Bronze Age Horror

Discussing Bronze Age Comic Books here.
User avatar
GreatGoogaMooga
Full Appearance
Full Appearance
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:25 pm
Location: Perv Toy Row, SF CA

Bronze Age Horror

Postby GreatGoogaMooga » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:16 pm

I love BA Horror books, especially DC, Charlton and Atlas. I'm hoping that on these boards there may be a better appreciation of them than on the CGC boards. I'll be posting someme here in a bit but PLEASE start posting your own BA horror here. Some of those covers rival the pre-codes!

Starting with a cool DC and a cool Charlton.

Image

Image


Strange Tales One Oh One
Flames presage The Mystic One
Enter One One Oh

User avatar
GreatGoogaMooga
Full Appearance
Full Appearance
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:25 pm
Location: Perv Toy Row, SF CA

Re: Bronze Age Horror

Postby GreatGoogaMooga » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:39 pm

Another DC and Charlton. I will continue posting probably until my whoile collection is online. But just a couple at a time.

Secrets of Haunted House #11. Psychedelic Mike Kaluta cover.

Image

Ghostly Haunts #38. Charlton had some of the most amazing color palettes then.

Image
Strange Tales One Oh One
Flames presage The Mystic One
Enter One One Oh

User avatar
MR-SigS
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5722
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:31 pm
Location: The Comic Book Forum. ☺

Re: Bronze Age Horror

Postby MR-SigS » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:21 am

Image

User avatar
MR-SigS
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5722
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:31 pm
Location: The Comic Book Forum. ☺

Re: Bronze Age Horror

Postby MR-SigS » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:22 am

Image

User avatar
MR-SigS
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5722
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:31 pm
Location: The Comic Book Forum. ☺

Re: Bronze Age Horror

Postby MR-SigS » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:23 am

Image

User avatar
MR-SigS
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5722
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:31 pm
Location: The Comic Book Forum. ☺

Re: Bronze Age Horror

Postby MR-SigS » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:24 am

Image

User avatar
MR-SigS
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5722
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:31 pm
Location: The Comic Book Forum. ☺

Re: Bronze Age Horror

Postby MR-SigS » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:24 am

Image

User avatar
MR-SigS
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5722
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:31 pm
Location: The Comic Book Forum. ☺

Re: Bronze Age Horror

Postby MR-SigS » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:24 am

Image
Last edited by MR-SigS on Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:34 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: whoops. that ain't bronze

User avatar
MR-SigS
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5722
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:31 pm
Location: The Comic Book Forum. ☺

Re: Bronze Age Horror

Postby MR-SigS » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:35 am

Image

User avatar
MR-SigS
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5722
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:31 pm
Location: The Comic Book Forum. ☺

Re: Bronze Age Horror

Postby MR-SigS » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:36 am

Image

User avatar
MR-SigS
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5722
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:31 pm
Location: The Comic Book Forum. ☺

Re: Bronze Age Horror

Postby MR-SigS » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:36 am

Image

User avatar
MR-SigS
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5722
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:31 pm
Location: The Comic Book Forum. ☺

Re: Bronze Age Horror

Postby MR-SigS » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:37 am

Image

User avatar
MR-SigS
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5722
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:31 pm
Location: The Comic Book Forum. ☺

Re: Bronze Age Horror

Postby MR-SigS » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:37 am

Image

User avatar
Number 6
Sidekick
Sidekick
Posts: 243
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:38 pm

Re: Bronze Age Horror

Postby Number 6 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:38 pm

I first saw this along with some other Bronze DC horror books in an antique store on the central coast when I was in my early teens on a family vacation. The cover images made a big impression on me, particularly this one. I finally purchased a nice reader copy off eBay.

Image

Round-Trip Ticket pages 1-9, script by Lore Shoberg, art by Tom Palmer

A dead-beat hippy is tired of his shrill, nagging wife so he acquires a book of magic and uses it to have a out-of-body vacation and begins lusting after a beach babe. The shrew gets the last laugh. The art is decent but the story is a bit dopey and neither character is sympathetic.

Spoiler: show
Image


Cain & Abel page 11, script/art Sergio Aragones; Abel's Fables page 22, script art Lore Shoberg

Gag pages

Spoiler: show
Image
Image


The Man Who Stopped Time pages 13-20, script by Jack Oleck, art by Mike Sekowsky, Tom DeZuniga

Convicted murderer believes he's one of Neitzsche's supermen and manages to escape being hung. On the lam, he becomes so deluded that he believes he can actually stop time to prevent capture. He's brought back to reality with a bang. A just o.k. comeuppance story with so-so art.

Spoiler: show
Image


Rest In Peace pages 23-31, script by Jack Oleck, art by Alfredo Alcala

The is the story depicted by the cover. Unfortunately, the cover is a bait-and-switch typical of the time period and the actual story really doesn't have any kind of supernatural element to it. However, in my opinion this is the gem of the issue.

I was only acquainted with Alacala as an inker, mostly of Don Newton on Batman/Detective. I think this is the first time I've ever run across his actual pencil artwork and I think it's amazing. Normally, I prefer the actual color comics over the cheaper b&W Showcase reprints. However, I had the opportunity to look at the art for this issue in the Showcase reprint and you can appreciate the quality on another level.

A despotic glutton uses voodoo superstition and an elixir of his on devising to control his slaves. His goal in life: to do as little as possible. But on his death, one of his vengeful victims takes steps to make sure that never happens.

Page 23
Spoiler: show
Image


Page 24
Spoiler: show
Image


Page 25
Spoiler: show
Image


Page 26
Spoiler: show
Image


Page 27
Spoiler: show
Image


Page 29
Spoiler: show
Image


Page 30
Spoiler: show
Image


Page 31
Spoiler: show
Image


I usually don't really collect horror, but I really like this issue and I think I may have to track down a really high-grade copy for my collection someday.


Return to “Bronze Age Comic Books”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest