Saturday, September 29, 2007

Bottom’s Up

If yesterday’s story didn’t deliver enough blood soaked impaling panels and severed heads for you gore fiends then how about a skull splitting axe swung right upside your drunken noggin’ instead? (Thanks to Brian Hirsch for the scans on this one!)

From the February 1954 issue of Mysterious Adventures #18





7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't wanna sound like a prude but I can almost see why the Comic Code came along. I sure wouldn't want my little boy reading and seeing some of the more graphic things depicted in these last few posts of yours!

Anonymous said...

THE LOOK IN HER EYES ON PAGE 4 AFTER SHE GETS THE PHONE CALL IS PRICELESS.... THEN THE NEXT PANEL HER HEAD IS OBSCURED BY SHADOWS AS SHE ENTERS THE ROOM TO KILL HER HUSBAND ITS VERY CHILLING

Anonymous said...

EXCELLENT! even better than E.C's "THE NEAT JOB" which had the same ending,i really like the art,almost Kirbyesque,just lacking impact to the readers brain(pun intended)i was kind of familiar with it because it was exhibited in the '54 senate investigations. >i dont mean to sound like a prude. it's not kids i'd be scared of reading this,it would be all the housewives out there!,just imagine a decent family with a husband who isn't drunk or abusive,just fat,and the wife reads this comic book and has always wanted to run off with the neighbor and.....wow! Wertham could have written a whole new book!

Karswell said...

If you think this one is similar to an EC story wait'll you read Ghost Town which I'm posting next!

Anonymous said...

i like how it's dreary and violent but then tries to be ironic and humerous in the final panel....the ax to the head panel is really shocking

Karswell said...

>the ax to the head panel is really shocking

It most certainly is!

Anonymous said...

Actually, this looks more like a blatant ripoff of EC's Taint The Meat, It's The Humanity to me (husband involved in shady business practices which drive wife into homicidal insanity when they result in the death of their son, leading her to butcher him and use the body parts in his place of business).