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From an offbeat publisher and highlighted by iconic Don Heck covers which are now highly collectible. Wild and crazed stories of walking dead folks (loads of 'em)--some of them even still sporting their heads--witches, ghosts, werewolves and enough vampires to go into the second-hand dentures business. Rudy Palais delivers some wonderfully outré stories of evil femmes fatales, and there's even a cool Atom-Bomb story, "Day of Doom."
"Satan's Love Call" features a sexy songstress who's in league with the devil, out to capture men's souls. And it's superbly drawn by the young Don Heck, who was flexing his artistic muscles in this title from the obscure company, Comic Media. "Witch Girl" is another great tale, showing some nice EC influence. Heck often has two stories per issue, along with his covers. Alex Toth was already an influence by then, with artists like Discount, Elkin and others.
Rudy Palais had now been working in comics for ten years, but here he breaks out of his more conservative mode that he used for titles like Crime Does Not Pay. "Death Kiss" has a voluptuous lady with fishnet stockings, a strapless dress and curves everywhere, who turns out to be a Frankenstein monster, created by a mad scientist. She's virtually loving men to death. See the scan we've picked out for this one. It's Palais at his very best.
These publishers figured out their market, and sexy girls were a part of nearly every story. In "Barren Beach," a minimally clad beachcomber, Nola, seduces unwitting men and feeds them to her wolves...after draining them of their blood. The popular Charlton comics artist (Thunderbolt) Pete Morisi also gets his start here. Morisi was a police officer who moonlighted drawing comics, so his work here shows the gritty side of crime in the city...with a horror twist.
"The Improved Kiss" is a tale of Genghis Khan and his barbarian hordes, and one woman, who volunteers to join his harem of sexy, nearly naked beauties, to exact her revenge. Palais delivers another story of a giant snake haunting a man's nightmares. "China Doll" features a collector who finds beautiful women and turns them into, well, you can just guess, can't you? All that is needed is a giant bubbling vat to "melt" them down....ugh.
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Item Code PCWT02H Publisher PS Artbooks Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781786360090 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 252pg Color Full Color