Wednesday, December 22, 2010

...A Skywald Horror-Mood Classic... ...Make Mephisto's Child Burn...

…Enjoy…


‘…Make Mephisto’s Child Burn…’ is one of the most disturbing and horrific stories Skywald would ever publish in just one double page spread of text and artwork… …Brutal…

Thursday, December 16, 2010

...Gathering Horror...



Among the comments I’ve received since beginning this Skywald “Horror-Mood’ blog, one of the most unexpected ones came from author and Warren Publishing historian David Horne. David had some kind words for us so I felt that it would only be rightly deserved and fitting to shamelessly plug his outstanding tome ‘Gathering Horror’. If you are a "choke” Warren Publishing” fan, James Warren is best known as the ‘independent publishing maverick’ who published such periodicals as ‘Famous Monsters Of Filmland’, ‘Creepy’, ‘Eerie’, and ‘Vampirella’. At over 700 pages and eight years in the making, ‘Gathering Horror’ is the most ambitious, thorough, and detailed checklist and index about the Warren Publications, and should be considered a must-have guide for devout Warren Publishing fans and collectors the world over. “Archaic” Al Hewetson wrote for Warren and was offered the editorship of his (Warren's) line of magazines but wisely turned it down in order to give us ‘The Horror-Mood’ line of Skywald magazines. A self published effort from David’s own imprint Phrona Press, the book only exists as a First Edition print run of 300 copies and is only available here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Warren-catalog-index-1-Famous-Monsters-Vampirella-Help-/320630231207?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa70d10a7#ht_1006wt_1126
and here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Gathering-Horror-Horne-Warren-Eerie-Creepy-1-catalog-/320630232797?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa70d16dd#ht_1006wt_1126.

Our very own Skywald Checklist historian Richard J Arndt had the following to say about this ginormous tome: “ This is the best book on Warren available. I’m a little consumed with envy about it. I’ve got an online Warren checklist (at http://www.enjolrasworld.com/ then look for Richard’s pages) that for some years was the definitive word on Warren credits. GCBD used my Warren & Skywald credits for their database. Dave Horne’s book expands upon and covers a great deal more that I ever thought possible. It’s beautifully done and extremely well organized. If you’re a Warren fan, this is THE reference book you’ve been waiting for. If nothing else, the 'Gathering Horror' book will certainly greatly increase in value when it's print run is sold out. My copy of 'Six Stories', self-published by Stephen King, is currently selling for $1400 dollars US. I ordered it pre-publication for $85.” - Richard J Arndt

Saturday, December 11, 2010

...A Skywald Horror-Mood Classic... ...The Slither-Slime Man...

Y’all move on in a little closer…Creep into this next story just like it slithers out at yew…C’mon an’ slither an’ creep…Slide a little…Ah’m here to cleanse the graveyard in this story l’ak y’all will find out a bit later on when y’all done read’ ‘bout me…The Slither-Slime Man…








‘The Slither-Slime Man’ is widely considered to be one of the 10 most essential Skywald Horror-Mood classics by “Archaic” Al Hewetson. Pablo Marcos illustrates this brutal and unforgiving tale where things start to happen uncounted for…where people in the story begin to wonder just what the Hell is going on, guaranteed to bend your Primal Spinal…This stands as a true example of a Skywald Horror- Mood classic as well as being one of my personal favorite tales about one of my most beloved characters in the Skywald canon… …Enjoy…

Saturday, December 4, 2010

...Maelo Cintron's Cover Box/Ad Art...

Along with providing interior artwork for 'The Human Gargoyles', other stories, spot illos, and one or two page features he masterfully illustrated for "Archaic" Al Hewetson and the Skywald Publishing Corporation, Maelo Cintron was responsible for the cover box artwork created for all 3 Horror-Mood magazines, and a beautiful 'Classic Monsters' illustration done specifically for Skywald's 'The Little Horror-Mood Shop Of Horrors' mail order catalog... ...Enjoy...


Friday, December 3, 2010

...A Skywald Horror-Mood Classic... ...Now...Another Maniac!...

…Slither Slide now into a mad, maniacal, macabre tale of real homicidal horror… …Now…Another Maniac!…







‘Macabre” Maelo Cintron along with “Archaic” Al Hewetson (writing once again under the pseudonym of Howie Anderson) bring you the brutal tale of a man on a personal mission of revenge who is so intent upon his vendetta that it isn’t until the end of the story that he realizes the real horror he has unknowingly committed… Maelo Cintron proves his mastery of the form here with his dark, innovative panel layouts, and a restrained use of the washwork for which he is widely known… Maelo is still active in the horror comics field with his new work on the forthcoming 'The Human Gargoyles' series, but this tale stands alone as another fine example of a Skywald Horror-Mood classic…

...A Skywald Horror-Mood Classic... ...The End Of All Vampires...

…Slither once again into the emotionally tortured and wretched degenerate world of The Horror-Mood with the following weird tale by “Archaic” Al Hewetson and Jesus Suso Rego of one man’s efforts to bring about… …The End Of All Vampires…










 

While not widely regarded by Skywald collectors and enthusiasts as one of the most 10 essential tales in The Horror-Mood canon, ‘The End Of All Vampires’ remains one of my personal favorites... Featuring a nice classic twist ending from the “Archaic” one, (writing under one of his many pseudonyms, this time as Howie Anderson), and the beautifully rendered artwork of Jesus Suso Rego (one of the Mood-Teams finest artists), ‘The End Of All Vampires’ is, in my opinion, an instant Skywald horror classic…