Thursday, November 24, 2011

Appetite for Death

Happy Thanksgiving 2011 friends, and as you prepare to gorge yourself on the usual trimmings and holiday trappings today, take a moment to sink your teeth into another terrible tale from the November 1954 issue of Beware #12. This tainted turkey is sure to tantilize your trembling tastebuds with an--






9 comments:

brandiweed said...

The final panel is very "Little Shop of Horrors"-ish. (Both this and the film may be calling back to John Colliers' "Green Thoughts".)

Anonymous said...

Boy, Trent's a bit slow on the uptake, eh? "Boy it sure is mysterious the way food and people keep vanishing around my giant carnivorous plant that I keep out in the open. I wonder what could have happened?" Yeah, that's a real question for the ages, Doctor.

Karswell said...

@ Brandi: indeed! A few of the details are very much in line with the Collier classic, especially the ending with the new plant growths resembling the victims.

Mr. Cavin said...

Hm. I wonder what this guys pollinators look like? A where's the stuffed turkey blossom, you ask? I guess since that luncheon fowl was already headless, it doesn't get to be a bud. Interesting ramifications there.

I like how much this monster looks like a Brussels sprout. I always knew those things were evil. Happy Thanksgiving, Karswell.

Psychonator said...

Dr. Trent's not the sharpest tool in the shed, is he?

Loathsomely bad art plus clueless script equals pure entertainment!

sfdoomed said...

I think the way Dr. Trent is portrayed as not being completely evil makes this story a little different from the norm. He actually wanted to apologize for punching his partner (who did violently grab him; I probably would have done the same).

But I agree with others about his lack of perception. Then again, there wouldn't be so many victims in horror if it weren't for complete cluelessness.

Great to see the blog still going strong, Karswell! Happy Thanksgiving.

Prof. Grewbeard said...

a plant sprouting human heads is a creepy idea no matter what.

Frank Forte said...

love the psychedelic colors

Karswell said...

Going strong indeed, "The Blog That Wouldn't Die", they call it. Even though I died a long time ago...

More from Beware coming up!