READ BOOK ✓ Four Color Fear: Forgotten Horror Comics of the 1950s - by Greg Sadowski Iger Studio Jack Cole Jack Katz Joe Kubert Lou Cameron Manny Stallman Mike Peppe

Four Color Fear: Forgotten Horror Comics of the 1950s By Greg Sadowski Iger Studio Jack Cole Jack Katz Joe Kubert Lou Cameron Manny Stallman Mike Peppe,

  • Title: Four Color Fear: Forgotten Horror Comics of the 1950s
  • Author: Greg Sadowski Iger Studio Jack Cole Jack Katz Joe Kubert Lou Cameron Manny Stallman Mike Peppe
  • ISBN: 9781606993439
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Paperback
  • Of the myriad genres comic books ventured into during its golden age, none was as controversial as or came at a greater cost than horror the public outrage it incited almost destroyed the entire industry Yet before the watchdog groups and Congress could intercede, horror books were flying off the newsstands During its peak period 1951 54 over fifty titles appeared eacOf the myriad genres comic books ventured into during its golden age, none was as controversial as or came at a greater cost than horror the public outrage it incited almost destroyed the entire industry Yet before the watchdog groups and Congress could intercede, horror books were flying off the newsstands During its peak period 1951 54 over fifty titles appeared each month Apparently there was something perversely irresistible about these graphic excursions into our dark side, and Four Color Fear collects the finest of these into a single robust and affordable volume EC is the comic book company most fans associate with horror its complete line has been reprinted numerous times, and deservedly so But to the average reader there remain unseen quite a batch of genuinely disturbing, compulsive, imaginative, at times even touching, horror stories presented from a variety of visions and perspectives, many of which at their best can stand toe to toe with EC All of the better horror companies are represented Ajax Farrell, Atlas, Avon, Charlton, Comic Media, Fawcett, Fiction House, Gilmor, Harvey, Quality, Standard, St John, Story, Superior, Trojan, and Youthful Artist perennials Jack Cole, Steve Ditko, George Evans, Frank Frazetta, Alex Toth, Al Williamson, Basil Wolverton, and Wallace Wood con tribute both stories and covers, with many of the forty full sized covers created by specialists Bernard Baily, L.B Cole, William Eckgren, and Matt Fox Editors Benson and Sadowski have sifted through hundreds of rare books to cherry pick the most compelling scripts and art, and they provide extensive background notes on the artists, writers, and companies involved in their creation Digital restoration has been performed with subtlety and restraint, mainly to correct registration and printing errors, with every effort made to retain the flavor of the original comics, and to provide the reader the experience of finding in the attic a bound volume of the finest non EC horror covers and stories of the pre code era.
    Four Color Fear Forgotten Horror Comics of the s Of the myriad genres comic books ventured into during its golden age none was as controversial as or came at a greater cost than horror the public outrage it incited almost destroyed the entire indus

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    1. Late last night under a full moon I tore my clothes off, smeared blood all over my body shining in the moonlight and dug feverishly over Dr Frederick Wertham s grave When I hit the cedar of his coffin I kicked it open and threw in a copy of Four Color Fear Dr Wertham s rotting flesh oozing off his skeletal frame quivered in horror I whispered, This is for Jack Cole, Basil Wolverton, Wally Wood and even loveable Warren Kremer from Harvey Comics They will be avenged, Herr Doktor I then slammed dow [...]

    2. So, in my crazy plan to read or re read most of my collected horror comics in chronological order, I started off after an initial sidestep splash into Zombie Factory 27 Tales Of Bizarre Comix Madness From Beyond The Tomb by re reading my entire hardcover boxed set of The Complete Tales from the Crypt review is here because it was so gasp choke long that I couldn t even put it on the page.I may do some EC but decided I would pull this little unread gem off the shelf as its contents fit my plan p [...]

    3. A fair overview of non EC type pre code horror from the 1950 s, with a splattering of good and not so good examples of story and art chosen from some of the notorious publishers of the era A handful of interesting extras in the Notes and Cover Section Key , plus the nice printing still make it worth the purchase.For tons pre code I recommend my blog THE HORRORS OF IT ALL thehorrorsofitall

    4. A possessed cactus who wants revenge on a lover a troll who murders just to have a kiss from a mortal an acid trip where a human brain is transplanted into a googly eyed lizard bat from another realm and plenty of pissed off zombies, vengeful harlots, psychopathic dwarfs and other pulp trademarks make this a wonderful collection of pre code horror comics.

    5. A perfect escape, when I can only afford to take short breaks at a time from studying Like Tales from the Crypt, one of my favourite tv shows and which is based on the 1950s EC Comics series, these stories are ridiculously campy but so much fun I also love the art of vintage comics, although in this one the way colour has been used makes some frames a bit smudgy.

