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Old 08-08-2010   #1
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Horror Comics

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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Re: Horror Comics

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.
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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.

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Re: Horror Comics

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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.
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Bernie Wrightson was a legend. I'm so sad to hear this.
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Re: Horror Comics

This sucks. Frankenstein: Alive, Alive was shaping up to be a masterpiece.

Your fall should be like the fall of mountains. But I was before mountains. I was in the beginning, and shall be forever. The first and the last. The world come full circle. I am not the wheel. I am the hand that turns the wheel. I am Time, the Destroyer. I was the wind and the stars before this. Before planets. Before heaven and hell. And when all is done, I will be wind again, to blow this world as dust back into endless space. To me the coming and going of Man is as nothing.
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Re: Horror Comics

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.

"The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind." - H. P. Lovecraft
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Re: Horror Comics

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.

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Kaluta's Big Book has been delayed for over five years now. Hope IDW will stick to the summer this time.

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I wonder what Windsor-Smith is up to.

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