Thursday, August 13, 2009

Please Don't Cry, Johnny

My friend Marc and I used to laugh at these two comics for some reason. We thought of including them in a compilation called "The Best Comics Ever Made".

This is from HOUSE OF SECRETS #91 in 1971. DC was trying to do horror comics in the spirit of EC comics but were neutered so much by the code this was typical of the horror stories they did. Isn't it scary?

If I didn't know any better, I'd think they were making fun of cancer. Unlike the way they made fun of the mentally retarded in this PSA from various comics in the 60s


  1. Still amazing! I'm totally cracking up seeing these again! We're playing eggies, egghead! Sheldon Mayer had a hand here I'm sure!
    -Marc A.

  2. "The Invisible Handicap" seems to be about the inability to draw more than anything.

    Sam, I just discovered your blog and I'm so happy you're posting the "Captain Spaz" series, I loved getting a peek in The Magic Whistle, which is my favorite comic book. Yay!