Monday, February 15, 2010

The Girl Who Couldn't Die!

Stopping by an antique shop a few weeks ago to say hi to a friend working there led to the discovery of a mutilated copy of Marvel's Giant-Size Chillers #1 in a small stack of junk mags (I love when that happens!) containing this cool 'n spooky old Paul Reinman reprint, originally presented in the October 1951 issue of Adventures into Terror #6. (Please excuse the condition of this story in places, I tried to clean it up as much as possible.)









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BONUS SHORT: Silk Gauze
(From the Feb-March '69 issue of Witching Hour #1)

8 comments:

The Vicar of VHS said...

A double dose of Swami goodness! These would be good to read right before settling down to a nice viewing of NIGHTMARE ALLEY--which is a wonderful creepy noir, even if it lacks the supernatural angel of this first tale.

Speaking of that tale--loved it! That splash page had me from the get-go: "If you read this, you'll find yourself trapped in an ancient mansion with the mad spirit of a lovely girl!" Really, just try to hold me back!

And after his pre-game makeout with Sandra together with his suggestive body positioning, I think there's no mystery as to how Larry manages that "Knock Knock Knock" under the table in panel 1 of pg. 2! ;)

I was a little upset with "Silk Gauze," however--way to take all the mystery out of life, guys!

Hope you enjoyed your VD, Karswell! (Not that kind...well, YKWIM... ;) )

Comment verification: "epickshe"--or rather, EPIC SHE! Apropros, no?

Emme Toaye said...

"Silk" gauze, what an idea! I for one liked it.

Mykal said...

Karswell: Creepy with a capital "K". I loved that last page. It really gave me the shivers. "So many memories." Brrr. -- Mykal

sfdoomed said...

Looks like Larry really did muff this one in the end! He should have just went for it; legitimization at last! The ending was quite creepy with the old mansion, a ghost, and an axe. A good way to start the week, I'd say. Thanks Karswell!

Anonymous said...

I AGREE THE LAST COUPLE PANELS ARE REALLY CHILLING! AND IT IS NICE TO SEE THE LADIES GET SOME REVENGE FOR A CHANGE TOO!

prof. grewbeard said...

Louise reminds me of an ex - i woke up to a sight that resembled that last panel! needless to say, i moved out of that particular haunted mansion...

Karswell said...

Yeppers, just like in real life the ladies are getting the upper hand at THOIA this week, and us d00ds don't stand a chance... I know I don't.

Get ready for an Adventure into Darkness next, and as always thanks for the comments.

Anonymous said...

Great post!