Sunday, September 5, 2010

Now THAT'S How You Sell A Comic Book

The idea of a comic book cover is that it has to be eye-catching, dynamic, something that draws you in and makes you want to read what's inside, right? Well, in that case, this may be the greatest comic book cover I've ever seen:

How could you possibly resist?

I thought this was an old EC comic at first, but on closer inspection it appears to be from Comic Media. They were probably trying to ride some of William Gaines' wave, but apparently didn't last long.

"Ghostly Tales of Spine-Chilling Horror!" I couldn't have come up with a better tagline if I tried.

I love the old comic titles, by the way. They really lay it on thick in terms of telling you what you're getting. "Horrific", "Weird Terror." EC had "Weird Science", "Weird Fantasy", and "Weird Science Fantasy." Marvel had things like "Tales of Suspense" and "Tales To Astonish", among others. What are some other good ones from the old days? 

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