Monday, January 18, 2010

Vampire Hunter / Strange Mr. Milque

We're still in Flash Forward mode this week, as well as vampire mode, and today it's a blood suckin' double freak feature! First up "The Vampire Hunter" from the Jan. '75 issue of Mad House #97 with fantastic art by Frank Thorne... this one introduced the Sherlock Holmes-esque Henry Hobson, who according to GCD was intended to be a re-occuring character, though this appears to be his one and only appearence. And our second tale today, "The Strange Mr. Milque" is a great submission from fellow comic book blogger Mykal (click his name for links to all his amazing blogs!) His story was originally presented in the Dec. '74 issue of Midnight Tales #10 and contains some super spooky (and sexy) art, this time by Tom Sutton. Thanks again to Mykal for sharing!













Sharpen up the stakes and check the garlic for freshness, cuz you haven't seen the last of the vampires this week!

15 comments:

Wings said...

Both fun, creepy tales.

The Hobson character is interesting, but the whole thing feels really rushed. Would have been cool to see him more, with a change in outfits. Don't need to copy Sherlock TOO much! haha

Loved the last one, too, even if the ending was a bit predictable.

Anonymous said...

I AGREE THE VAMPIRE HUNTER SHOULD HAVE HAD AN ENTIRE ISSUE OF HIS OWN! THORNE IS GREAT AND THE SECOND STORY WAS ALOT OF FUN..I WOULD BE A DROOLING FOOL OVER JENNY LINSTROM TOO FOR SURE!

prof. grewbeard said...

"Sherlock Holmes, Vampire Hunter", eh? nice art though...

"The Strange Mr. Milque" was pretty awesome, very unique. i'm assuming the sun room just lets in the sun and it wasn't sun lamps that killed them. this story should have been called "Poor Mr. Milque"!

Anonymous said...

FORGOT THE SLIM JIM AD.. IS THAT JACK DAVIS?

Mykal said...

Prof.: Nope, that's Gray Morrow, who did a lot of great work for Warren Publications - Creepy, Eerie, and Blazing Combat - among much else. -- Mykal

blackwalnut2001 said...

This is a bit belated, but regarding your query from an earlier post (The Horror Heads):

Little homunculus heads also emerge from protagonists in:

Death Has Many Tongues. Avon one-shot City of the Living Dead, 1952.

The Parasite! Adventures into Terror #8, February 1952.

Dead Man’s Chest. Dark Mysteries #8, September 1952.

Not positive, but I believe you’ve posted all these. Either you or Pappy.

Karswell said...

>that's Gray Morrow, who did a lot of great work for Warren Publications

Gray Morrow illustrated the Sorcery ad, Jack Davis most likely did the Slim Jim ad. I have another one of these ads I'll be posting later this week.

>regarding your query from an earlier post

Thanks Blackwalnut, I knew someone would go through the THOIA archive and dig up those rotten old stories. I should start giving out Marvel no-prizes.

I want to thank Mykal again for sending me the Mr. Milque story, love it! More vampires just around the corner (AIEEE!) don't leave home without your crucifix!

Mykal said...

Oops, sorry. I still don't think Davis did the SJ ad, though. I'm pretty sure he always signed his work. Anyway . . .

Mykal said...

Ooops again. It's Davis. He did a whole slew of ads for Slim Jim in the seventies (Googled it). Didn't sign a damn one of them.

Anonymous said...

it is definitely Davis, just google 'Jack Davis Slim Jim Ads' and you will see tons of examples.

movies and advertising said...

vampire hunter is one of the comics i enjoy reading...

Karswell said...

Okay, next post it's back to the freaky 50's, hope everyone enjoyed the two day Flash Forward.

Also, notice at the end of each post now I've added the "Linkwithin" gadget. Let me know if you find this to be helpful or annoying, it randomly picks related posts from the archive which I think is a good idea, but apparently it repeats itself like crazy and in my opinion doesn't go back very far into the archive at all. I'll give it a week or so and maybe we can vote on it. I've seen it on other blogs and found it helpful, if it doesn't help anyone here though I'm driving a stake right through it's goddamn heart.

Thanks for the comments, and have a lovely day.

Max the drunken severed head said...

Late to comment, but this was a real blast from the past for me! "The Strange Mr. Milque" made a real impression on me as a kid--I found it by turns creepy, funny and sad. Not something most '70s horror comic book stories did. Thanks for sharing it.

Loved Sutton's work here. Did some great stuff for the Warren mags, earlier.

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