Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Catch

We had a request for more from the June 1973 issue of Boris Karloff's Tales of Mystery #47, (see our last post for another story), and here's the oddball cover tale featuring a monstrosity from the deep with a seriously fishy problem. If the slick art by Jose Delbo doesn't hook you, then nothing will...








7 comments:

Mestiere said...

Another good one! They were not skimping on the imagination when they created that monster. I wonder how a fresh water lake could sustain a creature like that. I guess the arms an legs give away that he gets out of the water every once in a while to supplement his diet. Check out for any missing cats and dogs.

More, please!

Mr. Cavin said...

Man, I love that swanky GQ pin-up of a very well-fed Karloff on page one. "Hey ladies! Goin' my way?" You're killin' it in that suit, buddy!

JMR777 said...

Could this fish man be a distant cousin to the Creature From the Black Lagoon?

I will admit I like the occasional post code comic on this site. It shows how each decade of comics portrayed horror a different way without running afoul with the comics code.
The fifties post codes shifted strongly away from horror, the sixties comics gradually showed a bit more in the way of horror without crossing the line, the seventies moved more towards the roots of horror (depending on the publisher and artists, of course.)
Each decade became more and more daring until we arrived at the horror comics of today.

Thanks for posting this Karswell.

Brian Barnes said...

Again, I like the art in this one. It seems less like an artist well trained in horror art but one more trained in advertising or types of comics, and it works well for another type of "sweet" horror story.

I can image Lugosi wondering where his comic and nice suit were ...

Karswell said...

Hey, glad you guys are digging this issue, I'll have the final two tales in our next post-- yep, another full issue presentation here at THOIA! Then it'll be back to the pre-code stuff with another request for some ATLAS horror, it's all coming up!

Anonymous said...

More Atlas comics please !

Grant said...

The ending is a little like the ending of the Outer Limits episode "Tourist Attraction," but without the violent stuff.