Weird Tales of the Future number eight originally published by Stanley Morse, July-August of 1953. Facsimile Edition and over-sized matted print published by PS art books. Original video here.
Today we are looking at a facsimile comic book of Weird tales of the Future number eight from July August 1953. It includes a fantastic over-sized matted cover of that issue. The artwork is by the awe-inspiring Bernard Bailey. Let’s see just how well P.S art books did singular facsimile copy of this rare pre-code horror comic book. I have various volumes by PS art books but I have never purchased a single issue facsimile. The oversized matted art print is excellent, they did a fantastic job on the reproduction. Needless to say, this is going on my wall very soon. Fantastic cover by Bernard Bailey, one of my favorite covers from the pre-code era. The reproduction is excellent. They also give you the information at the bottom of the print which reads “Weird Tales of the Future number eight, Aragon magazines Inc., July 1953. Art by Bernard Bailey. It all came very well packaged by Bud plant’s BudsartBooks.com. As far as the facsimile comic book, I have no complaints whatsoever. As you can see the front cover was reproduced very well and the back cover exactly the way the comic was originally published with all of the ads and everything.
Splash of Horror
Splash of Horror is my new 64 page full color and black and white book about those gruesome and glorious rare pre-code horror comic book splash pages of the 1940’s and 50’s. This terrifying tome features dozens of full color splash pages and fantastic black and white selections from Stanley Morse and the infamous Eerie Pubs helmed by Myron Fass.
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The Pre-code horror comic book stories inside
First up we have a story called High Voltage with pencils and inks by Hy Fleischman, an artist who did many stories for Stanley Morse’s Weird Tales of the Future, Weird Mysteries, etc. Frank Frollo did the pencils and inks for The Planet Eaters while the next story, Death Takes a Holiday was penciled and inked by Nick Frank.
Vampire Legends at Sea
Next, there is an excellent section here called “Weird Mysteries” where they talk about various horrifying and creepy Legends and lore. They talk about vampire cases and here’s an excerpt: Sometime in the year 1867 a fishing boat sailed from Boston. One of the crew was a Portuguese who called himself John Brown. At Sea, two of the sailors mysteriously disappeared. The captain went into the hold of the ship and saw the body of one of these men in the clutches of brown who was sucking blood from it. Nearby, the bloodless body of the other sailor was found. Brown was tried convicted and sentenced to be hanged but the sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment. The story of this vampire appeared in the pages of the Brooklyn Eagle on November 4th, 1892.
Art by Mike Esposito and Lofredo
The next comic story is called A Stone’s Throw from Eternity with art by Lofredo. Once again,
I think the color reproductions are very well done, really Crisp. The Last Story the spirits from outer space pencils by Walter Palace and inks by Mike Esposito.
There you go folks, well worth it in my opinion. You typically expect to pay about 15 bucks for a good facsimile of a comic book and I would certainly pay 15 bucks for this really top-notch over-sized matted print of the cover. I hope you enjoyed this video on weird tales of the future number eight facsimile Edition by PS art books and this great matted print of the cover.