Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Flaming Horror!

Well, that's one way to burn calories
 Except for David Cronenberg, Nancy Kilpatrick, My Bloody Valentine and Alanis Morissette’s smile, Canada hasn’t contributed too much to the horror genre.
 However, the 1950’s era comic book publisher known as Superior Publishers Limited will always have a special place in my heart for their horror titles Strange Mysteries and Journey into Fear. Strange indeed they were, and it is quite a Mystery how some of these comics got published back then!
Whereas even the worst of American horror comics tried to have a plot or some kind of moral plot twist, Strange Mysteries was a generally plotless excuse for cataloguing violence, with stories that were often cruel just for the sake of cruelty. Many years before public domain comic book scan sites became popular, horror comics completists often happened upon the Grand Comics Database and were left in shock and awe at the bizarre plot synopses for Superior’s horror comics. Just read a few of these:
 Even the poor saps who had to write these up were baffled:
 How could anyone NOT want to read these comics after browsing such fucknuggets insane plot synopses?

 So here’s an 8 page spooker from Strange Mysteries #8. Prepare to be amazed at all the nastiness that befalls this story’s protagonist. It would be depressing if it wasn’t so damn funny (unintentionally). Also, this artist sure does love drawing hairy hands, even on female ghosts!
I always knew he'd go bad

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