Monday, August 18, 2008

Eerie 34

This issue of Eerie features a cover by Boris Vallejo with a warrior battling a harpy. The frontis for this issue is "Eerie's Monster Gallery: The Man Who Played God" by Tom Sutton.

First up is "Parting is Such Sweet Horror" by Tom Sutton (story & art). This story features a man whose twin brother is a hideous mutated monster. The man tells his lover that he's killed his brother but is obsessed about there being a link between them. She brings him to a mansion to convince him that no such link exists, but the monster brother ends up being there, and absorbs her, then kills his brother.

Second is "Eye of Cyclops!" with art by Jaime Brocal, in his Warren debut, and story by Buddy Saunders. The story features soldiers battling a giant cyclops, who has a small creature always accompanying him on his shoulders. The cyclops captures many of the men and starts eating them. One of the men attacks the cyclops, blinding him, but the cyclops still manages to kill him as he was always blind, and used the creature on his shoulder to see.

Third is "He Who Laughs Last... Is Grotesque!" by Mike Royer (art) and Al Hewetson (story). This story features a rich Scottish Baron who is killed by the townspeople. He swears revenge, but he is refused the ability to do that in hell, which just ends up being his personal hell to him.

Fourth is "Food for Thought" by Tony Williamsune (art) and Steve Skeates (story). The story features an astronaut who kills his fellow astronauts and eats them when they run out of food. He arrives on an alien planet, where the plants eat him! A pretty good art job by Williamsune in his final Warren appearance.

Fifth is the cover story, "Vow of the Wizard" by Ernie Colon & Frank McLaughlin (art) and Ernie Colon (story). A wizard tells a warrior that he'll take his woman from him someday. The warrior battles a harpy, but it ends up that it was his lover, transformed by the wizard!

Sixth is "The Sound of Wings" by Carlos Garzon (art) and F. Paul Wilson (story). The story features a pair of men in the desert who come across a journal. The journal tells of a man who summoned a demon to kill the man who was going out with his daughter, whom he felt unworthy of her. He is killed, but upon finding out that his daughter needs to be sacrificed, he runs away to the desert, where he dies. They don't believe the story, but the ending shows the giant footprint of the bird demon.

Seventh and final story is "Lair of the Horned Man" by Alan Weiss (story & art). The story features a native american chief fighting a horned beast to save a woman. It ends up that the beast was created by the local medicine man, who changes the woman, his daughter into a snake to fight him. She ends up biting her father, killing him.

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