Pre-Code Comics: Werewolf Valley

Joey Liverwurst — Sep. 7th 2012

Illustration by Alright Owl

Does your skin itch? Do your teeth ache? It’s time for first place in the all-lycanthrope pre-Code comics countdown.

There’s a strange disconnect with werewolves. I don’t know about you, but I find the idea of werewolves sexy. Very sexy. And yet, I can’t tell you the last portrayal of a werewolf I found even slightly sexy.

Even in Werewolves of the Rockies, Fria went from blond bombshell to bony bipedal rat-thing. I know werewolves are supposed to be monsters, but can’t they at least look like wolves?

Now rewind to April 1952, when America was much more worried about deforestation than werewolves. Wait, that was some other America so, how to explain Werewolf Valley? All I know is, if Marta offered me coffee, I wouldn’t hesitate even if it were decaf.

Thanks again to Karswell for hosting this at The Horrors of It All. Next time: the worst pre-Code werewolf!

  • Viergacht

    Wait, are we going from best to worst, or worst to best?

    Anyways, I can’t really endorse Marta’s scheme. Adding all those apex predators is going to unbalance the local ecosystem!

  • We went from #5 to #1. After #1, about all that’s left is #0.

  • I haven’t even read the rest of this feature because I can’t stop looking at this amazing Werewolf Valley pic.

  • Heck yes, werewolf hussy!

  • Viergacht

    I’m sad this series is over.

  • Cheer up. There really is a #0!

  • Viergacht

    Yay!

  • Varanid


    I know werewolves are supposed to be monsters, but can’t they at least look like wolves?”

    Andrew! Andrew! One of THEM has somehow gotten on to the site! ANDREW!