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— a MANIAC he

and

kills

YOU may

is on the loose without mercy

be the next on his

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in

issaa The

metallic 'bat'

is

the crea-

tion of a

FRANKENSTEIN

VENTOR

tor

whom

IN-

everything

goes WRONG'.

Lord knows the mad inventor tries hard enough, but no-matter WHAT he invents it kills innocent people, destroys private property, explodes, or falls apart.

LIKE

A BAT OUTTA HELL

is

the tale of a man's battle against machines a battle he LOOSES, for the WAR is just a figment of his imagination and the ENEMY is within

his

own MANIAC MINDI

An innovative graphic story in the HORROR - MOOD style you've come to know and love • at all good newsstands soon!


A SKYWALD HORROR-MOOD MAGAZINE

- EDITED BY ALAN HEWETSON 6 JUNE 1974

NUMBER

...in tnis issue... ARTIST: FABA CONTRIBUTORS: BOADA CESAR FONT EDGAR ALLAN POE SUSO CESAR LOPEZ RICARDO VILLAMONTE

COVER

MS.FBUNBS80TTIE

SCREAM IS PUBLISHED BY THE SKYWALD PUBOKPORATION 18 EAST 41ST STREET NEW YORK CITY NY 10017 PUBLISHED BI-MONTHLY PUBLISHtRS. ISRAEL WALDMAN AND HERSCHEL FDITOR ALAN HEWETSON PRICE 75,. PER COPY ANY RESEMBLANCE OF CHARACTERS HEREIN TO PERSONS LIVING OR DEAD IS PURELY COINCIDENTAL NOTHING MAY BE REPRINTED IN ANY FORM WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE PUBLISHER PRINTED IN CANADA ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DISTRIBUTED BY KABLE NEWS

WALDMAN


...A WORLD KNOWN AS DAMNATION AND

HELL! ...MAY YOUR. SOUL ROT IU HELL, MAN...

..Thus \<sclayton stokes.vampire.exorcised from this sarth-ihus is welcomed into the land of satan's oeptd..mis is the vampire murdered by his black brothers of earth" lest the reaper think for a moment his murderers were his soul brothers--uh-uh- wrong.. clayton stokes lost his soul 10 hell a lons, long time ago...as we shall learn from thefumeral oration of the reverend able livingston... 5


...TWAT

HEWASOA/C£-

UPON-A-TIME A HUM\AU BEING IS TO THE DISCREOIT AMD DISGRACE OF THE

HimM RACE...

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.

WAS// YEARS 010 HE WAS SO iou6H,mDsootmA6eous,Hii hired himself

:..Whew me

OUT TO 0R&ANI2ED CRIME.HE WAS A MIT MAN.tH enforcer. ..uncollected paid debts.. .

mo

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"...He

hap livep so fast and so reck-

USSIY. THAT BY THE TIME HE WAS II YEARS OLD ME MAR DONE EVEKYTHINS... EXPERI-

ENCED ANYTHIH6...KN0HN EVERYONE...

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he was not as kxj woulp suspect. without /m/wy enemies...

"...But

Wm

\M

SLICING He FELLOW "..BEING COMPETENT, WORKERS BETWEEN THt-SUOULDER BLADES EVERY SO OFTEN, HE QUICKLY ROSE THE LADDER WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION, AND AT IB YEARS OF A6E, HE WAS PROBABLY THE RICHEST SELF-MAN KID IN AMERICA...

LtL

..IN A RESTAURANT IN THE UPPER 60'S OWE NI6HT, WHILE CM/MS ALONE WITH i/UJY FRIENDS, THREE GUNSELS ENTEREP ANP. BEFORE A CAOMP OF SO PEOPLE. .

TOOK HIM PRISONER..."


1 THEY TOOK HIM UPTOWN.. TO AW AmC.AWD THEyM/0

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W70

"...HOW IT IS--OR

WHY

IT

WAS THEY

DIDN'T

WftSre

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COMPLETELY NO ONE KNOWS— BUT PERHAPS THEy SHOULD MAME... FOR CLAYTON STOKES WAS SO Wit OF «ATE HE WANTED REVEHGE ON THE WORLD...

CLAYTON

STOKES AS WO

MAN WAS £VffK...K:' THEY BUSTED HIS HEAD wipe open.

H%\

GMKANTEE

HIS

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Sft^ TO SWITZERLAND. *1 PLACID A PLACE A5 A/W TO RECOVER FROM THE BEATING AND HUMILIATION'...HE KNEW A W«/7£ G«£, WHO HE'D MET

GIRL THERE, A

AT A SOCIETY GATHERING IN Af£W WW*... HE DIDN'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HER, EXCEPT THAT SHE WAS RICH AND LIVED IN AN OLD OOTHIC CASTLE...

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"...And sHECtfwoaso' knew nothing about WW... WHAT HE WHS.. .FOR IF SHE MOO SHE'P NEVER HAVE BEEN INVITED TO SW/ IN THAT OTHER-CENTURY MANSE..."


S .No one knows.of

the

course, exactly, events within that cAsnesun they can Bi RECONSTRUCTED PRETTY EASILX..THEC0MV7SS-FOR INDEED THEMDI/TiNK AND RICH YOJUG GIRL WAS OF NOBLE 8lO0D,WAS HEIR TO HER GRANDFATHER'S RICHES AMD LANDS— BUT THE OLD COUNT LUGOS SIM CLEAR THROUGH THE YOUNG MAN AND REFUSED HIM PERMISSION 10 MARRY HIS GRAND-DAUGHTER WHICH IT WAS STOKES' BRAND DESIGN 1000...

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'.'..CLAYTON

STOKES

MURDERED THE

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..AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER

MARRIED THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTESS LUGOS... WHICH IN TURN, IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT

OLD MAN...

HUNGARIAN MONARCHY... AUTOMATICALLY MADE OUR MANHATTAN GUTTER-FIGHTER A FUU-

BIOODEO COUNT— COUNT CLAYTON STOKES! r.THE COUNTESS WAS DESCENDANT OF THE GREAT HUNGARIAN FAMILY LU60S.WH0 WERE FORCED TO FLEE 10 SWITZERLAND DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR.. .BUI THE NAIIS HUNTED THEM DOWN AND KILLED OFF THE PARENTS, FOR A PERFECTLY GOOD REASON 1011 WAY LATER GUESS--AND THE ONLY*«*7TVfOF THE FAMILY YET ALIVE WAS COUNT KARLOV WHO, HEARING OF THE DEATH OF HlSOtfUNCLE, CAME TO STAY WITH THE

MMHKf NEWLY WED STOKES

IN

THEIRCASTU HOME...

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M ..Stokes amp «a«tov took an immediate DISLIKE TO fACW CITHER AND STOATS WITH HIS CUSTOMARY AND STYLISH IMPETUOSITY, WENT ID KARICYS CHAMBER ONE NIGHT WITH ocm s iu ... ..Jo MURDER HIS

BOTHERSOME NEW IN-LAW.

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'...HUD IT'S

MY GUESS

THAT COUNTSTOKES OF HIS LIFE...

GOT THE SMOCK


you

WOULD KILL

ME?

yOU 00 NOT

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".XlAYTOU STOKES DIDN'T BOTHER TO VOICE AN ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION-HE LET RIP WITH /U£ HI5 NEW- FOUND P0IVCTS INTO COUNT KARLOV.. . ..MBCHOKEP H\IA SO FIERCELY GRIPPED ALE THE ARTERIES IN THE VAMPIRE'S HECK. ..BLOOD SPEWED OUT ALL OVER. ..YELLOW- BROWU BLOOD. ...VAMPIRISM ISN'T THE SAME ni REAL LIFE kS IT IS IN THE O0AUC SOWS AN' MOWS --WHEN THE VAMP/RE WAS DRAINED OF HIS SiOOOHEJUSTP/S)... ,


'505 SAW THE KINO OF MAW "..FOR THE PIR=T TWr ANNA CLAYTON STOKES HfsAUY lHAa...AW 1 WANNA TELL YOU i

^ HO...YOU

'

PE0PLE,SH£WASSOI«a>...SHEC«/N6ffl>INTHEC0RNER >" AT THE M0W7W... .

