Thursday, December 18, 2008

Crawling Evil

Oh my, you’ve been naughty haven’t you? You need to be punished… crushed like the dirty little worm that you are under a slick, black, polished high heel--- SQUISH! What a 1950’s comic book publisher like Superior was thinking back in the day with this glorious ode to unparalleled Man-Hatred sure reads alot like a Paraphilia-Fetish Freak-Out in 2008! *wipes brow*

From the November 1952 issue of Journey into Fear #10











TOMORROW: He wanted a place to spend the night, but instead he almost spent his life in a nightmare that actually didn't happen... or did it?

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21 comments:

Horror pariah said...

DAMN. that's the only way to describe this thing, the phallic connotations of the worms, the man-hating philosophy, it's just.....DAMN. I'm not gonna TRY and mention all the subtexts and sexist and anti-sexist messages i see here. I can't wait to see what the rest of you have to say. Guess it's my inferior male brain.

blackwalnut2001 said...

Boy-O, when you said this ish was "massively bonkers" you weren't kiddin', were ya?

I thought that Dammo Grimmo was about as Bizarro as it got'mo, what with his COCK-a-doodle-diddlin' his RealDoll prototype and all, then along came the Squish Witch, "REARED BY A HATE-CRAZED OLD BELDAME," and all of a sudden it's "OH, NO, I'VE STEPPED ON THE MAN I LOVE!"

That splash is suitable for framing. Worried little worm man with his pencil mustache.

This is just something to SAVOR without much comment.

I need a drink. But I'll pass on the tequilla. It's got a... gulp!... WORM in it.

todd said...

I love how Lorna says, "You're right!" when Granny never made any sort of argument. I'm grateful to Charles Dickens for not incorporating paraphilia into Great Expectations.

oeconomist.com said...

“avenging slime”?

Emby Quinn said...

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I got nothin.

Anonymous said...

UN.REAL. I THINK EMBY SAID IT BEST ALTHOUGH THERES PROBABLY A WORMY BUKKAKE JOKE FOR THE LORNA CLOSE UP PANELS ON PAGES 8 AND 9........ BUT I'LL LEAVE IT TO OTHERS IMAGINATIONS. UM WHAT WAS THE THEME AGAIN THIS WEEK?

Frederick said...

Wow, this would be a crush-fetishish's dream! Those are sick people, BTW, and yes, that is a value judgement.

Karswell said...

Haha, great comments today so far, I particularly like "Squish Witch!" and "Wormy Bukkake." Dear lard, today it appears I have surely opened up one big can of xxxtra slimey worms...

And another big thanks to Shari for being my lovely THOIA Holiday Tee Shirt model today too. And thanks to everyone who has ordered shirts already this morning, if anyone else is interested please get your orders in by Friday (tomorrow) to ensure a delivery by xmas!

Squish Witch... tee hee...

The Vicar of VHS said...

Holy crap, this story is full of pervy win! I can't believe that THIS isn't the one that started the whole 10-Cent Plague movement. I can't help thinking this would have made their case stronger than some boring ol' severed head on a cover...

* "Born among the hex-ridden people of a desolate village!" That's how I want to be described from now on.

* p1--Even as a little girl, Lorna's sportin' the Jean-Benet makeup. Disturbing.

* Hume Cronyn as Grandma.

* "You're old enough to start hating men now!" See, I always KNEW the "talk" girls got was different from the ol' father/son chat!

* p3--LORNA SMASH!

* This is like Mrs. Havesham in Great Expectations, only with 100% more witchcraft and worm-crushing.

* AWESOME Book squish!

* p6--She's hell on wheels!

* HOLY CRAP at top panel on pg. 8

* WOW. WHAT AN ENDING. "The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out..." Paging Dr. Freud...

You have out-crazied the craziest with this one, Karswell--well done, I guess? Every time I see a story like this, or one where the wimpy hard-working slob is constantly abused by his harpy-ish wife, it makes me think there's probably a book on Comic Misogyny yet to be written...if someone hasn't done it already.

Nah, where's the fun in that? JUST KEEP SQUISHIN'!

prof. grewbeard said...

exemplary! you've out-done yourself this time, my friend!

AndyDecker said...

Un-be-liev-able!

"Mommy, I read this story in the comic you bought me. Do you also hate daddy and trample him with your heels until he squishes?" Heh!

1952? I guess both the writer and the artist had a lot of fun with this. I know I had.

Hex_Enduction_Hour said...

Yes, that's a fun one! Great splash spage too.

[quote]I'm not gonna TRY and mention all the subtexts and sexist and anti-sexist messages i see here.[/quote]
The bookworm panels! Then those spread labia -er, library pages that snap shut , SQUISHing the limp worm.
Ouch.

Anonymous said...

This is a rather jaw dropping story! I don't know what else to add except after reading some of the comments here today The Horrors of it All should now come with an X rating. I'm sorry I googled bukkake too.

Eyeball said...

wow you had to Google 'bukkake'. They still make you?

.. as much as i love the bukkake riddled comic today i really REALLY love the THOIA model and yer yummy tee!

Can i mail order Shari?
I'll take one THOIA tee shirt, hold the tee.

Kitty LeClaw said...

"They still make you?"

It's a Bible Belt exclusive.

"Can i mail order Shari?"

You could, but without a firm grasp of the metric system, you may have a difficult time with assembly.

Karswell said...

I guess I know it's a successful post when the comment spectrum ranges from nods to Dicken's Great Expectations all the way to super sloppy gang bangs. And now I'll have to take a cold shower after reading the comments here today too.

I am a bit ashamed though to have Shari's cute tee photo forever attached to this post--- corrupted by association! Sorry Kitten!

Anonymous said...

Yes they still make me. I am sorry if I don't share the same interests as you, in particular covering a young woman's face full of semen with 20 other losers.

Horror pariah said...

Don't worry Anon, they all got their CUM-uppance.

Dr.Phibes said...

Was there a comic scan today? I only visit for the pictures. I'm going to assume Kitty is also wearing her Horrors of It All fishnet stockings.

Tim Beard said...

Oh man! That has to be my most favorite splash that I have seen on this blog for a while. This one is crazy!

Lily Strange said...

All I was going to say is that the worm-eaten apple didn't fall far from the tree with Lorna and Granny. They I saw the sperm metaphor in the worms. I think I'll stick with Aunt Sophie and her pearl necklace.