Friday, February 26, 2010

Four Daughters of Satan / Nightfilth Rising

As mentioned, we're sticking with stories from Marvel's 70's Tales of the Zombie magazine series for the rest of February, but now focusing on some of the non-Simon Garth yarns featured. Our double header post today contains 2 classics from the March 1974 issue of Tales of the Zombie #4, the first story graced with terrific art by Ernie Chua, aka Ernie Chan.

















Had to add this hilarious ad offering some of the most ridiculously awful pieces of monster "art" I've ever seen. Read the captions! Good grief... and if I know THOIA readers, this will probably get more comments than the two stories.

12 comments:

Tamfos said...

"Nightfilth" means something very different to me. But you gotta love that cop's editorializing at the end of the story. Almost like he's talking to a cat lady or something.

BTW, he's seen things like that before?

Pappy said...

Hell, yeah! Love the '70s black and white Marvels, especially the horror comics. Thanks for posting these.

Anonymous said...

I AGREE WITH PAPPY THIS STUFF IS GREAT!

8thRay said...

I'd actually love to have that Dorian Gray, just because it's so crudely and inexpertly done.

"James R. Johnson, the 'Edgar Allan Poe' of artists"... he's more like the Ed Wood Jr. of artists.

Karswell said...

>he's more like the Ed Wood Jr. of artists.

Haha... perfect. I like the Frankenstein Monster painting, and how "not even the infamous Doctor could put more life into his monster than you will find in this shitball painting."

The Keeper is probably the worst one though, which means it's the best one.

Ormsby said...

I loved those black and white stories from Marvel. I never saw these two stories before, thanks for posting them.

Anonymous said...

Thumbs up on the stories, thumbs down on the Fright Gallery paintings! OMG!

Mike H said...

I love Ernie Chua's artwork on that story! Superb!

Nightfilth Rising... great band name... or SOBM record title!

Karswell said...

>or SOBM record title!

Now that you mention it, Mike...

A few more black 'n white Marvels yet to come, as Feb is winding down March promises a return to color-- and the 50's too!

Mr. Freibert said...

the fright gallery is golden and "night filth rising", what a title.

Cheesemeister said...

I hope this doesn't end up duplicating but it appears to have disappeared.
Recreating previous comment...
Satana reminds me of Vampirella. I discovered Vampirella when I was about nine or ten years old. Really not an appropriate comic for that age group, but what can you do? I wanted to BE Vampirella when I hit puberty. But, curse my faulty genetic makeup, I instead ended up a silly, cheese-loving bat!

Martin Johnson said...

The first story is so cool and chilling. I can't believe how dumb Mary and Ruth are though. Even after Ruth voices her suspicion that sweet dear Aunt Martha could have poisoned their partner Dorothy they fail to seriously consider the possibility of the danger they could be in.

They should have thought perhaps they'd better watch their step and stick together instead of Mary sending Ruth to kill her "aunt" on her own. Classic naive stupidity. Mary also shrugs off the warning when Ruth is killed.