Sunday, August 16, 2020
Number 2446: The horrors of the Web of Evil
Web of Evil was a horror comic from Quality Comics. It lasted 21 issues from 1951-1954. It follows the usual plots of horror comics, making the bad guys truly evil, and the victims sometimes not much better. In each of the four stories in this issue Pappy’s First Law is observed. In the first story the irredeemable bad guy is the last of a family who were evil slave owners. The ghosts of the slaves, along with their giant alligator are there to wreak vengeance.
The second story looks to be inspired by Tod Browning’s infamous Freaks, a controversial horror film from 1932. The other two stories, including the third, drawn (or at least penciled) by Jack Cole and the final tale, both fit into the First Law category. The Grand Comics Database lists no credits for the non-Cole stories.
From Web of Evil #1 (1952):