Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Do you believe in werewolves...?
This 1947 issue of Crack Comics #51 is irresistible. The cover by Reed Crandall is fantastic. The drawing is great, and the werewolf skulking behind Captain Triumph has quite an expression.
Captain Triumph wasn't one of the upper-tier superheroes from Quality Comics, and it was only a dozen issues later that the title was changed to Crack Comics Western and Captain Triumph went into superhero retirement.
The story is fairly straightforward: a town is terrorized by a werewolf, which our hero dispatches. The story hasn't much mystery or suspense. What it does have is the wonderful Reed Crandall artwork. The guy could make anything he drew look good.