The Mexican lobby card for Hell's Headquarters (1932). Lots of color, violence, and, of course, the requisite semi-clothed female victim to spice things up. But only on the lobby card. I don't think the movie is as exciting.
This Mexican lobby card for La Selva Perdida certainly conveys a strong sense of danger. I like the understated gorilla lurking in the background. It's not a jungle movie without gorillas lurking about, ready to steal away any unfortunate woman they find alone.
Here's what grabbed my attention to this Mexican lobby card for Mercenarios De Las Llamas: the inset scene. Take a wild guess as to where THAT scene is from. It certainly isn't from this movie. Here's a hint: it's a classic science fiction movie.
With Eerie Publications not one to waste artwork dollars, the cover for volume 5, issue 4, of Terror Tales combines covers from Tales from the Tomb, August and October issues from 1970. So if you think it's a bit incoherent you're thinking right. In this issue, splendidly murky and swirling panels from Reynoso makes Ghoulish Feast a moody read. Pool of Horror, which leads off this issue, is also good, albeit with word balloons like "There's something evil in the air, I can feel it!" it is a tad contrived. The Swamp Devils hunger for revenge as the Harrabys can't escape their doom, and creatures that look like human moles in Doom Creatures are oblivious to fire and bullets, but not barium! (Say, wasn't barium salts the poison used on Frank Bigelow in the 1950 noir classic, D.O.A?)
Just in case you're feeling depressed because your allergies are coming on strong and the weather isn't behaving like it should, here's a little cheesecake Halloween fun to brighten your day. Is it Halloween yet?
Issue 11 of The Monster Times, dated June 14, 1972, monkeys around with Planet of the Apes, Marvel's Conan the Barbarian gets a spear tossed his way, and Fritz the Cat struts his stuff. By now, you get the feeling TMT is more at home with comic book related material than movies. Unless the movie is animated, that is. Phil Seuling gets a nod for doing the voice of a rookie cop in the Fritz the Cat animated feature. I knew Phil, often visiting him and his wife's comic book shop in Brooklyn, and attending his comic conventions in New York City. I was at the convention when he was handcuffed and arrested for peddling underground comics to a minor. It was a set up, so the charges didn't stick. When he started seeing a younger girl, a student in one of his English classes, his marriage didn't stick, either. I miss his comic book shop. I met a lot of notables there, even getting some autographs for my Warren magazines. In this issue you sense his English teacher influence starting to affect the "creative writing" styled articles. Already the bi-weekly publishing schedule appears to be wearing thin. But the coverage on the Blood series from Hemisphere helps, for now. (Read TMT issue 11)