The Weird World of Eerie Publications: Comic Gore That Warped Millions of Young Minds

Mike Howlett

Eerie courses' horror magazines introduced blood and undesirable flavor to America's newsstands from 1965 via 1975. Ultra-gory covers and bottom-of-the-barrel construction values lent an air of probability to each factor, bold you to examine (and buy) them.

The bizarre of global of Eerie Publications introduces the reader to Myron Fass, the gun-toting megalomaniac writer who, with tyranny and glee, made a occupation of fishing pocketbook swap from younger readers with the main insidious type of exploitation. you are going to additionally meet Carl Burgos, who, as editor of Eerie guides, flooring his awl opposed to the total comics undefined. Slumming comedian artwork greats and unknown hacks have been either hired by means of Eerie to plagiarize the extra encouraged paintings of pre-Code comedian artwork of the 1950s.

Somehow those lowbrow abominations encouraged a iteration of artists who proudly blame occupation offerings (and psychological difficulties) on Eerie courses. certainly one of them, Stephen R. Bissette (Swamp Thing, Taboo, Tyrant), presents the advent for this volume.

Here's the sordid heritage in the back of this mysterious comics writer, that includes astonishingly purple reproductions of many covers and the main spectacularly creepy art.

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