The Complete Illustrated History of the Skywald Horror-mood

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Alan Hewetson
Headpress, 2004 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 255 pages
Out of New York City in the early '70s emerged a series of black and white horror comics titled "Nightmare," "Psycho" and "Scream," Lasting only several years, these comics established themselves as something wholly unique thanks to the editorship of "Archaic" Alan Hewetson, whose dark and perverse in-house style became known as "the Horror-Mood." With many enduring characters and stories, "Skywald!" continues to stand the ravages of time more than a quarter of a century later. Long overdue, this book is the first to chronicle the amazing publishing house, its influence, and its top writers and artists. Told by Archaic Al himself and other Horror-Mood bullpenners, with plenty of anecdotes and features, "Skywald!" also reproduces in their entirety some of the best stories.
 

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Contents

And So Begins Our Tale A note from the publisher
4
Archaic Al By The Artists
15
Early days and rivals
39
Fredric Wertham MD
65
Augustine Funnell
78
Classic Horror Adaptations
90
The 120 page epic
96
The Shoggoth crusade
106
Humor ideology and critics
176
An Interview With Pablo Marcos
183
Gargoyle egg competitions et al
206
Archaic Als newsletter
214
The pop underground
226
The doors close on the HorrorMood
240
Prologue To Horror
246
Diary Of An Absolute Lunatic
252

The story of the stone family
124
Ed Fedory
161

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About the author (2004)

During the early 1970s, the late Alan Hewetson edited the Skywald magazines Nightmare, Psycho and Scream, and wrote extraordinarily memorable illustrated horror stories. Thirty years later, fans throughout the world continue to read and love his unique blend of humour and horror in what Hewetson called The Horror-Mood'. His stories and magazines have become prized collectors items.

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