Saturday, November 01, 2008


Writer Jim Stenstrum and artist Neal Adams' stunning 8-page story "Thrillkill" can be read in full at The Uranium Cafe. Produced for Warren Publications' CREEPY #75 in November 1975, "Thrillkill" is among the most memorable pieces of dramatic storytelling in the careers of both gentleman, and in the case of Adams in particular, that is saying a lot. I know I often sound like the cranky old man who says, "They don't make 'em like that anymore," but they really don't make comics like "Thrillkill" anymore. Of course, pros like Adams and Stenstrum aren't making comics anymore either, and that's a damn shame. I don't believe Stenstrum, who moved into television animation, has written a comic book story in over twenty years.

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