Here is a factual story that is indeed stranger than fiction ... If you find it difficult to believe, I will not blame you! But I swear to its truth and write it now just as I saw and heard it happen!"
(from Sky Music, 1956)
"Eerily, like music from another world, the magic notes hung in the air! Dorothy and John Blaik shivered as they watched the strange, evil-looking vampire girl sing the "Song of the Undead!"
(Song of the Undead, 1952)
Yes indeed, we're back with another duet of terror tales this week for the Comic Supplement here at BotB. One is a hearty pre-comics-code dish, and the other, our lead story, is of the later not-quite-so-grisly variety, toned-down so as not to upset the kiddies. I think you'll find both of them amusing, though, and their songs will echo in your mind until our next meeting here in two weeks, when we will head in another direction genre-wise to serve up more music-and-media-related vintage comic book goodies.
And for our final course, let's go ahead and begin with the front cover and title page, by Harry Lazarus and Everett Raymond Kinstler, respectively. Feast your eyes on this treat from Eerie #8, September 1952. Author unknown, art by Vince Alascia.
A couple more great finds from the Digital Comic Museum, with some added editing and cleanups by me.
Be here again in two weeks for more comic book madness!