Wednesday, June 15, 2016

"Night of the Blood-Feast!"

Something to (blood)tide you over with as I work on a much larger post coming up next-- this is a quick and predictably fun little nazi terror tale with superbly unpredictable artwork by THOIA fave, Frank Robbins. From the March '75 issue of Weird War Tales #35. GRR-R-R-RGH-H-H-H-H...





6 comments:

Grant said...

It's hard not to think of Alfie Bass in "The Fearless Vampire Killers." But I won't give away any more of that, in case someone here hasn't seen it.

Brian Barnes said...

I know people can run hot and cold with Robbins, but that's almost always down to what genre he's in (and he's done tons of them.) This is perfect for him. The war scene is chaotic, the vampire transform is great (that whole page is great.)

What a nice piece of work. The top panel on page 2 is a LOT of work for a 3 pager, he really put his all into this.

Mestiere said...

Since he is a Jewish vampire crosses won't work on him!

glowworm2 said...

Oh I loved this one. Being Jewish myself and seeing that this was a Nazi horror story--I knew it could only end one way--and that way is always satisfying. However, I've never seen a horror story with a Jewish vampire before and that made the story even better. This is one of those rare stories where you root for the vampire--and it's very easy to see why.

Mr. Cavin said...

I'm a little surprised he can wear the Magen David so blithely around his neck without beginning to sizzle some. Perhaps the symbolic weakness Balkan vampires seem to feel from the cross is reserved for the dreidel in eastern European Hasidim?

Loved the way page two also had kind of a splash. I think a little Frank Robbins art goes a long way, so a three page quickie just jam-packed to gills with Robbins-ness is the perfectest size. The title kind of disappears into the effects track, though.

JMR777 said...

Here's an idea- maybe the vampire wore the Magen David to fool everyone into thinking he was Jewish so no one would hold up a cross to stop him, vampires are tricky that way.