- Full Description
In this bizarre, lawless, ghoulish, gruesome, terrifying frightfest of a book you'll read: "Candles for the Undead," "The Monster's Ghost," "Pray for the Vampire Horde," "The Witches Come at Midnight," "Your Head for Mine" and many more mind-rotting comics! From the most obscure titles of the pre-code era, a very cool batch of depraved stories. Some rare outstanding work by Lou Cameron, Bob McCarty, Howard Nostrand, Jack Katz, Bob Fuji, Ross Andru, Kenneth Landau, Joe Orlando and others.
Yoe has outdone himself here, with really well-drawn stories from the most obscure publishers, making this a collection that should have little or no overlap with any other archives out there. Special introduction with an unpublished, full color concept drawing by Warren Kremer for the cover of Witches Tales #22. Bob Powell's three contributions, from the Fawcett line, are exceptional, as are Howard Nostrand's stories as he emulates Jack Davis over at EC...but with a twist.
There's a lot here, but the high point still has to be the unsung Lou Cameron, who is represented by two superlative stories. These have those rare elements you'd find only in a Frazetta story of the time, spectacular layouts and splash pages. Cameron went on to work for Classics Illustrated and he did some great work there, but the hardcore fans who've really tracked his earlier work, like I have, have found some real gems. Now Yoe has unearthed them for a larger audience.
- Additional Information
Item Code HAUH04H Publisher IDW Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9781631406713 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 144pg Color Full Color