2024: Quickly Resolved Resolutions

2024: Quickly Resolved Resolutions

Original Vintage Art & Text

Art by Syd Shores from the story “The Fatal Note” in Nightmare #1, July 1952. Published by Ziff-Davis. The story begins on Page 22.

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Synopsis of “The Fatal Note” courtesy of the Grand Comics Database: Walt and Eve are shipwrecked in a storm. Walt holds onto a spar to keep afloat and Eve drowns, screaming for help, as Walt claims the spar cannot hold them both. Walt meets Morta, who tells Walt he will die in a year unless he tells someone how he let Eve drown. Walt is rescued and gradually falls in love with Eve’s best friend but is haunted by images of Eve’s face as she was drowning. He tells no one and a year to the date of her drowning, he flies to Paris and his flight goes down in the ocean, whereupon he jumps in to be with Eve.

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Man and woman are embracing. But the man is sweating profusely and looks nervously at the woman.

WOMAN: I have two New Year’s resolutions! One is to lose half a pound! And the other is for you to propose! I wonder--which’ll happen first?

1952 Art: Syd Shores Re-Creation: Diego Jourdan Pereira