Sunday, April 25, 2010

'Death Rattle' issue 3, volume 3

‘Death Rattle’ first appeared in 1972 as an underground comix title from Kitchen Sink Press. Ultimately three volumes were published (each volume with its own issue No 1, issue No. 2, etc.) over the course of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Issues from the first volume fetch high prices on the comix collectibles market.
‘Rattle’ was devoted to horror and SF themes and echoed the work of the EC comic books of the 50s, as well as previous underground comix such as ‘Skull’ and  ‘Slow Death’.
The story I have excerpted here, 'A Dead Man's Chest', is from issue 3, volume 2 (February 1986). The story and art are by Doug Hansen.

A Dead Man's Chest
(Part 1 of 2)
 (to be continued)

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