Written by Nina Zumel
📚 “The Eternal Stooge” is a devil’s bargain tale (text, not graphic art) that I found in a remaindered collection1 of Pre-Code horror comics. Most prose tales in comic books are pretty forgettable, but this one was cute, so I transcribed it.
The frustrated straight-man to a famous comedian longs for a serious acting career. He sees his chance in a new Broadway production of Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus. But perhaps he should have waited for a play with a happier ending….
Pre-Code Classics: The Unseen Volume 1, PS Artbooks, 2017 ↩