Tuesday, 31 October 2017
The Buster Book Of Spooky Stories
Seem to remember picking this beauty up while on summer holiday somewhere, and poring through it again and again ( It's the very definition of packed, with enough stuff to keep any bored kid happy all week ).
There's way too much here to post the whole thing, but let's have a sampling, like lead-off host strip Buster's Dream-World ( notice also that VERY Sergio Aragones / Plop ) contents page:
And here's a young Dave Gibbons, no less, with the wonderfully named Curtis Bronson, Ghost Hunter:
The first part now, of a fantastically gothic serial, The Pillater Peril, all about a pirate back from the grave seeking vengeance on his well-to-do descendants. I think I'm right in saying this one originally appeared in Smash, and may also have been earmarked, alongside Curtis Bronson, for Dez Skinn's aborted horror weekly Chiller:
Munster-ish family The Creepy Crawleys:
Some Haunting Howlers:
And finally, something from the Spooky Scrapbook, the kind of text feature we never used to read, except this one's actually got great illustrations. Top stuff all round, and as I say, more than enough to keep you occupied when the campsite's all rained out.