Monday, October 18, 2010

"Carnival of Death" / "Back from the Dead" (St. John;1953)

We're hitting the halfway point with our run of "Strange Terrors" stories from St. John Publications golden age, classic issue of Strange Terrors #6 (Jan.1953) and once again the artists are unknown.

As you will see from the first of today's special double feature posts, editor Marion McDermott must have dipped into the company files for some filler stories to flesh out this 100 page comic. "Carnival of Death" has a cool title and all, but the protagonist is dressed like your basic bargain-basement, masked mystery man - without a spiffy alias to explain his manner of dress. This is why I'm treating you to a second feature today. "Back from the Dead" is a well drawn version of a ghostly tale that all of us have probably heard sitting around a camp fire at one time or another. Enjoy!

Hurry on back tomorrow for this weeks "Icons of Horror" selection.


cash_gorman said...

Ok, that was strange. "Carnival of Death" is a re-written and re-colored tale of the Golden Age hero Green Knight from Dynamic Comics #2, 1941.

Chuck Wells said...

Thank you very much for clearing that up, Cash.

Beats the heck out of me why this story was selected for inclusion in Strange Terrors #6, but then what do I know?