Sunday, August 19, 2007

Close Shave

A re-occcuring and identifiable theme in pre-code horror comics was the hen-pecked spouse being constantly abused by their monstrous significant other, who then thankfully turns the tables in the end with their own brand of ironic, twisted vengeance. Our latest post here is no exception to the theme, with clean, consistant art from Atlas favorite Fred Kida, the somewhat comical tone of the early pages helps give the final panel implications a much more grisly impact than usual.

From the April 1953 issue of Spellbound 14





4 comments:

Anonymous said...

ahhhhhh i love stories like this with the old battle ax getting it in the end! you wonder if the little skinny guy was even able to over power her though and shave her face off too...... or maybe he just shaved off a couple hundred pounds from her fat ass

Karswell said...

If he's become insane enough to shave off his entire face then it's likely he's deranged enough to kill off Ma Kettle.

Mind over matter...

Anonymous said...

HA HA...... LOVE THIS STORY!! I HAVE IT IN A VAULT OF EVIL REPRINT AND RE READ IT ALL THE TIME. LOVE THE GUYS NAME TOO CRAWFISH COBBS...... HE'S ACTUALLY JUST ASKING FOR AN ASS BEATING WITH A NAME LIKE THAT

Anonymous said...

So Crawfish Cobbs,Henry Northrup,Waldo Forrest(MENACE#3),Elmer(MYSTERY TALES#4)and Mr. Loman(CRIME SUSPENSTORIES#3) walk into a bar....