Sunday, June 12, 2011

Murder Mountain

"Evil, like history, repeats itself..." says the intro to today's post, and coincidently enough, so do the plots of many pre-code horror stories. I particularly like this set-up though: two crooked thugs on the run unknowingly wander into a realm of supernatural terror, only to find there is no escape from their evil deeds, or in this case, from evil history. We've seen it before, we'll see it again, and I love it just the same everytime. From the May 1953 issue of Horrific #5.







9 comments:

Turok1952 said...

Wonderful story!

I like the way the bullets zinged into them.

Eric Stott said...

It's like they found the panels for a western story and created this one around them.

Anonymous said...

Or maybe the parent publisher's hiorror people were all sick/on vacation/whatever and their Western writers had to fill in?

DBurch7670

Mr. Cavin said...

I'd love to see this reprinted as a one-page quickie:

"How we get up that mountain, old-timer?"

"What, sonny? Go to 'Murder Mountain'? Why you don't want to go up there on account of all them ghosts."

"You got that right right, pops. Thanks!"


Surprise! THE END.

prof. grewbeard said...

by cracky, thet wuz a "so bad'n it's a-good'n"!

i kept getting a Ditko vibe from some of the layouts and character's expressions, am I seeing ghosts?...

Todd said...

There's a story I'd like to read! Can anyone here recall a story where bad guys actually took good advice?

Drazen said...

Favourite panels, bottom of page 3, what a great half face with the silhouettes in the back and the second panel of page 4.
Fun stuff as always!

Karswell said...

This is a weird and wild one, glad ya'll dug it... got a few more from this issue coming up this week so hang around, pard'nuhs, and thanks for the comments!

Frank Forte said...

great cover man!! very eerie colors