Thursday, October 20, 2011

"Stage of Horror" & "The Supernatural"

Today, let's plunge the wooden spike into a fresh issue of goodness from Eerie Publications: Weird Vol. 12 No. 2, June 1979. First, though, let's enjoy this nearly phosphorous cover of monster-against-monster violence!

First, we have the beautiful, rich blackness of Ruben Marchionne. "Stage of Horror" is one of my favorite stories from the artist. It is a redraw of "Designer of Doom," a tale first told in Witches Tales #9, 1952.

Antonio Reynosa, who is normally a fair hand at darkness and shadow, comes across in this next tale with an unusual amount of light. "The Supernatural" is a redraw of "The Holland Haunt," which first appeared in Adventures Into the Unknown #26, 1951.

Next from this same issue we'll feast on two lovely yarns; "The Thing" and "Tomb of Ice." In the meanwhile, try to control all your unnatural urges.

7 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

great day for artists at the Pulp! incidentally, that bit about using magic to suppress rebellion is true, only it happened in Algiers-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Eugene_Robert-Houdin

Kendall said...

Great, great stories. I really enjoyed the art, as well. Eerie Pubs is often remembered for their over the top, eye-popping stories of gore (Dick Ayers stuff), but I also really enjoy this "softer", more abstract side of the pubs.

Mykal said...

Prof.: Yes, a couple of my favorites today! That link is awesome. I had no idea - fascinating stuff.

Kendall: I love the gore, certainly, but I'm with you: There is much to appreciate from Eerie Pub.!

Karswell said...

great contrast of styles with both stories visually... strangley, neither ring a bell, I'll need to double check the original versions of these from the pre-codes.

Mykal said...

Karswell: I love the Marchionne story in particular. I did a title search (using original titles) at your place before posting for a link-up - came up empty. Please let me know if you can find them.

Cyberspook said...

Your scans are just amazing. I grew up with these stories and although I have a few original copies of the magazines I hate to open them up too much to peruse. With your site I can easily read thru them anytime and the clarity is excellent. Do you damage any of the pages when scanning? Thanks Again!!!
ps- Yes, The Eerie Publications book is superb, I have 2 copies.

Mykal said...

Cyber: Thanks! No, I don't damage the pages. I am glad you find the scans useful. I'll try to post something new soon.