Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Boys from Derby: "The Curse of the Hanging Man" by Staton and Nicholas

Check it out, Groove-ophiles! You might not be able to tell it without studying the pages a bit, but "The Curse of the Hanging Man" from Ghost Manor Volume 2, Number 3 (December 1971) is actually Joe Staton's second Charlton job. Why is it so hard to tell? Charlton mainstay Charles Nicholas' heavy inks. Aren't you glad the editors quickly learned that the best inker for Joe Staton is Joe Staton?


  1. That was an odd art combination. I would have preferred to see Nicholas inked by Staton. Now that would have been something.

  2. I agree sadly you can barely see Staton's great art style here. Just not a great combo, you can even have two great artists/inkers and not just jell right. Just like two great actors if they simply have no chemistry together on screen.



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