Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"Death Makes Three" & "Your Coffin is Waiting"

Here comes two more decaying treats from Horror Tales Vol. 2 No. 3, May 1970. Both tales are B&W reprints form Fantastic Fears from the early 1950s. The art comes from the Iger Shop, which means that the artists and writers for these comic book stories are lost forever to the gray/green shifting sludge of slime - er, I mean time. The Iger Shop, along with their accomplices (early, pre-code horror comics) sent hundreds upon hundreds of great artists into the silent, bottomless limbo of anonymity. For us, the living, this is both a wonderful blessing and a frustrating curse.

This first story of a double/triple cross finds our black-widow protagonist at odds and ends - all busted up, you might say - about her awful betrayals – and not because she has a conscience.

This second story, “Your Coffin Is Waiting,” is one of those wonderful tales where every character is detestable. These are my favorites because I can wish pain and torture on all concerned. It’s a win-win situation.

Next, we will resurrect “Horror comes to room 1313” and “Killer Lady.” Until then, I won’t tell anyone what you did. Promise.


KW said...

GAAAAA! is exactly what I would say in that situation.

Mykal Banta said...

GAAAAA! is part of the universal, all-situation language; like GRRRRRR!

Spectergirl said...

I would like to point out that everyone in 'Death Makes Three' are rather detestable too.

Mykal Banta said...

Spectergirl: A double win-win!