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Saturday, May 20, 2017

ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #1 (FALL 1948)

Adventures into the Unknown has the distinction of being the first ongoing horror comic title.  It lasted for 167 issues from Fall 1948 to August 1967.  I remember reading a lot of issues when I was a kid.

Issue #1 is a Pre-Code dandy and has five --count 'em, five -- stories scripted by Frank Belknap Long.  (Long was a good friend of H. P. Lovecraft and had a seven-decade distinguished career writing in the horror field.  He received Lifetime Achievement Awards from both the Horror Writers Association and the World Fantasy convention.)  Notable in this issue is Long's 7-page adaptation of Horace Walpole's classic gothic novel The Castle of Otranto.

Enjoy.

http://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=16406

1 comment:

  1. Frank Belknap Long is an underrated writer. I've enjoyed both his SF stories and his Horror stories.

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