Monday, March 31, 2008

Terror in Black Hollow

Bier (beer) – noun. A stand on which a corpse or a coffin containing a corpse is placed before burial.
If you’re like me and not up on your funeral accessory terminology then this definition might be of some help to you before reading this creepy tale and thus getting an unintentional, mood breaker moment like I did. I was like, “Why are mummies singing about having no beer?” They're spooky mummies too, and The Evil One of this story, with his hypno-eyes, melty teeth, and arthritic claws, reminds me of something Bill Everett would have unleashed upon us; but no, it’s another grand nightmare courtesy of my new fave Jon Blummer to help us wrap up March nicely.

From the Jan-Feb 1953 issue of Skeleton Hand #3








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Coming Next in April: Cheesasaurus Rex #1 --- in it’s entirety!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW, THIS IS A GREAT POST! BLUMMER IS KICK ASS, HE DID THAT NAZI STORY A FEW WEEKS AGO RIGHT?

AND THANKS FOR THE DEFINITION, I DIDN'T KNOW A COFFIN STAND HAD A NAME EITHER.

CHEESASAURUS REX!! THAT'S A JOKE RIGHT?

Anonymous said...

the tan colored mummy on page 6 reminds me of the old laemmle -karloff mummy poster imagery............ http://www.allposters.com/-sp/The-Mummy-Posters_i374641_.htm

Karswell said...

>the tan colored mummy on page 6 reminds me of the old laemmle -karloff mummy poster imagery

Totally!

>CHEESASAURUS REX!! THAT'S A JOKE RIGHT?

Well I do want to give you all something special for April 1st, and what could be more horrifying than a macaroni monster and his x-tremely cheesy friends?

Anonymous said...

Agreed, the inks and coloring on this story are incredible. And the old ruins reforming into the house is such a wonderful idea. I need to backtrack and read the other Blummer story someone mentioned, this may be one of my new favorites as well. Thanks Karswell!

Horror pariah said...

Really moody post.i loved how headstrong Don is without becoming stupid or invincible,not taking things at face value.and the times BLACK HOLLOW HALL!was shoutedcould give that BLACK ROOM story a run for the money.PS:i'm fine with ol'Rex,just don't post any goddamn Liefeld or J. Michael Stracynzski stories.

Karswell said...

>I need to backtrack and read the other Blummer story

The other Blummer story I posted is called The Dead Remember, here's the direct link:

http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2008/03/dead-remember.html

>just don't post any goddamn Liefeld or J. Michael Stracynzski stories.

You don't have to worry about that HP!

Chuck Wells said...

Cheesasaurus Rex, huh?

And here I was wondering what horrors you would post on Fool's Day.

Todd Franklin said...

That Cheesasaurus Rex could be the scariest comic you've ever posted. Cheesefinger does look kind of like a Scooby-Doo villain.

The Vicar of VHS said...

Oh, I missed so much just being away a few days! Great tale! And I love the dialogue here. I can imagine these two lovebirds at dinner.

"Darling! I've burned the pot roast! I cannot bear the smoking fumes of UNENDING HORROR!"

"Don't worry, dear! The breath of our oscillating fan will foil the evil that wafts from the charred slices of beef! We're saved!" :)

Karswell said...

>Cheesefinger does look kind of like a Scooby-Doo villain.

You're right! For that you get a Snooby Snack Todd.

>I can imagine these two lovebirds at dinner.

Ha ha! But then the maid walks in and--- !!

CHEESASAURUS REX said...

CHEESASAURUS REX IM STILL WAITING FOR THIS COMIC YEARS LATER PLEASE POST I LOOK EVERY DAY FOR IT.