Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mask of Medusa

Somehow I never got around to this eerie Pete Morisi tale from the September 1953 issue of Weird Terror #7, the rest of the issue can be found in the THOIA Archives: Turnabout, Evil Ones, and Concrete Coffin, (the last two stories are both by Don Heck, +2 page text story art.) Lots more Morisi in the Archive too, use the search engine and check him out! Another COMPLETE issue posted!






PLUS! Fans of Edward Gorey should head over to AEET for a macabre little Satanic tale of terror! Lose your soul by clicking HERE!

22 comments:

brandiweed said...

Apropos of nothing, I like Blogger's new image display method. Much nicer!

Mr. Cavin said...

I liked the thick brush work and ballsy coloring going on in this story. Here's one I'd like to see made into a movie. It's the perfect episodic slasher-type plot, but with a kickass and fairly unique heavy. Very cinematic. And how refreshing--almost anti-cliché, even--that not one person ever actually wears the Medusa mask.

And, man, but Don Heck turns out the best covers.

Anonymous said...

Too small to read or to appreciate the art. Don't care for the new format. Really a shame, since your collection is A+.

Mr. Cavin said...

Take heart, Anonymous! If your browser has the capability for tabbed browsing, all you have to do is right click on the thumbnails in the post (or command click for a Mac), and open these pages in new tabs just the way you are used to seeing them. Or, as Karswell himself has pointed out, you can click on the tiny white URL (to the lower left of the picture in the viewer) and open each page larger like that, too.

This may seem awkward at first, but take it from me, you'll get used to it. I've been reading these stories in tabs for years now. When this new viewer ap dropped, I didn't even notice it till other people started complaining.

Anonymous said...

Most excccellent! Thanks!

prof. grewbeard said...

i like that green snakelady's head just floating around like that, very spacy...

Frank Forte said...

Wow! This is great! freaky colors--NEW LOGO---I like the old HOIA logo better ! Aaaarrgh! why do I hate change!!???

Karswell said...

>I like Blogger's new image display method. Much nicer!

It's growing on me too Brandi, thanks.

>And how refreshing--almost anti-cliché, even--that not one person ever actually wears the Medusa mask.

No one turns to stone either! And I agree about Heck's cover work.

>i like that green snakelady's head just floating around like that, very spacy...

Hmmm, maybe it's not Medusa at all but actually the living head of some weird woman from the Planet of Snake Hair?!

>NEW LOGO---I like the old HOIA logo better ! Aaaarrgh! why do I hate change!!???

Thanks Frank, glad you hate my new logo.

Mykal said...

"someday you'll thank me for posting all of this stuff...

Hell, my friend, no need to wait for someday. I'll thank you right now. Great post! Noble work.

Frank Forte said...

no man, the new logo looks great! nice typeface, great silhouette, excellent design. But the old logo was sooo cool it's sad to see it go. And the one before that! Any chance of doing a post of all the old THOIA logos? Seeing that you post great comics of times gone by, why not post your past logos?

Mykal said...

Oh, and I vote "Yes!" on the new blogger feature.

Anonymous said...

Sorry; but a big resoundi8ng "NO" for me on the new format; as I *nearly always* have to make these pages bigger to read them or see some detail or something*! Nice story; though; but I couln't read the Gorey story at all! (Have the same problem with TV football game scores these days to; at least the ones they show during the game; well, sometimes the scores on the news, too!)

DBurch7670

Mykal said...

Anonymous: You can still open pages exactly as you always have. Just right click the image and click "Open link in New Window." This option is exactly as it's always been, offering pages full size if that's your preference.

Karswell said...

Well hopefully ya'll have figured out this new image display feature... after having to hear people needlessly gripe about it, I now have to spend a few days hearing more griping about the harmless changes over at facebook too.

Okay, a Weird Terror Double Header up next-- an icky one from Marty Elkin, and another Rudy Palais senses assault as well, DON'T MISS!

(And just a reminder too about the Halloween fun I have going on over at my other blog too... I'm just getting started so come on over and check it out: http://andeverythingelsetoo.blogspot.com/ thanks!)

Trevor M said...

What the ... horrors?

I just did a search for Marty Elkin and drew up a story and clicked and BOOM -- it was back to the old format for images!

Then I went back to the current story and clicked on an image and BOOM -- the image came up classic (love it style)! I can live with the new thing, but it is not friendly to small monitors, and SUCKS for iPad. So, what's going on? Lots of complaints?

Has anybody else experienced this? Try it.

Trevor M said...

By the way, get an iPad, read comic pages on it in bed with the lights off, and you will fall in love with comics all over again like you did when you were a kid!

Mike said...

Err ... I don't mean to step on any toes or anything, and maybe this is Old News but ...

How about contributing some cover-to-cover scans to this archive of public domain golden age comics?
For example, Weird Terror #6 seems to be missing.

Just a suggestion.

Mykal said...

Mike: I tried going to the link in your post but it was flagged and blocked by my spyware as being an unsafe site. Thanks for the suggestion.

Karswell said...

>How about contributing some cover-to-cover scans to this archive of public domain golden age comics? Just a suggestion.

I suggest you do it... I have enough to do with my own blogs.

Anonymous said...

I'm a bit suprised that Mykal (or oeconomist) didn't mention that the newer version of this great story last posted last year as 'Mask of Horror'-

http://www.bloodypulptales.com/2010/04/corpse-for-coffin-mask-of-horror.html

Then again I shouldn't be suprised, it is hard to keep track of all of the great stuff posted on THOIA and Bloody Pulp.

I, and all readers of both blogs are grateful for all of the hard work both Karswell and Mykal do to bring us these great scares from years past.

Thank you both!!!!!

Karswell said...

Our pleasure... thanks!

Mykal said...

Ditto what Karswell said.