Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Grinning Skulls!

More shrieking severed head fun in the jungle as we round out our weekend of delightful decapitations... hope you enjoyed it.

From the January 1953 issue of Strange Tales #14






11 comments:

Dane said...

You just can't beat a three-decapitation weekend. Good stuff!

oeconomist.com said...

Dude should have seen where he was heading in his pursuit of capital.

Horror pariah said...

Creeepy.It's extra-scary since we never see the ghosts,but enough of that;"make it good kid!you get a slug of rye...or just a slug,depending on what comes outta your kisser"......that may just be the most awesome sentence ever uttered by man nor beast.

AndyDecker said...

Yes. Best line ever! A slug of rye ... or just a slug. Lol.

Nice story. Even an interesting characterisation with the professor. He was no Indy, wasn´t he?

Great Story, great art. Nice one.

Anonymous said...

KICK ASS WEEKEND OF POSTS, I'D LOVE TO SEE MORE JUNGLE HORROR AND SCANTILY CLAD WOMEN SWINGING FROM TREES ARE ALSO ALWAYS WELCOME TOO!

blackwalnut2001 said...

Terrific trio. Thanks for taking the time to put together these "theme weekends" and other theme sets.

And speaking of heads-you-lose tales, my favorite all-time decapitation-themed cover is HORRIFIC #7, right here:

http://comics.org/coverview.lasso?id=10742&zoom=4

Karswell said...

>my favorite all-time decapitation-themed cover is HORRIFIC #7

Two more great Shrunken Skull stories can befound in my archive, including one from your favorite issue of HORRIFIC. Click here:

http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/search?q=shrunken+skulls

silvano said...

That's a good story , but the artwork is really OUTSTANDING ; any chance to know the name of the artist ?
Thanks for sharing

prof. grewbeard said...

let that be a lesson to you- never hire beachcombers to do your dirty work!

Frederick said...

I don't know if the story was any good or not, all I could see was THE GRINNING SKULLS! They're haunting me! Floating around my head!

Oh, wait... they always do that.

Hugomarink said...

Silvano: That story is credited to Werner Roth as artist.