Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Murder Will Out! / Terror in the Tropics

Whatever it was the Atlas bullpen had against blondes back in the pre-code days we'll never know, but one thing is for certain-- it's totally time for another long awaited / request filled THOIA Atlas Fest! And this time we pose this simple, themed question: "Do blondes really have more fun?" (ANSWER: Definitely not this week!) Our first traumatizin' tale is from the July '53 issue of Uncanny Tales #10, while the second is another warm-hearted charmer from the Feb '53 issue of Suspense #27.







Cover art by Russ Heath






Cover Art by Carl Burgos

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

la di da di di di, la de da do do, la di da di di di.

say how about a nice hawaiian punch?
sure......

KA-POW!!!

la di da di di di, la de da...

Odyzeus! said...

"No sight, no sound, no living..."

Holy shit! That's dark poetry indeed!

Anonymous said...

About the first story: in the first panel, is that supposed to be a spider or a crab on the lady's shoulder? Later on, whoever drew the "sea leech" either wanted to have the "leech" taken somewhay figuratively, (like "sea lice") ;or had never seen a leech before; (thing looked like a snake of some kind! Didn't this guy ever go swimming or wading in a lake or river before?)

Anonymous said...

Sorry; that last one was mine; forgot to sign it!

DBurch7670

Mr. Cavin said...

I know a giant sabre-toothed frog adder when I see it.

Hey, that last story was awesome looking. I loved the extreme "eighties horror movie" colored gel lighting and all the super dynamic closeups. This extreme POV happening here, coupled with the strangely depthless woodcut-like thick-line brush style, made it feel really edgy in parts, like a punk zine collage. This is probably my pick for neatest pre-code art in quite a while.

Karswell said...

I like when you guys get nit picky about the monsters in these stories... let's see, it's about a girl that shape shifts into a sea leech or whatever it is (like it matters.) But no, for some reason we require more accurate knowledge and reference from the artist who was probably just as confused as we are when he was handed the original script. Come on peeps, let's not sweat the details, these stories are entertainment, there's more to like here than not like.

If anyone has info about the artist on the second story I would love to know the name, thanks! More bad blondes coming up ASAP.

tom said...

I was wondering about the cover of Suspense... I am curious what Burt Lang did..

Trevor M said...

I loved the claustrophobic atmosphere of the second tale. You can almost hear the flies buzzing, trying to get in through the screens.

Good idea for a theme, Karswell!

Karswell said...

Hey Tom, I posted the Suspense #27 cover story back in August 2008, check the archive by clicking HERE:

http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2008/08/if.html

The Bad Blondes theme continues Trevor, coming up next with Cal Massey, John Forte, and the long awaited return of Mad Matt Fox!