Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall!

The cool Carl Burgos cover art from the January 1955 issue of Mystery Tales #25 got itself a demonic 70's make-over on the January 1974 issue of Beware #6, inside reprinting Ed Winiarski's spooky tale "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall!" There's lots more vintage horror about mirrors in the THOIA Archive, just use the handy search engine, keyword: mirror!


Trevor M said...

Terrific little spooky story here! The remake cover was interesting to see. Thanks for posting!

Gumba G Gadwa said...

Another good one! One great thing about the redrawn cover is the inclusion (far right) of the "castle-like" stone work. It went from a modern day curio shop to some kind of ... castle curio shop :)

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of a Night Gallery story of how some mean landlady is shown a picture of prehistoric times and the landlady's dog runs into the picture. The landlady goes after her dog, only to come face to face with a tyrannasaurus, she flees from the hungry T-rex, but discovers her way back to the current day being painted over.

I would be suprised if this story Didn't inspire that TV tale.
Thanks for all the tales Karswell!

Helvetica said...

When I was thirteen, I used to take my two dollar weekly allowance and buy as many comics as that would afford. I was partial to the DC horror, "House of Secrets," "House of Mystery," et al; but would purchase the Marvel reprints with the remainder. I usually liked the stories, but found the art at the time "dated." I'll take these gems over the crap that's out there today!