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Tuesday, October 27, 2009


With Halloween a few days away, (being that this is predominantly a comics blog) I cannot hold back my inner complusions any longer...can't ...ignore...great...horror! "Ghastly" Graham Ingels was a fantastic artist who could give you goosebumbs with a mere flick of his brush! Grotesque and shadowy shapes shamble through dark, cobweb laden corridors and foreboding gothic mansions and laboratories! Your first look at his art strikes immediately at the viscera, causing two conflicting emotions: the first response is revulsion and terror  --- mentally, you want to turn and run, while the second reaction is 'occular paralysis'  - you find that cannot turn your eyes away and you are forced to look until it is too late. Ingels art was, in a word, horrifying.

The story is from THE HAUNT OF FEAR #27, EC Comics, 1954. I really wanted to enjoy the mastery of Ingels pen strokes, so I took the liberty of passing my fiery gaze over the story and removed the color elements in order to better do so. The color version is also presented, so you can enjoy both versions.

[ If you have been living in a cave, or have been held hostage for a long period of time, then you may not be aware that Russ Cochran and GEMSTONE have reprinted the entire EC comics line! You can now own these masterpieces without going broke, and without that musty smell!!
By the way, thank you, Gemstone! ] - The Apocolyte speaks

There's an old adage that tells us that 'two heads are better than one', but EC points out that it really doesn't matter how many heads you have, it's really all "ABOUT FACE!"

You know, I think the editors at EC actually made a mistake and put this story in the wrong clearly should have been published in an issue of "TWO-FACED-ED TALES"!!
Heh heh...and if you are wondering how I came up with that pun, it was 'EC'!

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