Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Eyes of Horror

A favorite theme among pre-code collectors is comics that contain “eye injury” panels. Stories with this illustrated bit of gruesome physical discomfort usually go for a lot of money, (more money in fact than comics featuring scantily clad women with their headlights on extra bright.) Maybe later this month we’ll have a little gouge fest of our own, but in the meantime here’s a nice example from Brian Hirsch to leave you scrambling for some Visine drops.

From the June 1952 issue of Mysterious Adventures #8







10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Karswell (and Brian Hirsch!),
I love this blog! I'm here every morning with my coffee checking out the lastest tale!

Great eye-gouge story!

Anon E. Mouse

Anonymous said...

....gruesome.....

Karswell said...

>I love this blog! I'm here every morning

Thanks! But yeah, despite the techinical glitch we experienced a few days ago this is really turning out to be one of the better weeks for stories. Coming up in the near future we have more zombies, skrunken heads, and a rampaging robot so don't go away!

Dave B. said...

It would seem hard to see out of that eye (but there I go getting logical - how stupid).....

Great work on the blog and I have you to thank for my ever-increasing list of books to buy.

zen wizard said...

If only a young Aldrich Ames would have bought this comic...

Anonymous said...

Inspite of the lettering,it was a great shocker,and heck'im just glad the glitch is gone,so i'd be grateful even if you posted a crappy story!.Love the fact that it shows how the Russkies were even against us when we were allies!,great.As for eye-gougers,yeah,along with tentacled eyes,it's a great subgenre,even though i also like beheadings,poo-like monsters,cross-dressing,Hitler-in-hell and"headlights"(and this story wasn't devoid of 'em either!).

Karswell said...

>im just glad the glitch is gone

Heck, I'm just glad the not-so-anonymous Horror Pariah is back, I totally thought we lost ya there for a while chum. Yes, I recognise your comments like they were me own mum's.

Karswell said...

>If only a young Aldrich Ames would have bought this comic...

And it's nice to see the Zen Wizard back too with his oddly curious obscure culture references. I think I learn something new from you every time you comment my friend... keep 'em coming!

Anonymous said...

There was a movie made in 1976 starring Richard Baseheart called "Mansion of the Doomed." This is an "eye" story that conveys very successfully the tone of pre-code horror stories.

Karswell said...

>"Mansion of the Doomed."

I remember this move very well, another somewhat forgotten classic that played on the late late show alot in the late 70's... it also stars Gloria Grahame who I just did a brithday post on last month.