|My first Eerie comic|
and possibly my first horror comic ever
In part because the current "president" is engaging in fear-mongering and practicing unwise isolationism. The current sway of the administration reminds me of Hitler's rise to power in Nazi Germany.
So, it's fitting that I was reading Kieron Gillen's Uber comic last night, just days after posting Gillen's playlist for 2016. The comic is about what would have happened if the Germans had invented "the bomb" first, but here, the "bomb" is an enhanced human with powers to lay waste to humanity much like the atomic bomb.
I am afraid for our country. I am afraid to have a man I feel is a dangerous lunatic and an idiot in control of the greatest nuclear arsenal in the world. And I probably just put myself on the watch list if I was not there already with those comments. I don't care.
All of this may be an odd way to connect to writing about horror comics and the very "first" such comic of Eerie in particular, which was originally an Avon publication in 1947, and which later gave rise to EC Comics, and beyond that to the Warren magazines, one of which took the title Eerie (and so most of the art and materials here relate to the Warren magazine).
Also, maybe it's appropriate that the article I am sharing from the SF channel's web page is about how Eerie changed comics, and Eerie tells stories about fear, and fear is changing our nation right now, and not for the better.
Maybe this is a good time to stare into "the horror" and see what stares back.
Or as Emily Dickinson "The horror welcomes her again..."
But I will save the full poem for another time.
Eerie Magazine - Wikipedia
Eerie Magazine at Comic Vine
OMG!!! There's a Warren Magazine ARCHIVE!!!!!!!!!!! This is so awesome. I did not know this existed. I love this. It's my new favorite thing. Finding the archive just made the investigation I do, sometimes, when I re-post all worth it.
A place to buy such classics: http://www.creepyclassics.com/category.sc?categoryId=59
This is a cool site.
SOME COVER GALLERIES
TEXT BELOW FROM - http://www.blastr.com/2017-1-29/eerie-70-year-anniversary-horror-comics
Here's how Eerie #1 ushered in the age of horror comics 70 years ago
COVER GALLERY - EERIE AND CREEPY
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
I miss you so very much, Mom.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
- Days ago = 578 days ago
- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1702.02 - 10:10
NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.