Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Dr. Gueux's Nightmare Monsters

Unless anyone has any objections, April 2013 might turn out to be Giant Monster Month here at THOIA. All the smashing, crashing, rampaging monstrosities you can possibly handle plus other BIG news! Kicking it off with an encore presentation of a favorite Ace tale of mine, first posted way back in Sept 2007, from the January 1953 issue of Baffling Mysteries #13. And speaking of giant monsters, has everyone picked up the new Yoe Books awesome Steve Ditko Monsters Volume One: GORGO collection? Come back in our next post to find out how you can win yourself a copy!









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10 comments:

Mestiere said...

Yes, let's see some giant monsters!

The protagonist is betrayed by his own psychiatrist. The monsters he hallucinates are actually real. How diabolical!

It wasn't until page 3 that I realized that I had not seen Alonzo in his normal coloring. When I saw him kung fu fighting and looking vaguely Asian on the top right panel I didn't recognize him.

Would Alonzo's imagination only produce monsters? How about the cure for cancer? If the evil Doctor Gueux wanted to conquer the world, how about having Alonzo dream some superweapons? So many possibilities!

Those cops were terrible shots if they missed those giant monsters and hit Alonzo instead!

Another good one! Great fun!

Ghastly Gil said...

Beautiful. The only thing keeping it from being perfect I think is that it could have ended a panel sooner. Leaving him stuck with the monsters was a better ending than having him get shot by the most incompetent policemen ever.

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Brian Barnes said...

Some fun art in this one; messy in places but with some great character work (the mad Nazi doctor, who looks a bit like Marvel villain Dr. Faustus, is really good.)

As most giant monster tales, there's some completely wacky logic going on as to when monsters appears, who controls them, etc, all in service of getting to the monster-o-a-monster-o fighting at the end. The image of the bigger monster just devouring the little ones is another wonderful panel.

"Men are driven mad by my beauty", uh, I'll give you the "mad" part!

Will we be seeing post-code stuff? I have a real soft spot for the Marvel giant monster stuff.

devil dog hound of hell said...

Hi karswell is sons of black mass a satanic band and are you demon possessed? and if so what is the name of the demon inside of you? also in your coven when do you guys get together to perform your ungodly activity? when performing human sacrfices to the devil as I know you guys must do weekly should this be done on an empty stomach or with food. Please clue me in

Karswell said...

Full stomach.

JMR777 said...

What might be the food that filled said stomach, or are we better off not knowing, (example, tanna leaf tea, eye of newt, etc.)

devil dog hound of hell said...

karswell I actually like your band from what Ive seen posted on youtube good stuff man.

Karswell said...

Thanks, DD!

Mr. Cavin said...

I like way-crazy gonzo bizarro art as much as the next guy, but some of this looked like it was pasted together from multiple sources. Clashing elements within even a single panel have the layered look of collage. That said, a lot can be forgiven after panel four page two, wherein this nutjob's Pier 1 decorative astrolabe is casting crazy-making shadows all over his own face. That's a way better mad science prop than that prosaic tear-off desk calendar, buddy.