Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Reed Crandall and Ray Bradbury - The October Game

Reed Crandall's graphic adaptation of Ray Bradbury's eminently creepy short story The October Game appeared in Vol. 1 #9 of EC Comics now legendary (but tragically short lived) Shock Suspenstories in 1953. EC Comics were consistently producing a caliber of graphic work in the comics medium that totally unheard of at that time. EC comics are often defined by their wordy/text centric layout with  large blocks of text at the top of each panel, something here that works excellently to showcase  the words of Ray Bradbury 


msloane 6:36 PM  

The art for this story is by Jack Kamen, not Reed Crandall, by the way.