Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Boys from Derby: A Nick Cuti Tuesday Two-fer

Summer is officially over, the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer...it's time to settle in for some thrills and chills from things that go "bump!" in the night. One of Ol' Groove's favorite thriller-chillers is Nick Cuti, co-creator of E-Man and Mike Mauser, and hands down my fave Charlton writer of the Groovy Age. I know all you Groove-ophiles dig Nick's wordsmithing, too, so let's get down with a double-shot of Cuti! First up, here's Nick teaming with Joe Staton in The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves #43 (September 1973). Watch out for "The Things in the Subway"!

To wrap things up, check out this titanic teaming with the criminally underrated Tom Sutton from Monster Hunters #3 (September 1975). Good lord! Choke! It's horrible! It's not human! It's Charlton's twisted answer to Swamp Thing and Man-Thing! It's "The Wakely Monster"!


  1. Groove:

    Always loved the Cuti/Staton team. Do you happen to know if there's a complete list of their work together anywhere?



    Summer doesn't actually end until around September 21. So don't give up on the extra daylight hours until you have to!

  3. Hey Groove! If you can get your hands on a new book about 1950s horror comics, THE HORROR! THE HORROR! by Jim Trombetta, check out the story "Dungeon of Doom" from CHAMBER OF CHILLS (March 1952), which appears on page 37 in the book. This old story is so similar to "The Things in the Subway" that I wonder if Cuti and Staton were consciously updating it for the 1970s. It's basically the same exact story. Pretty wild!



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