Monday, August 21, 2006

All's Well That Ends Well

I love how in most of these old EC stories, you can pretty much tell exactly what happened from reading the last panel. When they don't just outright repeat the entire story, there's always an alien or psychopathic killer ready to beat you over the head with whatever moral or suprise plot twist you might not have seen coming from a mile away.

"Oh no! You mean the delicious stew we've been eating is made from the chopped up remains of that hobo I murdered and stuffed in the freezer two pages ago?!! Dear God!!


"Had the small-minded Earthlings realized that the flesh devouring tentacle-monsters were in fact a peaceful race, World War III would never have happened."

Y'know, that sort of thing. Anyway, here are some of my favorite EC endings.

What The! Weird Science Fantasy #23

What the! Weird Science #14 pt. 2

What the! Weird Science #12

What The! Shock ss #14

What the! Weird Fantasy #16

What The! Weird Fantasy #16 2

What the!  Shock Suspenstories #5

What the!  Weird Science #16

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Blogger Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

That first one definately put me off calemari.

Where are you getting these? They are soooo creepy. I was lucky enough once to read about a dozen original EC books (including the Jack Daxis baseball game), but haven't seen a lot of these

8/22/2006 9:10 AM

Blogger Brandon said...

I think it put me off havin' kids...

Mostly reprints. Easy to find if you know where to look. This is probably the cheapest , and therefore the best, way to find most of them.

8/22/2006 12:52 PM

Blogger jonni said...

That one with the winking little girl is a fricken nightmare of broken and twisted logic.

8/22/2006 2:54 PM

Blogger Brandon said...

Yeah, I guess they just thought the knowing wink to the reader would sell it.

"Pay no attention to the nigh incomprehensible rehash of the plot. Ain't the little psychopath adorable?"

8/22/2006 3:54 PM

Anonymous Chawunky said...

"Names of planets translated, of course!"

Whereas the rest of what the teacher's saying is Jovian speech that just happens to exactly correspond to English? I just hope the schoolroom furniture is translated too, 'cuz that's just too creepy otherwise.

But then there's the last image, at which I am simply agog.

8/23/2006 8:09 AM

Blogger Brandon said...

Your tax dollars at work.

That last one's my favorite because it doesn't seem that weird to me.

8/23/2006 1:50 PM


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