Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Reading Room: PURPLE ZOMBIE "A Zombie is Born!"

It's Halloween, so instead of The Purple Claw battling zombies, here's...
Yes, he's a zombie, and, yes, he's purple!
You can catch a zombie...but can you hold him?
Despite having a name that sounds like a potent retro cocktail, writer/artist Tarpe Mills' never-reprinted series was actually rather unique, even for the Golden Age, where a giant flaming eyeball could get it's own comic book!
Running through the first dozen issues of Eastern Color's Reg'lar Fellers Heroic Comics, the feature crammed the title zombie, mad scientists, Nazis, death rays, armies of robot skeletons, and a time machine into four-page segments in the comic equivalent of a movie serial, with every chapter ending in a cliffhanger!
We'll be presenting the entire Purple Zombie saga here, so watch for it!

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