Category Archives: The Golden Age!

Something Something Skulls Be Scary

19 Golden Age Comics That Stuck a Big Skull Right Smack on the Cover

I mean, I get it: skulls are scary, and they’re an obvious choice for a horror comic cover — hence their popularity among pre-Code cover artists in search of some spooky symbolism.

But Plastic Man? Midnight? The Red Bee? These are not the kinds of characters that immediately leap to mind when you think “scary skull covers,” and yet…

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