Sunday, August 24, 2008

Return from the Grave!

"I'm coming... coming to wreak my revenge... to drink in your marrow for these rotted bones... to triumph in my... RETURN FROM THE GRAVE!

From the November 1952 issue of Tomb of Terror #6







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Vintage Magic Ad

11 comments:

silvano said...

Really nice story ; it has it all : killer splash page and cool artwork ( it cant' be compared with Wolverton , Cole, etc. but it has a nice feel to it ), a living dead creeping out of his grave ( the close up panel in page 4 is great ! ) , and also a Rondo Hatton lookalike ( Roberto )!This time I have the time to write aline from "my" soundtrack , courtesy by OVERKILL ; "Shred" ,from the "Under the Influence" album :
Last time you saw me,
I was walkin' out the door,
Got a nasty habit
Yeah ,I'm comin' back for more
The contest ended yesterday , but this is so cool ...
Thanks for sharing the story

Anonymous said...

CREEPY ONE. BUT TO BE HONEST I ACTUALLY LIKED THE ART IN THE MAGIC AD BETTER.

Karswell said...

>LIKED THE ART IN THE MAGIC AD BETTER.

He's related to the old original Pizza Hut mascot, before they dumped magick altogether and went into the restaurant business:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/155/383529165_58703268d8.jpg?v=0

Horror pariah said...

To be honest,i really liked the art.and i'm now officially a fan of melting faces.

Anonymous said...

"Look! Look! He's Dead!"

Obviously a doctor.

Emby Quinn said...

I dunno, I almost felt sorry for old Roberto, to an extent. Think about it: Leonardo mistreated him terribly (and I wouldn't call someone "oaf" or "dog" and then turn around and entrust them with my life, either). Lila didn't look too happy about old Leo slapping the help around, either.

If Rob had been really smart, he would've left Leo flat and worked on his own magic act. But that would have made a pretty piss-poor horror story, I guess.

One final question: Why would they bury Leo (again) in an unmarked grave? Those poor gravediggers...

I know, I know, it doesn't pay to think too hard about these stories. Still.

Tim Tylor said...

Not sure I'm so keen on the art in this one. Roberto looks a bit stiff... Maybe he was in truth a waxwork figure brought to life by forbidden ritual, and finally destroyed when the touch of an undead man violently short-circuited his animating forces? Just a little hypothesis.

Jeffos said...

Lila didn't notice him at first, but eventually she found Roberto's face to be rather a-peeling.

todd said...

Obviously a doctor.

Cosign. If somebody frickin' melted right in front of me, "He's dead!" would be a bit of an understatement.

Ending felt rushed, but otherwise nice.

Karswell said...

I've found most Harvey horror seems to leave more questions than answers. That's not neccessarily always a bad thing but at times it can be a tad bit frustrating. Moe Marcus art is occasionally a mixed bag with me too, but I think it's just different and surreal enough to work on at least some small level.

Jeffos said...

My other reaction to the story: "Now that's an encore!"