Monday, October 12, 2015

Frankenstein the SuperHero "Return of Mr Freek"

Buckle your seatbelts, kiddies!
It's time for some serious MONSTER action!
The excitement just doesn't stop!
Be here tomorrow for
The return of Frankenstein's bald scientist arch-enemy is from Dell's Frankenstein #4 (1966), written by DJ Areneson and illustrated by Bill Fraccio & Tony Tallarico.
(Why do so many super-strong heroes have bald scientist arch-enemies?
Superman has Lex Luthor, the Golden Age Captain Marvel had Dr Sivana, The Hulk's first arch-enemy was The Gargoyle, and so on...)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

WereWolf the SuperHero "Strange Reunion at Sea"

When you looked for our entry for Coundown to Halloween 2015, you expected this...
...instead you're seeing this...
To make a long story short, this week's posts have been the second issue of the weakest of the three Silver Age series adapting Universal Monsters into super-heroes.
There are several completests who requested that we run this series as well as the better-known Dracula and Frankenstein, since it's never been reprinted, and the back issues are extremely hard-to-find.
So, if you bear with us, when you reach the end of this post, you'll find some exciting news...
So ends the second chapter of the super-hero version of The WolfMan!
Next Monday, we return to some major monster-on-monster action as...
...we present the final, never-reprinted issue of Frankenstein!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

WereWolf the SuperHero "Chinese Water Devils"

When Last We Left Our SuperHero/Super-Spy...
...he, disguised as a hapless civilian, had deliberately fallen overboard from the nuclear submarine Patrick Henry in order to switch to his fighting gear...
Be Here for the Thrilling Finale...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

WereWolf the SuperHero "Secret Mission"

We Have Already Seen...
...the superhero with the "Easiest to Draw Costume in History" is investigating how the Red Chinese are able to track our nuclear submarines.
We'll find out the astonishing answer...

Monday, October 5, 2015

WereWolf the SuperHero "Call of the Sea"

Welcome to our first Countdown to Halloween 2015 feature presentation...
...hold it!
This is not what we're presenting this year!
This is...
The super-spy saga continues...
After revamping Dracula and Frankenstein into Silver Age superheroes, the team of writer DJ Arneson and artists Bill Fraccio & Tony Tallarico turned to the next monster in the classic Universal Studios line-up.
However, whether it was because Universal objected to the radical change in format or because the project was actually unauthorized by the studio, the next book couldn't use the trademarked name "The WolfMan".
Both Frankenstein and Dracula were based on public domain books, so they could be used without legal repercussions.
But The WolfMan movie series, though based on European legends, was conceived by Universal's in-house writers, and the name "WolfMan" was trademarked.
So Dell had to go back to the generic term for lycanthropic transformers..."Werewolf", as well as a totally-new concept and explanation for his superhero/super-spy code-name!
You can see how they resolved the problem by reading the first issue HERE.
BTW, this second issue of Dell's Werewolf (1966) is by the same creative team.

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