Sunday, December 18, 2011

"The Zombie Maker" & "The Living Dead"

Let's unearth a couple more moldering numbers from Witches' Tales Vol. 5 No. 5. Today's offerings are two very fine Eerie Pub. redraws. First up, "The Zombie Maker" features some absolutely stunning work by Ruben Marchionne. What wonderful use of light source and shadow. "The Zombie Maker" is a redraw of "The Skid Row Monster" (Web of Evil # 19, 1954).

Our second story, "The Living Dead," has the ever reliable Walter Casadei in exceptional form, doing what he does best: creating beautifully composed panels reaking of doom and decay. This story is a redraw of "The Lost Soul" (Chamber of Chills No. 24, 1951).

Stories with fledgling zombies and a city of the walking dead. Ah, it must be Christmas!

8 comments:

Prof. Grewbeard said...

hadn't been exposed to Ruben Marchionne's work before, pretty awesome. i think the last story needed a little more exposition, seriously.

Mykal said...

Prof.: Yep, Marchionne's amazing. As for the second story, well, it does rely on the reader's imagination to fill in quite a few gaps, doesn't it? Still, some amazing panels by Casadei.

Jenn said...

Lovin' that cover art!

P.S. Thanks for the lovely holiday card and the cute cartoon of Bad Jerome! Very awesome!

Mykal said...

Jenn: The pleasure was all mine! Merry Xmas to you, Sam, and cats! Oh, and, hell yes, Eerie Pub. covers drew me like a moth to a neon-lit flame when I was a kid (still do).

Guy Bell said...

First story artwork is awesome! He probably caught hell for having the nerve to sign his name at the end. That's an Eerie no-no.

Mykal said...

Guy: I agree! Marchionne is too cool. Another vastly under appreciated artist from the Eerie bullpen!

Karswell said...

The redraw of "The Skid Row Monster" is nicely done... I pulled out my Web of Evil #19 to compare and though I wouldn't say it's an improved version, it is definitely interesting to see the slight differences and choices Ruben made in angles and atmosphere. Some panels are pretty much identical in composition, some are flipped with characters simply facing the other direction, a few completely reimagined. I would say the Eerie version is darker and a bit more ominous, the characters are definitely uglier!

Mykal said...

Karswell: Have you posted that story yet? I did a search at your joint, but didn't find it. If you ever post it, let me know. I'd love to see it and link it!