Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Nightmare!

Let’s wrap up our nightmarish weekend with (what else?) another nightmare! Yeah! I mean--- AIEEEE!! But as we finish one theme we begin another... today we kick off with a full week of select stories from Atlas Comics classic Adventures Into Weird Worlds series! (My sincerest apologies to Anti Atlas Guy in advance.)

From the April 1953 issue of Adventures into Weird Worlds #17



9 comments:

Anonymous said...

ATLAS WAS ALWAYS GOOD FOR SOME SPOOKY TWIST ENDING LAUGHS LIKE THIS.

AND I FOR ONE AM LOOKING FORWARD TO A FULL WEEK OF WEIRD WORLDS STORIES!!!

ivan manuppelli said...

hi, Karswell
great site!
i am an italian cartoonist. i love these weird horror stories. they are my most important inspiration. amazing stuff.thanks

Karswell said...

>these weird horror stories. they are my most important inspiration.

I find precode horror to be incredibly inspiring as well. And especially in these current days (when inspiration in all forms of modern media means practically nothing), it's nice to have the amazing golden age classics to re-discover or continually return to.

Everyone check out Ivan's blog, he's got some really great stuff on display: http://hurricaneivan.blogspot.com/

Dave B. said...

As they say "Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder".....

Horror pariah said...

An eternity of being forced to dream of I LOVE LUCY!no!!!!i remember reading this in DEAD OF NIGHT years ago and spitting out my coke laughing,great to see it again.ha,ha,zombie psychiatrists,that just goes to show,along with Wertham,that they'd let ANYONE be a psychiatrist back then.

zen wizard said...

Well, she's the anti-Samantha Stevens; we've established that.

A zombie's nightmare would have included something besides brains for supper.

Lily Strange said...

I was gonna say--the whole white picket fence thing was terrifying the hell out of me! ;-p

Michael said...

Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one who sometimes finds the American Dream frightening. As for zombie psychiatrists, I suppose eating a steady diet of brains could give one great insight into the human pysche. Or maybe they just taste good. I dunno...

B-Sol said...

My grandmother's cousin was Pete Costanza, a minor legend of the golden age who started on Capt. Marvel with C.C. Beck. He was an artist at Atlas during this period, and worked on a lot of horror/sci-fi comics. I don't think this one is him though, it doesn't look like his style.