Tuesday, September 25, 2012

More Deadly Than the Male

THOIA returns from vacation (we left the color in Orlando though) with a horrific sci-fi love story reprint as only the Oct. '53 issue of Weird Mysteries #7 could deliver-- art by Vince Fodera-- complete with questionable dialog, plus a panel that caused Wertham to get his panties in a SOTI bunch, SEE: last page, 3rd "sex and blood" panel! So fire-up your retardo-rocket and aim for the planet of wild women!






10 comments:

Comics said...

Thanks for the posts.

Liz D-M said...

"Retardo jets"?

That is all.

Turok1952 said...

I love how the poor schnook tells the reader what is happening to him.

However, spiders are not insects. If there was anything to be disturbed about, that mistake in nomenclature would be it.

I love these space stories! Oy vay, what an early name for a transporter!

Brian Barnes said...

I never got why Wertham got worked up by this; these sci-fi "woman turns out to be a monster that will eat you" are standard fair and designed to raise as much fear and panic of woman as possible in the young male reader.

Wertham should have been all for that -- fear was his stock in trade!

Turok1952: Yup, the insect/spider bit always bugs (ugh, sorry) me, too.

Dr. Theda said...

I have read other stories with a similar "Twist".... But I have not seen this one .... great story... Keep up these great Posts...

Mr. Cavin said...

Lactra? Holy cow!

Karswell said...

Yes, yes, spiders aren't insects-- they're also not women from another planet named Lactra!!

Soooo, shall we keep it black and white for the remainder of the month? I have lots more if that's what yee wish, just whistle and I'll come to you, m'lads...

Brian Barnes said...

I definitely vote for B&W. There's a lot of art appreciation here, and if that fails, art mocking ... and frankly, so many times good art can be ruined by a indiscriminate coloring job.

JMR777 said...

Black and white has its place in both comics and movies.
Would a colorized version of the original Dracula or Frankenstein make those movies any better? A resounding "NOOOO" would be screamed from movie fans worldwide (especiallly horror movie fans)

Black and white adds to the creepy, eerie atmosphere that is sometimes lost when color is added, especially when the wrong color scheme ruins the mood as we have seen from many pre-code stories.

Black and white comics now and then (or a whole week's worth) would be a nice change of pace.

We can't wait what black and white tales of darkness you have up your sleeve, Karswell.

Karswell said...

Okay, more b/w on the way! I've run into some computer issues again, so it might not be ASAP tho...

Thanks for the comments!