The Phantom of Notre Dame

by on Mar.10, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

Reposted from THE HORRORS OF IT ALL | Go to Original Post

I’ve posted a few hero oriented stories here over the years, and like our last post, I thought this month it would be fun to look at different golden age tales that still deliver on the idea of “horror”, though not necessarily acquired from the usual horror comic books of the era. Todays post is no exception, as the original Daredevil comic series of the 40’s played up your typical rootin’ tootin’ American hero in disguise vs. the WW2 Axis of Evil menace, and it’s still true in this story as well. But this time the lights camera actions are spiced up with a grotesque, vengeance filled hunchback who viciously crushes, zaps, stabs, and slashes his way through the cast of a 1940’s Hollywood film production! So if your mind isn’t already blown to bits by that foot fetish freak-out torture cover, hang on to your helmets as the Daredevil (he’s cool, but he ain’t no Matt Murdock) and his comedy relief pal, swing in to the rescue! Cover and story art by Charles Biro.

From the June 1942 issue of Daredevil Comics #11.

And what about that foot fetish torture cover image, you ponder? The scene actually shows up towards the end of this same issue in the Pat Patriot story, “The Mallet Strikes!”, highlighted with early art by THOIA fave, Lin Streeter! Here it is:

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