Monday, September 01, 2008
Carried down to the fiery depths of hades
Horror comics got away with a lot visually, but not so much verbally. Here a guy is carried down to comic book hell, called hades. In comics you could also go to blazes, not hell, be blasted, not damned. I think it's quaint that language was cleaned up when horror comics could be full of ultra-gruesome drawings, murder themes, and plots based on sex. All adult stuff, but the language had to be clean. Amazing.
Where was I? Oh yeah. There is actually a story here. "Mastodon Menace" is from Ace Comics' Web Of Mystery #13 (1952). Art is credited to Bill Molno.
This completes my postings from this issue. If you go down to the labels at the bottom of this posting and click on Web Of Mystery you'll call up the other three stories from the issue.