Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"Dead is My Darling!", "The Spectral Avenger", "The Most Haunted House in England!" and "The Jinx that Rode the Skies"

With DC's Ghosts #23, you are sucked in by the sharp Nick Carty cover alone.

And, while the cover has nothing what-so-ever to do with any of the tales contained inside, this issue really is worth the read.

Our first tale is Dead Is My Darling! Thought I could not track down any writer credit, this story is graced with the art of Fred Carrillo, and that signature Filipino style works well for this ghostly tale of piracy, treasure and black magic.

And you have to respect a gal who can sport pumps in the jungle!

Our next story is set in the early years of World War II. The Spectral Avenger, with the art of Gerry Talaoc, reminds us that even the evil dead know that the Nazis sucked.

Okay, so this one is my favorite! With the terribly haunted Muncaster Castle as part of my own heritage, I have a weakness for the stuff. Unusual in that it talks briefly (3 whole pages) about Raynham Hall and the tales that circulate about the place, The Most Haunted House in England has a script by Carl Wessler and some fantastic art by J. Noriega.

Last, but not least, we have The Jinx that Rode the Skies. Quite frankly there are just not nearly enough anti-airship stories out there. Well with the art of Sam Glanzman, this story does its part to remedy that.

Ah, finally! Wasn't it worth the wait?