Today's bloody theme continues our exploration of Tales From The Tomb Vol. 6 No. 2, March 1974. Oh Yes, we are on safe and familiar ground with “Bloodsucker." Artist Dick Ayers has torn fields of flesh and splashed gallons of black blood in the first panel and, far more importantly, popped a cue-ball sized peeper right out of the socket by the end of the first page (and we should never overlook, when appreciating Mr. Ayers, the way the master always hangs the eyeball from thin tendrils of still-attached nerve strands). My favorite part of this tale, though, is the way human heads in large, glass bell jars litter our scientist’s lab with nary an eyebrow raised. Man, Ayers was obviously having the time of his life.Table of Contents does give us fair warning: “Glistening fangs sink deep into the soft flesh of the neck. The blood-sucking vampire drinks the oozing blood and silently vanishes in the night mist while a town cringes in fear.”
Let’s continue our reign of blood with “The Bloody Vampire” which has the work of an unknown artist (unknown to me, that is – I hope some gore-spattered tomb-o-phile will toss me a bone here (steer, human, dog - whatever) Postscript! -- Someone did toss me a bone! It's the artist known as Romero. Check comments!
Had a bellyful? Nice and satiated? Goood boys and girls, yes, yessss. Sleep easy tonight. When next your hungry strikes, I’ll have two more tales ready for you: “The Hanged” and A. Reynoso’s “The Thing.” Please don’t spoil your appetites!