If I say the phrases ‘the Golden Age’ and ‘Horror Comics’ together, your thoughts most likely flash to the early 1950’s and perhaps the publisher EC. And while it’s true that this period was the pinnacle of horror comics, the genre really has existed since the earliest days. A surprising (well to me anyway) number of supernatural based serial strips were part of the GA comic book offerings long before those short story based ones came upon the scene. I intend for “The Oculture Corner” to be a complementary series to my “Monsters vs Heroes” postings.
I’ll begin with a particularly disturbing strip from Lev Gleason’s CAPTAIN BATTLE COMICS. Let me introduce you to Dr. Horror.