The Witching Hour #2, May 1969

Nick Cardy comes up trumps again with this unusual cover for the second issue of The Witching Hour. A number of the early covers of this series feature worm’s eye view layouts, suggesting this was some kind of attempt at a running theme. Perhaps it’s to do with the idea of witches flying the skies at night. Whatever, it’s extremely effective — and the colouring here helps immensely in creating an appropriately eerie mood, setting the scene for the mysteries to be found inside. Some of those mysteries are drawn by Alex Toth, who was something of a mainstay on The Witching Hour.

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