Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"Dead is My Darling!", "The Spectral Avenger", "The Most Haunted House in England!" and "The Jinx that Rode the Skies"

With DC's Ghosts #23, you are sucked in by the sharp Nick Carty cover alone.

And, while the cover has nothing what-so-ever to do with any of the tales contained inside, this issue really is worth the read.

Our first tale is Dead Is My Darling! Thought I could not track down any writer credit, this story is graced with the art of Fred Carrillo, and that signature Filipino style works well for this ghostly tale of piracy, treasure and black magic.

And you have to respect a gal who can sport pumps in the jungle!

Our next story is set in the early years of World War II. The Spectral Avenger, with the art of Gerry Talaoc, reminds us that even the evil dead know that the Nazis sucked.

Okay, so this one is my favorite! With the terribly haunted Muncaster Castle as part of my own heritage, I have a weakness for the stuff. Unusual in that it talks briefly (3 whole pages) about Raynham Hall and the tales that circulate about the place, The Most Haunted House in England has a script by Carl Wessler and some fantastic art by J. Noriega.

Last, but not least, we have The Jinx that Rode the Skies. Quite frankly there are just not nearly enough anti-airship stories out there. Well with the art of Sam Glanzman, this story does its part to remedy that.

Ah, finally! Wasn't it worth the wait?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

"Eye of the Beholder", "The Immortality Thieves!" and "The Royal Right"

I hope my long absence didn't frighten anyone too much. Trying to balance five blogs can sometimes be hair raising but not nearly as hair raising as the tales I have for you this evening.

Tonight the Crypt will be bring you three tales from DC Comic's October 1972 issue of Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion.

With script by Robert Kanigher and art by Howard Chayking, first up, we have Eye of the Beholder a romantic tale of love at first sight.

Don't believe in it you say? Don't worry, you will.

I've always have a soft spot for tales of true love.

Next up, artist Win Mortimer helps teaches us that looks can't bring you lasting joy, but revenge can.

Lastly, with art by Bill Draut, plot by Joe Orlando and script by Robert Kanigher, we have The Royal Right. A story that helps remind us that it never pay to be an asshole.

Wow, that got ugly real quick!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Witching Hour! #81

We Crypt dwellers know that nothing screams Post-Code HORROR! like DC's own The Witching Hour! (Unless, of course, it would be Unexpected.)

Tonight we travel the terror filled landscape that exists between the hours of midnight and, well, 12:01 am.

First up, from The Witching Hour # 81, sporting a sinister cover by Luis Dominguez, we have a story that does the idea of adoption no services - Two Faces of Evil with art by Tenny Henson and script by George Kashdan.

I like to think that I was never distrustful by natures but even I would start having some real warning bells going off if my husband started paying THAT much attention to our newly adopted hot seventeen year old daughter.

So, you say you've been staying up late obsessing over her every move and now, after a midnight trip to the lake for some father/daughter alone time she drown "accidentally"? Yeah, I'm calling the cops.

After a little witchcraft, I think we are all up for a little technological espionage. I know I am! And by little, I'm talking 3 pager with art by Pat Broderick and, once again George Kashdan on script. Enjoy Blind Frenzy.

Wow, Cynthia really has her shtick down. You've got to respect that.

Next up, we have a terror-ific sci-fi tale. See, The Witching Hour! always had something for everyone.

Once again with The Haunted Planet we have a George Kashdan script this time being drawn by Jerry Grandentetti.

Make sure to check out Teresa on page 3 and me know if you too think she look like she came directly out of Thunderbirds.

Wow, you really can't get much more Post-Code than that! Sleep well, if you DARE!