Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Oleck and Alcala
Two stories set in the past by longtime comic book scripter Jack Oleck and Philippine comic artist Alfredo Alcala: "Lady Killer" is from DC Comics' 1974 Weird Mystery Tales #10, and "A Second Chance To Die" is a black and white strip from Marvel's Tales Of The Zombie #7.
I love the way Alcala captured the look of Victorian England in "Lady Killer." His intricate brushwork was perfectly suited for the strip. "Second Chance" is a sadistic revenge story. The former feels like an old Atlas horror story, and the latter seems more like an EC story. No surprises, there, because Oleck wrote for both Atlas and EC.