Friday, December 7, 2012

Kill, My Minions of Death!

This wild, and very colorful severed hand story by Lou Cameron was originally presented in the September 1953 issue of Baffling Mysteries #17 --but it can also now be found in the December 2012 issue of Haunted Horror #2, available this week at comic shops everywhere! And get a free sneak peek at another Ace story from the new HH2 issue over at Bloody Disgusting by clicking HERE!

in Haunted Horror #2!
(illustration by Art Fuentes)


Mestiere said...
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SpaceLord said...

Adore that story.
Brilliant choice.
Love that "Mr. Karswell" character as well, but couldn't he be "Dr. Karswell".
Get a-head, get a diploma!

Brian Barnes said...

I love this story as it has all the hallmarks of a great pre-code horror piece. An incredibly silly plan (why not re-animated the entire body? If the hands could fly, you should be able to make the entire body fly, and that'd be a bit more terrifying and useful.)

It has a weakness that ties up the plot (having to look at his victim) while completely ignoring how that initial weakness makes the power not that useful.

But none of that matters, I over analyze everything and you still get carried away with the lunacy and imagery of the whole thing.

BTW, Kars, have you been working out? Those are some muscular legs! :)

Mr. Cavin said...

This is definitely my pick for best page one in (maybe) all of precode horror. Holy crap that's awesome. The square motif, the parallel lines, the lettering--hell, even the lazy expedient of those imprecise color fields peeking through the chintzy black pass adds a little something.

Mr. Karswell said...

It definitely doesn't get much better than Lou Cameron horror from ACE! Thanks for the comments, friends!

Kip W said...

Lou Cameron was a master. His art seems decades newer than its real vintage. Thanks!