AS CLAYTON «07W£»

DON'T UNPERSTAUD,

\a

CLAYTON. ..YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND-, I DON'T HAVE TO BE A VICTIM...


He was pursued gy i»B/>ouce with A VIGILANCE UNPRECEDENTED IN THE ANNALS OF THEC/TY. THEy HATED HIS SiACK BECAUSE IN KILLING HIS ENEMIES, HE

fi</75--

WAS KILLING THE ENEMIES OF THE WW IN THE £WOC£SS"HE WAS WAKING THE-POL1CE LOOK LIKE IDIOTS— HE WAS £>0/«G 7W£« JOS FOR THBM..."


was living in a room in tub stage

:..Stokes ..Well, where hewmsin fact took mouths to be discovered - -remember the old apaua theater on w'strest? for years it

was

empty... but in re-

cent months >ouns people used it to put on a production of somethin' toe/ call afro-opera...that's how they came to find the

whereaboats of court stokes -vamptrb...

little

rafters where the lights, props an' curtains were controlled --stokes had" had pretty near lost his MIND By THIS 77/H5...HE WAG SLEEPIN' IN ACOfiW AND LEAVING THE OPERA HOUSE ONLY AT HISHT...HB WA5R£UYIUG THE FICTIONAL STORIES OF VAMPIRES HE'P LEARNED AS A WO... WELL-ONE PAY A

FEW MEMBERS OF THE OPERA COMPANY ENTERED AS HE WAS

CUMBIN60UTOF THBCOfflH...


"...

EVERYBODY

IS

IN

THIS

WOULD

ALWAYS TALKIN' 'BOUT HOW

STWW THE POUC£ ARE. ..AN' I GUESS.AT LEAST IN 7MS CASE, THE PeOPl^ ARE RIGHT... SEEING THE VAMPIRE FLY OFF IHTO THE W/6W THE POLICE QUIT THEAREAUSC5 ANP LEFT THEOflERA HOUSE

A DESERTED MAUSOLEUM AGAIN...

'...Stokes

watched them LEAVE HE WAS PERCHED OH A NEARBY

ROOFTOP JUST LAUGHIN'HIS

HEAP

OFF...

...Who bolply stepped out of the shadows anp «f7h> w«w the cross of cod to his terrified son..."

..THE «>«S WERE THESES ON AN OLD. OLD MAN WHO WAS NOT/l^M/O

OF THEWX/1V6 VAMPIRE...


.

..THE OLD MAN SHOWED HIS SON EXACTLY WHAT HE MEANT... HE FORCED HIM TO WALK OOT THE OflBM MX/SE INTO THE STREETS --HE PARADED HIM, DURINS THE SUSV flAWtf //OURS, THROUGH THE STREETS OF HARLEM.. .HE HUMILIATED HIS SON THE TRAITOR - -FORCED HIM TO BE THE SCORN OF Alt WHO WERE WITNESS...

..The son was powerless under the influence of

cross— and was forced to t<s7fk to the

the

barrage of his FATHER WHO Ot/OrfO £V£«y VfRSE OFEVERY PASSAGE biblical

HE

COWO REMEMBER

. .

became

stokes desperate. ..he believed so strongly in the vampire myths he was convinced the daylight would k«.l wai...nothing he could say to theolo/maw would <t<wW«C£ Wtl TO LET HIM BEfRfE ...SO DESPITE THE POWER OF THE CROSS, STOKES ATTACKED HIS FATHER...HE KNOCKED THE CROSS FROM HISHANDS... "..Clayton


...ABE

ANy OF USSO*Ry?...DOES

AW MAM HERE TODAY REGRET THIS

MURDER? THIS IS 1973 — BUT 700/iy WE HAVE KILLED A WWIPIRE--7D£W

WE HAVE/f/ltH>A*W/M5"THAT WAS NOT ALIVE, FOR HE 0/£P, FRIENDS, WHEN HE WAS IO YEARS oca..."


"

..ALLOW WE TO SAY BEFORE I flffiiVMy AM NOT A IHAOIHAN, NORA GIVEN TO PLIGHTS OF HMASINATION...<HHKl POLLOWStSTHE TRUTH.. AS IT HAPPENED TO 4HF,. MOTHER'S GRAVE I SHE*? ITOM /US., I

PRANKSTER. NOR

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DROWNED

SWEDE AND I WERE ROPED TO THE BROKEN BASEOF THE /HAW /HAST— THIS, AND THIS ALONE T THINK SAVED US FROM BEING DRAGGED TO THE BOTTOM'OF THE

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YEA3S OF USLIWESSAND /

ONLY A FEW MOMENTS OF HUMANITY... ME

OPENED HIS

EYES AND SAlpTOTHE OUEEN... "IT IS IRONIC THAT THE LAST MAN ALIVE SHOUU? DIE A VIRGIN... mSAMUSING THAT THE LAST MAN AUVE IS NOTA MAN AT ALL BUT ONLY

A PARODY OF A MAN... IT IS STRAN6E PERHAPS THAT** VENGEANCE UPON MAN SHOULD BE SO SWEET TOME, BUT I CANNOT DENY THAT MV LAST ACT ON THIS EARTH, OR RATHER, Mf\ 'FAILURE TO ACT', GIVES ME IMMENSE PLEASURE"... THEN THE MONSTER LAY BACK HISHEAD AND CLOSED HIS EYES... HE SMILED ALAST TIME AS HE

DECIDED TO

DIE...

...THE

FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER

DEAD.. .AND HERE ENDS SERIES OF TALES... .

.

IS

OUR

.THERE ARE MANY STORIES OF HIS

LIFE THO, THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN TOLD... FRAGMENTS... SITUATIONS...

TALES THATMISHT BE OF SREAT NTERESTTOTHE READER... SHOULD yOU WISH US TO PRESENT ,AN OCCASIONAL SPECJAL

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The first truly magniticent horror film was made by D. W. GRIFFITH in 1914 - THE AVENGING CONSCIENCE, and was based on the works of EDGAR ALLAN POE ... it featured adaptations of THE TELLTALE HEART. WILLIAM WILSON. THE BLACKCAT, ANNABEL LEE, THE BELLS and THE CONQUEROR WORM. Though it is one of the finest horror ever made, it is not a good adaptation of Poe. Noone ever makes a good adaptation ol Poe, As sortie i

stated: "unhappily, the master pbet of the macabre mood does not transpose well to the cinema screen, beyond the mere illustration of his classic devices". This is not true. It is true that, unhappily, he IS not transposed. It is NOT true, that he CANNOT be transposed. For all the odd dozen adaptations made, not a single screenwriter has written a better, or more commercially suitable, script than the orcritic

iginal

Poe

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by H.P. Lovdcratl

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|foe-pourri of motrics THE AVENGING CONSCIENCE. 1914 |0W Griffith) MURDER IN THE RUE MORGUE, 1932 LugMi THE BLACK CAT. 1934 - Karloll-Ugoal THE RAVEN 1935 • Karlofl-Lugoal THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER. I960 - Ptica THE pit, I960 • Brian Pack THE PIT ANO THE PENDULUM. 1961 - Prlca THE PREMATURE BURIAL. 1961 Ray Mllland TALES OF TERROR. 1962 PricB-Lorre-Rathbona THE HAUNTED PALACE. 1903 - Prica-Chaney -

-

THE RAVEN. 1963 THE MASiJi--

Pr.ca-Kadofi-Lorra

THE' TOMB OF L1QEIA. THE BLACK CAT, 1965

'fiATH.

1964

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1964

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Prico

Prioa -

THE HOUSE OF USHER

.

.

THE TOMB OF LIGEIA

.


very sad — called 'commercially necessary' — and what's so sad. For Poe's It's

it's

original stories

that's

full of all the spicy, weird Ingredients we love The misguided, semi-literate producers evidently never bothered to read Poe, or this they would

were

to see.

know.

