Friday, January 11, 2019

Meet the Living Mermaids!

Whoa, I'm finally getting an AEET post going here in 2019, (sorry for the tardiness), and if you've been following THOIA for the last 4 posts HEREHERE, HERE, and HERE, then you're already aware of the Professor Broussard, aka The Werewolf Hunter stories that I've been sharing over thar. But this sexy tail (get it?) from under the sea is just too fun 'n weird to not share, though not nearly as horrific as the THOIA posts have been-- so I'm putting it here for all to sea! *wink! And if you need more info on the Prof, head over to the stories linked above for the de-tails! From the April '45 issue of Rangers Comics #22, and lovely art by the even lovelier Lily Renee, of course!

*NOTE: No fish were fried in the making of this post. Sushi ONLY!


JMR777 said...

Considering the fact Werewolf Hunter faces vampires, witches/warlocks, werewolves etc. it seems strange that he would be a sceptic when it comes to mermaids.

Catch-penny joint, now there is a term that has fallen by the wayside, not that I ever heard it before, mind you.

Mestiere said...

Nice surreal story and great art by Lily Renée.

In some stories underwater people communicate with telepathy. That's because you need lungs—and vocal chords—to speak. It's one of the many reasons why Jaws: The Revenge was so stupid. The shark roars! Of course the characters on this comic were hypnotized. It was all in their heads. Maybe that will be the big reveal in one of the Aquaman sequels. He is a psychotic hallucinating.

Can groups of people be hypnotized so they all see the same things? In the book The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot there is an experiment described that was carried out by Charles Tart, professor of psychology at the Davis campus of the University of California. He had two graduate students, Anne and Bill, who were skilled hypnotists, hypnotize each other. When they opened their eyes in this hypnotized state they were both experiencing the same beautiful oceanic world. In session after session, Anne and Bill kept creating various realities that were completely shared and available to all five senses. In fact, the experiences became so real—perhaps more than everyday reality—that they had to stop. If a shared hallucination can be as real as reality, how can you be sure that you are not hypnotized right now?

Mr. Cavin said...

I dig the gig poster that makes up the splash panel; but not as much as I love the distant smaller version of that poster at the bottom of page one. I find that kind of detail really clever. I also like these rather Pre-Raphaelite mermaids. So this one was a solid winner for me.

JBM said...

You say there are stinkers too but all of your terrific selections have been such a fascinating change of pace. Speaking of pace. This latest one has that wonderful headlong pacing of all your other "Werewolf Hunter" posts. Thank you Mr. K. you're terrorific!

Mr. Karswell said...

Yay! Glad to see some of you actually bothered to come over here from THOIA --and even comment too! Thanks!

Darci said...

When that giant hand appeared to grab those people, I thought we were going to be treated to the origin of the Sea-Monkeys! Thanks for another WH story!