Saturday, September 1, 2012

"I Tumbled to Temptation" (St. John; 1952)

I'm heading to Atlanta, GA tomorrow for a one day visit to Dragoncon. Lots of Hollywood stars from every genre franchise known to man, plus a handy assortment of comics industry folks, authors, scientists and media hype to the max. Wish me luck!  Here is a brief two-page short from Wartime Romances #9 (Sept.1952); originally published by St. John, with art by the great Matt Baker. The Catacombs acknowledges "The Digital Comic Museum", as the source of this classic comic story. Note: The copyright for this issue, its contents and artwork belong to the original publisher and/or creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes. Enjoy!


Mestiere said...

That last page has about three quarters of the area occupied by word balloons and captions. Quite the opposite of today's "decompression".

Chuck Wells said...

Today's creators - particularly our current crop of foppish editors - lack a basic understanding of the purpose of stuff like captions and dialogue to tell parts of the story. They live visually, therefore we (the readers) miss out on quite bit of necessary content.

Mestiere said...

Not only that, you can read a comic book now in five minutes. For $3.99 comic book reading has to be the most expensive entertainment per minute by far.