Friday, March 20, 2009

Invasion of the Ghost Monsters

Ken Bald finishes up our week as well as our two-day theme of storybook characters brought back to screaming evil life (see yesterday’s post.) Today’s tale is from the March 1952 issue of Adventures into the Unknown #29 and adds a neat little twist on the theme by actually giving the baddies some real competition.

Everyone have a great weekend!











COMING UP: An all request weekend! Tomorrow it’s going to get witchy around here, and on the 22nd we head into outer space for another scary Sci-Fi Sunday. Don’t miss!

10 comments:

Lily Strange said...

Go granny go!

Sam0815 said...

I loved that one. The evil in person, the conqueror, who wants to rule the world - defeated by his wife. Such an amazing end, I was falling of my chair laughing loud.

Anonymous said...

The artwork looks like it is straight out of "Apartment 3-G." The storyline itself could easily have been included in any DC line book.

prof. grewbeard said...

besides the fact i love "of the" titles, that was awesome on so many levels it would take more time than i have on my lunch break to rave about it! besides, NOT A WORD OF IT IS TO LEAK OUT!...

Anonymous said...

I AGREE WITH THE PROFESSOR, TOTALLY AWESOME........I'M BUMMED THIS WAS ONLY A TWO DAY THEME!!!

buzz said...

I liked this! It was as if Rod Serling asked Termite Terrace to do an episode of TWILIGHT ZONE.

Karswell said...

Another story from this same issue of Adventures into the Unknown tomorrow, filling a request to unleash some withccraft upon you unsuspecting readers.

See ya in the morn!

Anonymous said...

So Granpa enlists the most evil literary creations of all time, and the best plan they can come up with is "put those two in the basement?" You know where they really won't interfere, Old Timer? 6 feet under.

Horror pariah said...

Very funny. And even though it's infinitely more light-hearted(really, you could show this to a kid with no worries), I consider it superior to the previous story from Harvey.

Mr. Cavin said...

Reading these comics, I often find what I think may be allusions to sex (or other taboo themes) that have been, to a greater or lesser degree artfully, slipped into the story by what must have been a pretty bored boys club of creative pre-code pranksters. Usually, these take the form of verbal innuendos in the dialog or phallic symbols in the art. Something like that. I certainly don't bring it up as often as I see it.

Today I'm delighted. This story seems to include one of these allusions; but this time it seems very possible that the letterer could be the culprit. Last panel, page two:

Fay: "AS YOUR PART-TIME SECRETARY AND FULL-TIME FIANCEE, WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?"

It seems to me that if someone were to go about communicating the chaste version of the message above ("well, as your employee and partner, I have very little choice but to help with your project, Barry"), they would recite the dialog with the word "can" stressed. As written, with the stress on "else", it seems to be a much more intimate statement ("Well, Barry, the secretary in me is satisfied; but what should the fiancée wear when she shows up tonight? Va-va-voom).

Feel free to speak this dialog out loud in your own homes or offices to double-check my science here.