Monday, October 13, 2014

GHOST COMICS "Face in the Shroud"

It's been a while, boy fiends and ghoul friends...
..but during the season when ghouls and goblins dominate pop culture, we felt it was time to rise up out of the coffin and tell a few sordid stories!
As horror stories go, this tale from Fiction House's Ghost Comics #8 (1953) is fairly mild, but the art by the underrated Bill Benulis and Jack Abel has a couple of kool "camera angles" and storytelling tricks that other artists of the period like Alex Toth and Ross Andru were also experimenting with.
The writer's name has been lost to the mists of time.
BTW, this tale was just reprinted (for the first time in over 60 years) in IDW's Haunted Horror, but was oddly attributed to Don Heck, even though the story is signed by Benulis and Abel in the first panel!

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