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FORBIDDEN WORLDS Volume 9

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FORBIDDEN WORLDS Volume 9

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Closeout Price! Collects #53-58, 1957. Highly Recommended. By Harry Lazarus, John Rosenberger, Ogden Whitney et al Editor Richard Hughes never lacked for good solid stories in his titles, not depending on shock and horror like other publishers. So when the comics code came long, he merely tweaked things a little and went on creating outstanding little tales (much like Lee, Kirby & Ditko would do later on) that today are still very readable, often offbeat. I find them very entertaining--there's time travel, alien invasions, pirates, paranormal events, ghosts, even westerns with a supernatural twist.

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Editor Richard Hughes never lacked for good solid stories in his titles, not depending on shock and horror like other publishers. So when the comics code came long, he merely tweaked things a little and went on creating outstanding little tales (much like Lee, Kirby & Ditko would do later on) that today are still very readable, often offbeat. I find them very entertaining--there's time travel, alien invasions, pirates, paranormal events, ghosts, even westerns with a supernatural twist.

In "Immortal Idana!" the lovely goddess comes to earth to help a handsome pilot survive in World War II. In "The Stand-In" a dead man is suddenly there at the door, after his funeral is over and done. In "My Strange Godfather" a mystery man is part of a girl's life as she grows from a foundling discovered in the forest, to young girl, to college student...yet he never ages, only appearing when she needs help. Yet he's her husband from another dimension...

Never a big name in comics, Ogden Whitney's work is the highlight here, a mainstay for ACG all through the 1950s (he drew Skyman in the 1940s). His women are always very pretty and his work extremely well done. Also John Rosenberger is here, who went on to do ACG superhero comics in the 1960s...his work here is very much like the excellent Kurt Schaffenberger's.

These issues are some of the most readable from the mid- to late-1950s, when many publishers were flailing about trying to survive in a new world of limitations. Plus Hughes was one of the earliest editors to run letters pages, so each issue has commentary on the stories that every so often has a famous name, a fan boy. at the time.

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Item Code FOR09H
Publisher PS Artbooks
Publish Date 2014
ISBN 9781848638808
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 240pg
Color Full Color
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