Monday, April 28, 2008

Like a Chicken Without a Head

Originally presented in the June 1953 issue of Uncanny Tales #9 (but scanned from my December 1973 issue of Uncanny Tales #1) comes this great mad doctor tale that, according to the Atlas site, is the second of two stories by Reed Crandall for Timely in 1953 before he joined EC. It’s interesting to compare his style here with the Ken Shannon story I posted last Thursday.






13 comments:

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Seems like one of the rare unsigned Stan Lee stories to me, as well. Here's my explenaition: http://www.atlastales.com/sI/4356

Maurizio Ercole said...

Hi Karswell, great post, this story impressed me in my childrenhood readings. Dispite I hate the violence to the animals, the big teeth man is one of my favorite characters.

todd said...

Fun way to start the week.

Chuck Wells said...

As if Feeny wasn't already enough of a creepazoid, Crandall just had to really drive it home with that last panel. [Shudder!!]

'Dr. Teeth' might have made a better title.

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD THAT WAS HILARIOUS! YES YES YES THOSE TEETH!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

ugliest mad doctor of all time! the teeth are creepy indeed but what up that bowl cut and weird tiny moustache!!!!

Karswell said...

Seems we have another winner here at THOIA this morning. But don't overlook Horror of Mixed Torsos everyone, it's a real doozy!

Ger - if you notice in the story intro I always hyperlink the issue to either GCD, or with an Atlas story to the Atlas site. Thanks! Your hardwork over at Atlas is invaluable and very much appreciated!

Zombie Elf said...

Yeah, that last panel really sells the story. Great Crandall art.

Anonymous said...

Eegads! Those teeth actually made me more nauseous than anything in the mixed up torsos story!

Horror pariah said...

I wonder if one of his previous experiments was a revolutionary way to (a)repair teeth by (b)removing the upper lip from the subject and experimented on himself...accomplishing (b) while forgetting (a).

todd said...

You know, his teeth remind me of Amy Winehouse.

The Vicar of VHS said...

I love how they never bother to explain why Feeny is so deformed and horrible. The great cinematic close-ups and shadows really sell this story. Great fun! Would make a cool horror short.

>>but what up that bowl cut and weird tiny moustache!!!!

Come on now--without he moustache, he'd be REALLY ugly! :)

Anon E. Mouse said...

Whoah. Lovely artwork in this one!