Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Werewolf of Washington Square

A somewhat typical tale of lycanthropy gets the Everett Raymond Kinstler treatment, as Werewolf Wednesday savagely leaps upon you a day early (what kind of surprise is it if it happens when you're totally expecting it?) Seriously, Kinstler really shines this one up, but is it just me or did he obviously dip into the Fredrich March as Mr. Hyde photo reference file a tad bit? Ahhh well...

From the October 1953 issue of Nightmare #3








And congratulations to Trevor M in our recent "Isle of the Doomed" Contest, after much deliberation (and Carrot Top desecration), he just won himself a THOIA tee shirt! Thanks again to all who participated, more contests coming soon! Trevor, please email me your address and tee shirt size when you get a chance. ---Karswell

NEXT: More St. John Nightmares!

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The Wonderful Wizard: Daniel Dunglas Home
(art by Everett Raymond Kinstler)


17 comments:

Anonymous said...

THIS FELT LIKE AN ACG STORY BUT EVERETTS ART REALLY SENT IT OVER THE TOP! MAN I LOVE HIS LINE WORK........AND I SEE WHAT YOU MEAN BY THE WERWOLF FACES TOO, TOTALLY LOOKS LIKE MR HYDE.

Drmer_5 said...

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Regards to all.

todd said...

Werewolf Wednesday on Tuesday! Hooray! Although this is nearly a purely psychological lycanthropy story. His ears sort of point at the end, but he really is more of a Mr. Hyde than any actual animal. Wish the ending were a little less paint-by-numbers but enjoyed the post anyway. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Great stuff but what a sad ending. Kinstler happily swapped the banned horror comics for painting Presidents and suchlike. Tragic.

Joey Deadcat said...

Amazing art by Kinstler!

Karswell said...

Yeah, I usually like a little more Werewolf in my werewolf story but Kinstler does an amazing job here none the less... not sure why he chose a less hairy Mr. Hyde appearence, but a bigger werewolf blunder is to have a four legged wolf instead of an upright two legger like, as ALL CAPS ANON pointed out, ACG was sometimes notorious for.

Thanks for the comments today, coming up next: A Ghastly rip!

prof. grewbeard said...

great art, in a style that is a nice change of pace. still, lurid is where it's at most of the time, when we're talking pre-code. i think...

Anonymous said...

cool stuff and the dunglas story was interesting too.

Karswell said...

>and the dunglas story was interesting too.

Daniel Dunglas Home was indeed a real person, check this out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Dunglas_Home

todd said...

"but a bigger werewolf blunder is to have a four legged wolf instead of an upright two legger like,"

It is?

Karswell said...

>It is?

I'm talking about werewolves that look like a simple nature channel wolf of the wild... so yes, a big BORING artistic choice in my opinion.

sfdoomed said...

"I'm unfit for human society." How about unfit for HUMANE society! First the poor cat and then the dog.

Artwork was spectacular in this, but the story had no...well...story.

Anonymous said...

Unique warewolf story, different from most since the warewolf was killed with ordinary bullets instead of silver bullets.

Page two bottom panel
AAA-RROOOO-
warewolves of Washington

(no, it just doesn't have the same ring as warewolves of London)

todd said...

I think this is king and grandaddy of them all:

http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2008/04/werewolf-valley.html

Mike H said...

I like the baby clubbing best!

Horror pariah said...

Rather by-the-numbers story, but some nice elements like him moving up from animals to human.

As for the art? What can be said? Amazing. And that is definitely the March Hyde(Beware the Hyde's of March?).

Lily Strange said...

Well, psychologists do say that people who kill animals always move up to humans eventually. But I've never heard of a werewolf working his way up before. Oh, they might kill a sheep or two, but they generally like the human prey from the get-go.