Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Brain!

As long as we have the June 1951 issue of Adventures into Terror #4 sitting in the scanner (well actually it’s my less brittle copy of the Crypt of Shadows #11 reprint), let’s take a look at a great Russ Heath classic--- The Brain! I suppose if WWII proved anything it was that insane Nazi scientists make great subject matter for pre-code horror comics. Wha-what’s that sound? Bump! Bump! Aaaaaa!






8 comments:

Karswell said...

If this cliffhanger of a story feels a little too brief or, uh, cliffhangery, come back tomorrow for part two--- Return of the Brain!

Anonymous said...

THEY SURE LOVED SEVERED HEADS IN THE 50s!!! I HAVE A FONDNESS FOR WW2 STORIES WITH CRAZY NAZIS PLAYING WITH BLACK MAGIC.

Anonymous said...

aaaaaa!!!!! the panel on page 4 where he's holding the head in his bare hand makes me wonder whats going on under there where the spinal cord once entered and connected to the brain..... yuck!

Karswell said...

Brrrrr! Thanks for that!

Anonymous said...

Stupid Otto,trusting brain surgery to a guy named Fritz,didn't he see FRANKENSTEIN?,i agree thats a nasty thought of him holding the openings of where the head was severed,and there are plot holes galore,but still,it's a fun story,and given that he got a sequel,i can't believe Marvel never used him in the Headmen;a group of villains from the pre-hero era.and i love the scenes of them at work,the shot of the castle on pg.4's last panel is gorgeous,and pg.5 panel 1,has Larry looking like Tony Perkins!

Karswell said...

Otto returns tomorrow, bumping around like some demented basketball... plus a lovely female scientist gets mixed up in the mind controlling shenanigans as well.

Dominic Bugatto said...

Great blog , I'll be by often.

Karswell said...

Great to have you onboard Dominic, love The Lead Sled too by the way!