Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Witches Come at Midnight!

Someone commented about yesterday’s Nodel and Alascia story by saying it was like something from Black Magic, and today’s story is no exception… featuring a smattering of Kirby influence in the splash, as well as the demented creature design, most notably the thick, shadow-filled inking style that is frightening, yet playful.

From City of the Living Dead! (Avon Periodicals one-shot / 1952)








TOMORROW: Two Severed Heads are Better Than One...

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Vintage ADs


17 comments:

Pierre Fournier said...

Gazam!

todd said...

Too bad buttons weren't invented yet.

oeconomist.com said...

When Peter grows up, he needs to kick his father's butt. Disbelieving Peter the second time was totally unacceptable.

blackwalnut2001 said...

Dang, the kid taught his rooster to CROW! Alert the media!

And call me anal... well, don't... but top o' page 3, I couldn't help but notice that "MOOO! NEIGH!" is all squeezed into the SAME WORD BALLOON. So, you know, to me that means that the same creature is mooing AND neighing. And that BOTHERS me.

But seriously, love this story. The weirdness quotient is quite sufficient. The kid brings a slingshot to a gunfight, and... IT WORKS. Really ghastly demon-things, too, and Satan comes off quite satanic. ("I hate good people." Well, I guess.)

But the ADS, the ADS. I'm still dryin' my pants from that perfume spread yesterday, and now THIS.

Gosh-dammit, why did I have to find out there was such a thing as a Jimmy Durante HONK-O-BAG that I can only yearn for but never have? That must have been good for, oh, twelve seconds or so of RIP SNORTIN' HILARITY. Do you suppose Jimmy got a cut of that?

WHACK that schnozola!

Ger Apeldoorn said...

It's the inset panels on the splash page on these two stories more than anything that reminds me of Black Magic.

Horror pariah said...

I wouldn't fault the use of the use of the rooster as a plot device. If they had used a lawyer it wouldn't have been sucessfull(because we all know that the Rooster clucks defiant while the Lawyer fucks de-client.). As for the ads, i don't think it's all right to buy toys from someone named Uncle Bernie/Ernie he may wanna fiddle about....

AndyDecker said...

If I would have been this evil and realize that I had fallen for this stupid trick, I would roast this cock alive on a little flame :-)

Those ads are unbelievable. It is one thing to buy a cowboy dummy for 2.99 which will doubtless comes alive at night and murder you in your bed.

But the Nu-Born twins ... what were they thinking? "You can pat them, spank them, cuddle them.They coo, they cry. Hours of play thrills" This is just sick :-)

Mike H said...

Now THAT is a splash panel!! I love this one!

Anonymous said...

THAT WAS ME THAT SAID BLACK MAGIC YESTERDAY, AND YOU ARE RIGHT TODAY IS ALSO VERY MUCH LIKE KIRBY. COOL STORY, THIS IS AN AWESOME ISSUE AND AWESOME ADS TOO......... THE NU BORN TWIN DOLLS ARE CREEPY THAN THE STORY! AND THE MR PEANUT BANK ALSO LOOKS DEMENTED!

The Vicar of VHS said...

Just goes to prove what I've always said:

Sometimes the only friend a boy has is his cock.

prof. grewbeard said...

dammit, the Vicar beat...me to it!

Karswell said...

>Gazam!

Took the words right out of my mouth, Pierre... hey did you get my email about the Frankenstein comic scans?

>and Satan comes off quite satanic

Now that would be a good quote on the back of a new tee shirt design: "THOIA: Where Satan Comes Off Quite Satanic."

And I guess I should have foreseen all the mother cluckin' cock comments that would be here today, silly me for not leading you all on a bit more with some dirty inuendo in the intro... but I leave that to the pros, like The Vicar:

>Sometimes the only friend a boy has is his cock.

Totally should've used that as yesterday's "tomorrow teaser."

And I'm glad to see the ADs are getting some comments... I think half the fun of old comic books are the ads (the same cannot be said for modern day comics.)

>comes alive at night and murder you in your bed.

All dolls do that though, didn't you know? Even the Jimmy Durante Honk-O-Bag (after all, he can only take so much abuse.) And the Nu-Born Twins molded in the style of real dead babies (and designed with that cute 'n cuddily "embalmed too late look") will seriously annihilate everyone at your mean older sister's next teen slumber party.

TOMORROW: A juicy double header Head Job!

sfdoomed said...

Those satanic birds resonate strongly with me because there are huge crows and ravens all around where I live and they can be intimidating at times! Now I need a little cock to protect me. Hey, wait!

Anonymous said...

the splash does look like kirby monstrs and so does the devil on the last page

Lily Strange said...

That was an unusual one. Enjoyed it. I actually had a pet rooster named Peter when I was a kid growing up in New Mexico. Nothing like this ever happened, though. Unfortunately, a fox got into the chicken coop and fatally wounded Peter.

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