Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Revenge of a Witch

Before we jump into some witchy revenge from the Dec. '52 issue of Witches Tales #16, I want to thank all of you who continue to stop by THOIA and leave comments, it really does help keep the heads rolling around here (now in our third year!) just knowing that people are indeed still interested in this blog... 667 followers can't be wrong, and speaking of, a Super-Satanic-Double-Horned salute to Funky Blondie Gurl who materialized out of nowhere to secure the treasured #666 spot-- HAIL! And of course thanks to each and every one of you 100% Pre-Code Followers as well!







12 comments:

Gumba said...

Ah, pre-code witches; either stacked temptresses or old hags. And "crash"? Was the coffin made of pottery?

KW said...

These are always good. Thanks for posting!

Mykal said...

Karswell: From a technical standpoint - these are some first class scans, my friend! I always appreciate a fellow that takes this kind of care with his posts! I think part of a comic scan blog's mission is archival - to preserve this great stuff for future comic and art lovers. Inevitably, these pulp-based originals will go the way of all things despite comic bags, loving care, etc. When that sad day comes, all that will be left is the archive of blogs like yours. Good job, and keep it up!

prof. grewbeard said...

oops! there goes all electrical power! so much for archiving! but let's hope that never happens... (gulp!)

heh, heh. MY FACE IS MELTING!!! heh, heh...

LOVED the art on this one!

word verification- unfacty. opposite of factual!

Turok1952 said...

"the protoplasm of her beauty"?
That has to be a one-of-a-kind classic bit of narrative! Thank you so much for that one!

Look at the wall hatching in the middle panel of page 3.
Is that not absolutely Ditko-esque?

ghostseeker said...

I cracked up over the fact that she looks like Elvira wearing a green slime beard.
My father had all sorts of great comics from his youth (and older) that I grew up reading. I was reading Poe by the time I was six. I guess I can blame my father for the fact that I love this stuff! Rest in peace, dad.

ghostseeker said...

I should have expanded--in the first panel, the witch looks like Elvira wearing a green slime beard.

Mr. Cavin said...

I particularly like this one. The pages just looks so merry (and I agree that the middle panel on page three is excellent--also the bottom corner of four). I am a little sad that the titular revenge was stuffed all the way down into the bottom of the last page, and I would have liked to have seen a witchier motive than money for yanking all the dead people out of the ground. But no biggie. I think the central business here turned out to be the death scene of the father, which was both creepier and more hallucinogenic than usual.

Mr. Cavin said...

...and I dig the crazy mixed-up theology in that text insert too, from the list of Satanic and routine Catholic holidays to Lucifer being the Devil's secretary or something. And how many comic-reading kids went to sleep wondering what in the world "the witches carried on criminal relations with Satan" might mean?

Karswell said...

>Ah, pre-code witches; either stacked temptresses or old hags.

Indeed Gumba, both have their list o'charms!

>These are always good. Thanks for posting!

Thanks for stopping by KW!

>part of a comic scan blog's mission is archival - to preserve this great stuff for future comic and art lovers.

I agree 100% Mykal, no point in doing something unless one does it right... thanks for the great comment!

>heh, heh. MY FACE IS MELTING!!! heh, heh...

Prof, that is actually the protoplasm of her beauty dribbling down her chin.

>"the protoplasm of her beauty"?
That has to be a one-of-a-kind classic bit of narrative!

Yep, so good it is Turok, that I had to steal it for the comment above!

>the witch looks like Elvira wearing a green slime beard.

Well we all know Elvira stole pretty much EVERYTHING she does for her own schtick, so go figure GH...

>what in the world "the witches carried on criminal relations with Satan" might mean?

Haha! See the cover art for Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, MC!

Really fine set of comments on this post, keep 'em coming! I have another story from this issue coming up next... hope everyone is enjoying these yarns from Harvey's super-fine Witches Tales series!

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Mykal said...

Thanks a million, National Loans! I always come to THOIA when I'm looking for some loan money to see me through to the next paycheck or maybe just for a little spending cash! Douche.