Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tryst with Terror

This is it, the final tale from the “lost” issue of Adventures into Darkness #15, plus a two page bonus filler tale. So, is anyone aware of other “lost” issues that aren’t actually lost? Let me know and I’ll try my damnedest to get them up here for you.









If you enjoyed today’s robotic tale of terror be here this Friday and Saturday for more rollicking Robot Girl action… also, a totally separate NEW-style theme cooked up for tomorrow, but you’ll just have to wait and see what it is.

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Also, if anyone had trouble enlarging the first page of That Stray Cat over at Killer Kittens please know that it has been fixed. And thanks again Kitty for hosting! *smooch!*

11 comments:

Horror pariah said...

Great stuff, despite the lettering.
I have to admit that the ending surprised me, i expected a much weirder twist, but hey' it worked.
As for the subject of robot girls, i personally don't see this one as being as er...attractive as "Maria" from METROPOLIS and Marvel's Jocasta. I also though the scene where he says "but your not marrying me" to the guy is hysterical, and will probably inspire a lot of jokes, be forewarned.

AndyDecker said...

Every boy should have his killer ... calculator!

I don´t know what was more weird, robot-girl or the fawning scientists. This scene read more like a delusional fantasy in the context of the story.

There is a lot to like here. Especially the voyeueristic pleasure of our hero when his calculator killed his enemies.

Terrific art.

That was a great issue. Again I say that those stories were much more effective in b/w, it is kind of hard to imagine them coloured.

Pappy said...

You did a terrific job converting that 3-D into sharp black and white. Maybe you should call the conversion process Karswellizing. I greatly admire the moodiness of the Meskin/Roussos artwork. With what you did it looks more like original artwork. Thanks!

The Vicar of VHS said...

"I've never liked the evil genius in you!"

If I had a nickel...

A fun little tale here--Pygmalion and Galatea, but for the modern age!

Andy--I also felt the fawning scientists scene was unusual--ordinarily the scientific community SCOFFS at genius such as Edward's! In this case though, they're totally sold.

Things might have been completely different had Edward gone the extra mile when he was making the metal heart and fashioned metal lady-bits as well...

Okay, I'll stop there and leave the "Jiffy Lube" jokes to others.

Oops.

todd said...

For someone who "neglected everything except this obsession of his life," Larek sure looks well groomed.

As for Manley, how insightful that all wives who enter jewelry stores should be murdered, immediately! Who knew beekeepers kept killer wasps back then?

jpmorgan said...

It's impressive how all the scientists rave about how GREAT the robot is... they're practically turning cartwheels... but it's not shown doing anything but standing there! "Wow! Great!" [Robot stands there.] 'Super! Astonishing!!" [Robot stands there.] "It's the miracle of the ages!!" [Robot stands there...]

Anonymous said...

A REALLY GREAT LOST ISSUE. I WONDER HOW PISSED OFF THE ARTISTS AND WRITERS WERE WHEN THIS DIDNT GET RELEASED BACK IN THE DAY, BECASUE IT LOOKS LIKE EVERYONE INVOLVED PUT A LOT OF HARD WORK INTO IT.

LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE ROBOT GIRL ACTION!! THANKS

Karswell said...

>Great stuff, despite the lettering.

Not a goof HP, I think the robot girl talked in a mecha stutter.

>more effective in b/w, it is kind of hard to imagine them coloured.

Depends on who's coloring (or colouring.) As someone mentioned before, if it was Fawcett then I too definitely prefer the black and white. But Atlas and Harvey knew their color. Ya never know...

>You did a terrific job converting that 3-D into sharp black and white

Thanks Pappy! A very simple process really: 1. Scan in the pages greyscale. 2. Auto adjust contrast in photoshop. 3. Apply curves to bump up blacks/whites (this helps diminish the greys.) 4. Save.

>ordinarily the scientific community SCOFFS at genius

No kiddin'! Where were the torches and Frankenstein rakes this time around?

>Who knew beekeepers kept killer wasps back then?

Haha, you always find the "Ooops Moment" too Todd! Good work.

>"It's the miracle of the ages!!"

Maybe back then the miracle was just being able to make a robot that didn't tip over while just standing there?

>LOOKS LIKE EVERYONE INVOLVED PUT A LOT OF HARD WORK INTO IT.

I agree, or maybe they were all too drunk to notice it never got released. Ahh, I shouldn't have said that, but eh...

TOMORROW: Satanic Toth!

Anonymous said...

I for one want to see these pages in color now, great stuff!

prof. grewbeard said...

i will always have an affection for Robot Girls in fiction, thanx to Osamu Tezuka. just wanted to say that...

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