Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Haunted Hand!

Like a sinister severed hand attacking, THOIA scuttles beyond the 1500th post mark with this one-- another crummily printed Superior Comics tale (by request), from the November 1954 issue of Mysteries Weird and Strange #10.







7 comments:

Trevor M said...

Sheer lunacy. I was laughing out loud by the end of page 2. "Hey, I just bought the hundred year old green hand of a killer -- why don't I nail this real human hand to my front door as a knocker and throw a party?" I was mightily disappointed by the abrupt end when the rest of the story was so entertainingly ridiculous. Thanks for posting.

Gumba G Gadwa said...

OK, while Trevor might have laughed at the story, I was left wondering what woman has a closet with both a black choker and a giant pink bow dress?

Kars, I wonder what was up with page 3? Missing plate there (though you'd think that would effect other pages.) For effect (which seems odd.)

Note to others: If a body turns up dead in your apartment, "strangled by an evil hand" will not result in the cops saying "let's go look for it!" like they did here!

Karswell said...

Yeah, a color drop out runs through this entire issue... you'll see in the next post as I'll be running another insane story from this one.

Mr. Cavin said...

Damn, this was glorious. I really like the unapologetic brio with which they've presented this surreal madness. It's all campy anxiety lines and paranoid angles, juxtaposed with a hep-cat Jack Lemmon chumminess and dig those jaunty Toontown establishing shots on pages two and six.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this stuff! thanks for posting...the colours are soo lurid. makes me shiver. the Hand.

Anonymous said...

They killed Bettie Page! I love this stuff!

Karswell said...

Lots of killer hand stories in the THOIA archive as well, dig around for them before they find you first!