    6. Lots of sheer camp, lots of gory well, for the 50 s it s gory horror, lots of great art Enjoyed this book, produced with the usual Fantagraphics flair.

    7. All in color for 300 dimes, here is a large selection of pre code horror comics and comic book covers from publishers other than EC and Atlas a forthcoming Atlas collection is hinted at in the notes.The art for the most part is impressive, with masters like Jack Cole, Howard Nostrand, Bob Powell, Wallace Wood, Al Williamson, and the inimitable Basil Wolverton A wonderful tale called Here Today , noir than horror, by Sid Check and Frank Frazetta may be the best art story combination in the book [...]

    8. In the cover image, an open refrigerator door lights a putrescent ghoul munching a piece of cold fried chicken Flip the book, and you find the horrified suburban couple standing in the kitchen doorway I was too young to be aware of this material when it came out, but I feel I somehow absorbed it into my psyche All the standard horror tropes are here the wax museum, the voodoo ceremony, jungle goods, slimy creatures from the swamp, etc but there is a visceral quality to the images that at least m [...]

    9. Let me echo what the people who are raving about this book have said it s nuts, it s twisted, it s glorious EC is the comic company famous for their horror comics in the 1950s, but there were lots of competitors, many of whom used the same artists Wally Wood for example and it is those publishers who have been culled here There are tons of stories, a nice cover gallery and a thoughtful essay in the back that puts some of this stuff in perspective Yeah, it must have been pretty shocking back then [...]

    10. Although the story material of many of the tales in Four Color Fear may not hold up so well these days, the entire package is stellar These horror comics from the 50s come from magazines no one remembers any, mostly because they weren t around for very long Yet they stood toe to toe with the giant of horror comics, EC which have been reprinted to death no pun intended The digital restoration simply looks magnificent As an added bonus, Benson has added background material on the writers and artis [...]

    11. A carnal cavalcade of ghoulish greats from the forgotten rags that rotted in EC s illustrious shadow Whether read by the light of the full moon or with a flashlight under adolescent bedsheets, this collection is guaranteed to corrode the crevices of your mind and plunge you headfirst into untold horrors that no lesser an authority than the Federal Government of the United States tried to extinguish Lovingly reprinted nightmares abound, as do well researched notes, and a middle section containing [...]

    12. weird campy kitchy fun It was a novel idea This dance on the large native drum Patrons crowded the exclusive New York night club to see the famous Annette Perform But as the exotic dancer s feet began tapping out a rhythmic tattoo, strange things commenced happening horrible, unearthly things And the giant Haitian tom tom became a DRUM OF DOOM

    13. What a gem A great collection of horror comics that were only intensified in their scariness simply because many of the stories were realistic or if they were posed in a supernatural light they could definitely be applicable to society and life then and now Definitely read some things in here that I would not have normally come across.

    14. A much welcomed addition to my bookshelf With the majority of these comics having been dumped in landfills, burned, destroyed, these comics are very rare, scarce, and difficult for anyone to acutally read This book, and THE HORROR THE HORROR are two books in what I hope become a new trend in book publishing.

    15. There are a few boring installments in this collection, but most of the stories are pretty fun My favorite artists in this are Bob Powell and Jack Cole Hopefully a collection of Jack Cole s will come together some time soon So many creators list him as a major influence and I would like to see .

    16. Cuatricom a del miedo en un recopilatorio que a na historietas semi desconocidas y espeluznantes del interesante mercado de terror yanqui pre Comics code.Un viaje de ida al pasado del que no sab s si volv s.

    17. Nice collection of pre Comics Code, non EC horror comics Unfortunately it s of a sampling than a greatest hits collection I was also disappointed at how it was organized All of the information was shoved at the end Would ve been useful if they used the blurbs to set up each comic.

    18. Antolog a de los mejores y m s desconocidos c mics de terror fuera del sello de EC La irregularidad propia de este tipo de selecciones no impide que estemos ante una obra maestra impepinable.

    19. Amazing a great selection of comics in their entirety Does not include any from Atlas, they ll be doing a separate volume for that.

    20. I m a sucker for vintage horror comics What I really liked about this book are the notes that go with the stories Nothing here that will change your life, but still a very cool book.

    21. I love comics, especially the old, pulpy, horror ones with their weird morality tales and overblown characters This collection of pre comic code stories is pure fun.

    22. These are almost all amazing This collection was organized in a great way It never got tedious I would have liked some commentary on each story, but the book is already kind of huge.

    23. Contains beautiful reprints of some of the wildest, most delightfully campy horror comics from the 1950s before the era of government censorship A must for any fan of classic comic book lore.

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