Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Nightmare Monster!

Time for more rousing action and adventure, ripped from the dark 'n spooky annals of Crime Bustin’ Horror Mystery Comics, and who’s the current favorite around THOIA? Why, it’s none other than Lance Storm of course, appearing here for his third fist flyin’ time (also HERE and HERE) …but in today’s yarn he may have just met his match! Eh, probably not. Storm always takes a lickin’, but he sure keeps on tickin’.

From the July 1952 issue of Crime Mysteries #2









Thanks again to Brian Hirsch for the scans! Lance Storm returns next month just in time for Halloween, in: Seance of Horror!
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Vintage Acne Ads

And speaking of licking, meet the man who can tell YOU how to lick pimples! Ewww! Man, even back in the day, comic book publishers were spot-on about the naturally poor hygiene of their socially doomed, cursed clientele.


11 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

i really like the Incredible Two-Headed Transplant on page four!

Vacutex is your Friend- maybe your only friend...

Mr. Cavin said...

"Quick! You boys catch those police bullets while I hide the terrifying unkillable monster!"

In the bottom two panels of page five, does it not seem like the yellow- and blue-suited henchmen are shot dead before being immediately captured alive? I guess they are also sustaining the life-giving radiation ray in their bloodstreams. Somebody's been drinking straight form father's radiation container again.

The glowing skeleton in the tree is some pretty priceless goony sci-fi. And doesn't the Purple Claw look very evil now that he's grown that creepy goatee?

Pappy said...

You never saw any of my girlfriends from my teenage years. I licked a few pimples, you bet.

Anonymous said...

WEIRD HOW LANCE STROM DOESN'T EVEN SHOW UP UNTIL PAGE 4 OF THIS STORY, I ALMOST FORGOT WHAT I WAS READING UNTIL HE FINALLY POPPED IN. THESE ARE ALOT OF FUN THOUGH. DOES HE ALWAYS FIGHT ZARNO THOUGH?

COUNTING THE DECAPITATION, EYE INJURY, AND INCEST.........I THINK THESE PIMPLE ADS ARE PROBABLY THE MOST DISTURBING THING YOU EVER POSTED HERE HA.

blackwalnut2001 said...
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blackwalnut2001 said...

"Even Cute Girls Become Careless." Maybe that's how Pappy got to lick a few zits. I well remember these ads, and wondering how many of these Vacuja... uh, VacuTEX things they were actually able to SELL. Let me share this with you: Here in NooYawk City we have a blackhead buster by the name of DR. ZIZMOR. He has ads all over the subway and is a local joke, unknown to the rest of the world. His name alone is bad enouth ("Zits-More," get it?) but compared to the man himself, the cartoon doctor in today's post is just LOADED with personality. You gotta meet him: http://gothamist.com/2004/05/06/
dr_zizmor_gets_fined.php

Chuck Wells said...

I've kissed alot of ass over the years, but I draw the line at licking pimples, Karswell.

Great, fun stuff has been posted here lately. I've been by, but haven't had the time to check in.

(Thanks for the x-tras that you sent my way).

silvano said...

I agree with Prof. Grewbeard the "two headed" panel in page four's a real killer !
Lance Storm could have made an incredible Saturday morning cartoon show ; too bad such an idea probably could have sound "too much" , back in the days ...
Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Wild that somehow the daughter could easily tell the skeleton was her dad. Father ohhh!!

Karswell said...

Rejected ADs not coming soon:

Meet the Man Who Makes You Eat Boogers!

also:

Feel the Dude Who Picks Your Seat for You at the Moving Picture Show!

TOMORROW: Sergeant Spook!

Absinthe said...

You know there is nothing hotter than that rogue white streak in the hair - Zarno has got it going on!