From the very beginning, Poe's

'ideas'

were merely

assimilated into other plots. His name was used • his story titles were mis-used. The only time he was ever given a fair chance was in Edward Abraham's 196062 THE PIT, featuring Brian Peck. In this short film, only one word of dialog is heard (in Poe's original story, there is no dialog at all). A critic described this film as "a genuine essay in horror"

THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH above: a Hszel Court t cream below: a Vincenl Price ofgy

and

it

certainly

The

Karloff (1935} and

MURDERS citing

films

Is.

and Lugosi Universal films: THE RAVEN THE BLACK CAT (1934), and Lugosi's THE RUE MORGUE (1932), are ex-

IN

-

principally

because of

Karloff

and

Lugosi themselves, and Poe's devices, but not because of their half-axed plots.

Roger Corman, for American International, made a series of Poe vehicles starring Vincent Price In the 1960's, which include: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE

OF USHER (1960), THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1961), PREMATURE BURIAL (1961), TALES OF TERROR (1962), THE HAUNTED PALACE (1963), THE RAVEN (1963), THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (1964). and the TOMB OF LIGEIA (1964). They are interesting, perhaps even memorable (principally due to Vincent Price, not due to Corman, we suspect, the notorious 'director-who-dld-not-direct', according to


...

THE TOMB OF

LIGEIA

... THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM ... - with Kartell and LuooaJ. "35 .

. .

Boris Karioff), but they are not the stories of Edgar Allan Poe. THE HAUNTED PALACE Is really a poepoem, but Corman used the title and made up a plot loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft's THE CASE OF

CHARLES DEXTER WARD. TALES OF TERROR is a collection of 3 ehort stories, which Corman made funny

Allan

Poe

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unless you happen to take your Edgar

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THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH Roear

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Edgar Allan Poe was a theatrical man - In his manner, his clothes, his writing matter and writing style It Is fair to suggest he would be delighted at the Idea of being transposed from print to film ... but were he alive today, to see how it's been done, he -

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ARCHAIC!

HORROR MA.IUBAG. the

every

HORROR-MOOD

this issue

a

fill-out

obviously

ing and wnat's upcoming in the lunatic HORROR-MOOD!

artistic fury

which we hope and send-in, but

this

sure

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iESAR

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finished

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is teaming up Yankee DON produce the one and

in future issues with Conneclicut

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MAITZ

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to

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THE MOUNTAIN OF GRAVES so await with excite-

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BEHEMOTH BUNCH

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again

SHOGGOTH your

we'll let loose with some paranoic previews of wtiat's excit-

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NOSFERATU

once instead of our usual junket into corrupt correspondence

slime

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HORROR-MOOD!

AUGUSTINE FUNNELL IS

CHAINED UP

IN

AN

ASYLUMI

Awkward Augustine peak, and ha* been

ASYLUM

recently went right off hi* rocker, so to (temporarily) confined to the GANANOQUE for observation! If we know Qui, HELL be the one

doing the observing! The reason for his (temporary) estrangement from the world It s combination of overwork and lack of moisture (ha has gilt* and can only breathe underwater

unfortunately when Lake Ontario recently ORIED-UP this caused numerable problems, since ha Uvea WITHIN ... (if you didn't know about Lake Ontario drying up It's not your fault! the Government kept it secret I) Augustine's (temporary) problem* have nothing to do with readers of the HORROR-MOOD magaiines though, for he's scripted WHEN WAS A BOY WATCHED THE BLOOD WOLVES - choke J and DOWN TO HADES TO DIE, from hi* ceil (an' when you're wearing a STRAIGHT-JACKET It Isn't eaiy to TYPE!) for you HORROR-MOOD fanatical His (temporary) confinement will undoubtedly end the moment the doctor* discover he'a ALWAYS been a lunatic and that he'* (permanently) incurable!

our wet writer Lake Ontario!)

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issue

my

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because

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favorite ail-time

HORROR-MOOD

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Is.

...

because buy the

I

HORROR-MOOD

magazines because

my

favorite

HORROR-MOOD

my

favorite

HORROR-MOOD

artist is

my

favorite

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cover

my

favorite type

of

sword and sorcery) stories should

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writer is

artist is

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suspense, science

fiction

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(a)

5 to 10

pages long

(b)

10 to 15 pages

(c)

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favorite

HORROR-MOOD

my

favorite

HORROR-MOOD CHARACTERS

story TITLE

is

are

{the Human Gargoyles-Nosferatu-Frankenstein-Monster Monster-the Heap -Lady Satan):

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think text stories are (good, bad, or comment)(stories like BUT NOT YET BURIED, THE IN THE DESERT,

I

DEAD—

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GHOUL OUT OF

HELL):

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SOME TIME

QUITE

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WAS

I

STUCK WITH YOUR COMPETIJUNK, BUT THEN DISCOVERED THE HORROR-

TOR'S e #21, and STILL Whal's the matter?"

NO HEAP.

I

MOOD MAQAZIHES A WD

IT

WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, AND WILL NEVER GO BACK I

AGAIN.

My

MOOD

artist

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ARDO VILLAMONtE. My tavorits HORROR-MOOD cover arliat fetid favorite

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while

HEAP

character [by

WORTHWHILE,

tolk,

in all honesty we mean WORTHWHILE), because we were DETERMINED to do il RIGHT ~" after time we were disappDinte

NOW

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HORROR-

series is THE SHOGGOTH MYTHOS. thirl ARE ALRIGHT IF THEY ARE KEPT DOWN TO ABOUT ONE EVERY TWO ISSUES [NOT MORE THAN THAT). i

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Maryland

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are

—I

fantastic

Ihing-

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THE EXORCIST

THE EXORCIST by

EDWARD FEDORY

in the movie

THE EXORCIST,

the character ot Father

Karraa Is played by Jason Miller One cannot help but his pari was not developed lo ffie dynamic proportions m me screenplay as it was In the novel Perhaps Blatly did this intentionally perhaps he Idl llie viewing pubhc demanded a IIKIe more aclion and a little leas philosophy and thought As you can easily see this is ail assumption But leet Karras s4duI0 Jiflie l?een Ihe primary iJBurs m Ihe movie as he was in the book The novel focused on Karras as t^e central figure juhiie in the movie, i! appears that the roles shifted so thai Regan (Ihe young girl, played Ijy Lfnda Blairj was on atage-cenler

wonder why ali the Dheap sensalienaliam Ihal aeems lo grow like weeds around THE EXORCIST only one Ihing remains inie. (he original novel. It seams thai >ou can I pass a oewBsiand today viithoul ihe word enorcisl hawking at you tram benealh some gaudy letterhead. Certain newspapers have besi> commg out witli 'E;ior'cist" supplements, in the tiopes ttiat iKe meie use of the ward will truss up their sagging sates figures In every major paper we have rssd sloiies aboui people viha had violent readlons to the nravle. or people who went Dtl the proverbial "edge" Ihis to me, and to author William Peter Blaity is, to quote only myself manure— wtlh a capital "M", It mould seem to be REAL horror, il one thinks thai these people were watkine the streets just prior to seeing the movie say, that ff seeing THE EXOBCrST hefped tfiem io realise they needed psychological hefp, then the movie ha? done society a good turn; these people probably would have

ftmniBt

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t

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trile

renew pap On I'd

I

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of THE EXoRCIST when Ihe newsElands already'

hav

the SKVWALO readers informed and up'lo-date wiih vhat is happening In Ihe arls, concerning all things wiihm the theatre of the grotesque. More than a review of Iho booh, {whlcd I haire already done (or you in PSYCHO tflB) I wanted to give you some o! my views on both the author, Wi1li<3m Peter Blally, and Ihe style o! horror

their

When one

reads THE EXOHCIST. one is immediafely ripped trom the book and thrusl into Ihe very fabric of the story. Vou are no longer en impartial judge of tyte Mid teChnlquBi but become an active character in a situation dI sheer terror, Anolher eicemple ol hne vrriiing can be found in Slaily's latest publtehed boolc, TWINKLE, TWINKLE, "KILLER" KANE One carl easily draw similarities E>etween THE EXORCIST'S Father Karraa, snd CoUmei Hudson 1. Kane in TWINKLE, TWINKLE ... 11 se^s that Blatly's pen hSB a Hair tor the quiet. Inwardly questioning and dis turbed type of central figure. Quiet, yet inside we see each protagonist tor his true worth each a pillar ot warmth, understanCmg, reserved and resolu'e

and i^namlo

,

,

What IS so unique about THE EXORCIST? Why has I) been such a success? I for one feel that one ol Ihe major reasons tor the sucpss ol the booW and the movie, IS in the type ot horroi that is being brought lo Ihe public THE EXORCIST is gut 'error manjiested m a series of stomach wrenching scenes This is quite opposes to Ihe heady psychological and seemingly sterile terror that Edgar Allan Poe gave us II you feel thai Poe Is Ihe epitome ol REAL horror you should forget rtbout seeing or reading

