Sunday, 21 April 2019

Hopping Down The Bunny Trail



Happy Easter!






15 comments:

  1. This is great, Pete. Thanks!!

    Have you readed this before? I´ve discovered some months ago and was love at the first... bite :)

    And sure you´ll be happy to know that I´ve just send the link to Michael Gilbert this morning.

    Happy Pasq... nooooo... Easter... Everyday you learn new things ;)

    Manuel Ruiz

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  2. Never heard of it before, Manuel, but was able to locate it fairly easily on the net, so clearly I missed out! It's a goodie tho'.

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  3. Why do I get the impression that Garth Ennis read this story when he was a kid? :)

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  4. So cool. I've only read a few issues of that title, all because I grew up a "Marvel zombie".

    That story was worthy of a Warren magazine! I hope I can find collected editions of all the DC horror titles now ( relatively cheap, I hope.)

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  5. There's definitely Showcase Presents b/w reprint volumes of House Of Mystery, House Of Secrets & The Witching Hour, all of which are great and I absolutely recommend them. You'll be amazed how many great artists and writers are lurking in there!

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  6. If you have liked this, there are more bizarre scary comics here. A excellent selection, I must add.

    https://www.cbr.com/the-scariest-comic-books-of-all-time-archive/

    Manuel Ruiz

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  7. I love his lyrical, romanticised drawing style, but had never before heard of Filipino artist Tenny Henson (1931-2013):

    https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/henson_teny.htm

    https://comicvine.gamespot.com/teny-henson/4040-35872/


    https://m.imdb.com/name/nm0378246/filmotype?ref_=m_nm_flmg

    https://www.comics.org/search/advanced/process/?target=sequence&method=icontains&logic=False&keywords=&title=&feature=&job_number=&pages=&pages_uncertain=&script=&pencils=&inks=Tenny+Henson+&colors=&letters=&story_editing=&first_line=&characters=&synopsis=&reprint_notes=&story_reprinted=&notes=&issues=&volume=&issue_title=&variant_name=&is_variant=&issue_date=&indicia_frequency=&price=&issue_pages=&issue_pages_uncertain=&issue_editing=&isbn=&barcode=&rating=&issue_notes=&issue_reprinted=&is_indexed=&order1=series&order2=date&order3=&start_date=&end_date=&updated_since=&pub_name=&pub_notes=&brand_group=&brand_emblem=&brand_notes=&indicia_publisher=&is_surrogate=&ind_pub_notes=&series=&series_year_began=&series_notes=&tracking_notes=&issue_count=&is_comics=&color=&dimensions=&paper_stock=&binding=&publishing_format=

    Regards,
    Chris A.

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  8. The writer of this story, Michael Uslan, is quite famous as an executive producer on a number of super-hero films such as the 1989 Batman (directed by Tim Burton), Catwoman, Justice League, and he won an Emmy for "Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?" and other industry awards:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_E._Uslan

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  9. Thanks for all the suggestions, oh my brothers.

    Will definetly be delving into the realm of DC horror. Nothing like a 3-5 page story that has massive impact.

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  10. Hey, I don't have to do anything these days! Thanks for pointing Killdumpster in the right direction, fellas.

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  11. Abel hosting a story in THE UNEXPECTED? From that odd moment in time when the bell was tolling for DC horror books after the DC implosion.

    A sad and shabby ending after their unquestioned heyday of the early 70s; by the 80s, the last holdouts to be found on America's newsstands were HOUSE OF MYSTERY and WEIRD WAR (which by that point might have been DC's worst-ever comic book, representing as it did the low point of two once-proud franchises - DC's horror and war titles).

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  12. Yeh, I always found Unexpected the weakest of the mystery books ( though I like this strip obviously ). By the time I noticed the mystery comics, they were at their lowest ebb, which is why I'm generally posting from the earlier, better years. It's still an education to me too...!

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  13. Joe Orlando gave House of Mystery & House of Secrets (& the first fourteen issues of Witching Hour) some strong editorial direction that DC's other horror/mystery titles lacked.

    Early issues of the Unexpected shows an uneasy rotation of horror hosts )the mad, mod witch being the most unintentionally hilarious). I own a few of these only for some 1969 stories drawn by a young Berni Wrightson. Neal Adams & Nick Carey occasionally provided covers, and the Filipino Invasion helped to boost the quality of many of DC's horror/mystery titles.

    Regards,
    Chris A.

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  14. The mad, mod witch? Gloriously goofy concept! Seems her last Bronze Age appearance was in Unexpected 116 in 1970. See splash page below:

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WnLEvjyOCsI/V_J3uAdcyvI/AAAAAAAAbts/xurc2tpYhqQ666bZMkFS9BMgJYBiLeCNACLcB/s1600/un116_001.png

    Gene Poole

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