Monster of the Day #1352

Quite a bit before the Sun Demon, I’d say.

  • Talk about false advertisement. The cover promises “Weird Yarns of Unseen Terrors,” but I can clearly see that terror. What gives?

    What the heck is that thing, anyway? It’s almost a bizarre cross between vampire, giant bug (those arms look buglike to me, sorry) and mud man.

  • Gamera977

    Looks almost like the artist kept changing his mind while painting it… ;)

  • bgbear_rnh

    I see nothing. Nothing!

  • CaptNemo

    That’s called Spooning, right?

  • Luke Blanchard

    In the early 50s there were horror and crime booms in US comics. In 1954 the industry formed the Comics Code Authority due to bad publicity. The Code was very restrictive of horror content until it was modified at the start of the 70s. This week’s comics have been pre-Code issues.

    This issue was from Harvey, and can be read at Comic Book Plus. It’s an anthology comic, with four main stories, two one-pagers, and two text stories. There’s no critter like the one on the cover, and not much supernatural/fantastic content. The stories are about people’s fears and misdeeds catching up with them. They read smoothly and quickly. Lee Elias was the cover artist.