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Chilling Archives of Horror Comics #19. Highly Recommended. Art by Jay Disbrow. One of the most bizarre, unique stylists from Pre-Code horror comics is cult-favorite Jay Disbrow. If there's anyone close to this unknown genius, it's Basil Wolverton. Working with friend, editor, and colorist L.B. Cole, Disbrow wrote and drew many fear-inducing tales specializing in terrifying demons, scary apparitions, and a horde of hairy monsters. Showing the influence of EC's Jack Kamen and the pin-up style of Fiction House, Disbrow pushed the envelope with wilder and stranger stories. Includes an interview, photos, and special artwork.

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One of the most bizarre, unique stylists from Pre-Code horror comics is cult-favorite Jay Disbrow. If there's anyone close to this unknown genius, it's Basil Wolverton. Working with friend, editor, and colorist L.B. Cole, Disbrow wrote and drew many fear-inducing tales specializing in terrifying demons, scary apparitions, and a horde of hairy monsters. Showing the influence of EC's Jack Kamen and the pin-up style of Fiction House, Disbrow pushed the envelope with wilder and stranger stories. Includes an interview, photos, and special artwork.

In fact, when you look at all these stories together, you begin to see where Stan Lee and Jack Kirby may have gotten inspiration for their monster themed, pre-superhero stories. But here there was no code, so dismemberment and ultimate revenge was always the order of the day. Cannibalism, death in human form, beast-men, and Satan himself threaten beautiful girls and terrified guys. Will good kharma get them thruogh, or is it curtains in these dark tales?

When L.B. Cole took over the Star comics line in the early 1950s, he chose to reprint many stories but he also brought the newly professional Disbrow on board and featured his stories as the lead-off tales in dozens of comics. Behind those lurid, fun LB. Cole covers, Disbrow's maniacs and monsters lay in wait for readers.

Series editor Craig Yoe actually met Disbrow and interviewed him in this new 2016 interview. Disbrow left comics in the 1950s, but when he discovered comics fandom he returned to the fold. He did wonderful covers for the long-lived Comics Buyer's Guide, he drew several independent titles of his own, he did cover re-creations. He turned out to be a huge comics fan, such as Al Williamson was during nearly the same time, and that passion has stayed with him.

Yoe's revealing and lengthy interview includes unpublished specialty pieces and never-before-seen photographs, as the artist became a special guest of several conventions. This full color, large format book culls the best of Disbrow's work from moldy comics like Dark Mysteries, Ghostly Weird Stories, Spook, and Startling Terror Tales.

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Item Code JDMIH
Publisher IDW
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9781631407956
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 9x11
# Pages 148pg
Color Full Color
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