Thursday, May 14, 2015
Collection Recommendation #1: Bloke's Terrible Tomb of Terror
For those of you who grew up with such wonderful Warren Publishing Company titles as Eerie, Creepy...Vampirella comes a periodical in direct homage to those melodramatic masterpieces...Bloke's Terrible Tomb of Terror!!!
The host of these Ghastly Award winning, black-and-white installments is the Bloke, a Victorian undertaker, who sports a remarkable resemblance to the magazine's creator, Jason Crawley. The Bloke (who's sometimes accompanied by his striking companion, Ms. Ghoulgeous) adds wry wit and good-nature menace to the tales, the majority of which are penned by Crawley who makes certain they're jammed with ferocious monsters, curvaceous females and haunting scenarios.
The artists are a who's who of masters and include Caesar Antomattei, Samuel Argo, Jeff Austin, Rock Baker, Trevor Denham, Emanuel Derna, Salavdor Lopez Donaire, Mike Hoffman, Rob Moran, Nik Poliwko, Kevin George Tuma, Paul Rose, et al.
I recently received Issue #12 (see above). If that cover doesn't reel you in, I don't know what will!
Without question, Tomb of Terror is a dark dream come true for any devoted horror fan. You can order issues from Etsy or Amazon, either in e-book or printed form. (Crawley also has other neat items for purchase, including t-shirts and large prints of Tomb's splendidly lurid covers!!!)