THE EXORCIST

be-

basest physical form' The thought ot having somein eomrol ol your body of ulcerous sores appearing mysteriously on the face ol havmg your . of being forced .

lts

one

head Iwisled a lull 180 degrees to tear and muliilate your own IS

body— THIS TO ME,

HORRORi

familiar lo us, and what place could be more familiar to most ol the readers than Washington D C The period in lime is also crucial When is this experience lotror supposed to tahe place' The element o! the

m

grotesque seems to weather when J/e find thai our reading molenal is about something thai took place five hundred years ago In THE EXORCIST the time IS NOW horror is multiplied like some ravenous at laast

sion

iti

wandering

il

such d thing as demonic posses-

possible It

of

y.

shadows

thai

piay across your bedroom walls on moan-lit nights . i1 you wanted to recapture Ihe Inghlemng leehngs lhai forced adrenaline through your system when you were a child, then READ and SEE— THE EXORCIST'I


THE EXORCIST (Of

qan

The SDundttack

3 ion

are

9 cDmplele

how

elements

ceiiain

:he!a 13 to my mina. a Ihitd very irr^octanl part 01 any Saoti lim And that is the sound a

IS

uoFii,

unfoclunaiely

to

speak

In efCect rpnily isn t

ihe tilm !uHered It sufiergd

Oc

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it

13

al least

io

ihmk some-

not

wrong li they heard Henry Manclni s verston 0I the Beatles' Love Me Do' during a John

tfte

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Hmmm?

the wrong music >s bdd, hawng »o musli: Perhaps

\\

IS

the

cavaliy charge?

type of movie Ihe EnorAt times restful al Itmes moody building biudg>>onmq Even the flow of Ifie aft-uni is perfet tor the Exorcist Proper!* spaCPd there is virtu ally no (hfnci on rUBU! flfl BELLS that woiild not hive til nghi mio tor

Cisl IS

me

Who would

about the Hch

about

thing

Wayne

much

(iynamte

llijng

tnusic ot

lack ot music in the EjorAnd because of (haf lack,

Well

mote

review

this Itie

Esotcis!; rather,

ihe

so

brn

oi the Exorcist woufl have

muiA

of.

(hen.

about

llie

ci^t

thos"

foi

BiosB arBOng us who eryoy soundtracks, did not feature any

muBic

beyond me like

entire album know that fl?» vi oua maods of the music could have done nothing but mtroas ed Ihe suspense and horror Ttie musm is soft dynamic everything If II had been used Bpphed properly, the sledge hammer fmeacts and build ups

iiiiiually

EnofCisi,

<a

People who have hear^ (he

The music ot any movie tool of incredible pEopotand can be used lo build any mood, from py 10

Iricli

U

llsli

instruments

ones upon which virtually any mood might be buiH and is buih hy OlaiSeld could possiliiy hinder or lake away from the

order to be cme6 good moutes the Iwo mosl basic, of cDuisB are a solid plol and tolid aclmg Bui beyond ihess,

The

Tubular Bells nnd p'tsus Bistrunienis That is only il's not even

on Side One, and

AUGUSTINE fVUNELL

bv

TViL re in

(acK

of

a

soundlrack

To many myself

worse

is

Includ-

who

r

the

at

bumg

trach

ripped

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olt lar

of

my

a eoundacquaint-

ancea hedrd the alaum before saw Ihe movie, as did, end when il .vas over they cuKt-

Ihey

many ways Those

1

1

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sadly

it

tUSULAH

TUBULAR BELLS

1

is

nan named Mtke perhaps ohe of

3 by a

and althouHh the mnvie

written

have featured the

cDutd easily

enlHB ihing

moue

he mosi dramatic pEinIs bu left empty being lorced t.

Ihey heard

if

or not

(iiiln t

you have

to

ad-

piex

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(duHlly

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grealhass of the album, but vjhai good would thai do? 11 there's another music lover out

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movie review by emotionally-disturbed

PAGE

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ED FEDORY

"You look upon the face and form of this VAMPIRE and you FREEZE THE BLOOD that surges through

your VEINS

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several Stories

...

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NICEST

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we've

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.

THING

right

.

entirety

Its

ever feel

be .

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il

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JOHN MORGAN, KEANSBURG. NEW JERSEY.

of

bit

that s a really

we

every

flattery

then

everyone

like

appreciate

also

a

like

little

now and but we

" . % haven't se^ TAL^S OP TH6 CRYPT m VAULT OF was asked to da HORROR. .

.

the

from MIL-

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.

me

beturaen

BO

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didn't

take

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.

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do

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.

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should

home at this ASLEEP!

SOMETHIMG steps

to

WHAT? this light

in

and I

shape!

I

beyond

right! God, save us! The shoggoths attack! Prepare earth for its final battle! They are attacking! No! NO! stay BACKl

Heaven help

l

ED PAHULE

bm

lake SUPERMAlJ - e»ective fn a script bul negligible as a screen character. The Ibnii is

.

M

.

the

(rf

credibility

reai^es a point where it beC(Nn»B t(Ha% unbetiev^ie. My wiMe c^e^ in tMs laea has bran devoted to maktt^ tfia unb^ievafote

beflevable,

and

Ihffl'Gfare Ihis woiiNl be too tij^dievable for me io make b^ievable. This is alrfghi for to read and look at as part of a sfr^, but trying to portray a character ot this hirid ' the. screen woidd striuR "

somebody

hilailous rrtoments . . . particularly u^th the baby sargoyle

think

I

you did )»iiduce

if

a char^ier tike this on the screen and had him by NmseK any menders of fus latnihr I Ihii^ eiren then you're

H^hout

s^^chlns K beyond the

limits

..."

ot total belief

.

.

PSYCHO This

issue. .

.

.

just

thought I'd write you on the latest from the

comment

and

released

things

13

was th^

isn't

actually

return.

weirdest story

.

dead, the

—was

He

PSYCHO GARGOYLES

14

.

issue in Bring

which the HEAP died. him hack. Although the

HORROR-MOOD team. NIGHTMARE 14 and 15. SCREAM 1 and 2, and PSYCHO 13 and .

was one weird

NIGHTMARE.

The in

he

HEAP

best and "the Special

ones that

"...

but otherwise, as

abotit 'Characters',

I

said

just don't

I

think they are bettevsble on the screen, and are better kept in comics, where at (ace value, Ihey are qwte believable ..."

m^ht

l#e'a remarits

tiflr.

indeed

star! a new runnii^ in this column

—ccmlrover^ we'H be

pleased to

your remartis

prirrt

the

best

stories.

I

liked

the

HIPPY CRITTERS ARE COMIN' Ken Kelly's cover was

are adapting viriually all Poe'B works mio iiUrstrateCt It hss been wrcm^ syggesled by many pobliW^ movie companies, and oak would-*?- ad a piers Pi^ of

f

works, that his horror slorle: are not adaptable literacy, anc thai

much must bs added o tor Ihem to be com

changed mercm!

We

.

.

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on

#4.

sale

next

was THE DAY THAT DIED. This may be

13th Issue"

SATAN Dreadful

HE .

IS

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print .

.

Dela's

WEIRD

.

best .

.

art

more

can hardly wait 13 DEAD looks weird

vet

of him,

until

THE It

you

THINGS .

.

.

and

this

is

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s origin al a

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twenty-sav stones, we will adaj Issh twenty-one.

We

are also anty i>ovei THE

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to F

must

drive for the HUMAN the drive for

like

are

cool

SLEEP, and BATTLED THE VICIOUS VAMPIRE BATS OF TRANSYLVANIA AND LIVED TO TELL OF IT (I bet you can't say that fast five times) were

Of

^^^^^hm^!^M§iM^^^ii^^»ii'ji:im,mA.i^^-^ .

be the

than the previous issue. The cover story may have been the best, but there were so damn

horror form. feet there ntight be a of unintentionally

bwnd

to be reached to speciaf ettiGls and various e«ier iNn^ Stat are needed in this kirtd of iMcry and the con^ructlon of Hds- MrKi of (Aaracter and H

Ifd

away

even better

For your macabre edificatio these HORROR-MOOD pu"

"

"'

I

fact

MAN-

first

had

iisfiers

deal

ther^y.

