Tuesday, 31 October 2017

The Buster Book Of Spooky Stories



Seem to remember picking this beauty up while on summer holiday somewhere, and poring through it again and again ( It's the very definition of packed, with enough stuff to keep any bored kid happy all week ).
There's way too much here to post the whole thing, but let's have a sampling, like lead-off host strip Buster's Dream-World ( notice also that VERY Sergio Aragones / Plop ) contents page:




And here's a young Dave Gibbons, no less, with the wonderfully named Curtis Bronson, Ghost Hunter:






The first part now, of a fantastically gothic serial, The Pillater Peril, all about a pirate back from the grave seeking vengeance on his well-to-do descendants. I think I'm right in saying this one originally appeared in Smash, and may also have been earmarked, alongside Curtis Bronson, for Dez Skinn's aborted horror weekly Chiller:














Munster-ish family The Creepy Crawleys:




Some Haunting Howlers:



And finally, something from the Spooky Scrapbook, the kind of text feature we never used to read, except this one's actually got great illustrations. Top stuff all round, and as I say, more than enough to keep you occupied when the campsite's all rained out.





Friday, 27 October 2017

Misty Presents: The Day The Sky Grew Dark & The Fourth Swan



A couple of one-off treats from the magnificent Misty now, her equivalent of Tharg's Future Shocks I guess. The Fourth Swan is, I'm fairly sure, by Enrique Romero, if only because the heroine could be Axa's little sister, but don't know about the artist on The Day The Sky Grew Dark.
It's obviously from the same Spanish school as Romero, but I can't place it.
Regardless, this is, as ever from the winsome white witch, gorgeous stuff.














Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Steve Gerber's In The Shadows Of The City



A classic slice of Gerber urban paranoia now, aimed right between the eyes of the reader, from the first issue of Haunt Of Horror. It's relentless in a good, skin-crawling way, but it also has a sort of sequel. Anybody remember where they've seen this guy before? No? You've got till the end of the story...








Yep, the last issue of Steve's run on Man-Thing. I always wondered what that was all about.