Friday, December 30, 2011

"The Slimy Mummy" and "The Blood Goddess"

These two stories will pull the plug on Witches' Tales Vol. 5 No. 5, September 1973. Sleep well, dark and loathsome vessel. Your yellowing, inky soul has been archived and released into the "cloud" of digital Heaven.

I've posted our first story, "The Slimy Mummy," before (in fact it was my first post); but it's well worth posting twice! I've re-scanned the story and restored it closer to original than earlier post. "Slimy Mummy" is a Chic Stone redraw of "Servant of the Tomb" (Harvey's Witches Tales #6, 1952). Stone's work is just great here, but chances are very good I would have loved this Eerie Pub. re-do for the Eerie Publications-styled title alone.

Our second bedtime story, "The Blood Goddess," is the lovable work of Larry Woromay, doing what he does best - displaying the ripped sockets of torn appendages and flesh torn asunder by tooth,claw, or bladed weapon. "Blood Gooddess" is a redraw of "Goddess of Murder" (Web of Evil #3, 1953).

7 comments:

Prof. Grewbeard said...

i'd read tale number one before but i still can't get over the surprise appearance of He-Man. as usual, interesting Woronay art on the second but since when does Kali have a beak?

SpaceLord said...

Just for the record: Eerie Publications knew how to sling their slime!
They did “The Slimy Mummy”, “The Slimy Snakeman”, “The Slimy Gargoyle”, “The Slimy Thing”, “The Slimy Haunt” and “The Slimy Corpse”, of course.

Mykal said...

SpaceLord: That slime slinging is why I love them!

Prof.: It seems much liberty was taken with the Kali legend, most significantly being the beak. I've often seen Kali with a long tongue, though. But then, with Eerie Pub., authenticity was never a priority, to say the least (that's another reason I love them).

FrankFay said...

That last story looked great but made no sense- almost as if some panels were chopped out of it.

Mykal said...

Frank: No doubt, what with characters popping up out of nowhere. I'm afraid that rather episodic storytelling is sometimes prevalent with Eerie Pub. Another reason we love them!

Guy Bell said...

Yes, it is a shame that the hero has girly hair and wears a mini-skirt, but the art in Slimy Mummy is classic. Thanks for re-posting.

Mykal said...

Guy: He is such a strange hero, seeming to have no basis in legend or myth. "The White Giant of Peace" appearance is always a bit jarring - but I love it! I would love to see the original story sometime.