Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Which is Witch? / The Mousetrap

Today we present the last two terror tales from the September 1952 issue of Amazing Detective #14 (also see: "The Weasel Returns" in our last post, as well as "Hands Off" and "Drop Dead" posted together HERE!) ...and just to satisfy the sadistic issue completist inside of you, I promise to have more complete pre-code horror comics primed and bloodied for posting all this summer.












10 comments:

todd said...

Anyone else think the first one was written on a deadline? Ha ha ha, what will he THE END

Guybell said...

Great stories! Thanks for posting. It's funny how the artist for the first story completely switched styles and went for a Kirby swipe on the last panel. The Rat story was great.

Guybell said...

Also, I want that 36 piece electric work kit for 14.99

Karswell said...

>what will he THE END

Yes, shoot Paul, hurry! Blow one of them away, but which one?? Witch one?!!! Surely there's no other way to figure out which is witch, no other way at all in the world, nothing performed right in front of you on page 3 by a farmer holding a cross!! So just shoot Paul-- SHOOT! HER! NOWWWWWWW!!!!

Michael Hoskin said...

If only Paul had remembered the old proverb: "don't squeeze the Charmaine."

prof. grewbeard said...

good grief!...

Anonymous said...

HAAAAA SOMETIMES THESE ATLAS TALES ARE SO HALF BAKED YET STILL AWESOME ITS IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO LIKE THEM AS MUCH AS THE REALLY WELL WRITTEN ONES. GREAT ART ON BOTH TOO

Anonymous said...

The title of the first story might have been swiped from a Jack Davis EC story titles "Which Witch is Which?"

Corpse Parade said...

The title of the first story might have been taken from an EC story by Jack Davis titled, "Which Witch is Which?"

Karswell said...

Taken or swiped, you might be right Anonymous Corpse!

Thanks again for the comments everyone, more Atlas on the way, as I've just decided to finish out June with my favorite pre-code publisher.