A recreation of the Golden Age classic comics cover CHAMBER OF CHILLS #23 by ‘The New Mutants’ co-creator and Hall of Fame artist Bob McLeod.
One of the original horror comic books, “Chamber of Chills” was first published by Harvey Publications in 1951, and ceased publication following the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency hearings of 1954 (United States). An unrelated series of the same name was published by Marvel Comics in the 1970s.
The series of stories were horror-suspense thrillers, featuring monsters, the undead and darker tales of science fiction. Issue #23 was released in 1954, with cover pencils credited to Warren Kreme, inking by Lee Elias and lettering by Joe Rosen. The cover featured the chilling and grotesque image of a reanimated corpse attacking an attractive blonde woman, holding her in close embrace.
"I needed something fun and interesting but also fast to create. This cover had minimal background and detail. I wanted my recreation to be reminiscent of the original, but in my style. I stuck to the same coloring scheme and composition so that my cover was a recreation, not a new version.” - Bob McLeod
Bob McLeod, born in Florida in 1951 is a Hall of Fame comic art legend who is best known for co-creating Marvel Comics’ The New Mutants with writer Chris Claremont. Bob’s illustrious credentials also include work on The Incredible Hulk, Conan the Barbarian, Legion of Super Heroes, Detective Comics, Wonder Woman and The New Titans, Star Wars and Spider-Man.