This is the final installment of my exploration of horror themes in early 1950s Captain Marvel Adventures stories. While there’s quite a bit of ground I didn’t get to cover (perhaps I’ll pick up the thread again during next year’s countdown), I thought it only right and proper to close things out with a panel in which a longstanding AT favorite got into the spooky spirit of things…
It’s from “Captain Marvel Fights the Tiger Terror” which appeared in Captain Marvel Adventures #142 (March 1953). If that wholesome, kid-friendly teaser has left you hungry for additional context, Pal Dorian did a write up of the tale a few years back. (He has also been conducting his own Spooky Month festivities, which are well worth checking out.)
Recommended listening: Birdsongs of the Mesozoic – The Tyger (from Magnetic Flip, 1984)
Escaping your certain fate is one thing. Escaping the sinister allure of progressive rock instrumentals is another matter entirely.