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bendk
08-08-2010, 10:42 AM
When I was a kid, my mom used to drop me and my brother off at the barber shop inside the Acme store and then do her shopping while we got our haircuts. We usually had time to kill, so we would read the comics he left out. He usually had horror comics, thankfully. Over the years I am sure I read a ton of them. I went to this barber from the time I was a little kid until almost my teens. He is also the first barber I went to. On my first visit, I apparently kicked him in the groin with those hard wooden soled toddler shoes and dropped him to his knees. My dad tipped him five dollars. But that is neither here nor there. This was my introduction to EC comics and others. I still occasionally pick up an inexpensive reprint on eBay just for fun. Have any of you read any horror comics?


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kobaia
08-08-2010, 12:09 PM
I enjoyed reading horror comics as a kid, my favorites being Ghosts and The Witching Hour from DC. I really liked the House of Mystery and Weird Mystery Tales too. Comics were my introduction to the horror genre for which I'm most grateful. While doing some spring cleaning a couple of years ago, I unearthed about fifty or so old horror comics which I couldn't resist thumbing through. They definitely brought back some great memories. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to try to find a new home for them as I've run out of space in my own abode.

Robert Adam Gilmour
03-19-2017, 10:09 AM
RIP Bernie Wrightson. He was a huge deal to me and one of the main artists who showed me the direction I wanted to go in.

I recommend Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson, his work on House Of Mystery and House Of Secrets, Swamp Thing: Dark Genesis, his Frankenstein book and Freak Show.

bendk
03-19-2017, 05:41 PM
RIP Bernie Wrightson. He was a huge deal to me and one of the main artists who showed me the direction I wanted to go in.

I recommend Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson, his work on House Of Mystery and House Of Secrets, Swamp Thing: Dark Genesis, his Frankenstein book and Freak Show.

Damn, that hit me hard. He has been an artistic hero for me as long as I can remember. Elementary school. RIP, Bernie.

Michael
03-19-2017, 06:03 PM
Bernie Wrightson was a legend. I'm so sad to hear this.

miguel1984
03-19-2017, 06:49 PM
This sucks. Frankenstein: Alive, Alive was shaping up to be a masterpiece.

Revenant
03-19-2017, 08:30 PM
The first time I read Frankenstein was an edition where Bernie Wrightson did the illustrations. I loved his art work. He will be sorely missed.

Ibrahim
03-20-2017, 06:53 PM
A great loss. Half of the legendary Studio gone, now.
(Jeffrey Catherine Jones, now Wrightson).
Everybody go check out Michael Kaluta & Barry Windsor-Smith's work while they're still around.

Robert Adam Gilmour
03-20-2017, 07:09 PM
Kaluta's Big Book has been delayed for over five years now. Hope IDW will stick to the summer this time.

Ibrahim
03-20-2017, 07:30 PM
I wonder what Windsor-Smith is up to.

Ibrahim
03-22-2017, 10:26 AM
http://www.tcj.com/the-berni-wrightson-interview/

T.E. Grau
03-23-2017, 01:32 PM
Jones on Wrightson. (http://13thdimension.com/bernie-wrightson-an-appreciation-by-kelley-jones/)

njhorror
03-23-2017, 02:12 PM
When I was a kid, my mom used to drop me and my brother off at the barber shop inside the Acme store and then do her shopping while we got our haircuts. We usually had time to kill, so we would read the comics he left out. He usually had horror comics, thankfully. Over the years I am sure I read a ton of them. I went to this barber from the time I was a little kid until almost my teens. He is also the first barber I went to. On my first visit, I apparently kicked him in the groin with those hard wooden soled toddler shoes and dropped him to his knees. My dad tipped him five dollars. But that is neither here nor there. This was my introduction to EC comics and others. I still occasionally pick up an inexpensive reprint on eBay just for fun. Have any of you read any horror comics?
http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/190425647279_1_0_1.jpg


That's funny. I had the exact same experience when my Dad took me for haircuts and he would do some errands on a Saturday. It went from when I was 8 or 9 until I was 12, or so. The barber had the GREATEST comic book collection in the world. He had everything including stacks of Weird, Eerie, Tales from the Crypt, Terror Tales, etc. I would wait for an hour or more without making a peep. I was totally immersed in the comics. However, I never did kick him in the balls. It wasn't that kind of place. :D

miguel1984
05-23-2017, 05:02 PM
I just found out that Frankenstein Alive, Alive will be continued with Kelley Jones on art duties:

IDWs Big Damn Book WonderCon Panel - Bleeding Cool News And Rumors (https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/04/09/idws-big-damn-book-wondercon-panel/)