Friday, October 31, 2008

Out of the Black Night

So you escaped the Witch from the Web of Evil, only to find that you have now fallen into the September 1953 issue of Web of Mystery #20! AIEEEE! Lou Cameron adds some truly worthy vampire chills to the final hours of the most awesomest of mother f’n awesome holidays. See you all tonight at midnight in the graveyard… and don't forget about the THOIA Halloween Contest too!









TOMORROW: Halloween isn't over! Come with us for a spine chilling, 2-Day, weekend getaway to--- SLEEPY HOLLOW! AIEEEE again!

8 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

Happy October 31st!

how accomplished Cameron's drawing is, i don't think i've seen better on THOIA, at least in terms of technique, but it's also so imaginative! the last panel redeems the ol' "What? You're a vampire, too?" narrative. as it's been discussed here before, that idea got used a lot. still, there were so many creepy panels, especially the one where vampire boy whispers in her ear. say, what happened to him anyway...?

Miss Allbright must have been vampirized when she was already a dotty old lady, because she still acts like one!

todd said...

Miss Allbright is a real looker! Is she still single?

Anonymous said...

As stupid as this story is, Cameron's art elevates the hell outta it. The fourth panel on page two is incredible. Not only is it well drawn and evocative, but Lou also came up with an imaginative way to add a sense of movement to a static drawing of a violent act with that breaking picket fence (assuming the writer didn't describe the panel this way, which I feel pretty safe in doing). Lou was probably making $20.00 a page for this story in 1953, yet he put more thought into his work than most funnybook artists today who make twenty times that. You have renewed my appreciation for Lou Cameron!

Emby Quinn said...

Damn, those Ventrue are a territorial lot, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

I DIDNT THINK THIS ONE WAS STUPID AT ALL, LOVED EVERY PANEL AND WORD OF IT, CAMERON WAS SOOOOO GOOD. NOT SURE WHY SHE WAS SO SCARED ALL THE TIME IF SHE WAS ACTUALLY A VAMPIRE BUT OH WELL SHES AN OLD LADY AND PRESERVATION OF HER SPECIES IS PROBABLY HARD AT THAT AGE. MY ONLY OTHER QUESTION IS WHY THE KID IN THE SPACE CADET COSTUME IS HOLDING A FRANKENSTEIN MASK IN THE LAST PANEL?????

goblin said...

Ah, yes. The old 'the protagonist is really a vampire' twist. I saw that one coming from a mile away. However, what happened after Miss Allbright paid Jethroe's dad a visit I didn't see coming at all. Nice ending. Loved the art, too.

The Fortress Keeper said...

I too guessed that Miss Albright was a vampire, but the ending was a very nice twist that caught me by surprise.

Great find,and great art as well.

Happy Halloween Karswell!

Dane said...

A lot of fun, and very dark indeed. Happy Halloween, sir!