Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dell Movie Classic: The Mummy (Part Two)

Time for the strange, open ended conclusion to the Dell Movie Classic #537 version of The Mummy (Sept / Nov 1962.) As Drew explained in the comments of our previous Dell offering last month (see Dracula), "The endings of at least three of the early 1960s Dell Monster Classics ("Dracula," "Frankenstein," and "The Creature") make it plain that a sequel was contemplated, and the "The Wolfman" and "The Mummy" could also have been reinterpreted to be less final than they looked. Somehow these sequels never came to be." It's too bad too, because The Mummy could definitely benefit from a bigger / better ending, or another issue or two. Come back next month for The Wolfman!




















Scary Mummy vs. Funny Mummy Time!

(Mr. X image found at Pierre's ever awesome Monster Crazy! And the Johnny Ryan gag can be found at VICE/Viceland along with tons more of Ryan's brain bustin' insanity.)

12 comments:

Drew said...

Hmm -- I'd obviously forgotten the specific ending to Dell's "Mummy" story. (Your posting in the first time I've seen a copy since 1962!)

CLEARLY a sequel was planned for it, too.

Anonymous said...

FOR SURE THERE SOULD HAVE BEEN A SEQUEL. I FIND THE PANELS WHERE THEY HAVE CAUGHT HIM AND IN THE CAR TO BE REALLY FUNNY. THATS SOME MUMMY HUMILATION FOR SURE!AHAHAHAHA

prof. grewbeard said...

i'm just picturing the C.O.P.S. version of this story!

anyway, i found the whole thing to be quite mummilicious...

Mykal Banta said...

It seems Jack Sparling's fate to be forever underappreciated. regardless of endings - I'm loving this art! I waited with baited breath for this post, and was not disappointed. I never am by Sparling. Thanks for posting this!

Karswell said...

Boy, the comments are waaaay down lately... making me rethink even posting The Wolf Man next month. Oh well, thanks to those that did comment, we have some wacky witch doctors lined up next.

Anonymous said...

Well I for one certainly hope you post the Wolf Man comic. I am really enjoying these Dell Movie Classics and appreciate all you do. Thanks again!

nyrdyv said...

With the characters present in the "era of the Mummy", it would seem there is no end of stories that could be told in subsequent issues.

Cheers!

Steven G. Willis
XOWComics.com

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