Sunday, August 10, 2008

If!

Wicked Women Weekend continues! Yesterday we learned that The Devil is most definitely a dame, and now today maybe we’ll learn something even more sinister about the opposite sex, but only if we live so long…

From the February 1953 issue of Suspense #27








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And speaking of vampires, yesterday Dr. Phibes sent me a spooky news link article about vampire bats spreading death, rabies, and destruction across remote regions of Venezuela.

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14 comments:

Horror pariah said...

I remember reading a humorous essay once saying that a guy getting hit by a truck was one of the best ways to end a story,forgot the author's name but apparently he read this story.

oeconomist.com said...

Thank heavens for that reassuring note in the bottom margin of the first page!

todd said...

That was fun. I'm very familiar with the Suspense! radio show, much less so with the comic book.

Mr. Cavin said...

And here I see all this missed potential. The "we're not werewolves but VAMPIRES!" thing is fun, but I was consistently disturbed wondering what it was Burt kept needing to go home to do. "Wait, you cute and willing girl, I must go home now to do... something...." I wanted him to end up being the big evil guy. "Every time I meet a cute blonde I have to skin another wife." Or "...report to Saturn." Or "...begin starving the cellar ape." Something like that.

I mean, he's pretty cavalier about exploring the savage beast room. "Hates strangers? Why, I'd like to meet him!"

And how convenient for the surprise twist that these are the kind of vampires who don't mind the sunlight all that much. Kept me fooled till the very end, I guess. Or at least until I was finished reading the cover of the damn comic book.

todd said...

I thought Burt might turn out to be some third kind of monster, although he likely wouldn't have freaked out at Daddy then.

Daddy sure didn't put up much of a fight, hmm?

silvano said...

Good story and great artwork !

AndyDecker said...

Poor Burt :-) He could´t win, could he?

Great artwork.

Anonymous said...

JUST WHEN I THINK I HAVE THESE KINDS OF ATLAS STORIES ALL FIGURED OUT THEY PULL ONE OUT OF LEFT FIELD. CRAZY ENDING.

ITS ALSO NEAT TO SEE THAT DEVIL GIRL HAIR-DO CATCHING ON WITH THE BABES!

Dane said...

Ha! I laughed and laughed at the surprise ending.

Patrick said...

Whoa, a werewolf for a father, and a vampire for a mother! Now that is my kind of family!!

The art was excellent in this one, I loved the ultra shadowy high contrast work.

I am guessing that the ending with the "merely run over by a truck" was supposed to up the ante on how horrible it would be to die at the hands of a vampire- glad they didn't have poor Burt "merely burned to death on a stake"...then I would really be afraid of vampires!!!

todd said...

Whoa, a werewolf for a father, and a vampire for a mother! Now that is my kind of family!!

It sure beats the other way around. Unless you're into Old World armpits.

Karswell said...

I hope everyone had a great weekend, thanks again to those who came by and commented. (And to those who don't comment I'm watching you with my new stat counter.) Thanks again my Princess for help with that this week.

Mummy Mondays kicks off tomorrow, plus something extra for the kiddies, and a demented poem by Brian Hirsch. See ya (and hopefully hear ya now) in the mourn!

The Fortress Keeper said...

I'm a bit late to this party, but I really thought the twist ending was pretty hilarious. Written by Stan Lee, I assume?

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Actually, all stories Stan wrote, he signed. well, almost all. But you are right, the ending of this story does sound his typical 'twist' on a familiar ending. It also seems to have been drawn by one of his favorite artists... Fred Kida. Maybe both credits dropped off.