Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Graves That Moved

We’ve all heard tales of vengeance FROM the grave, but what about vengeance OF the grave? Or more precisely, vengeance of the GRAVES? This is one of the weirdest ideas for a revenge story ever written but it totally works… and who’s the artist?

Originally presented in the Aug '54 issue of Marvel Tales #126




14 comments:

todd said...

Pierre Duclos was a better landlord than my old landlord.

Anonymous said...

THAT IS A CRAZY CONCEPT BUT STILL VERY COOL AND SUPER CREEPY.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Jay Scott Pike, or Joe Sinnott?

The Vicar of VHS said...

Moving graves--never saw that before! Although I can't help thinking there should be quite a bit more dirt under them as they float around in the air...

So where is "DeadCon" being held next year, I wonder? I've got a few suggestions for hosts...

Zombie Elf said...

Unusual premise, but you're right- it does work pretty well. Odd to have a story like that and we never once see a corpse.

Karswell said...

>I can't help thinking there should be quite a bit more dirt under them as they float around in the air...

Yeah, because that would of course make much more sense when talking about murderous airbourne graves, Vicar, tee hee...

So are there any other examples of the dead coming back for vengeance but not leaving their caskets?There's a great scene in the Russian horror film classic The Viy ('67) where the possessed witch flies around in her coffin while the terrified priest tries to complete her exorcism...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062453/

And of course the scenes in Poltergeist where the coffins explode from the ground...

Anonymous said...

scary story with wonderful artwork

i'm interested in who the artist is too, dont think it's pike but sinnot is possible

The Vicar of VHS said...

>>Yeah, because that would of course make much more sense when talking about murderous airbourne graves

Hey, I'm just sayin'. It's not "Attack of the Tombstoned Topsoil," after all! ;)

Ger Apeldoorn said...

The artist certainly isn't Pike or Sinnott. Pike's heroes al have cleft chin and all Sinnott's figures walk around with a perpetual grin. My guess would be Bill Savage, or Harry Anderson, who drew the cover for the issue this story was in. Click the title link in Ken's intro and you'll see it.

Karswell said...

>My guess would be Bill Savage, or Harry Anderson

Anderson sounds the most likely, thanks for the help Ger!

By the way, who's "Ken"?

Horror pariah said...

Well that was one of the most gravely serious stories i've ever read.

The Vicar of VHS said...

I can dig it.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

I've taken to calling you Ken... you seem like a Ken to me... now I have to go back and change it.

Karswell said...

Speaking of Kens, Kenneth Landgraf writes in with this info:

The artist on this story is the shaky MANNY STALLMAN..Look at the other Stallman stories you posted. The same angular faces etc.

best/ KEN LANDGRAF

He was a good friend of Gil Kane who served as an assistant. KL