Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Blind, the Doomed, and the Dead

Ending the month here with a Bob Powell classic from the April 1952 issue of This Magazine is Haunted #4. This one has it all, evil deeds within a weird wax museum, a frightening fun house, and finally a trippy excursion into a warped realm of death that not even Dali could have imagined!









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NEXT UP: The Perfectly Perverted Theme That YOU Asked For!
Also in June: Jack Cole, Ogden Whitney, and Alex Toth Tributes!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

OVER THE TOP! GREAT WAY TO END MAY TOO. POWELL IS ONE OF THE BEST AND I LOVE THE WEIRD NIGHTMARE LAND IN THE LAST FEW PAGES. VERY COOL.

SO WHAT'S THE PERFECTLY PERVERTED THEME AGAIN? LOOKING FORWARD TO ALL THOSE TRIBUTES TOO!!!

The Vicar of VHS said...

Wow, what an AWESOME story! Didn't go in the direction I thought it would, leading to a grip surprise. The artwork here is just fantastic--the blind man's disfigured face at the top of pg. 2, the extreme eye close-up on pg. 5, and the wild surreal wasteland where the hanging will take place on the last two pages--brilliant! Almost Dali-esque, like Hitchcock's Spellbound.

Of course my favorite part is poor beefy "Fleece" fighting for his life, and knocking one of the wax jurists' block off! A bit humorous, but also so weird as to be creepy.

A great twist on the wax museum story. Kudos!

Anonymous said...

you do a great job

Horror pariah said...

VERY surreal!

Karswell said...

I want to thank everyone again for all the incredible comments and suggestions and making May one of the best months ever here at THOIA.

Onward to June, with more horror, madness, amazing artists, and maybe a little more sex than usual to make your summmer extra hot!