Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Portrait of Death

AIEEEE!!! It's another perplexing Palais story for you today --and WTF, I totally thought I had posted this tale before, but it turns out there was just another story with the same title! So yeah, Rudy really delivers the grotesque monstrosity in this one... it's so weird in fact that by comparison, Frankenstein's monster is a mere piker! From the November 1953 issue of Horrific #8.









6 comments:

Brian Barnes said...

I think an Eerie pub version of this one is up on Mykal's old page. This is a fun piece of work, it's funny how Palais didn't give us the beautiful women but doubled up on the drooling, sweating, bumpy monsters. I wouldn't have it any other way!

Note to self: Don't tell the hulking, 12 foot brute that you just poisoned him.

The break-out middle panel when the monster attacks is a good use of space, it shows the monster's size when in normal panels you had to do strange angles that don't always work.

brandiweed said...

Rather odd take on "Pickman's Model".

J_D_La_Rue_67 said...

Even the name "Gilman" is Lovecraftian.

Diablo666 said...

COOL stuff!...n' the monster conjured up visions of one of the dreaded "THETANS", from an episode of the old Outer Limits TV show episodes, "The Architects of Fear"...!!!KILLER!!!

Mr. Cavin said...

Less in the way of copious sweat bullets and lots more wafting dockside miasma! I love it! In that way (and, really, in no other), this kind of reminds me of Eisner. Good spooky October feel to it.

Grant said...

Diablo666 beat me to recognizing it, but yes, he looks like the Thetan.

This story has the Lois Lane type reporter, but unlike some stories it doesn't OVERPLAY how tough she is, except for that part where she's determined not to faint. She and the detective remind me of the reporter and detective in the "Mr. Wong" movies with Boris Karloff, except that those two were arguing almost constantly.