Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Vampire Castle!

Ready for another exploration into the ACG realm of the supernatural? Well, here's a bat shit crazy bloodsucker tale from the July 1953 issue of Forbidden Worlds #19, highlighted by some nice art from Frank Beck and George Klein... and keep your eyes peeled for the Bavarian shark moat?!








8 comments:

Michael Hoskin said...

In retrospect, using the armory as the castle dungeon was a poor decision. Live and learn.

Keir said...

As someone who occasionally gives tours here, amidst the Bavarian 'hills', there was much that I found dubious about the story, not the least of all was the moat wherein Great White sharks swam happily. Jon may have mocked its size, but then he appeared to swing right into the side of the surrounding wall.

Gumba G Gadwa said...

It's the old "wicked witch of the west" mistake. Water dissolves you? Leave of buckets of it laying around!

Silver spike kills you? Leave them hanging from the ceiling! What could possibly go wrong?

I see the vampire did some renovations to the moat, between when one of his wives was found and when the guy swung across, he repainted and changed the brickwork (and added more sharks, less corpses.)

Trevor M said...

This story was completely bonkers. Like the splash panel a lot. Thanks for posting!

Mr. Cavin said...

Sharks love cold water. Probably the poor Vampire Lord originally got his Ho Slaves to stock the moat with crocodiles, and only went with the great whites after that had failed miserably. Something drained that second wife of all her blood, sure, but I'll bet it's those sharks that drained her of everything else right down to her calves.

I appreciate our hero's ability to identify precious metals from across the room, too. No small feat when dealing with rare orange silver.

Karswell said...

I told yas this one was bat shitty, didn't I? My favorite kind.

I'll have another kooky vamp for you here in a few, stay tombed!

FrankFay said...

Not just man eating dogs but CANNIBAL too!

Todd said...

I liked how the ending felt natural, not at all rushed.