Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Meet Me in the Tomb

You know you’re in for a good story when the very first page delivers two brutal drownings, a machine gunning, AND someone getting their head crunched into a bloody mess with a baseball bat! Hold onto your hats friends, the fun most definitely does not stop there! Some stories just need a drum roll…

From the Oct-Nov 1954 issue of Strange Fantasy #14









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And late tonight on TCM, two masterpieces of shock cinema! First Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963), in a California coastal area, flocks of birds unaccountably make deadly attacks on humans, starring Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, and Suzanne Pleshette. Followed by Robert Aldrich’s What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), a psychotic ex-child star is forced to take care of her invalid sister, starring Joan Crawford and Bette Davis! Two Karswell Faves!!

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14 comments:

Dane said...

Well, that was fun and gruesome! Also, "death by folding bed?" Crushing, suffocation..?

oeconomist.com said...

Did you ever see the Melanie Daniels Barbie Doll?

Horror pariah said...

Wow. That's just plain crazy. If it hadn't been for that one panel of him saying "real" it all wouldn't have made any sense.

todd said...

When exactly did Marsha expect him to get her that Rolls-Royce? Patience, Prudence.

Mr. Cavin said...

Wait, did he say moll or male?

To Karswell

Thanks for everything,

Julie Newmar

blackwalnut2001 said...

What Dane said. "Death by folding bed," indeed. When the Stooges did it, it only resulted in embarrassment.

First page is the best page. Since this story is dated Oct-Nov 54, looks like Ajax was NOT going gentle into the Comix Code night...

AndyDecker said...

Loved the first panels. Always nice to see a man enjoying his work :-)

Anonymous said...

THE FIRST PAGE IS TOPS BUT WHAT ABOUT NAILS DRAGGING MARSHA BY HER HAIR AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 6!!! WOW. HE WANTS HER TO "GET IT THE HARD WAY, THE SLOW WAY" THEN KILLS HER BY BED. DOUBLE WOW.

I'M SURPRISED NO ONE SAID ANYTHING ABOUT THE ALMOST MANGA INFLUENCED PANELS ON THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 4 WITH THE CRAZY HENCHMEN ALL CRYING AT THE FUNERAL TOO. AMAZING POST TODAY.

Anonymous said...

The tragedy of this story is that we get introduced to a character so intriguingly named "Two Nose," and then we never get to hear any more about him.

This was some of the most intense insane tone-poetry I've ever read anywhere.

My favorite example:

"You're a rat, Nails, and you've two-timed me with that other doll for the last time! Now you get yours, you cheap two bit cheater!"

Two-time, last time, two bit, cheap, cheater. Skill alone cannot craft so heady a blend of syncopated alliteration and rhyme. That, my friends, is a gift. Take THAT, Allen Ginsberg!

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prof. grewbeard said...

excellent story, but does Nails knows his gun moll is really Ed Wood Jr. in drag?...

Patrick said...

Further proof that death is just the beginning... How many times do you have to suffer before you can truly rest in peace? Great story!

Anonymous said...

Greasy Joe: What Tony Stark would look like in the real world as a rich, overindulgent alky.

Squa Tront said...

Karswell ..you are a star! I still have this bizarrely gruesome tale in UK B+W reprint format ..but the last page went missing sometime when I was a kid. Thanks to you I can now enjoy it again in it's full g(l)ory!