Sunday, July 29, 2012

Terror of the Deep

We're spotlighting Ellis Eringer again with another wild post today-- and if you thought our last story by him was remarkable (click HERE for it), wait until you see how gruesome this one is! From the November 1953 issue of Mister Mystery #14 ...and with a very special thanks to Brian Hirsch for the scans! (Are there any other pre-code horror tales by Eringer? If so, please let us know, GCD has very little information about him other than his work for Disney.)





8 comments:

Chuck Wells said...

Wow, that is an excellent golden oldie. Loved the splash panel that opens this one too!

Karswell said...

Indeed, an amazing splash... I almost like the pic of the monster on the last page even better.

Gumba G Gadwa said...

The sea monster is just so darn cute. I'd have a hard time hating it even as it slowly digested me!

You can really break down most comic artists into two groups; those that are getting paid and those that care about the artwork they produce. This guy is definitely in group #2. There's a lot more fine line work than required, and he tries for some unique angles (though some of it doesn't quite work.)

That's an idea for your next book: great artist with small output!

Mr. Cavin said...

I like that sea monster too (although I'm pretty sure it's more closely related to Alley Oop's prehistoric ride than it is a plesiosaur). I particularly like the giraffe antennae.

But what wowed me was the totally mind-blowingly lurid gore. How cool is that? This story is just as gruesome as anything that came out in the supposedly adulter magazines of the seventies and eighties by Wrightson or Corben or whoever. Pretty strong stuff.

Keir said...

looks more like the Loch Ness Monster than any plesiosaur...

Vanessa said...

LOVE this, although the monster looks more cute than scary :)

Karswell said...

I think we can all agree the gorgeously illustrated monster here is more on par with Beany & Cecil than The Beast from 20000 Fathoms, but it's actually the deadly digestive juices within the creature that are the real horror-- Eeeek!!

Back with more in a bit, thank you thank you for the comments (and welcome aboard the THOIA Express, Vanessa!)

Anonymous said...

THANKS KARSTEIN