Friday, October 28, 2011

"Dead Witch" & "The Blackness of Evil"

Let's dig the spade a little deeper into Weird Vol. 12 No. 2, June of 1979; and see what we dig up. What a treasure trove! We've uncovered the work of two Eerie Pub. giants. The first story "Dead Witch", is a classic Dick Ayers redrawing of "Witch Girl" (Weird Terror No. 10, 1954). The second tale, "The Blackness of Evil" has artwork by Larry Woromay; and is a redraw of "Walpurgis" (Witches Tales No. 18, 1953).

With regard to the second story, "The Blackness of Evil" we have the opportunity, courtesy of Karswell's sterling blog, The Horrors of it All, to compare the redraw with the original! It's the perfect fun activity for Halloween! Just click HERE!

8 comments:

SpaceLord said...

Absolutely WOW!
Eyeball-snatching bats and a hydrophobic devil. I couldn't come up with those ideas...
Breathtaking artwork from Ayers and Woromay.

Mykal said...

SpaceLord: Ayers is famous for doing terrible things to eyeballs!

KW said...

The reason we can know this woman is a witch is because she weighs as much as a duck.

Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

Weird Terror #10, with “Witch Girl” may be found at Golden Age Comics. (I've seen it elsewhere on-line, but I believe that the 'blog in-question is now gone.)

Guy Bell said...

I can never really get into Woromay. His spotting is excellent but he makes everything so...rubbery.
But you know my addiction to Ayers. After looking at so much of his work I can see that he draws the way he does because of all those years inking Kirby. It's like Ayers interpretation of Kirby.

Mykal said...

Guy: That "rubbery" quality you mention in describing Woromay is well described - and the exact reason I love him so! The combo of "Cartoony" (for lack of a better word) and realism always sends me. Think Jack Davis!

It is, as always, a matter of taste and preference. Ayers, of course, is legend! Thank you so much for your comments - they are always on point!

prof. grewbeard said...

Mykal you know i'm not the biggest Ayers fan but he is rockin' out on this story! it looks like he took his time on it. as for the second, that splash is a such a hook, it lures you in for more!

Happy Hallowe'en mein Freund!

Mykal said...

Back at ya, Prof.!