Monday, May 31, 2010

"A Promise is a Promise" and "A Grave Mistake"

We here at the Crypt LOVE Memorial Day. After all, what other holiday do you celebrate with a trip to the cemetery?

This week, we bring you two terrifying tales with a military flair.

First up, from Ghostly Tales from the Haunted House, we bring you "A Promise is a Promise". Sadly, no-BODY will admit to having penned this little gem, but the art is all by "Wretched" Rocke Mastroserio.

(Cover art by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio)

I'm afraid that Ghost may be getting a little sentimental in is dotage. I like a little less loyalty and little more revenge in my tales of the tragic dead.

With that in mind I'm presenting a tale of betrayal, a unexpectedly elaborate escape plan and revenge.

From Charlton's Comics Beyond the Grave # 2 from 1975, I bring you "A Grave Mistake". Story by Joe "Grotesque" Gill and art by "Startling" Steve Ditko.

(Cover art by Steve Ditko)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Gay for Lois Lane

Need yet another blog in your life? Well I do! Please stop by and check out my new tribute to Lois Lane.

Gay for Lois Lane

Here I'll be sharing some of my favorite stories featuring the First Lady of Comics.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

"The Man Who Didn't Believe in Ghosts"and "Dig Your Own Grave"

Welcome to yet another terrifying trip thought the darkest that post-code horror has to offer.

Since my dearest has departed this evening and left me to present tonight's dreadful offering, I will have to serve up double the terror. I'll be pulling two frightening tales from DC Comics' Secrets of Haunted House #9 circa 1977.

First up, "The Man Who Didn't Believe in Ghosts" with script and art by Arnold Drake and Steve Ditko respectively. This tale teaches us the three ghostly powers known instantly at death.

Death must come with a pamphlet.

(Cover art by Luis Dominguez)

Apparently karma must come in the form of a pool cue.

Next up we have "Dig Your Own Grave", a story that will have you rethinking that next promotion. Here we have story by Jack Oleck and art by Ruben Yandoc.

I did not see that coming. I really didn't.