Limited Edition, Golden Age Tribute by Francine Delgado:
CHAMBER OF CHILLS #13 Facsimile
Cover A: Trade Dress - Limited Edition of 500
About the Chamber of Chills:
The first Chamber of Chills was a 10-cent horror anthology published bimonthly by Harvey Publications that ran 26 issues (June 1951 - Dec. 1954). Issue #7 is mentioned in Dr. Fredric Wertham's 1954 indictment of comic books Seduction of the Innocent (p. 389). Chamber ceased publication following the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency hearings of 1954. Harvey Comics then began concentrating on titles for young children.
Chamber of Chills was formerly Blondie Comics, taking over that comic’s numbering with issue #21. After issue #24 (Dec. 1951), the numbering was reset to #1. Chamber of Chills became Chamber of Clues with the February 1955 issue, and ceased publication two issues later, the last cover-dated April 1955.
About the Creation:
A reimagining of the classic comic book cover art from CHAMBER OF CHILLS #13 (1952, Al Avison) from the Golden Age of Comics and one of the early horror-suspense books. “This cover was an opportunity to push myself and try something far out of my comfort zone. There is no cute or strong girl, it’s a man and ugly zombies. I asked, “How can I take this element and make it scarier? So I pulled the perspective down to see more zombies in the pit, pulling the man down into their horde. It’s a little like an Indiana Jones shot, but without the snakes; It's zombies.” - Francine Delgado
About the Artist:
Fran(cine) Delgado is a Costa Rican-born artist (Pura Vida!) now living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Skilled in many aspects of design, her most recognized fan artworks include the female heroes from X-Men: Evolution and her on-screen illustration work include The Addams Family, Monster High, and Megaman.
Comic Book Details
- Brand: Chamber of Chills
- Production / Publication: Harvey Publications
- Genre: Golden Age, Horror
- Product: Comic Book
- Program: Golden Age Tribute, Variant Exclusive
- Subject: Published Art