Weird Suspense #2

Weird Suspense #2

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Title: “The Revenge of the Spider Witch!”
Synopsis: The spider priestess Rak-Nora escapes from “astral disintegration” and seeks her revenge on the Tarantula.

Writer: Michael Fleisher
Penciler: Pay Boyette
Inker: Boyette

Starring one of Atlas (Seaboard)’s creepier characters, Weird Suspense is always an entertaining — if not good — read. This issue’s story is by Michael Fleisher, a writer who was no stranger to the macabre. Unfortunately, too many convenient plot devices undermine this tale’s suspension of disbelief — which isn’t a good thing for a story about an ancient spider priestess and a man-eating, human tarantula. Charlton veteran Pat Boyette serves up some strong art, though; both his wooden style and odd page layouts serve this story well. On whole, not a great comic, but one that’s certainly a good deal of fun.

Grade: B

Cool factor: Still diggin’ a “hero” who eats his bad guys thing.
Not-so-cool factor: Why do Atlas (Seaboard) covers so rarely have anything do with the stories inside?

Character Quotable
“Giant tarantulas will roam the Earth once more in search of human flesh!”Rak-Nora, spider-hottie
Weird Suspense #2

Published and © by Atlas (Seaboard), April 1975
Cover by Larry Lieber

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Collected Editions

Weird Suspense #2 remains uncollected at the time of this review’s publication.

Editor’s note: This review first appeared on Comics Bronze Age, July 6, 2010.

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