Friday, October 23, 2020

31 Days of Halloween - Day 23 - Book

The House of Mystery - The Bronze Age Omnibus - Volume 1 by various. DC Comics. 2018.

These stories from the 1970s, during the era of the Comics Code Authority are a lot more genteel than the type of horror stories published earlier by EC Comics (leading to the existence of the restrictive code in the first place). But that's okay. While you won't be reading tales of gruesomely drawn revenge, the tales within are still plenty entertaining. The individual issue covers, mostly by Neal Adams, evoke the same spooky chill that Halloween novelty records from the same era had. There are a multitude of talented writers and artist contained within the nearly 800 page of comic book tales of horror between the covers here. Among them, Bernie Wrightson, Alex Toth, Jack Kirby, Len Wein, Al Williamson, Sergio Aragones, Wally Wood, Marv Wolfman, Gray Morrow, Robert Kanigher, Joe Orlando, Nick Cardy and many others.

This huge volume is worth every penny.

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