Thursday, February 14, 2008

Halfway to Hades

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Are you still in the mood for love? Well then you definitely came to the wrong place. In fact, today’s quaint little Valentine (from me to you) has absolutely no love interest plot or boy meets girl interaction whatsoever. So why post it today then you ask? Read on…

From Ghost Comics #10, 1954
Gallery link HERE
(NOTE: there is currently no GCD info available for this issue)






8 comments:

todd said...

It's not great by the usual standard, but it conjures such a spooky and surreal mood, I like it as much or more. Happy, uh, Valentine's Day.

Anonymous said...

DOES FEEL A LITTLE RUSHED BUT I THINK THIS ONE HAS SOME NICE TOUCHES, THE WEIRD SKELETON CAT AND THE KNIFE WEILDING GANGSTER GHOSTS....... ALSO THE SPLASH IS JUST FANTASTIC. REMINDS ME OF AN ACE TALES BUT MINUS A FEW ESSENTIAL PAGES OF STORY.

Anonymous said...

Happy VD Karswell!

Thanks for all cool posts this week!

Karswell said...

Thanks, I hope everyone has a lovely day with all their beloveds, minus the VD of course! Yow!

zen wizard said...

College students looked like they were 40 in the 1930's.

The Vicar of VHS said...

EVERYBODY looked 40 in the 30s. :) Heck, even in my parents' high school year books...

I liked the writing in this one a lot, very evocative and artful and spooky. I wish they'd colored a bit more creatively, but the drawings of the bartender and the thugs coming up the stairs are chilling. And the ghost cat reminded me of that horrific scene from Sybil...anyone else remember that one?

Cool stuff, as usual, Karswell!

Karswell said...

>looked like they were 40 in the 1930's.

Wearing a bow tie or a green plaid jacket doesn't help matters either.

>scene from Sybil...anyone else remember that one?

It's been too many years for me on that one. I think I only saw it once the first time it aired in the mid 70's. Would love to see it again though.

Horror pariah said...

Can't help but agree,great splash page,nicely paced set-up,a neat moment or two,good art,but ultimately too rushed and weak.