Tuesday, July 13, 2010

'Til Death Do Us Part (X2)

Someone over at Standard Comics really liked the " 'Til / Till Death Do Us Part " title, because they used it two issues in a row: the July 1953 issue of Out of the Shadows #9 (Joe Orlando art?), and the October 1953 issue of Out of the Shadows #10. Two interesting tales, with two morbidly satisfying outcomes. (fyi: issue completists, Out of the Shadows #9 is now on THOIA in its entirety.)













10 comments:

Charles said...

"...and just look at my art director."

The Vicar of VHS said...

Ah, I just love those "milquetoast revenge on harpy wife" stories! An extremely common conceit in the comics you feature, Karswell, and it always makes me wonder about the private lives of the artists and writers behind them!

Speaking of artists, that's some very striking near-expressionistic work in the first TDDUP there--Henry's saggy great suit, his enormous shape-shifting head, and of course that flaming denouement. Fantastic!

Paired with the first, the secret of the second story seemed kind of telegraphed, but still pretty groovy. An excellent double-dose of veiled-corpse goodness today, K!

rogue evolent said...

Great stuff again K!
When I get to "jones'n" (jones-in?) for my daily fix of thrills, chills, and kid kool entertainment, I know that I can always come to THOIA and everything is right again.
Kudos
r/e

8thRay said...

I liked them both! The wife being confronted by her flaming husband (dead? alive? somewhere in between?) was a nice, nasty shock. The cruel, mean-spirited ending to the second one was also pretty sweet. Two thumbs up.

Anonymous said...

I AGREE TWO KILLER STORYS!! I HAVE A NEW FOUND RESPECT FOR THIS SERIES,NOT THAT FELT BAD ABOUT IT BEFORE OR ANYTHING BUT SERIOUSLY GOOD STUFF! THANKS.....

Anonymous said...

That first "T'il" looks like Sekowsky to me, a Standard stalwart.

Karswell said...

As mentioned, this now finishes out the entire issue of Out of the Shadows #9, (check for other stories posted earlier this month, as well as the THOIA archives containing "Hanged by the Neck", and Reed Crandall's classic "The Corpse That Came to Dinner.")

fyi: by the time we finish out this Standard Comics fest I will have also posted Out of the Shadows #7 and #10 in their entirety too. Thanks again for all of the superb comments!

prof. grewbeard said...

excellent art on both stories. why is it that i feel sorry for the husband in the second story and still think the brother is an ass?...

sfdoomed said...

"The fire is good...it cleans..it washes out the dirt of life."

Classic.

Ain't love grand?

Karswell said...

Haha, you guys kill me... okay, making this dirt life even more worth it (without all the fiery fire of course) with an insane Rocco Mastroserio tale up next--- don't miss it! Thanks again.