Friday, October 25, 2019

GHOST BREAKERS "Dr Neff Cracks the Menace of the Vanishing Ghosts" Conclusion

...hired by a group of local sheriffs to perform in a number of close-together towns which have experienced robberies by "ghosts", Dr Neff stops a crime by the pseudo-specters in the first town he performs in.
The criminals disappear...like ghosts in the night, using secret passages and chambers in local "haunted" sites to conceal themselves!
But Neff always has a plan...
Written by Walter Gibson aka "Maxwell Grant", creator of the pulp/comic book character The Shadow, and illustrated by Bob Powell (who rendered art for both the pulp and comic incarnations of The Shadow), this never-reprinted tale from S&S's Ghost Breakers #1 (1948) presents Neff as a heroic "debunker", disproving and exposing those who would use illusion for evil!
There's no indication he ever actually did that sort of thing...
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Friday, October 18, 2019

GHOST BREAKERS "Dr Neff Cracks the Menace of the Vanishing Ghosts" Part 1

We Return to the Never-Reprinted Adventures of Dr Neff, the Ghost Breaker...
...as he debunks more sinister pseudo-specters!
What's Neff's plan for the faux spooks?
Written by Walter Gibson aka "Maxwell Grant", creator of the pulp/comic book character The Shadow, and illustrated by Bob Powell (who rendered art for both the pulp and Golden Age comic incarnations of The Shadow), this never-reprinted tale from S&S's Ghost Breakers #1 (1948) presents Neff as a heroic "debunker", disproving and exposing those who would use illusion for evil instead of good!
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Friday, October 11, 2019

GHOST BREAKERS "Doctor Neff Chases the Jinx from Hoodoo City" Conclusion

...traveling to Hood City for a performance, Dr Neff discovers that the residents believe their town is cursed, and are leaving it in droves!
Neff promises he can break the curse during his magic show that night, and appears to do so!
But there are decidedly non-magical entities who want belief of the curse to continue, and are determined to discredit...or silence...Neff...
Written by Walter Gibson aka "Maxwell Grant", creator of the pulp/comic book character The Shadow, and illustrated by Bob Powell (who rendered art for both the pulp and comic incarnations of The Shadow), this never-reprinted tale from S&S's Ghost Breakers #1 (1948) presents Neff as a heroic "debunker", disproving and exposing those who would use illusion for evil!
There's no indication he ever actually did that sort of thing...
Note that Neff was allowed to use the comic's cover art (see above) for his show's promo posters...
...making these now HTF pieces extremely-kool and kitchy kollectibles!
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Friday, October 4, 2019

GHOST BREAKERS "Doctor Neff Chases the Jinx from Hoodoo City" Part 1

Several real-life magicians have headlined comic books...
..including HoudiniBlackStone,  and this guy, Dr William (Bill) Neff!
What effect will Neff's whistle produce among the decidedly-non magical assailants?
Written by Walter Gibson aka "Maxwell Grant", creator of the pulp/comic book character The Shadow, and illustrated by Bob Powell (who rendered art for both the pulp and comic incarnations of The Shadow), this never-reprinted tale from S&S's Ghost Breakers #1 (1948) presents Neff as a heroic "debunker", disproving and exposing those who would use illusion for evil!
There's no indication he ever actually did that sort of thing...
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN "...and the Plant"

It's Halloween, and we've reached the final "horror" Frankenstein tale...
...featuring a plotline that may have inspired...well let's see if you can guess!
Think screenwriter Charles Griffith or producer/director/uncredited screenwriter Roger Corman or were influenced by this tale from Prize's Monster of Frankenstein #33 (1954) when they created the movie...
...in 1960?
And so the "horror comics" version of Dick Briefer's Monster of Frankenstein ended.
Briefer would try to revive the "humorous" version (whch pre-dated the "horror comics" incarnation) as a newspaper strip.
Sadly, no syndicate was interested in carrying it!
We hope you've enjoyed our month-long contribution to the CountDown to Halloween 2018 Blogathon!
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(Covers all three versions of Frankenstein by Briefer, but is not a complete collection)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN "Death O'Clock"

Welcome to the final issue of Monster of Frankenstein...
...as we present the cover-featured tale which demonstrates who the real monster is!
Tomorrow, the final tale of this version of Dick Briefer's Monster of Frankenstein...
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