Friday, May 8, 2009

Blood of the Zombie

Ahhh, you gotta love a man with a well thought out plan... unfortunantly, today's story does not include a man with a well thought out plan. I mean, how awesome can your scheme be when Step #1 calls for you to be embalmed alive first?! But let's cut the guy some slack, it's probably not easy going through life with a lush, triangular patch of female pubic hair growing right on your forehead.

From the May 1952 issue of Strange Mysteries #5.








NEXT: An instrument of evil!

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Vintage AD

11 comments:

slowpoke said...

Nice! Who is this artist? It looks very familiar, just great!

prof. grewbeard said...

concerning the vintage ad-

a lioness with a human nose and a reindeer smoking a pipe? well, that's "show business"!

adelesspookyart said...

Love Zombie!!...Want More!!...

SpOOky Dreams....~adele~

Anonymous said...

THE ARTIST IS ONE FO THE NAMELESS WONDERS FROM THE IGOR SHOP, I'VE LEARNED THAT MUCH COMING AROUND HERE FOR A FEW YEARS NOW! HILARIOUS HAIRDO AND AN OMG PLAN THAT IS SURE TO BACK FIRE MADE THIS ONE OF MY FAVES LATELY! THANKS KARS!!!

todd said...

Perhaps it's the lateness of the hour, but I'm stumped why they keep saying "hola" in Haiti.

jpmorgan said...

Outstanding! The opening grabs you... blank-eyed guy with gun demands to be embalmed, then flings wad of cash at undertaker. Another satisfied customer!

Anonymous said...

Well, I can't say I didn't see that ending coming down Fifth Avenue with ropes on it (Gee,pages missing from the book? I wonder if that'll come back to bite him in the ass?) but depicting zombies as intelligent, and even scheming, was pretty fun.

Karswell said...

Zombies of old seem a bit confused about what they're actually doing, they're just mindlessly following orders. Modern zombies though are very focused and know exactly what they want... um, delicious brains of course!

And yeah Prof, the AD is a real hum-dinger... you'd think an international company like Jolola (with offices in NY and Canada) could've provided some illustrations that were at least on par with Miss Crabtree's 3rd grade art fair winners of '52.

Pappy said...

Doc Wertham used an illustration in Seduction of the Innocent of a Tarzan type with a shoulder muscle made to look like a pubic patch and captioned it for those who "know how to look." Guess you know how to look!

Karswell said...

>Guess you know how to look!

One of my favorite things in the whole world to look at Pappy!

Mike H said...

His forehead makes me hot.