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Subj: Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #28
Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 at 01:23:58 am EST (Viewed 91 times)

Recently, I read Gold Key's Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #28 from 1969. The cover featured story was " Creature of the Swamp". The cover is intriguing - a growing pink mass terrorizing a country populace. Gold key's painted covers are tops with me. This is a science fiction story that centers around man's quest to create life in the laboratory. Growing up in the sixties, I remember this being a popular theme of the time. Unlike the other stories in this issue, this story is 9 pages long, leading to more characterization and plot development. Being a trained microbiologist, I enjoyed the central role that the scientist played in creating and resolving the main concern. I also liked the last panel in which the story may not be truly ended - reminiscent of some science fiction films of the Silver Age. The three remaining stories in this issue are shorter , and although entertaining, makes one wish that the cover feature had been extended to the whole issue like the stories in most of Dell's Outer Limits comic book. Gold Key did show promise in the science fiction/fantasy genre.

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