Monday, March 24, 2008

The Black Room

Today I have a Jay Disbrow guillotine story that someone requested a million years ago, (you can now STOP EMAILING ME!) and as I was repeatedly reminded, this would have been great had I posted it last week with all the other beheaded tales. Oh well. But actually the greatest thing about this one, aside from the classic art and many typos, is that it also doubles as a grueling drinking game. DIRECTIONS: Have all your friends over one night and read this tale aloud. Whenever you hear the words “The Black Room” everyone must down a shot. (If someone’s not bombed by the middle of page 4 then they’re obviously cheating.)

From the May 1952 issue of Blue Bolt Weird Tales #113






7 comments:

Anonymous said...

HA HAHA, I'M DRUNK JUST READING THIS ONE.

Anonymous said...

Not bad, though not one of Disbrow's best. Most of his horror output for Star seems to have mildly engaging stories with decent art but weak endings.

And who the Hell names their dog Thun? Is that short for Thunder?

The Vicar of VHS said...

"Graw! Brow!"

"Fingerprints of a powdery nature!"

"A huge hunchback of paranoiac tendencies!"

The Specter of Hector!

The "pointer" from the invader's speech bubble going THROUGH the mantel support! That one guy fleeing the house with his tie flying, and apparently a mad scientist aghast in the foreground! THUN!

It's almost too much! :)

The Vicar of VHS said...

And is it just me, or does Hector's look bring to mind Kirby's "New Gods" for anyone?

Karswell said...

>And who the Hell names their dog Thun? Is that short for Thunder?

No, it’s short for Thundarr. Thundar the Bark-barian.

>And is it just me, or does Hector's look bring to mind Kirby's "New Gods" for anyone?

It's just you. No. You're right.

Horror pariah said...

Larry Blamire could make somenthing hilarious out of this.and if you want another horror story where somenthing is repeatedly shouted to the point of hilarity,read "Wardrobe of Monsters" in CREEPY#2,it'll make you go HAAAAA!.

Dane said...

Others got there first, but a dog named "Thun" making noises like "Graw" and "Graaaaaph!" gave me a good deal of amusement.