Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Dead Awaken

From the December 1954 issue of Thrills of Tomorrow #18 (which is actually just a full issue reprint of the ever unobtainable Tomb of Terror #1) comes a ghostly tale of waterlogged love from, quote: "Beyond the depths of where endless agony awaits the evil!”

Is there any other kind?








9 comments:

Anonymous said...

i can hold my breath for a lonnnng lonnnnng time!!!!!!!!

another good one karswell!

Karswell said...

OH. MY. GOD. I just posted a news article about a new Creepshow DVD and HD airing this month and then anonymous pulls out a line from the movie in one of his comments!

You my friend are as scary as these stories!

Anonymous said...

crrrrrrreeeeeeeepyyyy!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

was this done by the same guy who did rotting demons? love it

Karswell said...

Sort of... the putrid corpses are a dead giveaway. Bob Powell did the pencils and inks on Rotting Demons, and also the pencils on The Dead Awaken. Howard Nostrand did the inks on this one though.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the info!!!!

Karswell said...

FYI: I've also updated all the previous posts so now you can click the highlighted series name and issue number in the post descriptions (as a link) and it will then take you directly to that comic on the GCD page. There you can see the cover of the comic and get more info like additional story titles, artist / writer credits etc... but no complete stories like on my blog.

Brian Barnes said...

Really nice Powell job, but sadly, not enough rotting corpses and twisted bodies to draw! Not sure what our hero really did wrong (aside from still trying to live.). Sure, he hid the body, which wasn't great, but he didn't kill her. Yet, the ending seems to mention he'll be in internal torment ... for what?

Powelll's hag is great!

Jordan179 said...

Sort of a homage to Dreiser's An American Tragedy. I'm not really sure why Sheila would be damned as the worst thing she did was shrink back in horror at the wrong moment. And that was really understandable considering the situation.

As someone pointed out, the protagonist didn't murder Sheila. The worst thing he did was conceal her death. He really was doomed because he had already died. Kind of hard on Jane, as it was kind of hard on the other woman in The American Tragedy.