You Know What They Say, No Noose Is Good Noose

32 Comic Covers Prominently Featuring a Character Wearing or Threatened by a Hangman’s Noose

It’s the first of the month and you know what that means: more Curious Covers!

Last month, we took a look at covers featuring POV shots from the bottom of an open grave.  This month, we’re keeping with the death motif by taking a look at a few covers that show characters wearing a  noose or looking like they’re about to get up close and personal with one.

No surprise, a lot of Western covers featured a noose threatening one cowpoke or another. Also not surprising: learning that a fair number of countries with capital punishment still use the gallows today, including Singapore, where murder, kidnapping and unauthorized possession of firearms(!) can earn you a quick trip on the Hemp Express.

That might help explain the prevalence of YouTube videos explaining how to tie a noose — a whole lot of videos, now that I think about it. You know what, I’m going to pretend I didn’t see that…



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