Friday, April 20, 2012

Hair Yee-Eeee

Horror author Tim Curran writes in with a hairy story suggestion-- "Hair Yee-Eeee" from the December 1953 issue of Strange Fantasy #9. GCD says, "Hamilton states that this was one of the stories that he sold to Stanmore that they resold. Speculation on the artwork has included it being signed "S.S." or that Steve Ditko drew it, or he helped Sy Moskowitz draw it, or that he helped somebody draw it." (Special thanks to Brian Hirsch for the scans!)








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19 comments:

Michael Hoskin said...

It's called "the Heap" on the last page. No kidding!

Postino said...

Now that's a shaggy dog story that is really shaggy!

Tim Curran is referring to Bruce Hamilton, who sold some comic book scripts in the early fifties. Hamilton went on to publish the Disney line of comics under the Gladstone logo.

Has anyone else noticed that the capchas don't work on Firefox? I'm writing this comment on Google Chrome because the box marked "please prove you're not a robot" shows nothing on Firefox, but the words appear on other browsers.

Karswell said...

Yeah, I have problems with the capchas all the time... I apologize for moderating the comments in this manner, but I get spammed so hardcore it leaves me no choice.

Also, the quote about Hamilton comeS from the Grand Comics Database, terrifying Tim just suggested today's story.

FrankFay said...

It's...Gossamer!!!

Prof. Grewbeard said...

awesome, hadn't seen the color version, thanx!

Anonymous said...

I really used to love this page for the great horror comics, but now since the settings have been changed I can´t enjoy it any more - why does the user always have to open a new tab & click on every single scanned page now, that´s far to tedious, eventually tou´d get hundreds of new tabs displaying a page each!I thought it was perfect with that solution where all the scanned pages could be opened as a kind of pop-up gallery and you only haad to click once to get to the next page (sorry, don´t know the proper name - whas it CSS?). At first I thought that something with my settings was wrong, but all other comicbook blogs I tried worked fine, save this one (the good one...of course...).
Well sorry, Karswell, you´ve got a really cool blog, which i can´t enjoy anymore, now I´ll have to get my pre-code horror fix from somewhere else...

Prof. Grewbeard said...

original version, i mean... ah, the inherent eroticism of a woman's legs protruding out of monster's mouth!

Karswell said...

>ah, the inherent eroticism of a woman's legs protruding out of monster's mouth!

Or women's legs protruding INTO a monster's mouth!

Okay, seems I'm damned if I do, damned if I don't. I'm only going to talk about this one more time here and then I'm done with it. The way I have the page display set now (aka again) is in the same format as it was for the entire first 4 years of this blogs existance, back when no one had any complaints. When blogger set it up the new way with the pages available in an clickable gallery, I was fine with it myself, but 9 out of 10 people immediately complained about it and I could visually see the daily reader count and download numbers dwindle. Some monitors "display the scans too small to even read the text", "it keeps crashing", etc... I heard it all, so I set it back the way it originally was when no one ever mentioned any problems.

So. Anyone not enjoying my FREE blog anymore because of this very minor display issue are welcome to get their "fix" elsewhere. I can't make everybody happy, and I'm not going to try.

Keir said...

Rubbish. Nothing about this story made sense.

Gumba G Gadwa said...

This one hits close to home. When I was a kid, I had "Wade Denning, Famous Ghost Stories with Scary Sounds", a Pickwick LP.

There was a story on there about a ghostly woman with long, black hair, and the man that hypnotically combed it, describing how much it was like living snakes. I will never forgot the illustration on the back of this (you can easily find it by googling.)

Ever since then, my "what makes a beautiful woman" has always been #1: Long, black hair.

So I love hair stories, no matter how silly!

Anonymous said...

@Karswell:
Sorry for being a bother, didn´t intend to be a jerk or something, just wanted to state that I would have liked it as it had been previously (I thought maybe it would be worth giving a try - maybe it´s some kind of minor bug or something I didn´t get or some other esotreic computer thing...).
Well, now at least I know for sure that it´s not some bug or anything & that you indeed changed the setting deliberately because a majority of people preferred it that way - and well that´s democracy, I guess, so I´ll have to deal with it.
And no, you don´t have to make everybody happy,the only reasonable thing you can do is to satisfy the majority
& you´ve done that.
I was just a bit upset, because I really like(d) your blog - so please just take my complaint as a compliment wrapped in angry remakrs.
Regards
Christof

Karswell said...

For those enjoying this one and in need of more hair raisers, search the archive, keyword: WIG

Trevor M said...

This is a surreal masterpiece. The nonsensical ending only punctuates it. Thanks for posting!

Helvetica said...

Veiled ad for Nair and Head & Shoulders??

It's painfully obvious the author had just bought their first Thesaurus!

Great post, as always.

Karswell said...

I'll have another Strange Fantasy tale for you guys next, appreciate all the comments... and thanks again to Tim Curran and Brian Hirsch for the assist!

Mr. Cavin said...

Thanks to you all three of you. I really dug the art here.

The story... well, I thought it had a great set-up, and it really didn't lose me till they attempted to kill the monster with a hair product and I realized it was just going to be a joke. The relatively serious predicament where a good guy goes helplessly wrong is a fave for me--the main character being both the protagonist and antagonist is a werewolf motif, after all. So it sort of had me hopeful, I guess. I always feel a little cheated when the end only turns out to be a punchline.

But the art was excellent! And the formatting of this blog is the best I've ever #!&%ing seen in my whole #!&%ing life!

Karswell said...

>And the formatting of this blog is the best I've ever #!&%ing seen in my whole #!&%ing life!

Haha, whatev...

Tim Curran said...

Thanks for putting that one up, Karswell! This was one of the many reasons I love the old Ajax-Farrell books. Issue by issue they seemed to serve up a couple standard precode yarns, one good gruesome tale, then a real weirdie like this. Cool stuff!

Karswell said...

I agree, Tim! Thanks again for the great story suggestion!