Sunday, December 20, 2009

Spawn of the Devil!

THOIA "Flash Forwards" into the 60's and 70's all this week as we wage full-on war against the coming of the holy holiday! It's a wild 'n gory, satanic shocker by Russ Jones and Jerry Grandenetti, and first appeared in the Feb. '75 issue of Tales of Evil #1, (published by the other Atlas Comics, aka Seaboard Periodicals.)










And just ahead: Witches! Exorcisms! Demons! And more SATAN! And possibly even a visit from 'ol Santa Claus himself too... you think I'm joking, don't you?
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7 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

i almost posted a Grandenetti story, i think it was called "Vampire Happening '69" or something like that, for Halloween this year, still will eventually. such a bizarre style. the whole world is on drugs in his illustrations...

Anonymous said...

SUCH A WILD ART STYLE JERRY EVOLVED INTO IN THE 70S, VERY DIFFERENT THAN THE DR DREW TALES.

AND SO MUCH FOR HAPPY ENDINGS! WOW. GREAT POST!

Mykal said...

Karswell: I know Grandenetti from his extensive and wonderful work in war comics, where his pencils and inks are often genre-stretching. His co-creator of Gunner and Sarge for DC, Robert Kanigher, remarked often how he loved to experiment with his art. You can really see that in this wonderful post - his work straining at the panels to express horrible things. And succeeding mightily. God, that little girl is scary.

Wonderful post, sir. I can hardly wait for CandleMass Eve. I have a yearly tradition I am really, really looking forward to. – Mykal

Karswell said...

>"Vampire Happening '69"

I hope you do post it Prof, I love Grandenetti and would love to see it!

>VERY DIFFERENT THAN THE DR DREW TALES.

Different a bit yes, Anon, but you can still see his unique linework in there even when applied to this later, more stylized approach... there's nobody like Grandenetti.

>can hardly wait for CandleMass Eve. I have a yearly tradition I am really, really looking forward to.

Me too Mykal, haha!

>or is it a season and day that has been "christianized" by the deception of Satan the Devil?

Yes, Satan did it.

Lots more hits from Hell coming up here at THOIA, just in time to further ruin xmas for everyone (even those who are apparently "saved and happy.")

ajsztehlo said...

Hello Karswell!

I was wondering if you could tell me how you find the information on what the artists and writers were for the Warren Magazines, particularly Creepy, as I am having a hard time doing so.

Thanks,

ajsztehlo

sfdoomed said...

Oh boy, the Christians are coming out in full force! First it was the story of the man with the holes in his hands and the pond, now it's "saved and happy". You must be doing something right, Karswell.

This story is just pure madness. The evil glare on the girl's face before she kills her mother is enough to frighten anyone, even someone who is "saved and happy"! I had my cat sitting on my lap while I was reading this tale, but she really didn't appreciate the kitty sacrifice on page four!

As for the Creepy question above, this site will give all the info one can want on that fantastic magazine:
http://www.enjolrasworld.com/Richard%20Arndt/The%20Warren%20Magazines.htm

Thanks Karswell!

Cindy M said...

I've read Zecharia Sitchin. 'Nuff said.

Oh look! The constellation Auriga in a circle!

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