“The Cartoonist’s Calamity” from Venus no.15


“The Catoonist’s Calamity” by Bill Everett from Venus no.15 from pre-Marvel Timely. This Golden Age classic of an artist’s fevered dream showcases Everett’s imagination and rendering skills. Timely’s Venus is one of the more unusual titles in comic history, evolving through each wave of comic fads from Teenage humor to sci-fi, from romance to horror. … Read More “The Cartoonist’s Calamity” from Venus no.15

First Pre-code Werewolf Story by Don Heck


As if Marvel superb Werewolf By Night Omnibus wasn’t stuffed to the gills (fangs?) with werewolf stories, thefanaticfour decided to give you our own extras, posting two original werewolf tales from the pre-code pre-Marvel Atlas era. From Dead of Night #4, June 1974 comes this excellent John Romita cover (possibly penciled and inked). The original… Read More First Pre-code Werewolf Story by Don Heck

Strange Tales Volume 2: Atlas Era Marvel Masterworks


Underrated Pre-code Horror from Atlas Era Strange Tales Volume Two collects Strange Tales 11-20 from the Atlas Era, cover dates October 1952-July 1953. Includes a fantastic 6-page introduction by Dr. Michael J Vassallo. Each issue includes 4 or 5 stories from some of the best artists in the business during the atomic age. I’ll give… Read More Strange Tales Volume 2: Atlas Era Marvel Masterworks

Monstrous Mondays: Journey into Mystery Atlas Era Volume 1


Marvel Masterworks Atlas Era Journey into Mystery Volume 1 gets five stars from me for being a pre-code horror treasure chest of great art from Atlas Comics, the company that would some day become Marvel Comics. Several of the artists in this volume would have significant impact on the Silver Age of Super-heroes at Marvel… Read More Monstrous Mondays: Journey into Mystery Atlas Era Volume 1

Tuesdays from Tomorrow: Weird Science Volume 4 is a throwback sci-fi classic


This has the best science fiction material yet for EC Archives. In this collection, five stories adapted from Ray Bradbury stories and one from Harlan Ellison. The rest of the writing is credited to Al Feldstein. This collection contains Weird Science 19-22 and Weird Science-Fantasy 23-24. House ads, letters pages and text stories from the… Read More Tuesdays from Tomorrow: Weird Science Volume 4 is a throwback sci-fi classic