Monday, April 2, 2012

The Walking Dead!

If you accidently googled over here looking for the other "Walking Dead", don't shamble off so fast... in fact, stick around awhile, it's 3 pages of Al Eadeh art from the March 1952 issue of Astonishing #10 --what more could you want?! And after the story, check the Ghastly Awards to find out who won BIG this year, (click HERE!)





















10 comments:

Helvetica said...

Ummm... if this guy killed himself, who's telling the story??

Cool looking zombie dude. Love the white eyes.

Gumba G Gadwa said...

That's some great art! Eadeh is one of those Atlas artist I run into every once and a while and forgot just how good he was until I see him again. The faces have great expressions, the splash is very stylish, and it's a great zombie.

The story is just a little bit goofy, though, with the premise being "everybody will want their loved ones back" -- even knowing this is the result? Also ignoring that any treatment that could bring the dead back could also help prolong the living, our scientist was a little quick to pull the self-destruct!

Nice hall of fame for Ghastly; there were artists at EC who were great at many styles, but nobody could touch Ghastly for horror art.

FrankFay said...

The story left a lot to be desired- or explained- but the art is great. Who doesn't love a maniacal scientist who does his work in a frock coat and wing collar.

SpaceLord said...

I love Al Eadeh - and I love the story flaws as well.
It's a horror quickie, so what do you expect?
Giggled about the statement:
"The first of a race of living-dead idiots".
This is very very true...
;-)

Keir said...

The beginning ripped off Frankenstein, and the ending Bride of Frankenstein. And to think- a gently rocking table to undue rigor mortis, Vicks vapour rub to warm the limbs and fresh blood pumped into a decomposing body and viola!

Mr. Cavin said...

I loved it. For just three pages, I think it got to a pretty interesting, and fairly unexplored, place. Do I buy that families would resurrect their loved ones even if it meant resurrecting them as mindless zombies? Yes I do. People are certainly willing to expend plenty of money prolonging comas and profoundly vegetative states. Many people already preach the sanctity of any possible spark that can be measured as life.

If this science existed, I think whole doctrines would probably develop around the moral imperative of restoring function do the deceased. Lobbyists would attempt pushing the legislation of compulsory resurrection, pundits would explain both the use and the eschewal of resurrection as the will of god. Insurance companies would get rich offering eventual resurrection while withholding lifesaving medication. A quick death and speedy recovery would be the lobotomy of the coming age of horror, emptying costly prisons and hospitals alike. I buy it all.

Thanks, Karswell!

Dylan Hodge said...

I liked the ending. It's nice and bleak. A satisfying end. Of course it could have gone a gorier way and the good doctor could have been devoured by his creation. Either way, I liked the compacted pace of it.

Mr. Cavin said...

...Also, is that Drazen Kozjan's work on the Ghastlies logo? It's marvelous.

Karswell said...

Glad everyone enjoyed this post, out of all the Atlas artists, Eadeh seems a bit overlooked and underrated in my book... use the THOIA Archive search engine and check out some of our past Eadeh posts, you'll be glad you did.

And congrats again to all the Ghastly Award winners for 2011 too, as we the judges scrambled to get this award off the ground, we're looking for recognition for horror comics in 2012, so let us know if we're missing out on anything new, old, or obscure-- and yes Mr. C, the GA logo mascot is illustrated by none other than Drazen himself! Go here for more:

http://happyundertaker.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

With stories like this I find justification in having my tombstone say "do not resurrect."