Saturday, February 13, 2016

"I Fell in Love With a Witch!"

I just posted a creepy Curt Swan tale (HERE) over at THE HORRORS OF IT ALL, and now we have another one, this time with a weirrrrrd love story angle-- and some really gorgeous artwork-- to tickle your Valentine's fancies! Originally appearing in the landmark December - January 1951 issue of House of Mystery #1, it was incorrectly title-blurbed 2 decades later as "I Married a Witch!" (apologies to Veronica Lake) on the cover of the March - April 1972 issue  of The Unexpected #162 (see last scan below.) Yep, this one's dedicated to all of you who willingly throw yourself onto the piercing point of cupid's arrow! (Those of you dodging arrows this VD may still participate though, we've all been there! --The Management.)








5 comments:

Mestiere said...

Another surprising ending, she wasn't a witch. Losing three husbands to accidents in such a short time is pretty uncommon. One would have thought Jean would have PTSD after so much tragedy but she went right on dating, apparently emotionally unscathed.

JMR777 said...

"I Fell in Love With a Witch" The plot for 'Bell, Book and Candle' and 'Bewitched'.

Or-

"I Fell in Love With a Witch" what most divorced men realize too late. /sarc

glowworm2 said...

The second panel on the last page uses queer as a verb. I had no idea the word could also mean ruin or spoil. Awesome.

Truth be told, once the brakes started to fail, I started to catch on that Jean probably wasn't the real reason the car was acting up. The tale is rather sweet once the supposed "supernatural" elements are revealed as murderous ones from Wilder.
Although there is something about Jean--something almost clairvoyant about her as if she knew she was destined to meet Carter,and she certainly didn't seem too surprised when he tried to break off their engagement.

Brian Barnes said...

Nice Swan work here, as he's known mostly for his iconic Superman work, it's cool to see stuff outside that. A couple notes: If you did something horrible, it might be good to not blurt it out right in front of the cops, and second, "You're the boss now!" Ah, 1972 was 1952 at DC!

Mr. Cavin said...

Ooo, this one has lovely art. Romance comics are always aces! I'd really love to see these original pages, instead of this well-preserved and nicely scanned example of some pretty cheap plastic plate letterpress printing.

Also: that HOUSE OF MYSTERY cover is a long-time fave of mine. Lolling wolf tongues are every bit as aces as romance comics.