Friday, June 17, 2011

The Boys from Derby: "The Weirdest Character I've Ever Known!" by Gill and Sutton

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Beneath the truly awesome Tom Sutton cover on Charlton's Ghostly Haunts #38 (February 1974) lies a truly awesome tale written by Joe Gill and illoed by Sutton. "The Weirdest Character I've Ever Known!" isn't just creepy--it's imaginative, whimsical, and, yes, even charming in both writing and art. Ol' Groove thinks you're gonna dig this short shocker that gives a twisted new meaning to being creative. Dig it!


  1. I always enjoy Sutton's work but this may be my favorite example of it! He really seems to have gone out of his way to channel his often out of control imagination and pen to come up with a neat, controlled stylized beauty of a story! Wow!

  2. I have a reprint of this (smaller and in black and white) in a book called "The Mammoth Book of Best Horror Comics". It has over 50 comics between it's covers and isn't all that expensive. A great buy for people who love old horror comics. ISBN number is 978-1-84529-641-4 for anyone who wants to track down a copy.

  3. One of the best strips Charlton ever published, IMHO. I love Sutton's weird, Gothic artwork and the HP Lovecraft-inspired main character. Magical stuff!

  4. best. tom sutton strip. ever. combined with that AMAZING cover, tom's finest work.

  5. Tom Sutton at his peak? This is amazing!



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