Friday, September 16, 2011
"D-don't press those decaying lips to mine!"
The Jerry Iger shop of New York City prepared these monstrous masterfeces, er...pieces, and provided them to the Canadian proprietor of Superior Comics to publish, and ship a goodly number to the U.S., serving up some true grue to the citizens of both nations.
"Swamp Horror" is from Superior's Mysteries #2 (called Mysteries Weird and Strange on the cover). This synopsis from the Grand Comics Database gives no indication of how demented it is: "A man chases away a woman who comes to his cabin. The woman is his mother just released from an insane asylum. She dies, but returns every night until she chases him out of the house. They die in the woods." Whoever wrote that did not indicate how sick it is that a man kicks his poor ol' mentally ill maw out into the night (even though he doesn't recognize her) and she dies, only to come back to hold and--urp...gag--kiss him. At least we're spared seeing her slip him her tongue.
Nor does the description of another story from that issue, "Monsters Three" indicate how startling the woman's thoughts are in the last panel. [SPOILER ALERT] "Uranium prospectors are attacked by uranium creatures. Two prospectors are killed. The remaining two evade the creatures until they are hit by lightning and destroyed in an atomic explosion. The prospectors are doomed to die of radiation poisoning." Getting married is her priority. Egad. That's frightening.