In 1970s, Marvel Comics launched a handful of horror/sci-fi anthology books that reprinted stories that were originally published in the 1950s by Atlas Comics (Marvel’s predecessor). The stories within featured the work of legendary creators such as Stan Lee, Joe Sinnott, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Jack Kirby & Bill Everett but the cover art was brand new with a colorful and dynamic style that fit right in with the Marvel Comics of the 1970s.
Eventually, a few of these titles would go on to feature brand-new stories and introduce us to a few new Marvel characters. Here’s a look back at some of my favorite cover art from those titles.
The skeleton is on the loose and wants some new pajamas!
They don’t make comic book covers like this anymore! LOVE the perspective.
Listen, pal, you sat down for a game with the grim reaper, a satanic looking guy, and a zombie. How did you think it was going to turn out for you?
Weird Wonder Taleswasn’t strictly horror. Some covers gave the spotlight to sci-fi tales, but none of them hold a candle to a scene like this.
That is a genuinely creepy dead guy on the cover there.
As I mentioned earlier, some of these books took to printing original stories. Marvel’s Scarecrow was given the starring role in the final issue of Dead of Night. I guess this Scarecrow isn’t afraid of fire.