Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Stone Dead

A three-time loser stumbles upon a clever con job concept (one that you just know will backfire in face), in this weirdly fun Morey / Moritz tale from the November 1954 issue of Beware #12.






7 comments:

Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

And the day upon which Amat-Or walks each year: 15 April.

(BTW, his name seems a mixture of Latin and Spanish.)

Mykal said...

I really loved this story - it has a real classic feel. I also loved the the dialogue, both exterior and interior, when the guide is describing the story of Amat-Or, and our "three time loser" has thought balloons completely obsessed with the ruby. Great stuff.

Karswell said...

I agree, the dialogue is what makes this one. My fave: "If you'd just stayed away a little longer-- you wouldn't be going away for keeps!"

And a close 2nd for: "Let's dispense with the formalities and get down to the contributions!" haha

Arion said...

I love those classic stories. You have a grear blog, and I say that as a huge fan of horror (comic books & movies).

I just reviewed a horror comic book in my blog, so in case you want to check that out, here's a link:

www.artbyarion.blogspot.com

Keep up the good work!

Psychonator said...

I guess Karl Klaw really found his niche!

Ba-dum-bum!

Don't forget to tip your wraiths!

Karswell said...

> You have a grear blog, and I say that as a huge fan of horror (comic books & movies).

Thanks Arion, and good luck with your blog too!

>I guess Karl Klaw really found his niche!

Yeah! It's not like all the other hole in the wall joints either.

Anonymous said...

The deceased walked again when Amat-Or left his niche (in doing so he became their Rean-Amat-or)

This was a fun story, I wonder what a modern cartoonist would have done with it(different setting, different backgrounds, etc.)