Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WESTERN TRUE CRIME "Quantril: the Killer's Killer"

Yes, William Quantrill's name is mis-spelled in the title...
...but it's the least of the errors in this incredibly-inaccurate telling of the Lawrence Massacre, which occurred exactly 150 years ago today!
This never-reprinted tale from Fox's Western True Crime #4 (1949) has so many inaccuracies that I can't begin to detail them!
You can check out this site about the real massacre to see just how the comic story veered from fact!
Despite that, it's a wild tale featuring art by Johnny Craig, an-up-and-comer who would become a major illustrator for the legendary EC Comics line of the early 1950s on such titles as Tales from the Crypt, Vault of Horror, and Weird SuspenStories!

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