Chills #1, November 1972.
"Delusions of a Dragon Slayer" is adapted by Gerry Conway from the story by Harlan Ellison. Shores penciled and inked this story. The last panel is turgid for a Code-approved comic of the era.