.

t

the

is

look

other

PSYCHO *14 was

where they would say "oh well, it is only an actor made up" and I ti)ink cme would lose a

the .

il

Miampie

for

^ur HUMAN GARGOn.ES. in

'THIS

you

j^f^

"IT"

YES-HEAP'

I

la^e number

Hffls

)»'oduc«',

criticism

letter

best story

return the HEAP that he was the

DEAD-SWAMP-THING. wrong first

graal

I

»ie ^isode in TALES F110M o( tile man t^O the proprietor <rt tte fiO^ltal for ti» blind, but there a slight dltferene» of

THE CRYPT was

wfml to play the NIGHT- r^vmAS^X lilMftN QARSOYLE. I don't GRO"^W" fe a psKiwi, f think EARTH'. It b more a "thing", ii is was truly unbelievable. Shog^Sr» la a m^aiine su<A as goth indeed! can't BELIEVE !irei^. H is fine <«Arat ycni draw such atrocious drivel! C^^aofera IMce this, when you malce them Vr&a strip cf^ra^era, WAIT it's 1:00 a.m. No

...

MARE #15 was TESQUE GREEN

One reason you should

.

decide THE CLASSIC CREEPS, THE ARTIST'S OTHER HAND, A MAN WHO DARE NOT

mm ...

a weird

WAUKEE

.

many

1

mis

LEE

I

letter

.

GHRISTOPHKR

above story is true. know, because, AM also picked up and NIGHTMARE

#15, whicti were also excellent. Incidentally, you were wrong in stating in NIGHTMARE #14 that the 'other guys' print 14 pages of ads. counted 17 .

Thanks John

.

con^C <^8ract«rs ars too un* beitevaMe on Itw screen . . .

ada^ed

SCREAM #2

nice

re-

.

.

should

that collector!

(our

issue to l^ CHRISTOPHER tEE, who played ilw Hammer DRAGVIA character on Ifie sween tor sa many years, vbo feels

Sobo!^

prodacera Boagnberg nave

rec^tUy, yitf

C'..-,

TAL^

{our f<^\ew

PSYCHO #14) COMICS EDiT<»1IAL in

is

otir

STtU i^i^m aJxMit UTTtE ANNIE FANNY ^so more

screeit. Sirt

.<ffito ttie

[.\'iJL,J3A

.'

E.C. Hoftch'

lUc)

VAULT or HORROH vfew

J-Lj

went on for about a year, till he saw 'NIGHTMARE and 'PSYCHO' on the newsstands. Saying "Baht Sickl", he ignored these two magazines for a year till he had picked up PSYCHO #14. After reading it, he decided, upon seeing NIGHTMARE #14 on the newsstand, to start collecting PSYCHO and NIGHTMARE magazines

the

NIGHIIUIARE #8) and Tt«E

is tn

VAU p-

Ilia-

.

time tl collector who collected only Warren PublicaThis

tions.

<rf

ir^ two movies,

FROM THE CRYPT

J^'^^es, CAPTAIN

III

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SOME-

doing here

was a horror/ine

.

i-mp

one

Is

we've

makes us

il

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.

SCREAM

to

... did not like WEIRD COUNTS, BLACK VAMPIRE BATS and LUNATIC HORRORS .

did not

Syd Shores

THOMAS and his SHOWBOAT strips

Now

....

Kittiiener, Ontario, Canada. In this extra* ordinary magazine are such features as: an intimate and revealing Interview/ feature/ biography ol the late SYD SHORES (14 pages ot great story and ttever before published

first time, siwerb artists ADRIAN DINGLE and JERRY LAZARE ... an article featuring CASEY BRENNAN and WILL EISNER, HARV. WOLFMAN, STEVE SKEATES, JEFF JONES, STE\m ENGLEHART, and LEN WEHtl

GROUND.' and .

T.

.

SLIME' were The most

story was 'WHERE LIVE!' Zesar's art is

LUNATICS coolest tlons

here Ccngratulaon the most macabre have EVER read. .

issue

first

'I,

HORRtFIC.

.

promising

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.

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say ...

we recommend

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letter written fay a person who is totally incompetent of thought

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are

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I

the greatest" because held me spell bound. Thank you. is

all

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DEAD - BUT NOT YET BURIED: EDGAR ALLAN POE by ALAN HEWETSON It wrinen ihat Edgar Allan Poe is America's most is famous man of letters, and surely this is quite true. The argument is in the qualification; should this be?, and in this article and biography, we hope to prove the answer is yes. Edgar Poe, himself a man of 'mystery and imagination', has effected the most profound influence of any American on contemporary literature, through his literary criticisms, poetry, short stories, and by his magazine publishing theories.

MmhN0t

editorship of

Poe's

GRAHAM'S MAGAZINE

in

1841-42

40,000 in a few months, and hence made that magazine the most popular in the United States during that period, and the first magazine in America or Europe to be a 'Mass Circulation Periodical', raised an 3,000 circulation to

His

editorship

of

GRAHAM'S LADY'S AND GENTLESOUTHERN LITERARY. at establishing his own

MAN'S MAGAZINE and THE MESSENGER, and his attempts

EJipr Allan

fof

magazines THE STYLUS and THE PENN MAGAZINE, are required studies for any serious student of magazine publishing

today.

in his own time, for his poetry and but we tn 1973 revere Poe for quite works ... his horror stories, which though numbering only twenty-seven in total, have associated

Poe was famous literary criticism,

different

name with horror to the extent that it is legitimately he 'invented' horror. He certainly did, and in the

Poe's felt

process

certain

other

types

of story

now

popular.

By

THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE, THE MYSTERY OF MARIE ROGET, and THE GOLD BUG he unquestionably defined the modern detective story. Before these works, such method and form were unknown. By THE

NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON! PYM OF NANTUCKET

FOUND IN A BOTTLE, and several others, he defined the modern adventure story. Before his work and THE MS.

on these stories this type of characterization and plot development was unknown. By his tales THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM, THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER and THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, to name only a few, he invented and perfected not only the modern horror story, but quite fantastically also 'horror'

itself.

Edgar Allan Poe lived a wretched and unhappy life, in his everyday life â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in his domestic and business affairs - he was a dismal failure. He could not 'get along' whatsoever with his fellow man. His much exploited relations with women, particularly during the latter part of his life, were nothing more than a hapless craving for human companionship and respect. In fact he was probably impotent, but certainly towards the close of his life, during these mad affairs, he was depressed and erratic, his body was in great physical pain, and he was bordering on manic depression. At various times during his life he used certain opiates, and throughout was a victim of alcohol.

Much

has been made of Edgar Allan Poe's drinking The truth is not that he drank excessively, but little was too much', for he was unable to take even a little alcohol without a complete change of personality, and any excess was accompanied by physical prostration. This illness has wrongly been called habits.

thai 'even a

"Lord help

my

poor

intemperaleness victim to drink,

which is unfair, for he was more and was never known to enjoy it.

a


Edgar Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809, the son of theafrical parents. His father, David Poe, died ttie following year, and Elizabeth Poe was left to support her two sons, Edgar Allan and William Henry, and daughter Rosalie, by her stage career. She was popular, possessed of beauty and a good voice, but was not a physically strong woman, and in the summer of 1811 she died of pneumonia In Richmond, Virginia, in dire poverty. The three children were laken in by relatives, Edgar - by the John Allans of Richmond. This was disastrous, so retrospect shows, for John Allan and the boy were never to get along together. Poe grew up in Richmond with a romantic outlook on the Old South; he characterized this in his writings and criticisms, and as an adult he regarded himself as a 'southern gentleman'.

