Monday, September 6, 2010

The Creatures of the Mist / Medusa

You can't very well have a Dark Mysteries Fest and not include a story by THOIA friend and favorite Hy Fleishman-- so how about TWO stories from him! First up: "The Creatures of the Mist" from the January 1952 issue of Dark Mysteries #4, this one has a really great, super gruesome ending. And our second Fleishman feature "Medusa" from the November 1952 issue of Dark Mysteries #9 contains this sensuous line: "The sight of Elfreda stroking the thick black coils of the snake filled Jeff with a strange attraction so great that he could feel the sweat break on his upper lip!" You definitely don't want to miss this one!















10 comments:

todd said...

Feel like I said so before, but I love a snake "expert" who calls them "slimy."

Turok1952 said...

These are absolutely hilarious!

The first story put the Amazon in Africa. Oy vay! Who edited this mag? Anyone?

And Dr. Cors finding his colleagues' heads was pricelessly funny!

The snake story was even funnier. "There's no menfolk in town," therefore call Jeff Lowndes?
So what is Jeff? Chopped liver?

He left the heads on the skinned rattlers? Gadzooks!

The funniest was at the last as Jeff pleaded for help.

I love these tales of absolute camp!

Anonymous said...

THERES SOME AWESOME FIGHT SCENE PANELS ON PAGE 4 OF THE FIRST STORY, AND I LOVE THE BETTY PAGE INSPIRATION FOR ELFREDA IN THE SECOND STORY. COOL STUFF, HY FLEISHMANS ART IS KILLER AND REMINDS ME OF BILL WARD SOME TIMES.

JP Morgan said...

In "Creatures," it's great how the military is so interested in finding the secret of shrunken heads and preserved corpses -- to use for preserving food! Of course! How practical!

prof. grewbeard said...

oh man, i loved "Medusa", that was all kinds of crazy, goodness gracious snakes alive! the first tale was pretty "heady", too! BWAHAHAHAAAA!...(kill me!)

Mr. Cavin said...

What interests me more than the ancient art of shrinking bone and preserving skin is that these vengeful natives apparently kept really good mortuary hairdressers on hand to give the little ornaments that fresh and lively look.

lostcause said...

is it me or is that tribesman goosing the sorcerer in mist4.jpg ?

Jeff Overturf said...

Crude, sexy, funny...everything a comic should be!

Karswell said...

Thanks for the comments... and check the THOIA Archives for more great stories from Hy Fleishman. Long time followers of this blog know Hy's name from the historic / fascinating "Vampire with Iron Teeth" myth controversy-- if you haven't heard about this yet check the archive!

Dominic Bugatto said...

Love this stuff.