Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Black and White Wednesday: "Into the House of Terror!" by Wolfman and Colan

Good eeeeeeeeeveninggggg, Groove-ophiles! Today's black and white masterpiece is a short Blade shocker by his creators Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan. Back in September, 1976, Marvel Comics unleashed Marvel Preview #8 featuring The Legion of Monsters,  (They loved that name!) which was pretty much a dumping ground for unpublished monster-tales from their sadly-departed horror line of b&w mags. But what a dump Mighty Marvel took! (Hey, that didn't come out right! Sheesh, neither did that! Didn't mean to drop so much potty humor. EEEEEwwwwwww!) Anyway, here's Marv, Gene, and Blade heading..."Into the House of Terror!"
Don'tcha love this Ken Barr cover?


  1. The Wolfman story is strangely bad for somebody of his talent -- the vampire "children" start right off with the "fool, we shall kill you and crush the world" talk, and that's not enough to get him to stake them? They have to explain they are actually hundreds of years old? The motivations are pretty sketchy.

    Speaking of sketchy though, the art is stunning. B&W washed Colan is just incredible. The mansion in the fog, the light and the shadow, it's just genius.

    The cover is a lot of fun, very pulp-y.

  2. Magnificent stuff Groove! I've always wanted to read one of these yarns - needless to say, Genial Gene and Mighty Marv Wolfman made a terrific team when it came to the macabre - their work on Tomb of Dracula is legendary!

    - Mike from Trinidad & Tobago.

  3. Hey, Groovester... Your site is a real treasure trove! 'Tis the season for vampire tales and I was thinking... what could be groovier than "Death by Disco" featuring Lilith from Marvel Preview #16?

  4. Thank you,Mr Groove,for sharing.
    Great art by Mr Colan.
    /Mr Anonymous



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