Sunday, October 20, 2013

Papa Don

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Over three years ago, way back on April 25, 2010, I had posted that I had located an old comic story I fondly remembered from my youth entitled "Papa Don". So, in the spirit of Hallowe'en, I've decided to (finally) upload that story for your enjoyment. Sure, it's no horror classic, but apart from picking up a rare old back-issue copy of SoHH #17, where the heck else would you find it?

This story was originally printed in October 1979. At that point, the mystery titles from DC had enjoyed a good 10-year run, but the Fall of the House of Mystery was beginning to show as 1980 approached. The DC mystery comics seemed stuck in the past... even trite. The Comics Code was suited for certain plot archetypes - and that shallow well had run dry. Even worse, those comic-buying kids were now looking up at the stars... and buying 'Star Wars' and 'Superman' comics!

Oh the power of movies... 

But horror comics never truly die... OK, they do, but then they rise from their inky graves and reinvent themselves! So let's hear it for zombies everyone! But let's remember where they came from...