Friday, October 18, 2013

The Hangman meets The Raven


What would October be without a twisted, deranged Hangman story from the ironically-named Pep Comics? Last year we saw the Hangman battle a rejected Tod Browning/Lon Chaney protagonist and a guy dressed as a bird. Now we have a veritable slasher film on paper, featuring a villain also dressed as a bird, but taking his theme from Edgar Allan Poe.

 As usual with these Hangman stories, there are tons of unlikeable characters, a killer who comes off as more sympathetic than the hero, and lots of unintended humor. Dig that Bob Fujitani double-page splash too! It’s easily on par with the ones done by Simon & Kirby.

 From Pep Comics #35, enjoy.



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