Monday, October 26, 2009

Manic Monday--The Savage Curtain

Gentleman and ladies--presenting the world's first ever comic book adaptation of the classic Star Trek episode, The Savage Curtain:

Oh. No it's not. Sorry.

But you can see my confusion, as the splash page seems to promise us Abraham Lincoln vs. Genghis Khan, as we have rival armies of famous dead people in a zombie battle of good versus evil.

Sadly, this is just one of those darned symbolic splash pages, and a number of those pictured heroes and villains never actually appear in the story. Fortunately, we get one of those panels that can only appear in a Kid Eternity story: Will Rogers vs. Torquemada:

The Spanish Inquisition never expected Will Rogers!!

You know what's especially cool? Master Man works for Satan, and can summon evil dead dudes from Hell, and wears a skull on his chest...but just in case we weren't sure that he was evil...

...they had to show him smoking a cigarette. Evil bastard!!

Oh, and Master Man's magic word to summon people is "Stygia."

Originally from Kid Eternity #15 (1949), as reprinted in Wanted, The World's Most Dangerous Villains #4 (1972).

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