Tuesday, July 5, 2011

"Lighthouse Of Horror" & "The Hungry Slime"

It's high time for a brand new issue of Eerie Pub bloody frolic. Let's slice open Terror Tales No. 5 vol. 5, October 1973 and see what the insides look like. But before we begin our exportation, let us follow custom and consider this rather interesting cover. My favorite part? The lizard woman vampire that is staring the viewer straight in the eye. Does she hope for your help or your neck? Both, maybe.

We have an Argentina double header today, with stories featuring the artwork of Domingo Mandrafina and Ruben Marchionne. First, Mandrafina graces us with "Lighthouse of Horror," an Eerie Pub redraw of "Beam of Terror" (Tomb of Terror, 1953).

The severely under-appreciated Ruben Marchionne gives us some black, inky goodness in "The Hungry Slime." What great layouts! This is an Eerie Pub redraw of "The Living Slime," (Tomb of Terror, 1952). Catch the colorful original at Karswell's! (I'm sure my pal Karswell will forgive me for saying - this is one of those times I like the redraw better than the original!)

Coming ASAP: "Weird Magic" & "The Beast." Until then, Don't let the sun catch you above ground.

6 comments:

KW said...

Yikes. I'm glad I didn't read that as a kid. The giant face in the ocean would have been all it took to make my mom sit with me all night.

Mykal said...

KW: Yeah, that panel got me, too. I think these were two very well drawn stories!

SpaceLord said...

Two very well drawn stories indeed.
Had to laugh in the first one, though, reading the following balloon:
"Death to those who move too quickly!" - That would be the end of all sportsmanship...

Mykal said...

SpaceLord: That struck me as odd, as well. Yet, thinking it over, in my life whenever I have moved too quickly or impulsively, I've gotten my ass handed to me.

Karswell said...

The Living Slime re-draw is pretty interesting, not sure there's anything here that's even half as disturbing as that final naked panel in the original though... they're both gloriously ugly actually.

Mykal said...

Karswell: That last panel in the original is a winner for sure. I've always been a sucker for that much skillfully rendered black ink, though; which is why the redraw takes first place for me.