In the early 1950s, evangelist Herbert Armstrong asked artist Basil Wolverton to create a series of horrifying scenes of the end of the world as we know it. Wolverton's work in horror and science fiction comics had prepared him well to execute this assignment in a unique and frightening way. These sixteen pieces represent some of Basil Wolverton's best work, done at the peak of his skill -- contemporary with his finest horror/science fiction comic book work, and his early work for MAD magazine.
The following fifteen pieces (all sixteen will be posted eventually) are not for sensitive viewers. They are disturbing, grotesque scenes of horror and destruction. Yet tens of thousands of people believe this artwork to be a prophetic vision of the future. Judge for yourself. For more details on Basil Wolverton's worldview, click here.
Scriptures from which Wolverton derived the images are quoted with the enlarged versions.
The original images were rendered in black and white, because of reproduction limitations of the time. These revised images have been colored by Monte Wolverton to elicit the originally-intended reaction.
All images and text ©1998 Monte Wolverton, unless otherwise noted. Scriptures quoted from the Holy Bible, New International Version, ©1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used courtesy of Zondervan Bible Publishers.
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