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37 pages (November 1952); 5.5MB download
Shoulders of Giants; ISBN: SHGI-00060
Originally published by Ace, under the Unity Publishing Corp. The Beyond was one of those great really creepy pre-code horror comics. These comics are often called 'pre-code' horror in reference to the Comics Code of America, a censoring board created in response to the U.S. senate hearings on comic books and their linkage to teen delinquency. Coupled with Dr. Fredric Wertham's book 'Seduction of the Innocent', a public outcry against comics branded the horror genre as one of the worst offenders of the nations youth.
The main story is 'The Terror of Dread Isle': The sailors who travel the wild west seas of Scotland are a superstitious lot who believe many strange things. There are thousands of small islands fringing the western coast and many of these have weird reputations. Such an island was "DREAD ISLE". I, Spencer Stanford, a successful English artist, with his wife, Polly, and Ken Garrick, an artist friend from America, wished to paind the wild beauty of the island. Spencer headed toward "DREAD ISLE"...