He was somewhat spoiled by

his foster mother, but his who once enjoyed Edgar's precocious and romantic ways, raised him with great discipline. When Poe was 6 years old, the family moved to Scotland and England for five years, where the boy's schooling was religious and rigid. His first writings, a 'volume of verses', was completed in 1824 when Edgar was 15 -

foster father,

although childish, their style was characteristic of his work, written in tragic and satirical rhymes. He was a good student, brilliant in languages, and an accomplished swimmer and broad jumper.

later

was

Physically, Poe

head and deep

handsome, with

quite

a

fond regard

for

his origins,

a

high fore-

he was slightly

eyes;

attractive

five feet eight inches in height,

built,

and shy-looking. He had and always wore black

or dark clothes, which he admitted were theatrical; in Poe projected a theatric image in all his public fact,

doings. it in this background that led Poe to turn to which he might appear more suited? The answer perhaps begins in 1826, when he was enrolled at the University of Virginia. From that moment, it seems, his life became an endless hardsh p of bitter introspection and moroseness. Poe was thrown out of university, owing $2,500 in gambling debts, loans, liquor bills and unpaid tuition fees.

What was

horror, rather than the romantic poetry to

He enlisted in the Army in 1829 under the assumed name Edgar A. Perry, giving his age as twenty-two, although he was actually eighteen, and was assigned to duty in Boston and subsequently in Sullivan's Island, South Carolina (which later served as his source, material for his short story: THE GOLD BUG). Poe reconciled with his foster father, having been successful and having attained the rank of regimental sergeant-major, and to be sent to West Point Military Academy. John Allan paid a friend of Poe's seventy-five dollars to serve out the remainder of his enlistment term.

begged

At West out

for

orders',

Point, in 1831,

Poe cut

'gross

neglect of

which

referred,

in

classes

duty'

and

fact,

to

and was kicked 'disobedience of drinking and

his

gambling.

come what may his and he began to write future lay in a extensively. During the next few years he travelled in Europe, experiencing dire poverty. In 1834 John Allan d ed, leaving money to everyone except Poe, who was drastically in need of funds 1o support himself. He was bemg published, and was gaining quite a reputation, but his publishers were giving him next to nothing for During

this year,

Poe decided

literary

fatifld in a

6nadM

csnd^lon

in

the Âťtree)s

and hospitaihsd He died Sunday, Octaber

of-lm^D^B^ 7,

ti^^Juti^,'

-was buri9d in the graveyard of Wcitminstw: ^^^i^'' wiiere taday a mentorial sIKqdft ^ , .^. ,, - -,^'^Âťi>7i-^J

that

career,

his works. He could never understand why it was he was being paid so little, when others he felt less accomplished were earning sizeable salaries. His various publishers, with whom he invariably established a frierKlly relationship, knew that Poe was a desperate


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poem THE RAVEN,

MIRROR,

J833 Poe first gained recognition, when he won a $50 for the best short story submitted to the BALTIMOR-E SATURDAY VISITOR. The tale was THE MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE. As a result he befriended T. White, the editor of the SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER, to which Poe began to contribute. In 1835 he b came editor of that magazine, and he quickly provf himself an 'inspired' editor. During that same year, Poe Clem Did COU! ried his thirl ind the author's future seemed bright. By 1836 he had published eighty-three reviews, six poems, four essays, and three stories in the MESSENGER, and his salary we $1,000 a year. his successes wer Throughout the next several years, inevitably and tragically spoiled. His wife becam tubercular end he took to drink and opium living variously in a farmhouse at 84th Street and Broadv in New York, and in Baltimore and Richmond. He \ at times employed as editor of GRAHAM'S LADY'S AN: GENTLBVtAN'S MAGAZINE, as co-editor of BURTON'; GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, and as contributor to THE In

prize of

NEW YORK

MIRROR,

the

DOLLAR NEWSPAPER,


NEW YORK

SUN, THE AMERICAN REVIEW, and finally 1845 he became editor of the BROADWAY JOURNAL, which he eventually came to own. In this paper he published and republished most of his material, and became a well known literary figure, meeting Washington Irving, Charles Dickens, engaging in published arguments with the poet Longfellow, and frequently in

giving lectures or readings in. the 'salons' of the day. The magazine died In 1846, as a result of his debt, bad health, poverty, his wife's declining health, and his own dissipation.

Poe, his wife, and mother-in-law, retired to the country, in January of 1847, Virginia died. A friend of Poe's witnessed her death at .a cottage in Fordham, on the outskirts of New York. Virginia, ill with tuberculosis

where

of the lungs, was 'lying on the floor on a straw mattress with her husband's overcoat wrapped around her as a

blanket, clutching to her chest for warmth a large cat. Poe and her mother were holding her hands and feet to impart warmth to them'.

Upon most a

death, Poe's life entered its final and phase. Engaging in lawsuits, chasing after women, habituating opium parlors, of epileptic fits, found wandering in the

his wife's

tragic

number

victimized

by

streets

delirium

in

intoxicated,

or

caught during

an

money, and invariably falling back on his ways every time he was rescued or rehabilitated by friends, his last days were scarred by depression and melancholy. Occasional flashes of his genius surelection 'repeat voting' for

faced as he wrote his last works, poems dedicated to his female admirers, such as ANNABEL LEE and EL DORADO.

On

the 3rd of October,

1849, Poe was found

in

the

of

streets

Baltinnore

in

a

'pitiable

condition'

(he

was

semiconscious, stretched out on a plank over some barrels on a sidewalk), and was taken to hospital where he fell into a comma, succeeded by delirium, tremors, and rantings which continued several days. On October 7, as his doctor looked on, he became still for a moment, uttered his last and famous words, "Lord help my poor soul", and died.

He was buried two days Cemetery in Baltimore.

later

in

the

Presbyterian

The argument about Poe's contribution to literature conFrom 1845 he has been regarded in England and and tinues even today.

France as a genius, States' most important literary genius. in

In

as the

United

France,

owing

principally to Baudelaire's brilliant translations, Poe has enjoyed the reputation of having 'an influence greater than that of any other person writing in English'.

the

In

self

of that latter remark, by a noted French are delighted that Poe chiefly expressed himhorror stories, giving his medium a beginning

light

we

critic,

in

never rivalled told

horror

In

the first

in

for the

imaginative audacity. His tales, usually person singular, are precedent today 'horror' writer. Every mood and

works of every

every scheme is

his;

in horror is his. Every character-type in the Invention of the 'twisf-ending' is hts; stories (short and usually

even the length of horror blunt)

is

his.

We owe

Edgar Poe everything. We, as one, recognize Poe invented modern horror, deny him nothing, accord him everything. Edgar Allan Poe is dead but not yet buried.

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DELA ROSA


EMOTIONALLY-DISTURBED ED FEDORY

Qms^B buff

NOSFERATU ing

is

ED FEDORY

undoubtedly one of the outstandall time. This 1922 silent,

horror films of

terror-classic

captures

masterpiece of atmospheric cinema

many

of the qualities lost in

MODERN

vampire movies.

When

director F. W. Murnau decided to bring the FIRST adaptation of Bram Stoker's DRACULA knew the importance of and ATMOSPHERE. You look upon the face and form of his vampire and you freeze to the silver screen, he

MOOD

the blood thai surges through your veins!

While Hollywood consistently throws 'pretty' Counts and Barons our way, NOSFERATU stands atone as the most singular and hideous 'bloodsucker' ever created! This UNDEAD menace, (portrayed in a superb and ghastly manner by Max Von Schreck) does not kill his victims by one mere pair of fang punctures NO like some grotesque leech in human form, he .

.

.

,

.

,

saps the life-blood of his prey over a long period of time.

As a character study of the vampire, NOSFERATU accomplishes a great deal of what Murnau intended the viewer to sense and see, (in the movie, it is hard to tell whether the vampire â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Graf Orlok - is more interested in -BLOOD, or WOMEN; but, let's save THIS for the finale). In current vampire-lheme movies, we find the LEECH to be driven off by a whole assortment of paraphernalia; crosses, the Host, holy water, garlic, mirrors, and so on. Graf

UNDEAD

Orlok's deterrent, however, is the supernatural powers of LOVE! When a real estate agent, (in version, called NUTTER) is about to have his blood 'let' by Graf, Hutter's wife (Ellen) awakes in Bremen, England SCREAMING HYSTERICALLY! Graf Orlok then retreats, robbed of a victim ... by LOVE, this

NOSFERATU, Graf Orlok, realizes that his supply of 'nourishment' is running low, and that the townsfolk are getting just a LITTLE suspicious. He decides to stalk a new crop of crimson food. When Ellen is confronted by the grotesque presence of Orlok, she does not withdraw, or coil in fear. Instead, she FLIRTS with him, and delays his returning to his coffin until the death giving rays of the sun slay him! I

would recommend

terror to classic of

this 63 minute journey into any student of horror films. Truly, a CLAMMY atmosphere and EVIL!

