Sunday, March 23, 2008

Grip On Life

You know those horror story endings with a murdered person coming back for vengeance and dragging their killer into a grave with them so they can “be together forever and ever” in eternal doom? Yeah? Well, what exactly happens in there? Seems to me it’d just be one big long hug as there’s barely enough room inside a coffin to scratch your knee let alone chew on someone’s soul or claw out their brain.

From the Nov 1953 issue of The Unseen #12




6 comments:

Anonymous said...

THANKS FOR THIS CREEPY LITTLE ROTTON EGG IN MY EASTER BASKET THIS MORNING KARSWELL! ANOTHER WINNER WITH GREAT ART!

Karswell said...

Speaking of art, does anyone else detect a panel swipe or two here? Page 3 panel 3 looks like something from an Atlas story I need to look up... page four panel 2 does as well.

Horror pariah said...

I can tell that Monell's head is swiped from a criminal from a John Romita CAPTAIN AMERICA story,but that's it.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Isn't this Mike Sekowsky doing a Toth imitation (helped by inker Mike Peppe)? He used stock poses, so that might explain som eof the 'swipes'.

The Vicar of VHS said...

This shadowy art takes a ho-hum, standard story and makes it something special. Fantastic stuff--very much like what Mike Mignola got famous for! Love it!

And it's fitting that on Easter you would have a story about "resurrection"! :)

Karswell said...

>He used stock poses, so that might explain som eof the 'swipes'.

Possibly. I'm still digging around looking for some panels that I know are directly lifted from an Atlas story though...

>And it's fitting that on Easter you would have a story about "resurrection"!

Totaly unintentional. Easter to me is all about delicious candy and nothing more.