Thursday, January 7, 2010

Not Flesh and Blood! / The Black Gloves

Double Header Day, with the last two stories from the August 1952 issue of Mystic #11... this finishes out the entire issue so if you missed the two previous posts now's your chance to go back and catch them all. Credits for today as follows: "The Black Gloves" by the always deadly duo of Ben Brown and David Gantz, and first up "Not Flesh and Blood!" by the ever reliable Myron Fass. Hope you enjoyed this Atlas classic!











13 comments:

Mike H said...

Man- Mystic #11 is a solid little issue! Thanks for posting the whole thing!!

Karswell said...

And thanks for pointing out my glitch in the intro Mike--- fixed!

Cindy M said...

They should've sent in Bugs Bunny to deal with the big blue monster man. Bugs would make a laughing stock and mincemeat out of him SO fast...

The vintage ad: I initially misunderstood that as a SQUIRT gun (...HUH?...electric?!).

JP Morgan said...

Wow, some crook in "Not Flesh and Blood"! He has his own butler! And he puts a want ad out for somebody to build him a killer robot!

In "The Black Gloves," the "stiff and stained" gloves suggest other unsavory things besides murder... y'know? (Thank goodness it's just that the guy has mouths in his hands.)

sfdoomed said...

There's got to be an easier way to off someone than building a robot. I usually don't like the Atlas robot stories too much, but this one was pretty terrifying.

I was coincidentally listening to Kraftwerk while reading this story, which was quite appropriate, especially when dealing with the esteemed Mr. Luger, the Germanic droid. The first couple of panels for "Not Flesh and Blood!" also reminded me of that Queen record with the robot crushing people and faces screaming in fear. When I was little that cover art captivated me.

"Black Gloves" had cool artwork but a seriously bizarre "twist" ending that was more silly than scary.

Thanks for the entire issue of Mystic, Karswell. One can never get enough Atlas horror.

Anonymous said...

I AGREE ABOUT NOT GETTING ENOUGH ATLAS HORROR. GREAT STORIES, GREAT ARTWORK, GREAT ISSUE!

GREAT POST! THANKS KARS!!!!

Anonymous said...

I like robot horror stories very much. They are different than the standard horror fare here(which is great also). I think we as a people act more like the robots more and more each day.People are very routine and express very little emotion (on the surface). That might be a good thing.

Corpse Parade said...

I greatly enjoyed the entire issue. I hope that you can devote the entire contents of other issues in the future.

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Karswell said...

Definitely will have more robot stories in 2010, as well as full issue presentations (I can't guarantee sexchatting or private amatuer cam action though!) Thanks again for the great comments.

I have a very chilly theme worked up for next week now so don't forget your mittens kittens!

Frank Forte said...

This has got to be one of the greatest blogs ever!!! I liked the old logo though. cheers and keep posting more classic horror!!! I may rip some of these off and post on my blog! will give proper credit and links!!!

prof. grewbeard said...

well, i really gotta hand it to you Kars...

Anonymous said...

The robot's head and face look very similar to the robot in "The Colossus of New York" 1958, though the bolts in its neck seem reminiscent of Frankenstein.