Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tales of the Invisible: Blood of a Monster 2

And now for the dementedly creepy finale in our two-part Scarlet O'Neil shocker, from the August 1952 issue of Harvey Comics Hits #59, aka "Tales of the Invisible" ...I've also included the one page bio about series creator Russell Stamm.









14 comments:

Turok1952 said...

Outstanding finale!
Especially gripping was the battle in the office and the duel in the fish tank.

I wish that sordid little psycho had been eaten by the piranhas, though. What a little schmuck!

Boy, I know I cannot be alone! I love Scarlet!!!!

Faycin A Croud said...

Being someone who is claustrophobic and has a huge fear of suffocation I agree that the little jerk should have been eaten by piranhas. That garrotte and underwater business really gave me the creeps!
I'd enjoy seeing more of these.

Mr. Freibert said...

wow! that was awesome! love the style.

goblin said...

This was really great. I would love to read more of Scarlet O'Neil's adventures.

prof. grewbeard said...

that was more fun than a barrel of piranhas but why did Scarlet's hair change color? oops!

Karswell said...

>but why did Scarlet's hair change color? oops!

Not a color change, Prof-- she's INVISIBLE!!

Okay, the positive response to this post has me searching for more Scarlet O'Neil... fyi: the other two-part story in this issue doesn't have much horror to it, but it's totally great anyway. If you want to see it I'll need at least 10 people writing in saying "YES." (sorry, no anonymous comments.)

aldi said...

YES, more Scarlet please!

Eric Stott said...

I like the Marvel-like bit at the end: the villain has a sad origin story and gets a drop of pity.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for not leaving us in suspense long! And I would vote for more of these except for the "No anonymous comments" clause! [I tried to set up an "account (?) here twicebut: the first timemy comment asn't accepted and the second time I forgot my "screenname" and "paasword"!)

DBurch7670

Mr. Cavin said...

Man, this was great. I would love to see more of this stuff, and I don't particularly care if there's much in the way of a horror connection or not. I feel a little iffy on the aesthetics of Mr. Stamm's art--there is something I don't love about its sort of constrained sketchiness--but even still I can't say anything negative about his ability to articulate the storyline from panel to panel. And the writing is solid gold, bold and character-driven and intense. Both halves of this story were dynamo.

Thanks Mr. Karswell, I'd never heard of this series before Friday and now I'm teetering on a new fave.

goblin said...

YES for more Invisible Scarlet!

Turok1952 said...

Absolutely yes for more Scarlet!
Scarlet is a foxy thaaaaang!

More! More Scarlet, puh-LEEZ!!

Karswell said...

Okay, the people have spoken. I will post the other Scarlet O'Neil two-part story from thisissue... in fact, I've actually already posted the first part over at my other blog right here:

http://andeverythingelsetoo.blogspot.com/2011/04/tales-of-invisible-grave-of-greed.html

As mentioned, it's not really all that much of a horror tale, but it is indeed still excellent, so head over to AEET and have some fun. And while you're there, look around a bit, you might find some other past posts to enjoy! Thanks!

Turok1952 said...

A million sincere thanks!