Friday, December 14, 2007

Ghost With a Torch

Take a look at this one and answer me this: what came first, the cover or the splash? My guess is the splash, and the editor liked it so much he said, “Put it on the front cover too!” I can’t say I disagree with that hypothetical decision because she is definitely one of the spookiest looking zombies of all 50’s era comics.

From the October 1954 issue of Tales of Horror #13




9 comments:

Karswell said...

Hi gang,
I apologize for the late delivery of today's posts... internet problems for the last few days!
---Karswell

PS: Anyone seen Horror Pariah? I miss his comments...

AndyDecker said...

what a great story :-) I especially liked the part of the kissing with closed eyes. Or the venemous comments on the simpering blondes rotfl. Seems there was someone a little bit grumpy when writing this.

Anonymous said...

POOR EMILY! THERE'S NO JUSTICE EVEN BEYOND THE REALM OF THE LIVING!

Jeff Victor said...

oh, SWEET IRONY!

Eric said...

Yeah that one was tragic! (for the ghost that is..) I understand the gentleman's blonde fetish however...

Karswell said...

>I understand the gentleman's blonde fetish however...

Sugar vs Spice...

Horror pariah said...

At first i thought i was in for a ickily sentimental,"ghost is rejected by shallow spouse"story,by the 2nd page i knew i was wrong...she KNOWS he was an adulterer,but still wants to see him?she loves him enough to break out of limbo,but humiliated him in life?.you can tell she's a loving control freak,or was.love these stories with such intriguing backgrounds they'd work just as well without supernatural elements,shows strength for a writer.and the art wasn't without merit either!,whoever drew it had not only one hell of an inker,but a mastery of the female form,even Emily's zombie had nice.....uh'i'll shut up now.

Anonymous said...

*SOB* All her hard inherited dollars < choke > GONE! *SOB*

Lily Strange said...

Silly Emily--she should have realized, once a sleaze always a sleaze.