Saturday, December 15, 2018

House of Vampires!

I always feel like I cheat you guys when I post a story with a Scooby-Doo ending (check out our last post), so here comes Doll Man again --and this time with darling Doll Girl too!-- to set things right around here at The Horrors of it All with a terrifying tale of REAL bloodthirsty vampires on the loose! From the February 1952 issue of Doll Man #38, art by Chic Stone and Chuck Cuidera (?)















6 comments:

JMR777 said...

Ken and Barbie meet Vlad Tepes and his wife, I would much rather see that than Twilight.

Guy Callaway said...

So much goodness...

- Wouldn't 'Doll Woman' be a better fit?
- I LOVE them at the Count's door riding the dog!
- DM:"All things are horrible that defy the laws of nature!". Irony!

A great one.

glowworm2 said...

I love how Dollman and Dollgirl simply ride up to the Count's door riding their dog as if they did this every single day.
Also, sure, Dollman covers Dollgirl's eyes when the vampires die by daylight, but not Elmo's? Why let the poor dog see that?
I wonder if Elmo got to play with their bones afterwards...

Guy Callaway said...

I hope poor Jimmy got some sort of counseling!

Mestiere said...

I wonder why Doll Man and Doll Girl changed positions on Elmo between panels one and two of page four. Maybe the artist wanted to draw more of the girl. Or maybe they had an argument off panel, "okay dear, i'll let you drive Elmo now".

Why stop at riding dogs? Some balloonists are in danger? Doll Man can get there riding a seagull. A nuclear submarine is in trouble? "Come here, my trusted dolphin!" We've barely scratched the potential of riding wildlife.

Brian Barnes said...

Speaking of the Scooby Doo endings ... why? What's more comic-book-y then having real vampires, werewolves, etc, than a guy in a mask? For a mystery book with a cop, that's understandable, there's no supernatural element, but super-hero books? Already the supernatural exists (in super powers.). It's strange how so many of them depended on a guy in a rubber mask.

Was this the format because many of the writers read mystery novels, and many mystery novels depend on humans being the killers (it wouldn't work if it was your run of the mill vampire.)

Also: Where the hell did Doll Man get the hammer and nails? And when did he really nail down the coffins? Come on, editors!