Monday, June 3, 2013

Headless Horror!

There's a new group on Facebook devoted entirely to HORROR COMICS: 1950's and BEYOND, take a moment and click the link to join up, you'll be glad you did! To celebrate, THOIA has an encore presentation of the wonderfully atmospheric and gorily impaling Abe Simon illustrated Harvey classic-- HEADLESS HORROR from the May 1952 issue of Chamber of Chills #8.








7 comments:

Brian Barnes said...

Wow -- a found footage comic! That's something I don't think I've seen before in a 50s book. Effective, atmospheric, and the blue B&W wash for the film really adds a lot of menace and other-world feel to the proceedings.

It wraps up a bit predictably but that's always been the ending to most ghost stories and there's really not much to be snarky about here.

Nice one. One of the best of your entire blog, for sure, a real gem.

Tim Whitcher said...

If I had read this as a kid, it would've definitely led to a few nightmares!

Doug Brunell, author Nothing Men said...

That is excellent, and I haven't seen this before. As always, thank you. Horror comics were highly inspirational to me as a child and it has continued to this day, so finding something new is always a treat.

JMR777 said...

Gory, bloody, creepy-everything you could ask for in aa 50's comic!

On page three bottom right corner, the lord is driving the car and the srteering wheel is on the right which is hiw cars in England are set up, the artist got that detail right that some artists would miss.

JMR777 said...

Sorry for the bad spelling, it ain't easy typing on a smartphone.

Keir said...

Another detail was the six-pack the old gentleman enjoys. Lords aren't known for the their physical condition.

Karswell said...

I agree with everyone, this is one of my favorite Harveys, glad you guys enjoyed it! And as mentioned in the intro, don't forget to join our new facebook group: HORROR COMICS: 1950's and BEYOND!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/craigyoe/