Pre-Code Comics: The Wolpire

Joey Liverwurst — Sep. 14th 2012

I hope you enjoyed my pre-Code comics countdown of favorite werewolf stories.  I wish there were more, but that would require time travel, and my DeLorean’s in the shop.

That said, there’s one more incredible story to share. Just not “Bravo!” incredible. More like “Why has God forsaken me?” incredible.

From March 1954, The Wolpire tries to be many things: horrific, patriotic, romantic, even 3-D! It succeeds at, um, using a lot of yellow ink. I admit a flying yellow man in a speedo sounds scary. I just can’t explain what that has to do with werewolves and neither can the writer.

Thanks one more time to Karswell for hosting this and other stories. If you like them, seriously, leave him a comment already.

And yes: argyle is awesome.

  • NightFang

    Still a better (love)story than Twilight.

  • Phew! What a stinker. But I’m still glad to see it if only for the ridiculousness. Thanks for posting all the old werewolf comics. These are fun!

  • Viergacht

    Well . . . that was certainly a thing.

  • Now you see why it was #0.

  • A lot of the fun of old comics is how hard they fail at being frightening. Which makes the exceptions extra-special.

  • Baeroth

    What did I just read? O.O

    In all seriousness, that definitely worth seeing at least once. And at most once.

  • Viergacht

    I have the urge to draw a werewolf comic now, just to get the taste out of my brain.

  • I wholeheartedly endorse this.

  • Viergacht

    The hard part is thinking up a story :/

  • Thank you for realizing “werewolf” alone is not a plot.