Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"The Skull Scavenger" & "Horror Island"

Today we have two more moldering stories, both stinking of the grave, from Terror Tales Vol. 3 No. 4, July 1971. Our first story, "The Skull Scavenger," is a straight-up re-printing that first appeared in Strange Fantasy No. 6 (1953). What I love about this yarn is the two modern day Gendarmes, despite being certain the old man is crazy as a bucket of frogs, wants him to continue his tale. See? Everyone loves a good story. the second offering, "Horror Island," was originally published in Ghostly Weird Stories No. 125 (1954) as "The Coward". This redraw is by O. A. (Oscar Antonio) Novelle; and this is Mr. Novelle's first appearance here at The Bloody Pulp. The Argentinean artist was known for his fine, feathered inking style; which is on full display in this outing.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"The House of Worm"

Today, fellow bottom-dwellers, something a little different:

Now and then, the editors at Eerie Pub. seemed to get the highbrow bug or, better put; a bug to create a reasonable semblance of highbrow. The result in the case of Terror Tales Vol. 3 No. 4, July 1971 was a reprint of a minor pulp era story by writer Mearle Prout with well-above average illustrations from Ezra Jackson.

I thought so much of the illustrations by Jackson, I set them off on their own for separate enjoyment:


And now, dear ones, the story: