Monday, December 15, 2008

The Screaming Skulls!

Bob Forgione kicks off your head--- I mean, kicks off a 3-day "Severed Head Fest" today with this beauty from the Feb – March 1954 issue of Out of the Night #13.








For another Screaming Skull quickie from the THOIA Archives, click HERE!

TOMORROW: It's "Your Head For Mine" as we begin our Journey into Fear (#10.)

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10 comments:

Horror pariah said...

Nice art, and the living skeleton was a nice touch.

Dane said...

Ew, more upsetting eye trauma! He may have been dead, but the visual image of somebody squeezing those diamonds hard into ... ok, I'll stop now.

prof. grewbeard said...

the surprise ending? Golden Bat comes to life and runs the guy through! Golden Bat, Go! oops, it's not Golden Bat is it? just looks like Golden Bat. Ha!

sfdoomed said...

Ah...another tale of arrogant Westerners who do not respect foreign traditions and culture in their quest for greed. These two lost their heads. Bush only had a couple of shoes thrown at his!

Excellent ending to this story. And when the skeleton arose to a sword fight, I imagined the great Ray Harryhausen.

Anonymous said...

I WAS REMINDED OF HARRYHAUSEN TOO WITH THIS ONE. A COOL TALE EVEN THOUGH WE ALL KNOW AT THIS POINT HOW THINGS WILL TURN OUT FOR THE DISREPSECTFUL INFIDELS......BUT THAT IS THE FUN OF THESE STORIES AND THE FORGIONE ART IS GREAT AS ALWAYS.

Karswell said...

Reading this one again as I uploaded it I suddenly realized that our "Damned Duos" weekend was actually extended for one more day.

Thanks to everybody who stopped by today... seems like it always gets quieter around here as the holidays approacheth.

Mike H said...

Decap stories make me smile.

Anonymous said...

forgione was one of the greats

a cool story I have not seen before thanks!

todd said...

I'll have to scream more as the holidays approacheth.

Lily Strange said...

It inspires a new song. "Wicked Al-Krullah and His Diamond Contacts." It's sung to the tune of "Willy the Wimp and His Cadillac Coffin" by Stevie Ray Vaughan.