Saturday, March 6, 2010

"The Slimy Mummy" & "Experiment in Terror"

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!

17 comments:

Mike H said...

A great beginning to what will be a blog that I visit daily! "The Slimy Mummy" is surely a fan favorite.

Mykal said...

Mike: Thanks a lot! You are first commenter, which means you are royalty here! -- Mykal

Karswell said...

AIEEEEEEEEEEE!!! (how's that for a comment?)

Looking forward to more squishy brain splatters, flying eyeballs and hacked limbs--- bring on the blood storm Mykal!!!

Mykal said...

Karswell: My second commenter! You were already royalty, you son of a gun!

The Ghost Who Blogs said...

Mykal: You are a blogging madman! Seriously, though, I LOVE trashy (and also artsy) B&W horror comics! I'm in.

Mykal said...

Welcome, Ghost. I have your jungle patrol linked up now (not sure how I missed it in the first place - copied from old HTML file). -- Mykal

Spectergirl said...

The Slimy Mummy, WTF? It's hard to image being kept entombed below the city for years and having your first desire upon escaping to kill ALL the people in the town. I think they just really wasted the hot chic on page 6 for no reason what so ever.

And the White Giant of Peace? I just really didn't see that coming.

What a great blog!

KW said...

MAN! lotsa head-choppin going on in this comic! wow! this is great! i like that franenstein/vampire/robot creature on the cover.

prof. grewbeard said...

oh poo, i was gonna post that 2nd tale myself, you rotter(gore joke)! that's what i get for being lazy...

i don't want to spoil the party so i'll go..but i'll be back...

MAYBE!

:)

Biggie said...

Great blog-I will follow. I used to read these all the time when I was a kid. The covers are sublime. Rock on.

Lysdexicuss said...

Oh~ MOTHER...! Blood... BLOOD~!

panavia999 said...

I was trolling your profile hoping for more additions to Radiation Cinema and found this one. NEAT!
Also, the word verification for this post is "quersap" which I visualized as some kind of brain seepage. A good omen.

panavia999 said...

Very catchy cover that. I added it to my "Pulp" screensaver.

Mykal said...

SpecterGirl: The White Giant of Peace took my by surprise as well. He sure took care of business though, didn't he? And yes, they could have definitely done more with the hottie on page 6.

KW: You gotta love a Frankenstein with fangs!

Prof.: the funny thing about you and I bumping heads so often on posts is that it happens across such a wide range of genres! Great minds, dude.

Biggie: Yep, those covers were like crack to me as a kid. An instant, gleeful jolt!

Lysdexicuss: Mother says much blood is on the way.

Panavia999: Quersap! HAHAHA. How perfect. Welcome! I’m glad you found my new blog. I can’t wait to post more.

And Welcome everyone, you fearsome tomb dwellers! Thanks so much! -- Mykal

Michael Wurl said...

Awesome new blog, Mykal!
Totally gruesome! Eeeew! Cool!

So far the art looks pretty good to me, at least I know these two guys and they aren't schlocks!

You are a blogging maniac, sir! And I should know!

Love the sweet cover too!

Mykal said...

Michael: Welcome aborad!

oeconomist.com said...

The source of “The Slimy Mummy” was the less slimy “Servants of the Tomb”, from Witches Tales #6 (Nov '51), which was reproduced at the Hairy Green Eyeball 2, from scans provided by Pappy.