Saturday, September 20, 2008

adventure comics 437 & 438...

Hey, kids, comics!  Here's the penultimate posting of Michael Fleischer and Jim Aparo's Spectre stories in Adventure Comics.  For whatever reason, the art in these two issues is by Aparo with Ernie Chua aka Ernie Chan, DC's cover artists of choice during the mid-1970s.  Chua is a fine artist but his inks don't really work as well with Aparo's work than Aparo solo, or Aparo's work with Frank Thorne a couple of issues earlier, and the issues suffer for it at least a little.  Still, dig on Aparo's great covers, especially that giant horrible-looking fish on the cover of 437 (with the great, ghostly looking Spectre in the background).  Horror-wise, the issues are pretty strong too.  437 has a mind-controlling scientist forcing people to become suicide bombers, and making his minions mindlessly march into a barracuda tank.  438 has a different mad scientist randomly kidnapping an innocent mailman in order to stuff him and put him in a museum of human statues.  And of course all transgressors getting their grim comeuppance from the ghostly Spectre of vengeance...











Next, comics-wise, 439 & 440, the finale two Spectre stories from Adventure Comics...

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