May 2017 archive

Black Queen I

It’s when she lifts the veil that you have to worry. (Photo by Daniel Jung)

Gunslinger

He was brave to the last, but this didn’t save him… from unlife, that is.   (Art by Roman Chaliy)

Chamber of Chills

Most horror comics of the 1950s are nostalgic rather than horrifying, yet every once in a while I come across an image that is truly startling in its rawness. They were the decade’s way of dealing, sociologically, with the repressed horrors of WWII.  

Cecaelia

The Cecaelia is an octopoid mermaid who, instead of having a fish’s tail, has the arms of an octopus. The villain of Disney’s The Little Mermaid was one.    (X-Ray Art by Benedetta Bonichi)

The Lifeform

The cultured alien lifeform had an innocuous beginning, but a bloody end.  

The Lonely Apollo Pioneers

Returning last week from a trip to Florida, I have to say the highlight of my trip was seeing, at last, Kennedy Space Center. For a child of my generation this was a place that gained its initial familiarity on B&W TV screens (or color, in wooden consoles, if you were well-off or indulgent) with …

Continue reading

Dumbo

Not all the great pachyderms became extinct. Some turned into ghouls. (Dumbo by Austen Mengler)