"NOSFERATU is a 63 minute journey into terror", starring MAX SCHRECK as the undead menace, directed by F. W. MURNAU .

.

.

it

CLASSIC we

RECOMMEND

.

.

.

VON is

a


..-REST IM PEAC£,6EHTLEMEN...IW JOINIW6 THE FISH OF THE SEA IM THEIR

OWM SAKCTUW VOU ARE MERELY OBEyiMG ACERTAIN TRADITION. ..OF COURSE TRADITIONS GET REVFR5ED EVERY SO OFTEN AND 50 IT MAKES SENSE THAT FISH-MEAT IS SOMETIMES MAN-MEAT.'

...WEUI-...RE5T IN PEACE,ANywAy...

OUR TALE

IS NOT ABOUT yott GENTLEMEN^ IT'S ABOUT THE WORLD OF THE STILL-LIVINS...THE MEN WHO WILL GO OUT TOMORROW TO PISH, 50M.E FOR FOOD. SOME AS A LURID KIND OF SP08T...I^9 SINCE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HUMAN BEINeS,A CERTAIN ELEMENT OF SeEfSMUST ENTER THE 5TDRy...S«ffiO ENTERS

£ve«y STORY WHERE l*UI

IS

INVOLVED.. .INPEED, FOR MAN, IT IS SAIP IS NAlUHAUy

GRBEDV AND 6RABS ALL HE CAM..WHETHER HBNE£DS IT OR NOT, WHETHER HE WAWW IT OR NOT,. .FOR THE NAME OF THE S/I/HE IS SPORT,.,AMD THE NAME OF THE TALE IS


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ALL OVER. Ht6 BODY ANP HE''5 JQSr UIKE A FI5H...C0M.E

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...ANP PEATH CO^Ee 10 THE VILLAGE OF C0A6TAL BLUPFS.A DEATH THAT WA5 NEVER RECORDED IW THE HISTORY BQOK^...

...THE

NEXT MORNING THEY

WENT TO SEARCH FOR THE REMAINe.,.TO Give THE TWO A BURIAL...

PROPER CHRlSTiAN

BUT THEY FOUND ONLY THE FATHER AND "mE CREATURE...

...THEY

ASSUWED HER

„ BODY HAD BEEN WA^HEP OUT TO SE/K DURING THE NICHT...

...THEY DID N0T6EE THE LAST ACT OF IVaHSMSJER. A5 HE FELL OFF THE CUFF.. "he, WHO IN A DYING B«01T« HAD FELT /VIESCY FOR THE C«tO...HE HADTtfROMV THE CHILD ONTO A LEDGE AS SHE FELL. ..TO SAW?/. -WHERE SHE WOULD eB/iaCOVERB}...eil-i OF COURSE SHE WASA/'r...THEY COULDN'T He HER BECAUSE OF ANOTfeWWeWO i£0«£ ABOVE. ..mo SO SHE WAS LEFT TOO/E...A FITTING e«0 FOR THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE SAY SOME FOLK WE KNOW... HARSH WOKL>S...eay -rUBN AGAIN, THE FISH FOLK TO WHOM WS REFER ARE IN A POSITIONIO MAKE SUCH A JUDGMENT...

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ENTOMSES

HIS

WEIRD WRITING DEFINES

HOW

JR WORM AND THE HAUNTED l?fHE BLACK CAT THE GOtt) LiRDERfff«ilt?a8UE4 DESCENT INTO THE MAELSt TELL-TALE HEART WILLIAW I OF USHER THE FALL BERENICE A TALE OF THE THE MAN OF THOU ART THE MAN '— THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH METZENGERSTEIN LISEIA THE PURVSORDON PYM OF NANjaCKET JND IN A BOnLyBB^iCASK OF AMONTILUDO

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POE THE STORY OF THE MASTER-MAN-MACABRE


ENTER THE

OF THE 75C 47789

NO. 17

MARCH A

1974

SKYWALD

HORROR-MOOD

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COME ENTER.. .ENTER THE PJTo? MUSIC MADNESS... WHERE UNDERGROUND ROCK AND HARD ROCK ARE UNHEARD OF. WHERE THE LVRICS BELONG TO ANOTHER TIME SOMETIME TOMORROW... ...

.

IN

A TIME THAT

IS

DEAD...

FOR THOSE WHO PLAY THE SAD SONSS OF PROPHECY THEREIN KNOW THERE /S NO TOMORROW... THEY SAW IT WHEN THEY DIED IN WAYS TOO BRUTAL TO BE ANYTHING BUT SUICIDE... THEY TRIPPED... AHPFEU ...AND ONLY WHEN DEAD DID THEY REAbZE THEY HAD NO TOMORROW. .

.

...TOO LATE FOR THEM... THO NOT FOR US... THIS THEY KNOW... AND THAT'S WHY IN A LITTLE

BASEMENT P1TINTHE VILLAGE IN NEWYORK. THE/ SINS THE SONSS OF

NO~ MORROW..

.

OUR TALE OUR WAIL./

..THAT'S

THAT'S

AND TAKE UESPBRBATHS 'STEAD OF WIN -- HORRIBLE LIVE

1

HEAD -DEATHS

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A SKYWALD HORROR-MOOD MAGAZINE

- EDITED BY ALAN HEWETSON NUMBER 17 MARCH 1974 COVER ARTISTt FABA CONTRIBUTORS: BORRELL CARDONA COLLADO DE LA ROSA DOMINGO EMILiO ED FEDORY AUGUSTINE FUNNELL JANE LYNCH MARO NAVA EDGAR ALLAN POE RICARDO VILLAMONTE this issue...

SSTANS

;fKHINGS SKUTtnisip) winB PREViEvv CONTEST THBBTOORDOTy.1

ON PAGE

II

wicr

tows special PSYCHO

IS

Showcase issue

PUBLISHED

BY THE SKYWALD

LISHING CORPORATION. 18 EAST 41st STREET,

PUB-

NEW

YORK CITY. N.Y. 10017 PUBLISHED BI-MONTHLY. PUBLISHERS: ISRAEL WALDMAN AND HERSCHEL WALDMAN. EDITOR: ALAN HEWET50N. PRICE 75tf PER COPY. ANY RESEMBLANCE OF CHARACTERS HEREIN TO PERSONS LIVING OR DEAD IS PURELY COINCIDENTAL. NOTHING MAY BE REPRINTED IN ANY FORM WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE PUBLISHER PRINTED IN CANADA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DISTRIBUTED BY KABLE NEWS.


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our SPECIAL SHOWCASE ISSUE, where we introduce (or AHY1 pages ... . . and a new writer

to these fitting then that our stories this issue are in a slightly light-hearted vein (to eubstain the high delight of this extraordinary experience} . . . you'll also note that ALL the MOODAWKWARD TEAM writers are in this showcase issue Emotionally .disturbed ED FEDORY AUGUSTINE FUNNELL and our brand new gal jaundiced JANE Archaic At .-.-, LYNCH . . therefore we take pleasure in turning our letters/ editorial pages this issue into a PLEASURE -PREVIEW of some . and we DO have a fot of new of the weird things to come . MAGAZINE in the SPRING of things on the way, like a 74 .. .THE TOMB OF HORROR ... watch for B! .. artists

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OF.

HORROR PREVIEWS

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.

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FOR 74

NEW

'MANY OF HrS FWIENTS W.YSTERJ0U5LY AMP HOWEVER,AND UPON tUVeST/SAT/ON THEPOUCE DISCOVERED LOVING A\ARSHA WAS POISONING THE PATIENTS BECAUSE SECRETLY A SHE K£$eNTB> HER HUSBAND WEALTHY PRACTICE TO HELP THE POOR—

MMMaW

ARE YOU DEAD

.

YET? ... of

the lunatic!

