Monday, April 1, 2019

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THOIA is proud to kick off the new month with one of the most horrifying precode tales ever told! Originally presented in the October 1953 issue of Weird Mysteries #7, it's only 4 pages long, but the Trapani / Finocchiaro art team-up really packs a nerve wranglin' wallop! So hang on tight, and read it all the way to the very end-- don't be a baby-- just keep repeating to yourself, "it's only a story... it's only a story..."









April Fool's Day! (Those of you that purchase our Chilling Archives of Horror Comics hardcover editions might remember we presented this story as a bonus in our Haunted Horror: Pre-Code Comics So Scary, They're Good! Volume 3 collection. The original art scans come from the personal collection of one of our favorite HH contributors, deadly Dave O'Dell.)

8 comments:

Dr. Theda said...

happy April 1st, good Mr. Karswell

Mestiere said...

No wonder the mother looks destroyed on that bed. That baby is huge!

JMR777 said...

At least the proud papa knows its his kid! No DNA test needed!

It reminds me of Popeye and his Pappy- again, the resemblance is unmistakable.

This comic would fall under the Hitchcock surprise funny ending, and fun it was.

Thanks for the April 1st post, Karswell.

Mr. Cavin said...

Man the middle of page two is astounding. So gloriously vertiginous! Happy Holidays, everybody!

Brian Barnes said...

The art and pacing are really off the charts here! The toothy spit dripping mouths, the shadows, the Davis-like bow legged walks, and the slow silent movement towards the bedroom.

BTW our bald guy, who lives in a ramshackle house, certainly got a hot wife! That's somebody that married up!

Grant said...

The other character looks like he's based on Dean Martin, at least on and off.

JBM said...

Yes, I too was seeing Davis in this one. Perfect comes to mind here. I always try to focus on the first panel, so as not to spoil any surprises in the last, but that baby caught my eye. Oh well. A wonderful April fool. Thank you Mr. K.

JBM said...

Oh yeah, Grant, I saw a resemblance while reading this of said character to cadet Happy (Lyn Osborn) from "Space Patrol". I went back and saw the Dean Martin panel and have to agree that his look changes.