Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Super-Abnormal Phenomena Survival Kit!

Long time THOIA reader Trevor M requested more from the late great John Severin, (who passed away last month at the age of 90.) Trev even suggested a superb selection from the May 1976 issue of Creepy #79, and here it is-- a very funny jab at horror cliches, and what to do about them. If anyone wants to see more Creepy tales here just let me know, I have no problem keeping things black and white this month.












Warren's Best of '75

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent! Yes, by all means, consider a month of black and white and more stories from Warren.

Anonymous said...

If you're serious about black and white, I wouldn't mind seeing more of the Christopher Lee Treasury of Terror from the 1960s.

den said...

I would like to see a Wally Wood story so to celebrate my copy of WALLY WOOD EC STORIES ARTIST'S EDITION an absolutely titanic effort by IDW!

Krent Able said...

Awesome..I can definitely handle more like this..

bzak said...

Howdy,

I'm all for more Creepy (and Eerie!) tales. Would especially like to see Tom Sutton's classic "Spiders are Revolting" from Eerie #26 and John Severin's "Dark Rider" from Eerie #20.

Thanks,

Brian Riedel

Mr. Cavin said...

Favorite line: "Nothing like them exists!" I was already laughing out loud at the end of the first panel. I'm not usually into the seventies stuff, but this was an excellent request. Thanks all around! (And just a little jealousy leveled at Den up there. too.)

Trevor M said...

Made my week, Karswell! Thanks so much for this one!

Mykal Banta said...

Creepy (and Eerie, too) sure had the magnificent covers. This one's a gem. Also, this post presents some of the best stuff I've seen from Severin!

SpaceLord said...

Excellent!
I have to say unsuspectedly really funny stuff.
That surely is your most comical post until today.
Cheers.

Cousin Barnabas (The Creep) said...

Here's one more vote for more Creepy!

Gumba G Gadwa said...

Warren's magazines had their ups and downs, but when they were up they were the best thing out there, and some truly phenomenal talent -- when they got paid! :)

I always remembered this story, and the best part (as a kid) was trying to figure out where each monster came from. Severin was basically using this to tribute a lot of old 50s b-movies.

Event "she creature" is in there!

The awards bit at the end has the cover to Eerie 71, which contains my favorite story of everything Warren published, "Mordecai Moondog". Very text heavy but full of great ideals.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many actually sent away for the S.A.P.S. kit (though that would be one cool kit to own. It is the utility belt that would make Batman envious.)

monsterhoodoo said...

Nice post. That is an Enric (Enrique Torres-Prat)cover however. I used to own it, and brought it to Sanjulian at a con once, and he told me that there are about 4 or 5 covers that are frequently attributed to him, but they are actually Enrics.

Karswell said...

Okay, I'll see what I have handy and worthy for at least a few more Warren posts. Thanks for the comments, and thanks for the heads up about the cover art Hoodoo!

Frank Forte said...

I forgot how great Severin was. reminds me of Corben a bit when I look at it.