Friday, May 1, 2009

Walpurgis! / Zodiac

Nostrand and Kremer destroy all traces of April and kick off Walpurgis and May with two wild and wickedly appropriate Harvey classics today! Hope everyone burns the midnight fires this evening… and for anyone in the St Louis MO area / region don’t miss SONS OF BLACK MASS tonight at The Firebird!

All scans today from the April 1953 issue of Witches Tales #18







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Bonus Quickies!




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Zodiac







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"Never Stop the Devil Rock..."

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

What great writing "...we'll throw all your junk in the river." seems a bit beyond a landlord's legal authority, but it sure sounds funny. "Sagittarius has a way with men." Who knew?

These writers were obviously having a blast! Not sure if this kind of "artistic license" granted to them totally made up for how little they were paid, but it was a start.

What's really interesting is that both of these stories don't seem thoroughly concerned with morality. The clockmaker in WALPURGIS is willing to stop time and risk drowning all the people of his village (maybe all of humanity) for his revenge, and for the bad guy in ZODIAC to get his comeuppance, apparently 8.3 % of the whole earth's population has to buy it as well!

And you're right, Kars. The art is tremendous. Kremer (and Nostrand) could do it all!

Kitty LeClaw said...

Happy Birthday, Punky Dei!!! I hope you have a ghoulishly great time making an unholy mess of the Firebird tonight!

goblin said...

Oh, those pre-code horror villains and the crazy stuff they come up with! As if bringing characters from classic literature and nursery rhymes to life wasn't absurd enough, here come two guys and mess with the freaking zodiac!

I loved the art in these tales, but the stories themselves were a bit too goofy for my taste (I dug the second one's ending, though).

prof. grewbeard said...

truly awesome art, i'm duly impressed. the writing was out of control!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KARS!! AND THANKS FOR THE AWESOME DOUBLE POST....... BEEN WAITING ALL WEEK WHEN YOU FIRST TEASED US ABOUT NOSTRAND AND KREMER ON THE SCHEDULE.

HAVE A KICK ASS SHOW TONIGHT TOO, WISH I COULD MAKE IT, BUT YOU KNOW----I'M 2000 GODDAMN MILES AWAY!!!!

todd said...

Cool surprise ending. Although my mother's Scorpio, so I wouldn't exist if this has happened in real time.

Karswell said...

Thanks for the comments gang, hope everyone had a great weekend... and thanks to those of you that came out to the SONS OF BLACK MASS show on Friday night, we had a blast (well, except for the stabbing of course, but what's a punk show without a little bit of the 'ol ultra violence to cap off the evening!)

More THOIA posts coming soon...

Anonymous said...

stabbing???????

Karswell said...

>stabbing???????

Yeah, long story... but the moral would be: Don't come to a SONS OF BLACK MASS show if even something minorly sacriligeous is going to offend you. Jesus F'n Christ...

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What's really interesting is that both of these stories don't seem thoroughly concerned with morality. The clockmaker in WALPURGIS is willing to stop time and risk drowning all the people of his village for his revenge.

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