Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Faces of Death

Here’s one more spooky tale from Black Magic, this time by Bill Draut, and then tomorrow it’s back to the horror mix with neck breaking hangings, murdering mummies, killer sharks, and maybe a tale from the ‘ol Necronomicon itself! It’s gonna be a wild week of whacked out weirdness so stick around!

From the April 1953 issue of Black Magic #23






7 comments:

The Vicar of VHS said...

Hey, another great one here! Reminded me of Final Destination, or more appropriately of the wonderful story Boris Karloff tells in Targets about the man trying to run away from Death. It's an old story, but well-told here...

Really loved the art on the "death visions"--Death in the dream is freakin' scary, and the porter's reflection, the driver in shadow as our hero runs away...all great.

The only mock-worthy thing here is the spelling of "hear" as "here," but really that's par for the course. Great tale!

Anonymous said...

THIS IS A GOOD STORY, SMARTLY WRITTEN......REMINDS ME OF A MOVIE I SAW ONCE, CANT REMEMBER THE NAME THOUGH

The Vicar of VHS said...

Also--I've totally been letting ugly pimples ruin my looks. I never realized that until just now. :)

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful story with very striking artwork.

Thank you for the great daily scans, it is very much appreciated for those of us who can't afford to buy these comics like myself.

Karswell said...

>REMINDS ME OF A MOVIE I SAW ONCE

I thought that too when I first read this one, also drawing a blank...

>Also--I've totally been letting ugly pimples ruin my looks. I never realized that until just now.

Even back then comic book publishers had their market pegged as gooney pimple pusses.

Anonymous said...

or maybe it was a twilight zone episode???

zen wizard said...

That complimentary towing from Safe Auto looks better after this.

Especially if "Life" is the driver.