Saturday, November 27, 2010

"Terror of the Dead" & "Xebico"

Lets slip this issue into the body bag with two, final stories (one of them a text story with a tantalizing illustration).

"Terror of the Dead" features the artwork of Cirilo Muñoz (thanks for the artist ID, Mike! - see comments)

I found this desperate story of a ham-fisted, claim-jumping archeologist very refreshing. Archaeologists have danced nimbly and skillfully for years around the "glorified grave-robbers" stigma. Instead of trying to duck such ugly talk, eager Harlan embraces it with both red hands. Good on you, professor! Download THIS POST!

Let’s throw in a text story to round off this issue. The authors and artists for these Eerie Pub text stories are lost to the halls of time.

Like many Eerie Pub text stories, “Xebico” has a distinctly Lovecraftian flavor. It also has an illustration of an exposed, female breast complete with areola.

So, how many of you want to join me on a search for the mystery of Xebico? I smell hit TV series. Next up, we will resurrect another issue of Terror Tales with stories “The Bloody Ax” and “The Glass Corpse.”

12 comments:

Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

“Xebico” is actually “The Night Wire”, a tale from the classic pulp Weird Tales.

Mykal said...

Daniel: Good one.

Mykal said...

Daniel: Also, this story has an illustration of an exposed, female breast complete with areola.

Matthew Coniam said...

How frequent an occurrence were these all-text stories in Eerie Publications?
Also, how frequent were the illustartions of exposed female breasts complete with areola?

Mykal said...

Matthew: It is the depiction of the areola that makes your questions a bit tricky. Exposed breasts are one thing, but the areoloa? I'd call that a rare sighting. Text stories were not as rare, but they didn't appear in every issue.

Karswell said...

Nothing sadder than a little lady with one headight out!

Oooo, word verification: SALVATE

Mykal said...

Karswell: Agreed. Those come as a set.

Mykal said...

Let me take the opportunity to apologize for the boys' club this post has become. I'm ashamed at my own inability to resist the cheap and easy remark. I thought better of myself.

Mike H said...

Hi hi! Damn that tiny print in the book's index... this "Terror of the Dead" is the one by Cirilo Muñoz... not the Torre Repiso one!

And please let me add...
BOOBIE!!

Mykal said...

Good catch, Mike, and thanks.

prof. grewbeard said...

booooooooooooobeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...

Mykal said...

Shout it from the mountain tops, Brother!