Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Witching Hours! / Daughters of Doom

We’re developing a theme here this week, but don’t be simply fooled by the word “witch.” You’ll just have to stick around all week to see what’s up as THOIA drags you along to face its greatest fear together… and kicking things off with a weirdie originally presented in the Dec ’52 issue of Strange Tales #13 (scans from the April 1973 re-print version of Vault of Evil #2), followed by a wild Ace vampire yarn from the Jan ’52 issue of The Beyond #8.







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Daughters of Doom







9 comments:

Lily Strange said...

That first one actually had a great sense of humor. "You'll have to stop being so mean to mother." Classic!

Mr. Cavin said...

"This ring from the skeleton's finger bears Anne's mother's name. These must be her bones..."

Yes sir! Nobody ever bequeaths their jewelry to their heirs. I love comic book logic. Notice that I am wearing one of my grandfather's rings right now. Rev up the identity crisis.

Lots of really loose brushwork today. I particularly liked all the plump rounded edges and playful textures in the first story. Love those moody impressionistic skies.

todd said...

What a couple of oddballs. It took me the longest time to figure out that was a mirror in the last panel of the first story.

As for the second story, I want to know what college admitted Dan. Can't help but wonder if becoming a vampire would've made him any smarter.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE THAT VAULT OF EVIL REPRINT TOO AND ITS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF MY FAVORITE STORIES. GOOD TO SEE AN ACE TALE AGAIN, ITS BEEN AWHILE.......VAMPIRE SISTERS YES!!!

goblin said...

At first, I thought 'The Witching Hour!' was one of the dumbest tales I've read on THoIA, but then the ending came and I laughed… and laughed… and laughed. Good one!

Thanks again, Karswell. The last month was great, but July promises to become even better!

Anonymous said...

Ahh, the welcome return of "snake grass."

Karswell said...

Snake grass mixed with a last second revelation = pre-code magic!

And someone remind me to add more ACE stories for July too.

salem said...

Lots of really loose brushwork today.

Mr. Cavin said...

Oh freaky, the spam robot from some online music store that made the previous comment actually quoted my own contribution. Spam robots have taken one more step toward the illusion of artificial intelligence. (Or perhaps just the illusion of being me.) Next step is Skynet I guess.