Friday Frights here at AEET gives you something to really sink your sinister, slobbering teeth into today, as Stan Lee and Russ Heath team-up on a terrifically creepy, crypt-kicker classic from the November 1952 issue of Spellbound #9.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Monday, May 3, 2021
Here's a handful of fun, mid-century things I saw last week on my antiquery travels: a funny 50's apron featuring one truly cursed cook - a very cool Mister Ice anti-freeze can still sealed and full of "freezit" - a cute little dancing girl is the highlight of an original Red Garter Hotel & Casino ashtray - a thin and very rare sheet of painted glass for a 25 cent mini shine machine, and finally, an empty box for chocolatey, caramel, raisin Moppets candy, featuring some of the most adorable kid illustrations I've ever seen.
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Friday, April 30, 2021
Calendarly speaking, April 30th / May 1st means that it's not only Walpurgisnacht, but we're halfway to Halloween! This also means that it's Mr. Karswell's birthday (tomorrow) as well! And can you believe it? Friday Frights just happens to fall on this wonderfully witchy celebration date too! And a big day like this deserves a literal goddamned double feature, so here we go with a couple of kookball tales about witches and the supernatural. And flutes. Oh, but it's an evil flute--- AIEEEE! From the March 1954 issue of Beware #8, it's an early John Forte tale with an M.R. James-esque sort of sinister set-up, not to mention one of the absolute worst hand drawn story title treatments I've ever seen. It's all a load of fun though! But first up-- wait, did someone say "Curse the Banes?!" Aye-yi-yi, I'm taking this first story from the Voodoo Annual #1 (1952 one-shot) personally, and good lord *choke! --that ending would surely put a smile on even 'ol Ed Wood's face, no doubt about it. Also a quick apology about the quality of these scans, as I didn't really have a whole lot of time to clean them up as good as I usually like, but maybe leaving them in this grimier, yellowish state makes today's post somehow even better? Anyway, burn the midnight fires this evening, dance until you drop, and we'll see you all in May for lots more...
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Monday, April 26, 2021
Thanks to the new Godzilla vs. Kong movie, everyone is seriously getting all fired up over the 'ol boy once again. But a lot of people don't realize that Kong attempted quite a few comeback's in his day, one particularly interesting story even found its way into the debut pages of International Insanity #1, from July 1976. And oh how I love The Demon shouting "STELLA!" hahaha...