Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Strange Cats of Killough Heath

We’re celebrating Kitty LeClaw’s birthday this week, featuring traumatic tales about (what else?) killer kitties! Got one more for you tomorrow too, so put that in your lap and stroke it.

From the Oct. '52 issue of Adventures into Darkness #6









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12 comments:

Mr. Cavin said...

Let's check the old frathouse list o' famous practical jokes to see what should we do to the town weirdo today. It's all in good fun! Put Saran Wrap over his commode? Dip his sleeping hand in warm water? Run over him with a train? Place toilet paper over his house?

I like how petulantly Carmody reacts to being frightened. When faced with an army of revenant-controlled cats he declares "I'll eat no more" to his wife and flings himself dejectedly into bed. Probably spins the country music and sulks. Man, that peg-leg sure doesn't know how to take a joke, does he, Mr Carmody?

Anonymous said...

The ending was a bit lame (the execution, not the idea). But I loved the dialog. Way too good for a funnybook. Just one question: What kind of crypt has the bodies all laid out on the floor?

Mike H said...

I just can't get enough cat stories. Cats are weird... I swear mine is from another planet.

jpmorgan said...

The big galoot looks like the bad guy from a "Honeymooners" comic book. I don't think Ralph Kramden would have called up a army of possessed cats to devour him, though. (Wouldn't it be something if he did?)

Kitty LeClaw said...

If this story is true, then I think Jack the Pumpkin Cat has been possessed by the disembodied spirits of... really fat people.

Great that this story took place on the Emerald Isle, my native land! Well, my great (great?) grandparents' native land...

The Birthday Bonanza continues... Lucky me!!! Steve, your powers of cat-story recall are amazing.

Anonymous said...

I THOUGHT MAYBE YOU WERE JOKING ABOUT ANOTHER POST TODAY ALREADY, BUT WOOOO HOOOOO!! COOL STORY, VERY WEIRD LIKE SOMEONE ELSE SAID ABOUT LAYING THE CORPSES ON THE FLOOR OF THE CRYPT THOUGH. PAGE 6 HAS SO MANY GREAT MOMENTS I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN.

goblin said...

Weird story. Judging by how fast they managed to tear the flesh off of Carmody's bones, those felines must've been rare South American piranha-cats.

A Happy belated Birthday to Miss LeClaw.

sfdoomed said...

Why did the knights turn into cats? Or did they possess the cats? The story would have worked well if they were simply just cats looking out for their master. Either way, it was still a blast.

Great comments, Mr. Cavin (and Vicar on yesterday's story). Reading some of these comments (from all the regulars) is sometimes just as fun as the stories.

Thanks for keeping this going, Karswell.

Karswell said...

The 3 day cat party concludes tomorrow... thanks to everyone who came over and played today.

todd said...

Blimey, that's a weird one. The death scene especially. Shudder.

Anonymous said...

The policeman sure takes finding a freshly skeletonized corpse lying in the house awfully cavalier don't ya think? "We'll just step along and ask the chap some questions." Indeed!!

scary clips said...

Couldn't have said that better. Great post!