Sunday, August 26, 2007

Dungeon of Doom

If your idea of fun is watching a beautiful, innocent girl’s face melt right off the skull inside a monster’s disintegrating machine then this is the story for you! I really don’t have much else to add today…

From the March 1952 issue of Chamber of Chills #6





11 comments:

Anonymous said...

With clever writing,that last panel could have been genuine nightmare fuel,but it wasn't.still it has an interesting idea for a plot,and could be seen as a metaphor for the red scare,or the face-melting could be seen as a metaphor for the moral decay of society,or maybe,just maybe,THOSE PEOPLE AT HARVEY WERE SICK!,SICK!,SICK!.

Karswell said...

Yes, Harvey did have some sick dudes working there... as you'll see in the next few posts as well. Chamber of Chills #6 is full of winners, I think I may just scan the whole issue as long as I have it out.

Ian EBH said...

Man, that was great! The ending was so perfect, and I disagree about the last panel, it made it so much more...conseqential!

Karswell said...

I liked the last panel too but I understand the other commentor's complaint, mainly because you see this type of ending alot in pre-code comics and after a while it starts to lose its overall affect. Or do YOU think this is the best way to end a story?! Only YOU know! Hey, I'm pointing at YOU!!

Anonymous said...

Finally! After seeing the classic notation in overstreet since 1984 "Woman melted alive" I got to read the story! Ridiculous & wonderful - thanks for posting it!

Karswell said...

You're most welcome. Yes, you really can't beat a good old fashioned melting, can ya?

Anonymous said...

in the future why not post a ton of stories featured in SOTI and POP as well as OVERSTREET?,just avoid crime and romance stories(though weird combinations thereof,as well as gender-bending and decapitation stories,are always welcome.)

Karswell said...

You got it, splendid idea indeed! I was actually just looking through my Overstreet as well to get some ideas. If anyone has ideas of anything in particular they want to see just let me know (of course I have to have it myself though too... unless anyone else out there cares to contribute story scans to the site themselves!)

Anonymous said...

I noticed overstreet has dropped a lot of the notations about violence in pre code they used to run. The best references are the 80's issues.

Karswell said...

Probably don't have to go that far back, I have an Overstreet from '97 that still mentions pre-code / SOTI details.

Anonymous said...

That story is one of the creepiest I ever read. It will stay with me for a long time. Even EC's stuff was not as creepy as this. That scene in the abandoned subway tunnel, with the monsters dancing and laughing while the innocent girl is melted alive in the "disintegration top"----bbbrrrr!!