Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Cameo's Curse / Sonny's World

We're spinnin' out tales of spooky sorcery for the next few posts here, as well as over at my other blog HERE -- so are you too cool to handle the terrors of BOTH issues of Chilling Adventures in Sorcery (as told by Sabrina?!) This was a frighteningly fun but super short lived Archies spin-off series of pre/post code inspired horror tales concerning mad science, monsters, and the supernatural, featuring cool 'n clean, funny illustrations by Dan DeCarlo and Stan Goldberg, plus inks from John D'Agostino and Rudy Lapick... I really wish there were more than 2 issues! And for what essentially seems to be a comic geared towards younger readers, some of these tales have wonderfully grim, downbeat endings. So read on, today we have half of the stories from the October 1972 issue of Chilling Adventures in Sorcery As Told By Sabrina #2, and when you're done here head on over to THE HORRORS OF IT ALL by clicking HERE for the other half! I'll have issue #1 in our next post!














5 comments:

Mr. Cavin said...

Daaaang, all four of these stories are super. While I probably love the werewolf story over at THOIA the most, the curse story here is maybe the best. The sweet and airy narration (and clean, bright art) contrasts well with a pretty harsh chain of events to really make the story itself come off extra nasty. The happy Bible ending was a little Jack Chick, but I'm over it.

I really dig that Droog on the Chopcycle, too. That's real horrorshow.

Mestiere said...

I like these stories.

"You shall not permit a sorceress to live." - Exodus 22:18
That's right Sabrina, that book that saved Andrea doesn't say anything good about you!

At first I thought that Sonny was like Anthony Fremont. But he could only disappear things he had imagined. And yet, I wonder what happened to his parents. Did they disappear because he also imagined them? Does that mean that Sonny imagined all of us? Maybe God is a child playing with a toy universe.

Karswell said...

If you liked the werewolf story, wait'll you see the vampire story!

Thanks for the comments, I'll have two more stories to post here next from issue #1, and the other two over at THE HORRORS OF IT ALL... stayed tuned!

Craftypants Carol said...

cool! all 4 stories are really great - but I really like these two the best.

thanks for posting them!

Karswell said...

More on the way! Sabrina's got freaks, vampires, witchcraft and lots more lined up-- Mr Karswell is infatuated!!!