COMIC TITLE: J. Werner Presents Classic Pulp Horror #1 (2020)
Edvard Moritz, King Ward, & Fred Guardineer– Artist
Frank Belknap Long–Writer
January 1, 2020
Source Point Press 

OCT192077Last week, the list of comics were very bleak and I can’t blame comic book companies considering that it was Christmas week. Now as far as the brand new year is concerned, the list was considerably larger, but not by a lot. One title in particular peaked my interest as I was scouring the list looking for comics to pull and as a rabid Horror fan I couldn’t say no to this Source Point Press title. This week, Source Point Press went back in time to bring back some classic pulp styled horror comics in the form of J. Werner Presents Classic Pulp Horror #1 which features stories by Frank Belknap Long (Weird Tales) and it features artwork by Edvard Moritz (Adventures Into The Unknown), King Ward (Dead Man’s Doom), and Fred Guardineer (Action Comics). The comic features three tales with the first one entitled The Living Ghost, which is a story of a mysterious ghost terrorizing innocent people. The second story entitled The Werewolf Stalks which is about a werewolf that has been able to avoid detection while trying to feed on the innocent. The third and final story entitled Haunted House is about a woman who has had to wait ten years for a family inheritance only to find out that she has to spend one night in the house in order to get it.

I didn’t realize at the time that this was a comic that featured restored stories from yesteryear much like Marvel does with their True Believer series. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed reading some of these classic horror tales cause it took you back to a time when TV didn’t exist so sometimes to get your fix on horror, sometimes you had to pick up a pulp horror comic book much like this one to get it. It was definitely fun to see the language in which comics were written back in the day, it feels like you are in the 1950’s checking out this comic. So, the nostalgia aspect of the comic was definitely on point and if you like the language style then you are definitely going to love the artwork in this comic. The layout is very classic and the artwork is the old style golden age era comic artwork so it’s super easy to read and follow along with. I enjoyed every story in how it was setup with the very tough macho guy who doesn’t believe anything the women says even though she has figured out the problem before the guy does. I had a lot of fun with and knowing that it’s only a one shot I guess is OK, but I hope this turns into something for Source Point Press in maybe they can find a way to bring back this style of comic. Check it out for yourselves and check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

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