Monday, August 20, 2018
Number 2222: Bill Everett brings murder under the big top
Felix is described as “ugly and short” and his beautiful wife is tall, blonde and beautiful. And when an ugly guy has a beautiful wife you know which way the story is going to go. Jealousy has one solution in a horror comic: murder.
Rival publisher EC Comics used this type of story more than once. Their resident circus and carnival artist was Graham “Ghastly” Ingels. Go down the page to the link with scans of the original art for such a tale.
“The Great Felix” appeared in Atlas’ Suspense #6 (1951).
A noirish circus story of sex and adultery by Ghastly Ingels. Just click on the thumbnail.