Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Killer Lady

For the remainder of the month I’ll be giving my scanner a breather and Brian Hirsch hath returned to take over the story chores. So for the next four days he’ll be presenting the completely demented February 1953 issue of Voodoo #6, and half of those days will feature the theme we started yesterday with Killer Ladies.

Why, here’s one now…










TOMORROW: The Voodoo gets ghoulish!

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Plus! Lots of good reading lined up for release in April from publishers like Dark Horse, Pure Imagination, and more… click the images below for more info on each title.


Creepy Archives Vol. 4


Playboy’s Trump


Portable Grindhouse: The Lost Art of the VHS Box


The Art of Harvey Kurtzman


Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Joe Shuster


Four Frightened Women

17 comments:

oeconomist.com said...

[Insert joke about woman wanting head]

blackwalnut2001 said...

Awww... Another Valentine's Day Tale. Love triumphant. Kars, you sentimental old...

Pardon. I'm all misty.

But seriously. Things happen awfully FAST in this one, don't they?

The Voodoo line was especially demented, as I remember. And the covers always looked like something you'd find on the bottom of your shoe.

Love it.

Mr. Cavin said...

I like it when he gets super excited about wearing a beach towel and a cape (and a necklace of black flowers?). I found that really endearing, somehow. Poor headless bastard.

Tim Tylor said...

That splash is crying out for a Glen Baxter caption.

Couple art quibbles - deucedly odd-looking bat on page 5. And one of those guys in top panel page 2 is definitely treading on a panel 4 speech balloon.

AndyDecker said...

What´s this with the hair again? Ah well, if you are good-looking, you don´t have to be smart. But maybe poor Mackay should have spend less time with a mirror and more with researching his new bride :-)

Lovely story. The splash was great, the last panel was nicely gruesome.

Anonymous said...

How many different artists worked on this? The splash looks a lot like like Mac Pakula and the top of Page five has an almost Dan Barry-like panel -- more likely it was just where this "Iger shop employee(s?)" was(were) swiping from.

All that said, best splash-page ever!!

jpmorgan said...

Excellent splash panel... they guy's head is being carried off by a stuffed toy—and his body just keeps running along! (That cover's nice, too: the ghoul helpfully indicates a nice comfy grave, while the foreground fella is thinkin' that this isn't such a hot idea.)

Anonymous said...

Nice story, but the crocodile turning into a dinosaur when shot is a bit weird.

sfdoomed said...

Good thing they speak English in that remote jungle kingdom, even in front of their victims. Poetic justice after years of European/American colonialism?

Was that a dinosaur in the water? And that bat looked like a pterodactyl at first. I thought things were going to head towards the "lost world" route on this one.

So what's the theme, men using women and then getting murdered for it? I suppose only further tales will tell (or is the theme thing on hiatus since Brian Hirsch is doing the stories?).

Karswell said...

>So what's the theme

The theme is Killer Ladies. Or maybe it's jungle creatures that don't look like they should.

Nah. Killer Ladies.

Anonymous said...

THIS IS MY FAVORITE SPLASH EVER!! HAAAA LOVE HOW HE'S RUNNING AFTER HIS HEAD...... TO BAD IT DIDN'T HAPPEN IN THE STORY. GREAT ENDING THOUGH. THE CRAPPY OFF COLORING IN THE LAST PANEL ACTUALLY MAKES IT MORE GORY THAN PROBABLY INTENDED.

AND THANKS FOR THE BOOK UPDATES, LOOKS LIKE ALOT OF AWESOME STUFF!!

Anonymous said...

Geez, what a pansy this guy was. He deserved to lose his head. I love the full page jpeg of the VooDoo cover ...you should do that with every issue you post!

prof. grewbeard said...

great splash! and it looks like i've got some catching up to do...

The Vicar of VHS said...

I *love* some Killer Ladies! Oh, Oona, where have you been all my life?

I can see why she wouldn't want to give interviews and let it get out that even though she's a "princess," she comes from a grass-hut village of Samoan-European headsmen. At least she picked up some smart jodhpurs and bikinis while she was stateside. I do love those jodhpurs, especially on a KILLER LADY!

I'm casting Bruce Campbell in the lead for this adaptation. Too easy, but that's because he'd be perfect.

And what a bounty of books! That Creepy cover probably my all-time fave--wonder why? :)

Portable Grindhouse and Secret Identity look like swell buys as well. Thanks for the heads-up, K!

-V

todd said...

I want a sequel where he really does run around decapitated, in wild west attire, in a swamp.

Squa Tront said...

"Whew! I didn't know you had this kind of jungle" had me wondering just what type of jungle he was expecting (?)

Horror pariah said...

Wow!, that's one of the best splash pages i've ever seen!. Really digging the art too. My only ripe with the new theme is that it makes Valentine's Day seem longer than it should, makes me want to get a pick ax out... I feel really bad i wasn't the first to comment; that joke Oeconomist makes would have been sooo perfect.