Saturday, July 26, 2008

Wings of Death!

Here we go with "Stupidiest Killers Weekend", terror tales featuring some of the most careless, lunkheaded pre-code horror criminal characters this side of a Darwin Award. For the next two days you will witness people so deserving of a gruesome fate that when they do eventually meet their dumb ass death you’ll swear it was still too good for them.

From the Dec ‘54 issue of Amazing Ghost Stories #15









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And the Lyric Challenge Contest Winners are:

Mr. Cavin (Kitty’s Pick)

Silvano (Patrick’s Pick)

Congratulations to the winners and another big thanks to our great guest judges this week: Kitty LeClaw and Patrick Kendall. Be sure to click all their names and visit all their blogs for more fascinating glimpses into the world of horror film, art and music. Winner’s please email me your mailing address and tee-shirt sizes so I can get your THOIA prizes to you pronto. I will forward your info to Patrick and he will do likewise with his book Question Authority.

Thanks to everyone who entered, there’s lots more fun stuff coming up, so don’t get “Killed by Death.”
---Motorhead

11 comments:

todd said...

Note to self: buy a dresser like Gloria's for all my enemies to hit their heads against.

silvano said...

I wonder how the next story could be dumber than this , fun stuff anyway ! just a quick note about the artwork ; I always enjoyed Frank Giacoia's "Caniff-ish" style also when he served as an inker at Marvel mostly on Romita's pencils ,but he was always recognizable on amy other artist .
Thanks Patrick for the nomination , and thanks Karswell for sharing this demented jewel !

Anonymous said...

ITS NOT ENOUGH TO KILL A RARE AND SACRED BIRD AND THEN RETURN TO THE PLACE WHERE HES TOLD HE'LL BE MURDERED HIMSELF IF HE DOES, HE HAS TO ACCIDENTLY KILL SOMEONE ALONG THE WAY TOO.......CRACK!

GOOD STUFF AND THE ARTWORK IS GREAT. LOVE THE OUTFIT ON GLORIA, AND WHATTA FIGURE! FUNNY THEME, LOOKING FORWARD TO TOMORROW.

wolfkahn said...

I love the art in that last panel. Very effective.

Mr. Cavin said...

Thank you Kitty for choosing me, and thank you Karswell for the great blog. This was a really fun contest, so thank you for that Patrick. I wanna shout out to Dr. Phibes who also really kicked ass this week. Thank you Dr. Phibes. This whole community is a blast, as a mater of fact. So thank yourself too, comment reader.

Dr.Phibes said...

Thank you, Mr. Cavin. This was a fun contest. Everyone did great. Karswell should do this again.

Anonymous said...

Cool story today and nice EC level art. Do you have any other Giacoia stories?

Chuck Wells said...

The artwork here is really nice, whether he earned his fate or not.

Spirit Spasms was pretty cool, too!

Jeffos said...

"Stupidiest Killers Weekend"

That is an awesome theme. And this was a great start to it.

"Brrrr. I feel I'm being watched. And there's that bird curse thing. So why don't I wander outside and flash the ring I took from the girl I killed?"

Apparently the birds were so mad they moved the ring from his left pinkie to his right index finger. I'm not sure what the significance of that is. Maybe it's part of the curse? "They will avenge their king ... and rearrange your jewelery."

Nice artwork, especially the hand bones in the last panel.

Karswell said...

It warms the cockles of my heart to see everyone getting so chummy around here with all the thanks and shout-outs to one another, great job everyone. Our Community is #1!

I'll have another contest or two sometime in August for sure. And if anyone has contest suggestions just drop me a line. Thanks again everyone!

Karswell said...

>Do you have any other Giacoia stories?

I'll check, but as far as something by him already posted I don't think so.