I’m normally quite forgiving when it comes to Bronze Age horror anthologies, as I know that I can usually just count on each issue containing at least one decent story. This one is weak from cover to cover. First, let me say that I find the ‘host’ of this series, Destiny, to be too intrusive and lacks the black humour that gives Cain and Abel their charm. The first story is a slow moving tale about an amnesiac vampire, it feels like a Charlton romance for the first 5 pages or so before ramping far too quickly for the climax. The middle tale has promise, with nice Dan Spiegle art – but the Mr. E story about evil wolves haunting a town is far too tame. Finally, we get a morality tale that is a fresh take on the Midas touch. This one ain’t bad, as it has a pretty gruesome conclusion but it is completely ruined by an unnecessary framing sequence on the opening page. It does not tie into the story at all – very weird. Reading this, I got the sense that this was a series simply spinning its wheels towards cancellation. Uninspired on every level.
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