Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Witchcraft Then and Now-Gladir/Busino-1961

According to writer George Gladir, this one-off story drawn by Orlando Busino in a late 1961 issue of TALES CALCULATED TO DRIVE YOU BATS was his inspiration for his later creation, with Dan DeCarlo, of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. It's a funny piece contrasting the old world's reaction to witches with the space age's reaction in the age of talk-shows and bestselling memoirs. Sabrina would debut in BATS' sister mag (parent mag?), ARCHIE'S MAD HOUSE and a later issue of that mag would, in fact, reprint this prototypical tale!