Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Eerie 43

This issue's cover by Luis Dominguez features a number of corpses coming after a man in his house. The frontis for this issue is "Eerie's Monster Gallery: Quetzalcoatl Monster God" by Luis Garcia (art) and Doug Moench (story).

First story is "Someday" by Jerry Grandenetti (art) and Rich Margopoulos. The story features a bomb being placed on Earth in the far past from alien astronauts, who decide to not detonate it and leave the Earth in peace. Many years pass and the bomb is discovered, so it is launched into space with a single man who is responsible for detonating it at a safe distance. He lands on another planet and is able to detonate it after some trouble with the people there.

Next is "Musical Chairs" by Tom Sutton (art) and Steve Skeates (story). A man about to be executed suddenly finds himself transported to another dimension where he will be king. He succeeds in defeating a monster, but just as things are getting good, he is back in the real world and is executed. Story similar to Ambrose Bierce's 'An Occurence at Owl Creek'.

Third is "Bright Eyes" by Richard Corben (art) and Doug Moench (story). The story features a plantation owner who uses a lot of dead corpses, revived from the dead, to do work for him. One of the dead men's brothers arrives and wants to take him away from there. The plantation owner refuses and in a struggle with the brother is killed. But this results in all the corpses rotting away to nothing since their summoner is dead.

Fourth is "The Hunt" by Paul Nary (art) and Rich Margopoulos (story). The story features a man, whom is a slave on the run, being hunted by his masters. At the end it ends up that the masters are actually beast-like people.

Fifth is "Showdown!" by Jesus Suso Rego (art) and Steve Skeates about an expert gunman who is confronted by a mysterious man and killed by him. Suso wouldn't do much work for Warren but did a lot for Skywald, Warren's competitor.

Last is "Let the Evil One Sleep", our latest segment of Dax the Warrior, by Esteban Maroto. Dax, heading through the desert suddenly finds himself in a beautiful landscape and meets a beautiful woman, Lilith who keeps calling him Adam. She tells him of an evil one who sleeps nearby. Demons eventually arrive and attack her. Dax finds himself paralyzed but is eventually able to move and kills them all. Dax is convinced that he must kill the evil one and goes to it, only to find it is himself! He is suddenly in the desert again, making one wonder if it was all a hallucination.

The issue wraps up with another segment in Eerie's Monster Gallery: "The Mortsafes" by Tom Sutton (story & art)

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