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!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Vault of Evil # 11

Welcome back to another edition of the Crypt. Hope everyone is ready for more frightful tales. Tales too tame for everyone but we brave Post-Code Crypt dwellers.

This evening we will be bring you four terror-riffic tales from Marvel's 1974 Vault of Evil #11.

First up we have Burton's Blood! Originally printed in Atlas's Menace #2 (1953) this Stan Lee tale is made more horrific with some amazing art by Bill Everett.

Next, Vault of Evil brings us The Tomb. Again an updated story originally published in Atlas's Mystic #7 (1952) , no one claims the script but some fantastic art is provided by Gene Colan.

Now we have The Sinister Stone, a small three page tale with art by Ed Winiarski.

Finally Vault of Evil closes this issue with one final dreadful tale. Originally published in Marvel Comic's Astonishing Tales #4 (1959). Return of the Genie brings us art from the mythic Jack Kirby.