Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Living and the Dead!

The atmospheric art of Al Eadeh is always a welcome addition to the THOIA Archive, so here we go with another frighteningly fine, exceptionally eerie entry, and this time from the January 1954 issue of Mystic #26.


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Glowworm said...

Nice twist there, I wasn't expecting Oscar's ghost writer to be--well an actual ghost! I was half hoping that maybe Oscar would actually help the spirits out--and then he's get a banging new story to write out of it, but then I forgot that Oscar also happened to be a jerk too.

JMR777 said...

I knew I had read this tale before, it was reprinted in Tomb of Darkness 1974.

Thanks Karswell for reminding me how great this tale is, art and story wise.

Brian Barnes said...

I usually ramble on about these stories.

Today, I say page 4, panel 3, and the two panels that surround it. What a piece of art. That is one I'd love to have hanging in my office.

There's no much else to say. That's a great horror panel.

Guy Callaway said...

'One Of The World's Most Mystic Tales!'
Wow...if that's the case, this is a keeper!! ;)

Mestiere said...
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JMR777 said...

Fallowing up on what Mestiere mentioned, "They say seeing is believing but sometimes a firm belief in the non-existence of something won't let you see."
That reminded me of a 'Tales From the Darkside' episode titled "The Circus". The cynical reporter (who refused to believe vampires, werewolves, etc. could possibly exist) was told by the circus owner 'If a man who believes, sees a ghost, he is merely frightened. A man who disbelieves, and comes face to face with what he denies, may well die of Shock.'

Some seek the truth, while others only seek to verify their own version of the truth, and will discount any and everything that doesn't match up with their view of the truth.

JBM said...

Thank you Mr.K. for this dose of great grim ghostliness. It was perfect. Such terrific outlined spectral entities. Five pages that deliver the goods in every way.