Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Black and White Wednesday: "Encore Ghastly" by Tom Sutton

Greetings, groove-ophiles! Someone recently made a statement to the effect that Tom Sutton may just be the most pure comicbook horror artist of the 1970s. Pieces like Creepy #61's (March 1974) "Encore Ghastly" go very far in making such a statement very, very hard to argue with. But why argue? Enjoy, baby!






7 comments:

  1. Tom Sutton looked great whether at Marvel, DC, Skywald, Warren or Charlton. His Warren work from this time frame oozed creepiness (no pun intended). A shame he left us so soon.

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    1. I was a big fan of his work except his run on Planet Of The Apes, that mag was and still is among my favorites Marvel has ever released, but Sutton's work on it always struck me as rushed and half finished, I don't know if it was a time issue or what.

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  2. I remember reading this and not realizing it was a jab at Dr. Frederic Wertham and his book Seduction Of The Innocent, I wonder how many people picked up on that at the time.

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    1. Probably only those super-fans who were 'in the know". Dr. Wertham was very much part of the comicbook-fan conversation in the early 70s, especially with the revisions being done to the Comics Code. Today's fans? I doubt they'd have a clue if you gave this comic out as a full-color freebie on Free Comic Book Day... ;D

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  3. keythd23 hits it right on the head, Suttons' art always looked great.
    I've been a big fan since buying Warren mags as a 10 year old back in '72.
    Here's a video I put together highlighting just some of his Warren work:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epnhsMQK_6o&feature=youtu.be

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  4. A great story and an act of love.
    I hope that Ingels had the chance to see it (though it seems unlikely).

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    1. I do wonder how the notoriously reclusive Ingels reacted, if he saw it all?

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