Here's another splash page (partial splash, to be more precise) by Mort Meskin. There is so much power in those two hulking hands that it is no surprise that the boy looks scared. Meskin establishes a terrific atmosphere by cramming in a craggy tree, dark sky, old house etc... I also love the thick, wind swept hair. Kirby did hair like this from time to time, and I'm not sure who influenced whom. 'Edge of Madness' is a fairly good yarn about a man tortured by a recurring dream in which he's witnesses his father disposing of a coffin. Luckily, Dr. Temple is able to translate the dream and we have a happy ending by page 8. I miss 8-pagers. I miss Mort Meskin.
Making a Splash: The Haunted Detective
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