Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Subway Horror!

Today, (in observance of goddamn Valentine’s Day this Thursday), we kick off a week long theme of vile love stories as only The Horrors of it All can bring ‘em to you, sweetly packed with hugs and kisses and vicious murders and sea monsters and whatever else I can dig up. So here we go with our first wonderful tale...

From the 1947 & 1951 issues of Eerie #1
And also reprinted in the April – May 1953 issue of Eerie #15








13 comments:

Anonymous said...

WASN'T SURE I LIKED THE ART IN THIS ONE AT FIRST BUT AS THE STORY PROGRESSED IT REALLY GREW ON ME, ESPECIALLY BY PAGE 6 WITH THE GREAT ANGLES AND NICE LEGGY GARTER BELT SHOTS!

Anonymous said...

very strange story, had to read it twice to understand that he mistakenly killed the wrong lady though the art is nice and very loose and different

Karswell said...

I knew there would be comments about the art on this one. The lay outs are really actually very nice, in particular the scenes in the subway and movie theatre. The line work isn't 100% there all the time but when it is it's as assured as a young Jordi Bernet. And yes, LEG MEN REJOICE! You gotta love those panels on page 6!

Horror pariah said...

Poor mr. Horton,There's just no damn justice in the world...just kidding.okay story,though.and im glad to hear you also dislike valentines day,too.

Anonymous said...

Early Steve Ditko art?

Lily Strange said...

Valentine's Day is the day before my birthday. I'm one day off of being a sweetheart. Also, I don't like taking subways. I'm very claustrophobic and I don't like thinking about being underground or the possibility of getting stuck in the dark. eeeeek!!!

Lily Strange said...

Poor Caspar Milquetoast. He kills the wrong person and Helen gets to live on and possibly make someone else's life miserable.

Karswell said...

>im glad to hear you also dislike valentines day,too.

I don't hate it, I just think it's another one of those worthless holidays created by greeting card companies to bleed you dry. Like "Grandparent's Day" or "Christmas."

Anonymous said...

So this story was reprinted 3 times in Eerie? It's pretty good but not that good.

Anon E. Mouse said...

Yeah, I really like this one and I have to be honest the leggy artwork with the garter belts is some sweet stuff!

Thanks for posting this, Karswell!!!!

Anonymous said...

The husband is very Nixonesque, and I include his attempt at murder in that assessment.

"You won't have Mr Horton to kick around anymore!"

The Vicar of VHS said...

Wow, stories like this make me wonder what the writers' and artists' home lives were like! :)

That's an incredible panel in the middle of page 6--and a gender studies professor could have a field day talking about the significance of the placement of the subway wheel. Yeow.

Does anyone else thing it's strange/significant that in the last panel's Mrs. Horton's wife looks so calm and kind and normal as compared to early on? Is it possible the maltreatment was all in Horton's head?

Anyway, great story!

Karswell said...

>Is it possible the maltreatment was all in Horton's head?

Great observation! You may be right!