Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"The Vampire" and "Horror in Wood"

It's time to crack open a new casket of stories - this batch of slimy yarns comes form Witches' Tales Vol. 5 No. 5, September 1973. But stay your hand, crypt robber, and pause a brief moment to enjoy this cover and the stalwart, determined figure of the Mummy as he works to snap the vampire demon's neck!

And speaking of vampires, our first story, The Vampire, looks like a hybrid. The splash panel appears to be the drawing of Walter Casadei, while the rest of the story looks like Oscar Fraga. The second story, Horror in Wood is the inimitable Antonio Reynoso.

9 comments:

Guy Bell said...

Great posts! Yeah, it does look different artists on the first one. And that is one Hairy vampire. It actually looks pretty cool that way.

KW said...

This vampire looks very werewolfy. I like it.

Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

“The Vampire” is a reworking of “Shadow of Death” from Tomb of Terror #7 (Jan '53), which was reproduced at tHoIA.

Also at Karswell's 'blog, “The Last Word” from Tomb of Terror #2 (Jul '52), which was the source for “Horror in Wood”.

Prof. Grewbeard said...

thanx for more Fraga and Reynoso!

Mykal said...

Guy and KW: You can never go wrong with a vampire werewolf hybrid!

Prof.: My pleasure!

Mike H said...

That splash is all Fraga. He banged 'em out pretty fast by this time. This exact story was drawn by him AGAIN with the year! (I don't recall if this one is first or second, but there's a sidebar in the book about it...)

Mykal said...

Thanks, Mike. You would know better than I. Even though it's all Fraga, doesn't that woman in the splash look like Casadei or am I nuts?

In your great book, I couldn’t be sure which Fraga Vampire was the story here. WT Vol5 No5 (this issue) wasn’t listed as a source in any of the index listing. Of course, the eyes aren’t what they used to be. Maybe I missed. I thought perhaps I had an un-indexed story or story version.

Mike H said...

It's in there as "Vampire, The"... might be a bit out of place alphabetically and all... durn computers!

Mykal said...

Thanks, Mike.