Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Lonely One!

Sweltering summertime blues got you down? Here's another one from the January 1953 issue of Beware! Terror Tales #5 that might just send an arctic shiver down your spine-- decent art by Maurice Gutwirth, who was probably more comfy working on patriotic superhero type adventures.






9 comments:

Karswell said...

FYI: One more tale from this issue to post for another complete issue here at THOIA, see our last post, as well as The Horrors of the 13th Stroke ( http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2009/01/horrors-of-13th-stroke.html ) posted here back in 2009

Turok1952 said...

Oy vay. Who needs human company? I would have been fine in the igloo if my Labrador Turok was there... provided the big lug didn't eat all the chow.

Brian Barnes said...

I have to say that I'd desire human company, but I know many people who would be perfectly fine with a couple months of solitude.

And the ending on this thing -- why the switcheroo? It adds nothing to the ending.

... and to make it work, you have to think that the super brave Artic adventure dropped dead because he performed surgery -- that worked! What would have happened if the guy died? Would Derek have exploded into dark matter?

Note just how talented Derek is -- he build a dimensionally transcendental igloo!

JMR777 said...

Could this have been the precursor for the Igloo Of The Uncanny?

Only The Igloo Keeper knows for sure (and even then, he might not be too sure himself)

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Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

Lane's death is utterly ex machina. The Mummy might almost as well have told us that Derek later got mauled by a polar bear.

I believe that the real problem here is that the writer(s) wanted two twists that are virtually incompatible; we cannot expect someone to be dead without expecting someone to be dead. The story needed to admit that someone had died, during the course of a rescue that was obviously dangerous for the rescuer, but thereafter until the end to mislead us as to which of them had died.

DR UNKNOWN said...

greetings Mr Karswell, I went to digital comics museum and was able to download issues 2-8 of beware terror tales series but not issue number 1. will you be posting anything from issue number 1 or know where to find any of scanned stories of the issue? Also I see you like to BBQ whats your favorite meat to throw on the barbe? (human meat I presume washed down with a chilled glass of blood?)

Karswell said...

I BBQ everything Doc!

Thanks for the comments... coming up next is the final story from this issue and then it's off to San Diego Comic Con for the weekend, I'll have some news about our panel and Haunted Horror signing as well!

DR UNKNOWN said...

Greetings Karswell, was just kidding about the human meat and blood thing. I was referring to your haunted horror character not you as a person.Is the Karswell character a ghoul, zombie, vampire or a munster ? Have a good time at the convention .