Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Screaming Skulls! (X3)

Got a whole mess of screaming skulls for you today, the first bouncy batch of 'em from the Jan-Feb '72 issue of GHOSTS #3, with magnificently moody art by Jerry Grandenetti... followed by a bombastic bony bonus filler page and an encore presentation of a Bob Forgione story originally featured here at THOIA back in 2008, from the March '54 issue of Out of the Night #13. "SCREEEEEAM!!!"









BONUS!






8 comments:

Mestiere said...

The tradition of screaming skulls seems to be almost exclusively English and yet only the single pager is set there.

bzak said...

Howdy,

Thanks for these. Can't have too many screamin' skull stories.

Is Zander helping you pick stories now?

Brian Riedel

Mr. Cavin said...

Guess I should watch The Screaming Skull on DVD tonight, now. Just to round out the theme. I sure wish the movie had anything as neat as that Frank Lloyd Flintstone house in the first story.

Brian Barnes said...

@Mr. Cavin: That, or read The Mystery of the Talking Skull, from the Three Investigators!

Great art, the sketchy, shadowy, grotesque type art was something I never appreciated when I was young, but have come to love. In my older age I've finally come to appreciate how much a master people like Grandenetti or Gene Colan were.

Sadly, though, its another typical 70s DC post-code story.

Turok1952 said...

I agree, Brian. Even though I liked all of the stories, and I like the last one the best, the style of Grandenetti, which as a yung man would have confounded me, I too now appreciate as an effective enhancement to the story.

Steven, mil gracias for another group of winners!

brandiweed said...

Cavin-- you'd be better off reading the original story (which the movie doesn't do much with):

http://gaslight.mtroyal.ca/scremskl.htm

Mr. Cavin said...

Thanks for the reading tips everybody (double thanks since I've never actually read that before, brandiweed!), but the problem is, what am I going to watch?

Karswell said...

Yeah, great comments and super links-- thanks!!