Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Don't Try To Outsmart the Devil!

The ever awesome Atlas Tales site has an interesting note on today's Satan-o-riffic Stan Lee scripted story from the November (or is it December?) 1952 issue of Adventures into Terror #13: "The Gil Kane ink (?) credit comes from Carmine Infantino telling Doc V that Kane worked on stories at this time with him..."










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Vintage AD
Yes folks! You too can look slimmer, just like greedy, annoying old Murdock in the last panel of the story above! The Chevalier is good for your thumpin' heart too!

14 comments:

Lysdexicuss said...

A pianist or jazz band would love to have that beating heart for backup rythym~!

Pierre Fournier said...

The air-cooled Chevalier is the SCARIEST thing you ever posted.

Cindy M said...

Love those vintage ads! The Chevalier, huh? Lol! I'm surprised to see an ad of this nature for men.

Trouble is, if one takes the lady home and the Chevalier "must" come off... and that's enough said. :-p

Cindy M said...

"Pierre Fournier said...
'The air-cooled Chevalier is the SCARIEST thing you ever posted.'"

ROFL! Very true.

jpmorgan said...

"Soul without merit -- Satan will tear it!" Cool story, and I remember seeing two trimmed-down knock-off stories that borrowed images from this one. (Dunno where, though.)

Trevor M said...

Good art. A pretty creepy ending to think about: there's a coffin somewhere where a heart beats forever, long after there's just bones and dust left of everything else.

I always wonder about these soul-selling mortals. I mean, they always go to the old witch/bag lady in the filthy dilapidated shack in the swamp, or the greasy old hermit who lives in a van by the river, who is a "master of satanic magic". Doesn't it ever occur to the would be soul sellers that Satan hasn't exactly enriched the lives of these pathetic wretches who can summon him up?

Anonymous said...

I AGREE WITH JP AND WAS HAVING A SERIOUS SENSE OF DEJA VU WITH THE ART ON THIS ONE. KILLER STORY AND GREAT ENDING, INFANTINO AND KANE.....WOW!!

Charles said...

Reminds me of the Robert E. Howard story: Old Garfield's Heart. Old guy gets a heart that never stops but eventually gets the top of this head blown off and his friends have to take out the heart otherwise it would be in a rotting corpse.

Karswell said...

More Atlas (and more ads too) coming up next! Thanks for the comments...

Anonymous said...

I like how Murdock keeps all his wealth in the form of a vault of gold coins. He's like an evil human version of Scrooge McDuck.

sfdoomed said...

Man, this guy was just BEGGING for ironic justice and a twist of fate.

I like what Trevor said about how these people who want to sell their soul don't realize that those whose assistance they seek have not quite benefited from the black arts. Blinded by greed, I suppose, so they cannot think rationally.

Looking forward to more Atlas tales! Thanks Karswell.

Mykal said...

Karswell: I Loved this story! Such an incredible sense of drama, and the art is so cool! Those brilliant primary colors somehow work perfectly! What a great rendering of the Evil One.

Sort of serves as a reminder what a brilliant comic scripter Lee was before he became fame struck. -- Mykal

prof. grewbeard said...

great art on this one, the coloring was a little crazy!...

Kitty LeClaw said...

Totally in agreement with everyone -- AMAZING artwork, especially in the portrait panels. Fiendish!