quarta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2010

Atlas Era: Strange Tales Vol.1-Resenha de HQ



Atlas Era: Strange Tales Vol.1 is one of the earliest horror
mags from Timely/Atlas/Marvel and is slighty inferior to
his sister publication Journey into Mystery, partly because
Atlas staff didn't know exactly how to sell and promote
such a strange beast like a horror comic (remember that we
are on early fifties!!!)and partly because the majority of the
early scripts really stinks.
The first four or five issues have some highlights but
the overall quality is not good. Later issues are much better
plotted and drawn,despite some clunkers. Atlas horror is
not distinguished for scripting sophisticated stories but
some of them are very fun and enganging and the level of art
is remarkable high.
If you don't know the fascinating horror comics from the
fifties I strongly recommend the comics from E.C. like
Tales from the Crypt and Vault of Horror and the Atlas
as a second option.

Here are my personal ratings:

Atlas Era: Strange Tales Vol. 1:

Strange Tales #1:

Strange Men ===================== **1/2
The Beast ======================= *
The Room That Didn't Exist ====== *1/2
A Call in the Night ============= **


Strange Tales #2:

The Egg! ======================== *****
Trapped in the Tomb! ============ ****1/2
The Pin! ======================== **1/2
The Island of Madness =========== **




Strange Tales #3:

The Shadow ======================= ****
The man Who Never Was ============ *****
The Invisible Death ============== **
The Madman ======================= *1/2
Voodoo =========================== **1/2



Strange Tales #4:

The Evil Eye! ===================== ****
Dial... City Morgue =============== ***1/2
It ================================ **
The Man on the Beach ============== **



Strange Tales #5:

The Room Without Door ============ ****
The Little Man Who was There ===== ****1/2
The Trap ========================= *****
My Brother Harry ================= ****1/2


Strange Tales #6:

The Unihabited ==================== *****
The Eyes of March ================= ****
The Back Door ==================== **1/2
The Killers ======================= ****1/2
The Ugly Man ==================== ***


Strange Tales #7:

My Brother Talks to Bats ============== ****1/2
He Wished He was a Vampire ========== ***1/2
Tap!Tap!Tap! ======================= ****
Who Stands in the Shadow ============ ***1/2
The Horrible Man ==================== ****

Strange Tales #8:

The Old Mill =========== ****1/2
Fame =================== ***1/2
The Storm ============== ****
Something in the Fog === ***
If the Shoe Fits ======= ****

Strange Tales #9:

Blind Date ============== **
Strange Game =========== *
The Man from Mars ======= **
Drink Deep Vampire ====== **1/2
The Voice of Doom ======= ***1/2

Strange Tales #10

The Boy Who Was Afraid ====== ****1/2
The Monster s Son =========== ****1/2
The Frightful Feet! =========== *****
The Hidden Head =========== ****1/2
Keep Out! ================= *****

Um comentário:

Anônimo disse...

legal esses autores da época da Weird Tales. Estou traduzindo muitos deles, mais o Smith (pretendo futuramente fazer um site dedicado a ele).Pena que existem poucas traduções para o português dos autores dessa época dos pulps magazines.
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