Limited Edition, Golden Age Tribute by Joe Rubinstein:
CHAMBER OF CHILLS #18 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 #18 (1953, Lee Elias) from the Golden Age of Comics and one of the early horror-suspense books. "Not many of us wander into a castle in Transylvania and encounter monsters. The horrifying element is the real shock when the real world surprises us out of nowhere. This poor guy is having a shave and suddenly looks up to realize his barber is a ghoul wielding a blade, intent on doing him harm. At that moment, it’s a deer in the headlights. He’s not pulling himself together in time to survive this moment.” - Joe Rubinstein
About the Artist:
Josef "Joe" Rubinstein, born in Germany 1958 is a Hall of Fame comic book artist whose storied career spans more than four decades with notable credits that include the acclaimed 1982 Wolverine mini-series, the Infinity Gauntlet series and The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. Joe is known to be the artist to have given artist Art Adams (the Uncanny X-Men) his first professional work and nurtured the careers of Kyle Baker (Plastic Man), Jose Marzan, Jr. (The Flash) and Dale Keown (The Incredible Hulk). Joe’s record-setting post on Marvel Comics' saw him ink more pencillers than any other inker in history (and more than 2,500 comic books). He currently enjoys exploring painting techniques and creating portraits.
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