More, More, MORE you cry; you gore-slavered minions – you pitch-soiled things! Do your unnatural cravings have no bottom? Is there no satisfying your need for scarlet rivers? For limb-tearing carnage? For sheer, primal torture and dark practice?Yeah, that’s what I thought. Me neither.Before we continue to hack pieces off Weird Vol. II No. 1, March 1978; I extend thanks to Mike (the man) Howlett (for more on Mr. Howlett, please check sidebar). Mike was able to identify the artist for our first tale, “Monster Town;” which was the first published story of Eerie Pub. stalwart, Ruben Marchionne. Within this twisted yarn of the beautiful and the ugly, Marchionne displays an excellent grasp of anatomy. It is my firm belief that boys become cartoonists so that they can draw hot girls and dinosaurs. Mr. Marchionne clearly had the former down pat for his first professional assignment.
“Werewolf” is unsigned but it is Sooo A. Reynoso. The man just draws the hell of the shadows of life (and afterlife as well). About “Werewolf,” Table of Contents says: ”Terrifying evil gurgles from the beast’s throat as it spreads icy fear among the inseparable three.”
This last delicious morsel is the back cover. I. Love. This.
This issue still has some meat on it’s bones. We will flay it clean next post with “The Ghoul” and “The Cat Is Evil.”