Monday, November 30, 2015

Death Song!

HAUNTED HORROR #20 hits comic shops this week, and here's your first FULL story preview from the issue to get you singin'-- it's a deadly Don Heck musical number guaranteed to make your eyes and ears bleed! Originally featured in the September 1953 issue of Horrific #7, we'll have more chilling Don Heck news for you later this month, as well as another HH20 sample in our next post!







4 comments:

J_D_La_Rue_67 said...

"The hands of a true artist are versatile, Ricco. Ha-ha-ha!"
Well, this is one of the best lines I ever read.

Brian Barnes said...

The circular panel on page 3 is just super clever. Bravo, Heck! This one deserved to be saved from a bit of indiscriminate inking.

This is the one repeated ghost story I never get -- how a haunting that only you can see but doesn't actually physically touch you -- can drive you crazy. If I was haunted by a ghost, eventually I'd get used to it and I'd certainly realize, quickly, that only I can see and hear it. So, I'd just pretend like it isn't there! Sure, it would be annoying at first, but you can only poke the same location too many times before you stop feeling it!

Mestiere said...

"If I was haunted by a ghost, eventually I'd get used to it and I'd certainly realize, quickly, that only I can see and hear it."

Are you sure? What if the hallucination is a symptom of a deeper mental illness? People with schizophrenia, for example, are much more likely to commit suicide. Perhaps the ghost was real and also drove Marleau insane in a medical sort of way. In many cultures, like the Japanese one, ghosts are believed to make people literally insane. Or maybe Marleau was insane all along and hallucinated the ghost. Murdering over violin playing is pretty crazy. I guess the story could be interpreted in more than one way.

Grant said...

This story is a sort of very loose "HANDS OF ORLAC" variation, which shows that the musician's hands themselves don't always have to be a part of the plot.