Saturday, April 5, 2008

I Crawl Through Graves

Yesterday we prowled by night and buried the living, today we crawl through graves with a creepy Dick Ayers classic!

From the April 1952 issue of Adventures into Weird Worlds #5




7 comments:

Anonymous said...

BRRR! NOW THAT'S A CREEPY STORY! LOVE ALL THE UNDERGROUND PANELS WITH COFFINS POKING OUT.

Anonymous said...

It's interesting too see a grave robber story that comes from the complete opposite direction. The last four panels remind me alot of Bill Everett.

Horror pariah said...

When there's no more room in hell the dead shall go shopping for jewelry.

Karswell said...

>The last four panels remind me alot of Bill Everett.

Me too! I have another Ayers story for tomorrow, I just suddenly decided to make this weekend a tribute to him.

Anonymous said...

clever concept!




looking forward to tomorrow's ayers story.

The Vicar of VHS said...

Ooh, those two silent panels in the middle of the last page give the reader a real chill! Brrrr! It's rare to see such restraint in these tales, but here it's just incredibly effective in my opinion.

Mr. Arculados really missed his calling! He should have been a mining engineer! I kept expecting a cave-in or something to find him surrounded by an avalanche of the corpses he'd robbed, but nope--he does good work!

And I think I know why the dude on pg 2 can't get comfortable in that suit--it's one UGLY set of rags, that's why! :)

Karswell said...

>It's rare to see such restraint in these tales

Atlas was pretty good about implied horror and holding back just enough without going totally overboard like some publishers. That's not to say they didn't occassionally, but they seemed to stay a little more in the "class act" catagory to me.