Bedlam ask

in

this

10 page story takes off where minute-mysteries fall

weird that

short!

Who

Who's mates

killing

did the

it?

in-

of the Asylum right before our eyes?

The

i

THE RATS :^«{»THEWTS«eAtt

.

,

THE RATS

:

is

a cover story written to distract you from the day-to-

I

it's a weird tale that takes place day corrimonplaceness of our lives the future, mostly in an elevator, where the hero loses the war he's Dreadful DELA ROSA is the artist for this waging against Insanity ' ] strange. saga which'H be presented early iri the new year ...

in

I

.we are proud to be continual fy introducing -new and rteve^before-pubiished young writer Jaundiced 'people to the comics medium in these horror-mood pages JANE. LYNCH appears far Hie first time with THE LUNATSC CLASS OF '64 on. page 48 artist COLLADO is introduced on page 52 with THE NARRATIVE OF SKUT greet .irtlst CARDONA for the first time With his tale and on page 14 yc.b this speciaf PSYCHO THIS IS YOUR LIFE SAM HAMMER. THIS fS YOUR DEATH :

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Cardona and Cc be; seeing

much more

of

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<.nd

.

Set

.

.

us know what yoiMhinX of Messrs YOUR reactions you may

depending on

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imagine, if you will, an entire issue of horror all linked together in a macabre way too you're imagining the weird to be believable

'..:.

,

tales

^

upcoming, unbelievable special 7 TALES OF THE MAN-MACABRE issue of SCREAM, featuring THE VAMPIRE by Zesar .THE CREEP by Duran THE DEAD THINGS by Viliamonte THE VULTURE by Collado ... THE ANCIENT ONE by Rancid Ricardo THE THING IN THE SPACE by Emilio and (as pictured) THE WERE.

.

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.

WOLF

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.

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by Sinister Suso . it'll be the strangest issue of the year so await it with baited imagina...

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HAP«OUM»ME lOMURpeK MY WM...ANP WHOSE WFOKAVH6 YQK£ NOW COHS!GNEP<W£ TO THE MMGMAM,&BH AS I HAP COMfftGMEP ...WHO

POORPt(/rO-.CEAR MEPEIRJL MEAVEM HAD WLLEDTHE MONSTER UP ...I

wrrmu my wife's tomb... ... THEBLACK CAT is a delightful little taie of terror about'the reincarnation of a black cat {no.his name Is not NARD!) Into various- murdering and devious guises -r Entombed EDGAR ALLAN POE is the author of this masterpiece illustrated by RANCID RICARDO VILIAMONTE -r- about the cat called PLUTO and his revenge '...' /.'; upon his master ... \'l :

.

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...MOW

WAS

ACKNOWLEDGED THE PRESENCE OF *fiP DEATHHE HAP COME UKE A TWEFM THE MVG//T-THE SERVANT OF SATAN... DEATH HIMSELF.. -TO PUNISN...MD ONE BY ONE DROPPEO THE flfWU«« IN THE MIPST OF THEIR REVEL...THEN

DABXHSSS AMP DECAY ANP THE RED DEATH HBLP/UmmBlE DONJNH3N OVER

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THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH THEY SA6PEP INVNl/TTEMBtE THEfiWAW?-

AWWtWAT PIMPING

CEREMENTS PUD COHfiSe-UKeMASK WHICH THEY HANPtEP WITH SO VIOLENT A RUCIEMESS, UNTENANTED

THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH is one of our classic POE series, adapted from the

v/AHY lAHGtBie FORM...

short

,

,

,

masterpiece of the macby artist RICARDO VILLA-

MONTE!

This horror narrative ravages the of the PLAGUE, and Poe's noble setting for the story gives the double impact of being """" both a horror story and a indous and

details

BLACK it

story

HAPPY NEW YEAR

y'all

JVrchaic al.

and the

MOOD-TEAM

.

.


THfSI5YCHiR0F&*' NAME IS SAW HAMMER, MY PARTNER IS ED SATURDAY/ ON THIS QW WE MET AT 8:50 A.M. ANP HEADED FOR THE OFFICE... ON THE WAY W SPOTTEP A LICENCE THAT HAD AN AP6- ON IT.

...WY

I^MHl" !!" 1

...THI9...IS7HE CITY...

LOS ANGELES,

WORK MERE... I'MACOR-.THE STORY >0U ARE ABOUT TO SEE IS TRUE, ONLY MY NAME ISCHANS6D FOR SOME REASON OR OTHER... THIS STORY IS ABOUT THE WORST PAY IN MY LIFE... CALIFORNIA... I

SM

WE GAVE CHASE.

-WE TOOK HIMTO THE STATION... BOOKED HIM ...MUGGED HIMâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; HE WAS WANTED ON AN OUTOF-STATE BURGLARY RAP... HIS LAWYER HAD HIMOUTIN 2 HOURS... SO STARTED MY RAY... FOR A COP...


!

!

...?:39 AM....IAV PARTNER AND I LEFT THE STATION TOTAkEOUR POSITIONS IN A STAKE-OUT AT A MASSAGE PARLOR ON VINE ANP ETHEL... OUTS IDE POLICE HEADQUARTERS WE RAN INTO OUR BOSS,

CAPTAIN POOLE/..

..

IN

THE CAPTAIN WAS RIGHT... WE HADN'T MADE AN ARREST THAT HELD-UP MON7HS...WZ RESOLVED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT...

..H:24 A.M...

WE HEADED OUT

INTO THE CITY

IN

SEARCH OF CRI/IA1NALS..


...Tfley

WERE HARDENED CRIMINALS AND REFUSED TO

SURRENDER- THEIR WEAPONS

...AS

MY

A POLICE OFFICER I RARELY HAVE TO DRAW BUT ON THIS DAY I HAD NO ALTERNATIVE...

SUN...

/#/.. ^J^ /4>* i ffi^^H

...UNFORTUNATELY

FOR

ED,

MY PARTNER... THE

CRIMINALS THREW HIM INTO ONE OF THEIR MACHINES AND HE WASATORTALLYWOUNOED...

...A

BATTLE ENSUED

..


„.4:H RM....I WAS FEELING MUCH BETTER NOW THAT I HAP MADE A GOO D ARREST FOR THE CW, AND BROKE FOR LUNCH... I OPENED ED'S R4CKED-LUNCH (HE DIDN'T NEED IT ANYMORE AND I DIDN'T WAN TOOOD CORNED ___FTOSOTOWASTE.'/J...THAT'S WHEN 'STRANSE' THINGS STARTED TO HAPPEN .

.

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,

REALLY OEAD..

NO

SAM HAMMER...

YOU'RE

NOT DEAD...

UOOK OVER THERELOOK INTO THE BABY OARRIASE.. SEE THE HIDDEN T. V.

CAMERA.'

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/

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The trance begins! suided by lothodeusfme ccnem's collective will beckons the their

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..^^SKYWALD f40RA0fi\M00D PROUDLY PRESENTS JAUNDICED -JAMS LYNCH'FOR THE FIRST TIME ANYWHERE IN THE HORROR. CC&t/CS MEDtUM WITH HER TALE OF WALTER (WITT/) LYMAN AND HIS JOURNEY INTO HIS

WRETCHED MST.

.


..ffOW... HE'S \

^^

SOD

ONATTWIN

HEADED FOR YESTERDAY.

IT'S

SEEN YEARS

SINCE I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT MY

I

H/SH SCHOOL DAYS.

I

WASN'T VERY POPULAR. THEN...

HOW SOME OF

PUT ME DOWHf/m

THOSE KIDS

HAD TAUNTED HIM. WALTER FLASHES SACK TO HUMILIATING EXPERIENCE OFHIS YOUTH...

I

YES, THEY

I

A

LEOTA, WILL yOU BE MY DATE FOR

FROM?

THE

,

/iff/ YOU WANT AfffTOSOTOTHE,,,, PROM WITH yOU'.'.'.' YOU MUST BE INSANE.

I

I

I

I

DON'T YOU KNOW THE KIPS CH.L YOU "PIMPLES LYMAN????"

fl

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EACH OF THESE AWCA9RE RECOLLECTIONS FORMS A SPEARTO PIERCE WALTER'S

EBBING STABILITY...

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