GHOSTLY TALES #72 has a lot going for it, with stories by Ditko, Boyette, and Aparo, making it a jam-packed issue full of intensely great art.
This one is notable for a couple of reasons. First, it's one of the rare issues not have not have the cover , nor any of it's stories reprinted in the US. It was, however, reprinted once (in it's entirety, save the letters page) in the Australian GHOSTLY TALES #7, 1979.
The really interesting thing here, though, is Pat Boyette drawing what is essentially a hot rod story, which is his only foray into the genre--at least as far as I have been able to discern. Add the ghost element, and the fact that the host, Mr. Dedd, steps out from his role of host and is a key figure in the story, and it's a real wild ride!
These stories point up one of the things I like about these kinds of stories with ghost hosts, that they inject themselves in and out of the story, at least visually, and as we see above sometimes more so, but can appear without affecting the whole. It's very weird, and only comics can do it effectively, or as effectively as this.ReplyDelete