Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Specimen! / Lost!

Creature Double Feature Day, with two eerie horrors from the March 1953 issue of Mystery Tales #9. It's wet and slimy Joe Maneely creeps from the deep, vs. a fanged 'n hairy murderin' monstrosity by Jim Mooney (maybe?) --hold onto your money bags!














10 comments:

goblin said...

"How can I make her stay? Hm-m-m she is a woman… a female! All females are susceptible to… love!"

Carl Melton, ichthyologist and ladies' man.

Guybell said...

Really great art on the first one. The coloring is just wild.

Drew said...

Thanks, Karswell!

Now I have copies of every story in Mystery Tales #9 except the cover story, "The Man in the Morgue." Any chance you could post that story as well?

Anonymous said...

BOTH TALES WERE BAD ASS! KEEP THE ATLAS COMING THIS STUFF RULES!!!

rogue evolent said...

A great double-feature indeed Karswell, THANKS!
"...his nausea at the fish-like odor she exhuded." YIKES.
r/e

Anonymous said...

For the Best in Suspense Stories...I always look for the ATLAS Seal on the Cover! Atlas kicks Ass! Freddy the Freeloader.

todd said...

"I always wanted fame . . . but there's very little an ichthyologist can do to achieve it!"

"Okay, Tom! You're my husband . . . I'll listen to you!"

I love the dialogue in both of these. Über-realism at its finest.

The Vicar of VHS said...

Both of these are great! I particularly like the extremely dynamic art in LOST, and that wonderful aging sequence at the bottom of page 2. Great stuff!

And THE SPECIMEN reminds me of an Italian b-flick I reviewed recently, ISLAND OF THE FISHMEN. Even the creature designs are similar. And the art there is interesting as well, esp. the "flashback" panel at the top of pg. 2.

But when Carl gets grabby at the bottom of that same page--wow, could he BE any creepier? :P

Karswell said...

Haha, awesome comments on this one... seriously, this is why I blog people. Thanks again!

Next Stop-- THE MORGUE!

prof. grewbeard said...

i'm sorry, but NONE of that made sense! however, a grand time was had by all...

word verification- imiturr. now THAT makes sense!...