Friday, May 14, 2010

"Deadman's Dance" & The Blood-Sucker"

Let’s split open the skull of Tales From The Tomb Vol. 5 No. 2, March 1872. But before brain matter is spilled; let’s let the rich, beautiful colors of this cover drench or souls in glory. Lord, Eerie Pub. covers be the flame, and I be the moth!

First on the docket for today is Deadman’s Dance with typically awesome art by A. Reynoso. Someday, this artist of the black mood will get his due. There is something decadent about his work that howls for adoration.

About Deadman’s Dance, Table of Contents warns us: ”The stench of the moldy grave enveloped the nightclub owner as the figure of death ordered him to dance. A shocker!”

The Blood-Sucker might be the artwork of Cirilo Munoz. Table of Contents says: ”An eccentric professor discovered the secret of life only to have his body drained dry by the blood-hungry thing.” Bummer.

Don’t wander far from the source. Next up: ”Satan’s Stone” & ”The Devil’s Machine”.

11 comments:

Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

“The Blood-Sucker” is a reworking of “It!” from Witches Tales #10 (May '52), which was reproduced by Karswell.

prof. grewbeard said...

HIMMEL! an issue i've never read and two great stories to start off with! Reynoso had style, for sure!

8thRay said...

Aggghrrr!

Great stuff, keep 'em coming!

Mykal Banta said...

Prof: More coming from the same iss! Himmel!

8thRay: More coming - count on it!

KW said...

The simpleness of these story titles is what makes them seem so classic. I love the cover too.

Mike H said...

Two great stories (again)!

Unfortunately, I got very little info on Reynoso for my book THE WEIRD WORLD OF EERIE PUBLICATIONS. Even his peers are unfamiliar with him. But he sure made his mark in the Pubs! He tops the list in Pub appearances!

You are correct, sir! The Blood-Sucker is indeed Señor Muñoz!

Mykal Banta said...

Mike: I was actually afraid to ask you about Reynoso for fear of that answer! I knew that if you didn't know much about Reynoso, then no one would. He seems a true mystery man. All his work seems to have been for Pub. For no real reason, I suspect a pen name.

My goal is to begin an A. Reynoso cult.

Your book!!! I slobber in anticipation. I have two on pre-order (see sidebar, dear friends).

Mykal Banta said...

KW: I bet your waiting for The Devil's Machine, (cool title) am I right? you will not be disappointed!

Karswell said...

Man this is a crazy issue so far... I keep writing down the issue numbers of the ones you've been posting--- I'm gonna be blowing alot of money come next pay day!

Mykal Banta said...

Karswell: Glad your liking it! Next installment coming tomorrow. It seems I blow nearly every paycheck on comics.

Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

“Deadman's Dance” is a reworking of “Dance of Death” from Web of Evil #4 (May '53), which was reproduced by Karswell at tHoIA.