Thursday, August 16, 2012

MYSTERIOUS ADVENTURES "Terror of the Vampires Kiss"

Noted sci-fi author Harry Harrison passed away this week...
...but, did you know he was also a comic book artist in the 1950s, during the height of the horror comics craze?
Best-known for his humorous Stainless Steel Rat series, Harrison covered every genre from horror to romance to war to sci-fi primarily penciling, but also inking, editing, even writing a few tales during his almost decade-long comics career (1947-1955).
Harrison penciled this tale from Mysterious Adventures #8 (1952) and Ernie Bache inked it.
Harry may have written the story as well, but there's no way to verify it.

But this didn't end Harry's involvement with comics...
Harrison became the writer for the Flash Gordon newspaper strip from 1958-1964.
Some of Harry's prose novels were adapted into comics form, but Harrison didn't write or illustrate them...
The Stainless Steel Rat series was adapted into a comic series for British publisher Eagle Comics 2000 AD & Tornado anthology title starting in 1985, and later reprinted as both a comic mini-series and graphic novel.
BILL the Galactic Hero was adapted into a three-issue mini-series by Topps Comics in 1994.

Join us next week as we present another tale your grandparents didn't want your parents to see!

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