Monday, March 05, 2018
Number 2150: Nell from hell, and Dr Maggot’s ape
There is an inside joke on page 7, where William Gaines, publisher, is introduced as William Seniag, police artist.
On the other hand, “The Hanged Man’s Revenge” mixes genres, a crime story with a horror story. Most horror comics had crime as the basis for the plot, but this story is a horror in another way. It is not well written. It is by an anonymous writer, and for a good reason. I’m showing it because I like Howard Larsen’s artwork, and I am a sucker for ape/gorilla stories, as longtime readers know. No matter how tepid the plot, I am showing it for purely selfish reasons. Besides the ape, I like the names of the bad guys, Dr. Maggot and Fench.
Here is a 2012 posting from Crime Patrol. Just click on the thumbnail.