Wednesday, 30 July 2014
The Escape Chronicle
Here's a beautiful piece from Budd Lewis & Jose Ortiz, from Creepy #75. One of the many great things about Warren magazines is the way the books' ostensible remit of horror, horror and more horror was quite often ignored, resulting in wonderfully dark fables like The Escape Chronicle.
This is 1984 via 1975, and though very much of it's time, the story's message still works. It may be all too easy to chuckle at the two protagonists ( particularly blissful hippie Charlie ), but even these days, there are Bernie's & Charlie's trying to escape a restrictive, uncaring society. Plus ca change and all that.
Maybe this is a horror story after all.