This beautiful Frank Frazetta cover from Beware #10, July 1954 is featured in Zombies: The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics, a terrific collection of vintage zombie comics, edited by Craig Yoe and Steve Banes. As you'll see in the cover gallery below, the Walking Dead is no match for the work of those chain-smoking comic book draftsmen of the 40s and 50s, hunched over angled drawing tables in a midtown sweatshop, hoping to get their page quota completed in time to make it to the track or meet up with the dame who takes calls at the reception desk, even though she's dating the fat cheapskate publisher who's too goddamn coldhearted to advance a guy a sawbuck during the holidays.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects