In the spirit of Halloween, Ben is reading one horror comic every day. Will they keep him up? Or will they put him to sleep? We’ll find out…
It’s October 20th. An anthology book based on an anthology series. I have very low expectations . . .
TWILIGHT ZONE #76: Gold Key; Various artists and writers; published 1977
Not going to lie. Because there’s no reason to. I only got this because it was $1.
Also, my expectations are, as I said above, low. It’s an anthology book with 3-5 page long stories. Every publisher I’ve read who does anthology books has done some good work and they’ve all published some books that just stunk.
So with that in mind, I started reading this one. And my low expectations were met and exceeded. Which is to say, it was better than I expected.
The cover story was possibly the most effective as it was about an alien invasion accomplished via mail order posters in a story that was SURROUNDED by mail order ads! (Although I can’t help thinking they stole the premise from Ray Bradbury.)
There were a couple other stories that were decently written and illustrated. I could tell that the writers and artists were having fun. At least, it seemed like they were.
Maybe because they were coming from a place of fun and not of utter cynicism?
You can read the rest of this series here: Ben’s Horror-Comic-Athon October 2018
While Ben’s not podcasting daily for the entire month, The Comic Book Time Machine will be going daily for a week at the end of October. Don’t miss our WEEK OF WEIRD, as we explore some weird comics from October 25-31!