Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Boys From Derby: "Where Are They Now?" by Gill (?) and PAM

Check it out, Groove-ophiles! Here's another of those "artist uses black magic to create art" stories (we think it was written by Joe Gill), but with a cool twist and even cooler Pete Morisi (PAM) art! From Ghostly Haunts #25 (April 1972) here's "Where Are They Now?"


  1. Not unlike Wally Wood, Pete Morisi is an artist with a decidedly short list of poses and panel arrangements, but somehow the end result is always fascinating to look at. Finding PAM artwork was always a highlight when I opened up a Charlton comic.

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  2. It's an interesting job for Morisi. I hate to be "Captain Bringdown", but this one is comprised mostly of swipes from Al Williamson and Alex Raymond. But if you're going to swipe (as Wood said), swipe from the best. :)

  3. Thanks for posting this from a lifetime Charlton fan.

  4. Great stuff, but not enough Winnie!
    She's a lot easier on the eyes than the other horror hosts and should be on every page.


  5. Rearranged panels from Al Williamson's Secret Agent X9

  6. Dunno about all the swiping, but would have been ironic since Morisi was, at the time he was wrapping up his career, a cop. Bonus irony, maybe: Morisi started as a George Tuska wannabe. Maybe always was some sort of swipist. Meanwhile, I don't care about the swiping; I loved 70s Morisi.
    Meanwhile, if I recollect, Morisi wrote all his stuff in the late 60s and 70s. So more likely here written by PAM, not Joe Gill.

  7. Pete Morisi always brought a level of sophistication to whatever Charlton mag his art appeared in. I loved the panel arrangements, thick lines and camera angles he used. His artwork was a beautiful combination of George Tuska and Alex Toth, derivative but enjoyable nonetheless. There were too few stories by PAM at Charlton, but each one was a treasure.



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