Sunday, October 19, 2008

Marvin’s Monster

Pre-code lovers know the name Hy Fleishman for a very good reason; his top notch 50's horror work for infamous titles such as Dark Mysteries and Mysterious Adventures contain some of the absolute best, most visually gruesome stories ever. But what if Hy took a stab at horror parody, you ask? Look no further than right here… the man is an obvious genius in the MAD-esque vein as well.

From the March 1954 issue of Nuts #1








And for another great parody from this issue of Nuts #1, head over to Chuck’s Comic Book Catacombs today and see how A.C. Hollingsworth skewers Dick Tracy!

9 comments:

AndyDecker said...

This is great! Absolutly mental tale. But it is the details which are so funny. The hairy legs of the Mrs, the drawer with Misc. bodyparts, Mona & Lisa, and a lot of other things.

Some jokes I don´t get, like the "water on the knee", but I guess it must have been funny back then.

Absolutly great stuff! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

OOOO THIS WAS FUNNY! I HAD TO SEARCH HY FLIESHMAN AFTER I WAS DONE READING IT TO SEE HIS OTHER STUFF YOUVE POSTED AND HE SEEMS LIKE ONE OF THE UNSUNG OVERLOOKED COMIC BOOK GREATS FOR SURE. THIS WAS A COOL WEEKEND OF HUMOROUS POSTS.

ARE THOSE TOPPER MOVIES GOOD?

Karswell said...

>ARE THOSE TOPPER MOVIES GOOD?

Well I grew up on those screwball comedies of the 30' and 40's, just as much as the monster flicks, so I'm pretty much into anything old and black and white. I'm probably a bigger film fan than comics fan actually.

>Some jokes I don´t get, like the "water on the knee"

Water on the knee is a general term used to describe excess fluid that accumulates in or around your knee joint... the result of trauma, overuse injuries, or an underlying disease or condition.

---Karswell MD

Anonymous said...

A one eyed private eye, oh man that is sweet! I love all the severed limbs and the hilarious decaptiation on page4. The way Fleishman illustrates rotted flesh is almost as much a signature as his signature. Good stuff, thanks!

goblin said...

Hi-larious!

The story as well as the art were very Mad-esque indeed, especially with all the funny details hidden in the pictures. The artist's tombstone in the very first panel (the one on the right) had me laughing out loud.

Horror pariah said...

Oh man,that was so crazy it was almost scary!the part with the finger was hilarious(almost painful!),also wasn't that water on the knee joke from a Carl Bark's story?.also,i'm going to Knott's next weekend!hope it's good.

Karswell said...

>also,i'm going to Knott's next weekend!

Have fun HP, I'm sure it'll be a blast. Can you guys believe I lived in LA for 12 years and never once went to Knotts Scary? Went there during the regular season and it was pretty fun, but hell, if I'm driving all the way from LA to Orange for some fun I'm going to The Happiest Place on Earth.

Wish more people had bothered to come around today for our fine and super funny Fleishman tale, I guess it's their loss though. Tomorrow we kick off a full week of great Ace horrors: zombies, ghost pirates, demonic shapeshifters, a whole mess of monsters, and even a couple killer doll tales. Plus, as Halloween approaches I have lots more horror parodies to share with you, cuz as someone pointed out, October 31st is about more than just scares, it's meant to be FUN too!

See ya's in the mourn...

todd said...

Water on the Knee is in Operation from Milton Bradley.

Is this the first Cyclops to feature here at THOIA?

prof. grewbeard said...

dammit Kars! somehow i completely overlooked this one and it's right up my alley! it's a work of genius all right!

"I am thoughtful, no doubt...and meditating about something Thrilling and Adventurous!"

"Tell me, Rip Smirby, do you Inhale?..."