Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Drunken Imp and Blazing Chimps in "Hop-Frog!"

Here's another Halloween reprint; a true classic revenge tale by Edgar Allan Poe, ably adapted by two classic comics creators! Horrifically re-presented for your enjoyment, this particular Poe tale is a favorite of mine. If you like seeing blackguards get their comeuppance, you're gonna love "Hop Frog!":

Adapted from the Edgar A. Poe short Story by Archie Goodwin
Art by Reed Crandall
Originally Printed in Creepy #11, Warren Publishing (October 1966)


Arkonbey said...

entirely awesome. thanks for posting it!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading this version - you may or may not be aware that Poe's story is based on an actual event in 14th century France called the bal de ardents. There's an excellent account and a period illustration of it in Barbara Tuchman's book, A Distant Mirror.

Anonymous said...

Always one of my favorites from Creepy/Eerie. Love that Reed Crandall, I can't believe I remembered his name.