Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Number 1680: Adventures into EC imitation
ACG was one of the few publishers signed up for the Code able to make the transition and keep the line going. It lasted another 12 years, until 1967. But in the few remaining pre-Code issues something different from what their readers were used to was tried, and that was the “shock ending” type of story. It was a style used by EC, and imitated by some of their competitors. ACG tried it, and as an example came up with this science fiction story. It was a short-lived experiment. The art is by Kenneth Landau.
Two more Landau stories: another pre-Code tale, and the very last story published in Forbidden Worlds in 1967. Just click on the thumbnail.