Monday, November 24, 2014

HAUNTED HORROR V2 / Goodbye... World!

In stores this week: HAUNTED HORROR Volume 2: Comics Your Mother Warned You About! --(collecting Haunted Horror issues 4, 5, and 6 +bonus stories and more!) It's the latest in the ongoing line of fearsome hardcover precode horror reprints from IDW / Yoe Books! Below is a peek at one of the more putrid tales as it appeared in Haunted Horror #4 (originally published in the March 1953 issue of Voodoo #7.) Order your copy NOW by clicking HERE, and remember, we may not be your mama, but WE WARNED YOU TOO!!!


J_D_La_Rue_67 said...

Amazing! Ancient harpies from another world conquering Earth with the help of biblical locusts; yankees and commies united in a purposeless, desperate effort, trying to stop them. I guess Michael T. Gilbert would have said it's "Schlocky".
To me, looks like a summarized Go Nagai manga mixed with a 1950's drive-in matineè (or soireè, or something).
They had good weed in the 50's.

Brian Barnes said...

This story is all shades of glorious nuts. It bounces around, very little makes sense, there's next to no setup of anything, and it reads like a fever dream.

It's awesome!

"Our top scientist have decided to throw you guys into the Arctic to restart the human race! Though, none of these top scientist know anything about genetic diversity, I hope that won't be a problem!"

Mr. Cavin said...

Hey, congrats on another book, man! Looks great! Can't wait to pick it up during the holiday visit home this year.

Morbid said...

I don't think I've read a story that throws together such a bunch of crazy elements, shows such complete disregard for any science or plausibility, and does so without taking a breath! Plagues of dying locusts call out across outer space to their harpy kin on another planet to come wipe out the human race right down to the last Adam and Eve breeding pair?!? Is this the result of drug use? A nonsensical nightmare? Or just putting a bunch of random story elements into a bowl and drawing out 3 or 4 and coming up with a story that way? I guess we'll never know.

Grant said...

This is about the most downbeat "New Adam and Eve at the end of the world" story I've ever seen, except maybe the movie FIVE. (If you want to see a hopeful one, see the ending of THE WORLD, THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL.)

When all the countries got together to fight the locusts, I was glad to see France joining in - if this story had been written later, there might have been some "France surrenders to the locusts" joke! (That's one of the few jokes in MARS ATTACKS! that I don't go for.)

Mr. Karswell said...

Thanks for the comments... hope everyone enjoys the new volume of Haunted Horror --drop me a line if you pick it up-- thanks!