Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Frozen Bride

From the October 1952 issue of Strange Fantasy #2, it's a particularly foul, freezer burnt treat that definitely won't warm the cockles of anyone's heart (or pants), and will undoubtably leave many of you in hysterics, or pondering poorly realized revenge choices. Soooo stupid...








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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Weird ending, almost as if they ran out of pages and had to come up with some sort of wrap-up. Nice artwork though and I really liked the setting.

Anonymous said...

nice story and nice art. anyone know who the artist is? i really like his style. btw, i have known a few cold females in my time but Yvonne takes the ice tray. Freddie

Lysdexicuss said...

what a chilling three-way...

Anonymous said...

I will not agree on it. I regard as warm-hearted post. Specially the appellation attracted me to review the intact story.

Mark said...

Obviously, the story was written backwards to explain how that initial splash panel came to be.

The Alfred Hitchcock Presents television show did a somewhat similar story seven years later--"The Crystal Trench," broadcast October 4, 1959. The Hitchcock story though, had a better premise. (A loved one falls into a glacier. The lover waits many years for the body to re-emerge at the bottom of the glacier.) The Hitchcock story had a better ending, too. (The lover makes a horrific discovery when the body does turn up. The perfectly preserved body of the loved one has something incriminating in its possession.)

Karswell said...

Thanks for the info Mark, and if anyone is interested, The Crystal Trench is available to watch FREE online right here at HULU:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/52610/alfred-hitchcock-presents-the-crystal-trench

prof. grewbeard said...

good grief, the b/w Eerie Pubs version is totally rewritten to make the Henry Jackson character a sympathetic one and both murders accidents! it's all about his tragic lonliness. H.J.'s eyebrows are redrawn to make him look less mean, even! crazy! wonder why they would do that, you'd think it might go the other way...

Cindy said...

Wow. If a blizzard ever hits around here, I hope my husband tells me not to go traipsing around in it. :-p I knew that's a no-no from where I grew up; but silly female that I am, I might have forgotten and not have enough common sense. ;-) Sure can tell this was published in 1952, lol.

Okay, so in the 1st panel she's got a dress on. In the last panel she (looks like) has boots, slacks, a parka. That makes more sense. And human figures apparently can move in a solid block of ice. Hmmm.

Liked it overall, though. :-)

Mykal said...

Karswell: I like this story a lot. Very clever - I love the concept of two dead bodies, frozen in a posture of young love forever, being the only punishment for the killer. It is interesting to imagine the after-story - how made would the killer become? Very Poe. -- Mykal

Anonymous said...

A CRAZY ENDING, USUALLY THE GUY TRYING TO KILL EVERYBODY WINDS UP GETING KILLED HIMSELF. SO I GUESS HE SORT OF GETS AWAY WITH IT UNLESS HE LOOKS AT THEM??? DUDE DONT LOOK!

sfdoomed said...

Well that was a tasty treat. Now I want to see the Eerie edition that Professor Growbeard mentioned.

This "Anonymous" guy sure gets around in the comments section, huh?

Karswell said...

One more pre-code post to go and then our theme jumps into Flash Forward mode for a couple tales this weekend... hope everyone is having a great week, and as always thanks for the comments!