Monday, December 24, 2012

WEB OF HORROR "Santa's Claws"

Even before Rise of the Guardians, Kris Kringle protected the innocent...
...from threats both real and imagined!
Story and art for this tale from Major Magazines' Web of Horror #3 (1970) was Frank Brunner, who would go on to major successes in sf/fantasy including acclaimed runs on the comics Dr Strange and Man-Thing, and the 1990s X-Men animated series.
BTW, the spider-like host of the book was named (what else?) "Webster"!
We'll be back in 2013 with more stuff your grandparents didn't want your parents to read...
Merry Christmas
and
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

CHAMBER OF CHILLS "HeartLine"

Next time you hear someone say "you're breaking my heart", it might be literal...
...as this tale from near the end of the reign of horror comics aptly demonstrates!
Oddly, though most listings describe "HeartLine" as the "cover" story for this issue, the cover by Lee Elias doesn't show any elements or characters from the tale!
Though the caption refers to the story,  there's no blonde, and both the woman and the man are decomposing!
(It's still a cool-ghoul cover, though!)
While the scripter of this truly heart-rending story from Harvey's Chamber of Chills #23(1954) is unknown, pencils are by Manny Stallman and inks by John Giunta.
It's never been reprinted...until now, in the pages of IDW's horror anthology Haunted Horror #2, now at your local comic book shop.
Join us next time as we present another tale your grandparents didn't want your parents to see!

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

BEYOND "DoomSmoke"

When they say "smoking is bad for your health"...
...I don't think this is quite what they have in mind!
While the scripter of this anti-smoking (and anti-murder) diatribe from Ace's The Beyond #29 (1954) is unknown, the art is by Ken Rice.
It's never been reprinted...until now, in the pages of IDW's horror anthology Haunted Horror #2, now at your local comic book shop.
Join us next time as we present another tale your grandparents didn't want your parents to see!

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