Friday, July 24, 2009

Hog Attack! / Hunger

Somehow you survived “The Banzai Bacon Fiasco of 2009” on my Facebook page yesterday, (although beware-- Kitty LeClaw is still lurking around somewhere with the potato peeler!) In the meantime, please feel free to take a bite out of this two course, pork flavored, Atlas horror double feature, and first up is Hog Attack from the March ‘53 issue of Astonishing #23, followed by Brown & Gantz’s tempt-tasty EC rip “Hunger” from the March ‘53 issue of Mystery Tales #9. So go ahead and dig in!







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15 comments:

todd said...

That second story is really cool. Glad Hoffman survived it.

Horror pariah said...

Nice inking on the first story, but it was pretty meh.

The second may indeed have been an EC. rip, but it was still the superior of these two posts.

I agree with todd, Hoffman was fairly likable comapred to some of the bosses you see in horror comics. I'd be cleaver crazy too if someone was doing that behind my back as well.

Lily Strange said...

Dewey Banjer sez that thar Hawg story gave him nightmares that made him squeal like a pig.
To see more of Dewey and his kinfolk, you can visit here or here. But I warn you, the second one will make you lose your appetite for bacon and anything else.

Anonymous said...

HUNGER WAS THE BETTER OF THE TWO FOR SURE AND I TOO REMEMBER AN EC STORY VERY SIMILAR.......BUT WITH A TITLE LIKE HOG ATTACK YOU GET EXACTLY WHAT YOU CAME HERE FOR. AWESOME DOUBLE AS USUAL KARS! THANKS

Karswell said...

Anyone offhand know the name of the EC story we're all thinking of? For some reason I'm thinking it was actually from CrimeSuspenstories.

And what's with HP being so critical lately? Jeez!

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prof. grewbeard said...

i'm fresh out of bacon jokes...

Mike H said...

There just aren't enough wart hog horror stories!

Horror pariah said...

Sorry Kars, jury duty will do it to a guy.

Kitty LeClaw said...

Being that I'm Irish, I never like to be without my peeler -- be it for taters, or fresh bacon! Some of the larger ones also double as a sheleighly!

Mmmm... bacon.

Karswell said...

And just magine if the Blarney Stone was bacon flavored, Kitty! You'd never be able to take your lips off it.

One more week of July left, we gots some werewolves lined up, a trip to the future, and more murder. Stick around...

Anonymous said...

AKA California Carl:

I did some web searching, and it could be Crime SuspenStories #8
(January 1952), the story "Partership Dissolved.

That story was the cover feature, and here is a link (PORK!) to an image:

http://www.ohthehorror.com/comics/crime_suspenstories/8.html#toppage

(copy and paste to your web browser)

Tried to find a synopsis, but most web pages on the series were simply copes of the Wikipedia entry! Sheesh!

So here is a challenge to you Vintage Comic Detectives: Am I right, am I wrong?

Love to chat more, but I gotta gemme a burger, a beer, and a black coffee.

KEEP 'EM KOMING, KARSWELL!

And Thanks.

CC

P.S!: Is the classic story Colorama (Black Cat Mystery Comics #45) posted anywhere? Thanks!

Karswell said...

Hey Carl,
Thanks for the attempt, I pulled out my copy of CS #8 and checked, and though someone does indeed get trapped in a meat locked, the rest of the story (and twist) aren't really the same... "Partnership Dissovled" is more about a killer who tosses victims into a vat of papya enzyme solution to dispose of the bodies.

I'll see if I can get Colorama up for you soon. Thanks again!

John Rozum said...

Makes me want bacon even more.

"Hog Attack" was, I'm sorry to disappoint the editor, "one of the most astonishing stories I've ever read." Some clumsy structure, but that first panel on page 4 where David's fingers look like skeleton hands is pretty nice.

I agree, "Hunger" was the better of the two.

Maggie Thompson said...

I'd be curious to see the original "Colorama," because I'm working on an essay regarding Code censorship and was chuckling over the happy ending the story was given in Black Cat Mystic #61 (Jan 58). [Spoiler Warning: The last panel in 1958 reads, "And so, you grope your way through the blackness -- for days! ... until the effect of the strange glasses finally wears off and you are able to SEE again!"]