Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Vandals! / The Joke

A Super Sunday, Holiday Weekend, Double Header! It’s Joe Sinnott and Jay Scott Pike’s turn today to show you what they think of dirty pranksters and vandals. Take that, you!

From the March 1953 issue of Adventures into Terror #17







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And from the May 1952 issue of Suspense #18







FYI: Pappy had a great Jay Scott Pike double feature last week, a romance tale and an Atlas horror classic… so go check ‘em out if you haven’t already by clicking HERE.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

TWO COOL STORIES TODAY, KIND OF SIMILAR BUT EACH TOLD IN VERY DIFFERENT MANNER. LOVE THE ART ON BOTH AND EACH HAD A NIFTY SHOCK ENDING.

LOVED THE PRANKSTER THEME THIS WEEKEND, THANKS AGAIN!

silvano said...

Some incredible art on both stories ; the splash page and the last panel of "VANDALS" are among the best things you've posted !
Thanks !

Horror pariah said...

Ah,poor Eddie,i actually wanted to see him triumph.as for the art in both stories;excellent!.Sinnot's is definitely superior,but Pike's is every bit on par.

Karswell said...

I appreciate you guys stopping by here today. I should have remembered how dead holiday weekends are around here and maybe posted a couple stories of lesser quality so these two Atlas gems wouldn't be missed.

Tomorrow marks the start of ZOMBIE WEEK so hang onto your brains, and run! Or walk... these are the old school shufflin' kind.

wolfkahn said...

Two great stories. I'm sure people will scroll down and read them Monday.

Looking forward to the Zombies. Zombies always rule! (except in D&D - worst zombies ever.)

Tim Tylor said...

Both good tales. I love the buildup in the first one, with the antics of the four noisy yobs against the museum's hungry silence, and their scary pranks contrasting with the real menace awaiting them. And the second opened with a really nasty prank and closed with an equally clever comeuppance. (I can't help wonder what the museum staff found next morning. Maybe four young hoodlums dead of fright in the empty room from which the Peruvian Exhibit had been removed for cleaning. Or maybe there never was a room there...)

Anonymous said...

both kick ass!

The Vicar of VHS said...

Remember kids--when you wear the Jughead hat, you're ASKIN' for it!

Great patois in the first tale, even if the climax does come out of nowhere (that's what she said!). I too wanted to see the fat kid make good at the end of the second, but then again, his uncharitable greed was a running theme, and his downfall in the end.

I love the admission once they're down in the mine. "Now that we're here, I haven't the slightest idea how to begin!" What? Jiminy Cricket...

Anonymous said...

I actually like the Pike story best, but of course both tales are beautifully ilustrated by two of the best Atlas had to offer.