Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Hidden Gems: Giant-Size Werewolf #5

There's plenty of treasure to be found in many of these Giant-Size books from the 70s, and if you're not too picky about condition, they can still be had for a couple of dollars. Each of the 5 Giant-Size Werewolf volumes (how did Jack Russell get such a red carpet treatment in the Giant-Size world?) have a handful of Atlas era horror stories. Some are pre-Code, some are post-Code. There are 3 fine stories included here. The first is a rather entertaining tale entitled "The Most Miserable Man in the World". The GCD has yet to establish credits - but I've got a hunch that it was drawn by Carl Hubbell. The next is "He's Coming to Get Me" a stylishly drawn tale. The GCD says it was by Don Heck, but I'm not buying that. I can't quite put my finger on the artist, though. Finally, we've got "The Unsolid Man" - here the GCD suggests Gene Colan, but my vote is with Joe Orlando. It can be frustrating trying to sort out credits in the reprints, but it doesn't take away from the fun. In this one ish, you've got a decent lupine tale followed by 3 tough to find 50s tales. A true hidden gem.


Jeremy A. Patterson said...

he Unsolid Man was indeed drawn by Orlando. It was also reprinted in 'Curse of the Weird' #2!


Scott M said...

Thanks for the info, Jeremy. I've got #1 of that series - still on the hunt for the others. Another 'hidden gem', for sure.