Post by Crimebuster on Nov 2, 2014 23:11:01 GMT -5
As I mentioned, I came close to doing an all-Archie top five. Honestly, if I had thought of it in time, I would have.
If I had, my list would have been:
1. Life with Archie #125 - "Nightmare Nursery" (the number one on my actual list) 2. Life with Archie #133 - "Culture Shock" (shown above in its entirety) 3. Life with Archie #160 - "The Thing in the Ghastly Green Box:"
4. Life with Archie #205 - "Satin in Satin:"
5. Life with Archie #248 - "The Mystery of Dr. Klaws:"
I didn't have any. I simply put together a list of five and stopped looking. There's some good EC stuff I read recently, but didn't want to dig them up and check which issues. Also I prefer longer serials to short stories anyway.
I somehow managed to lose my complete list, but, off the top of my head, there were A LOT of stories from Creepy and Eerie that made my short list (most written by Budd Lewis), "Anatomy Lesson" from Saga of Swamp Thing #21, a few more Neil Gaiman Sandman stories (especially "Calliope"), Wrightson's Frankenstein, the 1970s Batman/Detective crossover with The Monk, the X-Men issue where Dracula attempts to ensnare Storm and Kitty Pryde tries to fight him off, and Usagi Yojimbo (vol. 1) #25: "The Bridge."
I had a mishmash of ideas on how to go about this, but I gave caution to the wind and just let my mind wander and go through my collection. I wanted to show some Corben, but I knew Corben would be on a lot of people's list. I did have "Anti-Christmas" on my list. Other suggestions I thought of using:
1. Nocturnals: Black Planet by Daniel Brereton. Not quite spooky horror, but a great horror comic all together. A mix of monsters, noir and Lovecraft in one.
2. Creature from the Black Lagoon by Arthur Adams. Again, not quite a horrorific comic, but anything to showcase Art Adams artwork is always good.
3. The Chuckling Whatsit by Richard Sala
4. Spectre 1-12 by John Ostrander/Tom Mandrake. Hell, I could've put all 62 issues of that run in here. 5. Global Frequency #9 by Warren Ellis & Lee Bermejo 6. "That Dracula May Live Again" by Marv Wolfman & Neal Adams in Dracula Live #2. Probably my favorite Neal Adams artwork ever 7. Curse of Dracula by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan (Dark Horse)