Monday, June 21, 2010

#6 - Top 12 Favorite Comic Book Short Stories

Who Toys With Terror - Weird Tales of the Macabre #2 (March, 1975)
George Kashdan & John Severin - 8 pages

I'm quite surprised by how many horror stories are on my list, but I guess they fit nicely into the short story format. Atlas-Seaboard published a lot of crap during the mid 70s, but this is one of their great hidden gems. The story centres aroudn a boy who loves his Aurora Model Monsters. His uncle does not like the toys, and is plotting against the young lad. In the end, the toys reciprocate his love very nicely. Kashdan never wrote a story this fun during his tenure at DC. The real highlight, however, is John Severin's amazing artwork. This is as good as it gets folks. It's too bad that this story wasn't published by one of the Big Two as it would have been reprinted a million times by now.

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