Friday, October 20, 2023

Heavenly Honey in a Haunted House! (PART ONE)

If you're like me, minglin' amongst the mix of slashers, monsters, and horrors from the grave, you also enjoy some ghoulish gags and spooky slapstickery from the golden age of comedy! Abbott and Costello did it with the Universal monsters. Three Stooges, Martin and Lewis, Laurel and Hardy etc also met their fair share of booin' bad guys 'n creepy crooks in both film and comics! Even 'ol slope nose, Bob Hope got in on the supernatural shenanigans in a handful of truly fun encounters with the eerie, as seen here in the first part of the June - July 1951 issue of The Adventures of Bob Hope #9. It's the old readin' of the will routine in a haunted house again, which somehow never seems to get stale even in todays era of mystery and horror... and CLICK HERE for PART TWO!

What a place to pull the rug out from under ya's, eh?! PART TWO is up next! Stay tombed...


Mr. Cavin said...

Sometimes I think Owen Fitzgerald is my very favorite artist to work over at DC. Well, and Bob Oksner. And Ira Schnapp.

This was great, and I'm really looking forward to part two.

Brian Barnes said...

I really like the art here -- the "ski nose" Hope has great facial expressions, the women is cute, the ghouls are ghoulish, and the cat is wild. There's a lot of kinetic action in this and a lot of comedy out of very few lines.

The writer does a good job with a lot of old timey setup/joke gags.

It's easy to forget now-a-days but back when Hope was big he was the biggest star around, and some day, he'll be forgotten, but we'll have comics like this to remind us!

JMR777 said...

I'm glad fellow posters chimed in concerning this old dark house story, I was beginning to worry that Blogger was beginning to act up again, eating posts like Halloween candy.

This looks like a fun one, I can't wait to see part two.

I wonder if this tale is a bit of a rehash of 'The Cat and the Canary' (1939) and 'The Ghost Breakers' (1940) both starring Bob Hope.