Friday, June 5, 2009

The Night Crawlers / The Worm Turns

TGIF (thank gosh its frightening!) and today we have a serious double dose of the squirms for you! Our first wormy tale comes from the March 1954 issue of Menace #10, with art by Tony DiPreta… and stick around for the second story as Bill Walton returns to THOIA with yet another creepy Atlas classic!






NEXT: More Menace!

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The Worms Turns
Starring Norman Fell and Audra Lindley...
From the June ‘54 issue of Adventures into Weird Worlds #30




9 comments:

Lily Strange said...

Those made my flesh crawl. They reminded me of that one a few months back, Squish. The one with the worms that were metaphors for sperm.
Joe and May kind of deserved each other--charmers, the both of them. But poor Helen didn't deserve what she got.

Mike H said...

MENACE has got to be my favorite Atlas title, with WEIRD WORLDS coming in a close second. These two worm-tastic tales illustrate why!

Anonymous said...

A SUPER FUN PAIR UP! DIPRETA AND WALTON IN ONE DAY, YOU KNOW HOW TO SPOIL US KARS! AND YOU NAILED THE CAST ON THAT SECOND STORY WITH THE ROPERS..........HAAAAAAAA!!

Alexander said...

Nice update! These stories kidna reminds me of the movie Squirm! WHat a wonderful b-flick than one was

prof. grewbeard said...

brutal, brutal...and plenty of worms.

Anonymous said...

great art on both and creepy too,
thanks for the excellent scans!

John Rozum said...

I just saw the nice plug Rue Morgue magazine gave you in their new Ray Harryhausen tribute issue.

Very cool.

Radiation Cinema! said...

Karswell: like this pair a lot, particularly the first one. Beautiful coloring job. The first story took me back to my childhood. My father hunted night crawlers nearly obsessively, for fishing just like the protagonist here (well, not quite as obsessively, I suppose).

Interesting link between the two stories, with a nagging wives turning into killer worms. Ah, the lessons we learn as children reading comics serve us for the rest of our lives. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane. -- Mykal

Karswell said...

>I just saw the nice plug Rue Morgue magazine gave you in their new Ray Harryhausen tribute issue.

WHAT??!! Guess I need to grab the new issue as this is the first I've heard about. Thanks John!

And thanks everyone else for all the great comments this weekend too. The next post is coming up later tonight.