I've started this thread for discussion of the Yoe Books line. Feel free to discuss any of the books that Yoe Books has released such as the Barks Bear Book, Barney Google, etc.
Meanwhile, I'll be talking about the newest Yoe Book, which I just received from my comic shop: Bob Powell's Terror, the second volume of Yoe Books The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics.
Unlike last year's Frankenstein book, the first thing one notices is that the front cover does not feature die cut eyes like the first cover did. Otherwise the book uses pretty much the same format as the first book.
I did have two issues with the Bob Powell book in particular. Many of these stories have been reprinted (in some cases a lot) over the years. The Wall of Flesh, for example has been reprinted multiple times, most recently in Four Color Fear.
It might have been nice to see perhaps some Powell stories that haven't seen reprint so often, but I guess Craig Yoe wanted his book to be the definitive Bob Powell horror anthology, so I guess in that case one needs to include such stories as The Wall of Flesh and Colorama.
Two of the stories were reprinted from the original black and white artwork. While this is wonderful to see and much appreciated, it might have been nice to include the colored, finished products as well.
As a fan of 1950's horror comics, I'm definitely the target audience for these books. I found the book really enjoyable and well worth the read. While I would prefer more archival projects such as the EC reprints or PSP's Harvey and ACG reprints, having artist specific books like Dick Breifer's Frankenstein and the Bob Powell book are the next best thing. Looking forward to the next volume in this series.