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One of the earliest comics from the notorious publisher Avon, and the very one that ushered in an entire new genre as well, eventually, a regular series of the same name. And with an all-star line-up of artists! Presented here for the first time since its publication in 1947 is the book in its entirety. The original is listed as the most valuable horror comic book by the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide.
Four seminal stories: "The Eyes of the Tiger" by Fuji, nicely drawn in the same style that makes his Hangman stories so highly prized; "Dead Man's Tale" by John Small and George Roussos. Roussos was a regular at DC and his style is not unlike fellow DC artist Mort Meskin. Then there is "The Man-Eating Lizards" by Joe Kubert, about a WWII bomber pilot who crashes in the South Pacific and discovers a beautiful princess on a lost island of savage natives and giant lizards.
There's a 3-page text story, then "Mystery of Murder Manor" by an unknown, but it looks to us a bit like Superman artist Al Plastino. And "The Strange Case of Henpecked Harry," by veteran Airboy artist Fred Kida, who went on to work at Atlas, Marvel and with Dan Barry on the comic strip Flash Gordon.
Saddle stitched. Canton Street Press' Flashback Replicas are exact reproductions of historically significant or key comic books from the 1940s and 1950s. Each page is fully restored with careful attention to line work and colors. All editorial and ad pages are included.
- Additional Information
Item Code EC01 Publisher Canton Street Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9781934044124 Binding Comic Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 52pg Color Full Color