November 6, 2014

The Art of Frankenstein : Feg Murray (Part 4)

It’s “Not Karloff This Time!” as Lon Chaney, Jr. takes over The Monster’s part in THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN, in general release when Feg Murray illustrated this full four-color Sunday feature, published April 19, 1942.

Chaney Jr. would rate several appearances in Murray’s Seein’ Stars, usually documenting his appearances as The Wolf Man, but an earlier feature, dated November 1941, showed Lon Jr. in costume as the electrically charged MAN MADE MONSTER — a Frankensteinian concept — along with his legendary father in makeup as THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1923). “Like Father — Like Son”!

Click the thumbnails to fully appreciate the dynamic layout — and the corny but fun “facts” — of these pieces.

From the collection of George Chastain.

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