Hey there, Comics Fan!
It's me again,
Our Weird Wednesday story today is a bizarre little horror tale from 1950 called "THE BLACK TARANTULA". It's the story of Count Zoraster Rorret, who is really, really, really evil. Why, in a surprising coincidence, his name "RORRET" spelled backwards is "TERROR!" Huh! Go figure! I wonder if he knows that?
The story and art are by...unknown, according to GCD.
It originally appeared in a one-shot comic by Fox called
There is plenty of weird stuff here, and a nifty full page panel of something eeeviiil eating some villagers. Yum yummy yum!
Let the WEIRD-ness begin!
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THE BLACK TARANTULA was reprinted two years later in 1952 in
STARTLING TERROR TALES #11, minus two pages.
Below is the sweet L.B. Cole cover art.
I will be back soon with more great comics, and more WEIRD WEDNESDAY stories!
before I forget,
you'll want to check out this cool black and white horror story...
BLACK 'N' WHITE AND RED ALL OVER!