Monday, November 10, 2008

Number 411

See some evil, hear some evil, speak some evil...

Al Williamson drew this curious fable for Boris Karloff Tales Of Mystery #11, September 1965. I say curious because it wants to be a cautionary tale using the familiar "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil," but strains credulity for a moral. Despite that, Williamson's artwork is always worth a look.

This is for reader Juan, from Spain, who wrote me recently with some requests. I find requests hard to do because I don't have a lot of what people are requesting. But Juan said he really likes Williamson, so here you are, my friend.


Vince M said...

Thanks for this one, Pappy. Georgeously loose art by Al Williamson! If I didn't know how little Gold Key paid, I'd swear that Joe Orlando was involved in this one. Maybe he was called in to meet the deadline. You never know.

Fun fluff, excellently realized. I used to love these comics, great stuff.

Juan MM said...

Thanks Pappy!!! Williamson is really great!

Mike Lynch said...

Grand work. I remember when I first met Frank Bolle a couple years ago. I did not expect to meet him at all and as soon as I was introduced I got in my head a pile of seminal childhood images from the KARLOFF and TZ Gold Key comic books. Thanks for reminding all of us just for gorgeous these comics were!

Parker said...

Wow, just when you think you have or at least know of all of the great Williamson jobs, here's one I didn't! I love that it's written for everything Al might like to draw, and he's in the height of his Alex Raymond influence there. Thanks for posting this, now I have to find a copy.