One of the things I love about Bill Everett’s Atlas-era artwork is how he could be very cartoony but at the same time it never detracted from the horriffic elements of the stories he worked on. Maybe it’s because he just saw these stories as fun and didn’t expect anyone to be scared anyway. Sometimes the monsters he’d draw would look like something out of a weird 30’s cartoon, or art from a carnival spookshow or dark ride. Sort of fitting then, because I just discovered this spook show banner on Pinterest that featured an image I recognized:
The colors are different, but that’s the same girl from Bill Everett's cover for Spellbound #17! I'm pretty sure I've seen that staked skeleton somewhere too.
I doubt there was ever any legal action (Would Martin Goodman have even cared?), but it’s odd just the same. Still, it’s nice to see someone was appreciating Everett outside of comics fandom. I'd love to know what year it was from, presumably the 60's.