Once publishers learned just how profitable horror comics could be, just about every company under the sun jumped into the fray. Intentionally or not, some of them matched the artistry of the influential EC titles. Others, well …. fell a bit short.
Many readers might place the Canada-based Superior Publishers Ltd. in the latter category. Yet, the sick imagination and sheer enthusiasm the nameless writers and artists imbedded within the pages of the company’s grimy little titles (Strange Mysteries, Journey Into Fear and Mysteries, Weird And Strange) embodied everything that was disgustingly fun about Pre-Code horror comics.
From Strange Mysteries #4, here’s “Rat Men Of Paris.” Who doesn’t love giant rat women who enslave men and plan on conquering Earth?