Saturday, June 13, 2009

I Die Too Often

Atlas Tales calls this one a "stark electric chair story" and they're totally right. With a taut script from Carl Wessler and even tauter art from Gil Kane, this one's a real shocker!

From the March 1953 issue of Adventures into Terror #17







NEXT: More Adventures into Terror!

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Vintage AD

11 comments:

Horror pariah said...

GOD-DAMN. Poor guy.

The good news is that the metal from the chair was later used to manufacture cars. The new vehicles that were made from the recycled(plot) were re-coated with Serling-steel.

And new Rods.

Anonymous said...

I CAN ALWAYS TELL GIL KANES STYLE, AWESOME STUFF AND THE ENDING GAVE ME A REAL JOLT! HEEEE!!!

Tamfos said...

Great art, but beautifully written. I love how in the "real" execution everybody is so much nicer to Gordon than he imagines in his dreams. Nice touch.

Mike H said...

Nice!
I went to a comic show here in Massachusetts today and wore my HOIA shirt. It brought me good luck! I got 2 Atlas horror books (pre-code, natch) for $25!

Thanks, Karswell!

wiec? said...

truely a spooky one today. really felt for the poor guy.

i googled the novelty ad at the bottom there. the Johnson Smith Co is still in business and has been since 1914. i wanted to see what the King Tut Floats in Air for 60 cents was all about. i guess they don't make them any more. shuck.

Karswell said...

>And new Rods.

Har! HP is performing here all week folks, don't forget to tip yer waitress too.

>THE ENDING GAVE ME A REAL JOLT! HEEEE!!!

Another wise guy!

>everybody is so much nicer to Gordon than he imagines in his dreams.

The exact OPPOSITE of how people are to me in my dreams. Wah!

>wore my HOIA shirt. It brought me good luck!

Wow, no kiddin'? That's great. So what Atlas issues did you get?

>Johnson Smith Co is still in business

Good to know in case I need a midget camera or midget wrist radio... or a midget! Wonder if I can still get a live chameleon? Probably not. Oh, 4th of July is coming up, maybe we can score some $1 explodong torpedo bombs!

Thanks for the comments this weekend, I hope everyone had a nice break... but don't hold yer breath too soon, another double ATLAS post is coming up NEXT!

Anonymous said...

did not know that kane worked in the precode

very cool story!

Mike H said...

I got ASTONISHING 28 and JOURNEY INTO UNKNOWN WORLDS 19... 2 fer $25!

jpmorgan said...

What a great title! (We've all had days when we've felt like that.)

Anonymous said...

Great to see this Atlas stuff up here! Howzabout a few Bill Everett stories,or more Maneely. Thoes guys were amazing!

Anonymous said...

"I can feel the soil falling over my head..."