In this video, Jim and I discuss the Tales from the Crypt tale “Shadow of Death” illustrated by Graham Ingles and written by Bill Gaines and Al Feldstein. We talk about horror and humor, visual storytelling, the 50s and EC comics.
We plan to continue these discussions throughout the semester, and we want the rest of the class involved in them. So we will have a sign-up form, and we want everyone to participate in at least one discussion, but you are welcome to do more, because it can be fun. Dates and times will be posted on the form. At this point we expect to do them on weekday evening or Friday during the day.
The intro sequence was cobbled together from other discussions, a remixed comic book cover, and the song “Goin’ Mad” by The Hi Risers. I thought that little bit of diabolical laughter would fit the mood perfectly, so I found one of the members on Facebook and asked if I could use it. And because they’re awesome, they said okay. So you can all go and buy their records. You don’t have to, but you should want to.