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PRE-CODE CLASSICS WEIRD HORRORS Volume 1

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PRE-CODE CLASSICS WEIRD HORRORS Volume 1

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Collects #1-5, 1952. Recommended. Art by Pete Morisi (PAM), Gus Ricca, George Tuska, Charles Sultan et al. St. John's criminally overlooked Weird Horrors has a cover style that's a riff on Marvel's later and much-loved Amazing Adult Fantasy. And believe me, you'll have to go a long way to match this first volume, with work from Gus Ricca, George Tuska, Charles Sultan, Bob Forgione, Enrico Bagnoli, Rafael Astarita, Paul Gattuso, Don Perlin and Albert Tyler, many of whom are not household names though their styles deserve for them to be right up there with the very best. #3 has a hashish story!

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St. John's criminally overlooked Weird Horrors has a cover style that's a riff on Marvel's later and much-loved Amazing Adult Fantasy. And believe me, you'll have to go a long way to match this first volume, with work from Gus Ricca, George Tuska, Charles Sultan, Bob Forgione, Enrico Bagnoli, Rafael Astarita, Paul Gattuso, Don Perlin and Albert Tyler, many of whom are not household names though their styles deserve for them to be right up there with the very best. #3 has a hashish story!

St. John was an innovative company, the first to create a graphic novel (It Rymes with Lust), the first with 3D, the master of well-written romance comics with the great Matt Baker. They didn't dabble in horror very much, as they were covering a lot of other ground. But this is a rare exception for them, and they gave it their best efforts. Some of the better lesser-lights of the Golden Age are working here.

Tuska was already a vet and would go on to make a name at Marvel. Forgione was a regular with Stan Lee's Atlas fantasy and SF titles. Astarita was one of the highlights of Planet Comics, though little known today. Gattuso did some of the most bizarre comics in the Golden Age, disturbing and sometimes sexy work for Chesler. Albert Tyler was a regular in the first issues of the legendary The Thing, another weird over-the-top artist who tackled any subject, even the most outré.

First of two volumes, to complete the nine issue run. The name was changed to Nightmare with #10. Next volume boasts two covers by the ultra-wierd Elgren, a bondage cover, two Lou Cameron stories, two wonderful Joe Kubert stories, and an atomic bomb story. Get on board now for a sharp run of issues.

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Item Code PCWH01H
Publisher PS Artbooks
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781786362063
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 184pg
Color Full Color
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