Thursday, August 23, 2007

Head of Horror

The other day we saw the Head of the Medusa--- today it’s the Head of Horror! From the July 1952 issue of Strange Mysteries #6, it’s a spooky tale about an evil severed head! I bet the guy who wrote the movie The Thing That Couldn’t Die (’58) totally worshipped this yarn. Superior Comics cranked out a lot of wild stuff like this but I have noticed from the few I do own that they are usually printed rather piss poorly with colors bleeding everywhere, blacks dropping out, smudges, etc… (as displayed here in my passable scans), but please don't let that detract you from all the decapitated fun!






9 comments:

Anonymous said...

the print defects actually enhanced my overall pleasure of this story.......... went over to gcd to find out who the artist is and they have no info

do you know?

Anonymous said...

and now I wanna see the thing that wouldn't die too!!!!!

Karswell said...

I have no clue at all about artists or writers on any of the Superior titles. All I know is it's from Canada... I think.

Anonymous said...

well,im glad there was a happy ending,but it wouldn't have mattered to me if Susan got decapitated,those are some nice legs!,also this is one of the first Canadian comics stories ive seen,i read the plot sypnopses for some on the GCD and they sound almost plotless,mind posting an insanely stupid,or derivative story sometime?

Karswell said...

I'll give you all a good stupid story this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Superior is my favorite publisher of pre code horror comics. The majority defy logic in such a refreshing way, they are absolutley surreal treats! Strange Mysteries #8 & 10 have Incredible stories, but to be honest, most of everything they put out have at least one or two gems.

The art was done by the Iger shop, who also did Ajax/ Farrel's work, so they look very similar. The stories though... Man, they are unique!

Anonymous said...

Superior is my favorite publisher of pre code horror comics. The majority defy logic in such a refreshing way, they are absolutley surreal treats! Strange Mysteries #8 & 10 have Incredible stories, but to be honest, most of everything they put out have at least one or two gems.

The art was done by the Iger shop, who also did Ajax/ Farrel's work, so they look very similar. The stories though... Man, they are unique!

Karswell said...

I agree... to both your posts! Do you have any additional info you'd care to share about the Iger shop? I know absolutely nothing about the artists or writers involved but I really like their stuff.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the double post! I have been trying to dig up who was actually working in the shop at that time, but so far, no leeds... :-(