For the first post, I wanted a dyed-in-blood Eerie Publications cover. Feast your eyes! Look at those colors! Look at the webbed feet of the werewolf/beast! Look at the bones and sprockets tumbling out of the fanged Frankenstein! Look at the burning sky and the sexy vampire in the green dress! Look, damn you! The following two stories are from Terror Tales Vol. 2 No. 5, September 1970.
This first story has some very nice art by veteran Chic Stone, who gives us a stunning splash panel. I love the tomb dweller, pointing at the slimy mummy and winking at the reader. “That’s what I’m talking about, baby!” The table of contents introduces the story this way: “In a tale both foul and horrible, slimy fingers flexed while they waited for prey below the black earth.”
The art in Eerie Publications was erratic but often very fine, as in this tale penciled and inked by Carl Burgos. Burgos was also an art director and editor with Eerie. Table of contents says: ”Your flesh will shrink and your bones quiver as you journey to the human zoo.” Sound good? I thought so . . .
Stay tuned, Ghouls. Next up is two more stories from the same issue: Skull In A Box and Blood And Old Bones. Before the moon rises three times you will get your fix, you stinking fiends!