Monday, October 24, 2011

"The Thing" and "A Tomb of Ice"

Let's continue today with our exporation of Weird No. 12 Vol. 2, June 1979. First, we have the artwork of Eerie Pub. stalwart, Oscar Fraga.

"The Thing" is a Fraga redraw of "The Thing On the Broken Balcony" which first appeared in Strange Worlds No. 8, 1952.

Next up, we have a story by the artistic team of Nestor Olivera and Felix Saborido. If I was forced to guess, I'd say that this is Olivera's pencils. "A Tomb of Ice" is a redraw of "Death On Ice," which first appeared in Strange Fantasy No. 6, 1953.

13 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

let's see, haunted by the ghost of Rip Taylor or avalanched by Iron Maiden mascot Eddie, which do i choose?...

Mykal said...

Prof.: Wow. Imagining Rip Taylor as the ghost certainly takes the scary punch out of it, doesn't it? Once seen, it can't be unseen.

Guy Bell said...

Both great selections. That looks like some of Fraga's best work.

Mykal said...

Hi, Guy. Nice to hear from you. Yes, Mr. Fraga strikes a beautiful Gothic tone with this one.

Mykal said...

Guy: looking at your marvelous work and Fraga's; would it be fair to say that Mr. Fraga was an influence?

Guy Bell said...

Mykal,
Ha! Yeah, I kind of combined Fraga and Ayers. Finally finished those last 2 pages and will be posting the first page of the 2nd installment of the series. It's great that you continue with your excellent blog

Mykal said...

I'll just keep on keeping on.

SpaceLord said...

"Tomb Of Ice" is a much better version than the original story from the Iger Studio.
The mountain/snow adventure is working just wonderful in black and white!
They added a page of climbing scenes, by the way.
Hats off to you for posting it.

Mykal said...

Spacelord: Thanks for your steady commenting. Yes, sometimes Eerie Pub redraws out-do the originals!

Mike H said...

I thought that "Tomb of Ice" was pure Olivera! Where'd you get the Saborido inks info? Me very interested.

Mykal said...

Mike: I got the Saborido credit from the one and only source I use for Eerie Pub. material: The great The Weird World of Eerie Publications by one Mr. Mike Howlett! - page 310!! credit reads "Olivera;Saborido redraw" It looks like all Olivera to me, too, my friend; but I never argue with The Source! :)

Am I reading something wrong?

Mike H said...

Hahaha! The Source! No, you're reading right... but you found a typo!! Wonder how that got in there!! Thank you Eagle Eye Mykal! Hopefully, if we get to a second print, we can fix that!

Mykal said...

Mike: I knew, for certain, there was an explanation. The Source is never wrong! In Source I trust!