Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Ghost of Abby Playhouse

One thing you can always count on in creepy old horror stories and film, is someone inheriting something evil. Usually it's a haunted mansion or cursed castle, or some eerie inanimate object or something-- but this time it's a playhouse! And like our last post, this tale is also from the May '53 issue of The Thing #8, this time illustrated by Bob Forgione. We might take a look at another story from this wild and uneven issue in our next post too --so stay tombed!















5 comments:

Mestiere said...

It amuses me how they kept writing the word things in cursive. I wonder what cursive words sound like. I imagine a really over-the-top intonation.

Mr. Karswell said...

Anything to plug their own comic within the actual comic

Grant said...

Maybe I'm making too much of it, but it's a little funny that this story, which I guess is written by an American, has a gold-digger character who's a Cockney girl (I mean Violet, not Marion). In other words, playing up the class difference. That's probably something that stories written by actual British writers get criticized for.

Mr. Cavin said...

Man, Eric can't even follow two simple instructions. And it's a damn shame too, because I was pretty interested in seeing more of this play about a rude waiter in a bat costume.

Brian Barnes said...

There's a lot of distraction in this one. As mentioned, the bolded and cursive thing is really distracting in the text, and some of the art choices -- like the weird face close-ups -- draw you out.

Also, Marion didn't turn into a rat, she turned into a rat-cow hybrid, it seems.

I'd appreciate Marion, she came right out and told the guy she's screwing him over. THAT I could work with!