Thursday, November 20, 2008

Lover, Come Back to Me

Need a hot 'n sleezy dose of not-at-all subtle sexual subtext in your Thursday THOIA post? Here ya go; it’s the last story from the May-June 1954 issue of Black Magic Vol. 4 #6 too. And whew--- is it ever full of lusty swamp steam!








TOMORROW: Monster Friday!

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And here's a few more totally appropriate style ads aimed at young boys in the 1950’s. Ummm, comic books were aimed at young boys, right?



22 comments:

Horror pariah said...

Today i just got my copy of Disney's SCARECROW OF ROMNEY MARSH and loved it. Sadly however, that theme song has been lodged in my brain for the last few hours, so thanks for posting this crazy story, cuz it's finally gone. Now i'll be thinking of the snake panel for the next few hours(? days?). I'll say no more just to hear everyone else's comments, i just know there're gonna be a LOT.

Mr. Cavin said...

Those aren't catfish. Idiot.

And PS, nothing subtextual or otherwise is ever going to top the solid hardcore porn or that furry keyhole ad. At least it seems to endorse the benefits of post adolescence. Yes, I am tired of groping... under the dashboard... for your elusive... mink keyhole, baby!

prof. grewbeard said...

haven't we all met someone like the young lady in today's story? and haven't we all wished they would meet their end being dragged into a slimy swamp by the living dead? well, the guy who wrote this did, obviously...but i can empathize.

i believe these comics were also read by Our Men In The Armed Forces- like Ed Wood...

Tenebrous Kate said...

Now I know how incomplete my life has been without a keyhole merkin. I am forever changed.

Emby Quinn said...

Okay, first the story commentary. I knew Nanette was doomed from the first page from the way she treated poor Raoul. Actually, Raoul is the only one in that story I feel any pity for...he was just a love-crazed goof who didn't have the smarts to tell Nanette to go cuddle the dead snake.

The ads were choice this time around, but I have to confess my jaw literally dropped when I saw the "mink keyhole" ad. I mean...come on...how did Dr. Wertham miss this one?! Talk about your subliminal messages!

Oh, wait...maybe it wasn't subtle enough for Freddie to pick up on. My bad.

Frederick said...

That ad would not have appealed to me. I prefer the furless look. But really, those ads! I guess everyone read comics back then and not just kids, huh? Let's hope...

Karswell said...

>Oh, wait...maybe it wasn't subtle enough for Freddie to pick up on. My bad.

Or wait, maybe the mink keyhole ad wasn't even real and Karswell was just trying to pull a boner on all of you? Sounds more likely. Not sure where I found that ad, I've had it in my image file folder for ages but I do think it's quite funny. It's probably from some 60's or 70's men's mag. Sorry gang, sometimes it's best not to trust your THOIA host.

So who's first in line among you to kill for Nanette next? What more could any idiot want than a fetish riddled bayou babe who wants her feet kissed and loves cuddling spent snakes, all the while having her hair pulled over a "catfish" dinner? Purrrfect.

AndyDecker said...

Great gal. Nice fashion sense - a dead snake for a shawl, and cheap too, a fish for love? Really not much subtext in this one *fg

Don´t want to know how many accidents in dark cars that mink keyhole cover did cause.

Mr. Cavin said...

"Or wait, maybe the mink keyhole ad wasn't even real..."

That's a shame. It was funny before. I pictured a bunch of scheming Madison Ave. cigar assholes sitting around putting one over on the innocent kids. Wait a minute--I guess that's what really happened, too, kinda.

I guess I'd better stop the check and go back to the drawing board on the old Christmas list.

Anonymous said...

OMG THAT'S THE BEST STORY OF THIS ISSUE!! THE PROFESSOR MENTIONED ED WOOOD BUT ADD A COUPLE D SIZES TO NANETTES CHEST AND YOU HAVE THE MAKINGS OF A BIG AND BOUNCY RUSS MEYER MOVIE! JUST.........WOW.

OH THE KEYHOLE AD IS STILL FUNNY FOR SURE EVEN IF IT ISNT REAL. WERTHAM WOULD HAVE SURELY MISSED IT BECAUSE HE WOULD HAVE BEEN SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME OVER ANALYZING THE FREDERICKS OF HOLLYWOOD AD!

The Fortress Keeper said...

Those two guys seriously need a visit from Dr. Phil to build a bit of self-esteem.

Anonymous said...

anyone notice how the limp snake on page one in the last panel is dripping all over her chest?

Emby Quinn said...

Or wait, maybe the mink keyhole ad wasn't even real and Karswell was just trying to pull a boner on all of you? Sounds more likely.

Ooh, you scamp! Well, at least there was a reason for me to be so flabbergasted that such an ad appeared in a comic. It didn't!

Oh, and for the record...

Don´t want to know how many accidents in dark cars that mink keyhole cover did cause.

Best. Comment. EVER. Thanks, Andy! =D

Patrick said...

After reading today's story, I am really glad I didn't have to go looking for love in a swamp! Seems like a good way to get your snake ripped in two!!

Fortunately, all you really need for a good time is a little fake fur on your keyhole- I am almost positive Gene Simmons of KISS must have seen this add as a kid, he is always using really lame lines in his songs like "I wanna put my log in your fireplace"- pretty soon it's gonna be "come on baby, let me put my key in..."oh nevermind. you get the idea!

buzz said...

"TEAR IT IN HALF, RAOUL! AND BRING ME THE CORPSE!" is the greatest thing posted on the Internet today.

Zen Wizard said...

It's hard to argue with a slogan like, "Now! It can have FUR around it!"

Did Don Draper write that?

Zen Wizard said...

If you lock your keys in the mink keyhole cover, you can always cut through the windshield with "French Wine Lingerie" lady's breasts.

todd said...

This is much, much more messed up than the couple who ate one another's lungs. The whole thing reads like a bad translation, and they wouldn't last five minutes there without thick-soled shoes.

What's-her-face wasn't even pretty. Well, till she put the snake around her neck. That would make anybody beautiful.

Tim Tylor said...

Joy! Steaming lust in a swamp full of zombies and idiots! :D

Karswell said...

When blonde oily beau hunk and lunkheaded swamp goon want the same woman! Now that would be a sensation!

Thanks for all the comments today, it does a blogger good to know when you really like a tale or not, so keep the comments coming, and this includes the other 180 daily return readers out there who still have never bothered to comment. You think I don't know you're creeping around out there? Statcouner tells all folks. I know your names, I know your faces...

TOMORROW: Ghost monsters are on the loose! Can a cornball cop save his dimbulb model girlfriend before the city... is... oh whatever... see ya tomorrow...

todd said...

P.S. "worn by a top 3-D star!" Love it.

Dane said...

Nanette's not very good with planning, is she?

P.S. that picture by Glen Orbik over to the side is hot ... and he's a very talented artist. Thanks for bringing him to my attention.