Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Eerie 6

This issue of Eerie features a cover by Gray Morrow. Up first is the cover story, "Cave of the Druids", with story by Archie Goodwin and art by Reed Crandall. A gladiator comes across dead soldiers in the woods with their hearts cut out. He discovers that they were removed by a group of druids seeking to resurrect their dead king. By burning the staff possessed by a druid sorcerress, the gladiator is able to save himself and leave.

Next is "Deep Ruby" by Steve Ditko (art) and Archie Goodwin (story). The story features a bum with a ruby who traps a businessman inside the ruby. The businessman makes a deal to escape, but now must take the bum's place.

Third is "Running Scared" by Mark Ricton (art) and Archie Goodwin (story). The story features a man on the run from a pair of odd men. Eventually it is revealed that he is dead and they are the undertakers.

"The Curse of Kali" follows, with art by Angelo Torres (art) and Archie Goodwin (story). The story, taking place in the middle east features a man who stops a woman from being sacrificed to the god Kali, so he is cursed, which ends up turning him into a vampire.

"Trial By Fire!" is next, with art & story by Johnny Craig (credited as Jay Taycee). A politician's wife is practicing withcraft and causes multiple enemies of his to fall over dead. Eventually the town ties him up and burns him and he falls on top of her, burning them both.

Next is "Point of View" by Rocco Mastroserio (art) and Archie Goodwin (story). It features an insance asylum where one of the patients thinks he's Dr. Frankenstein. After the inmates take over the asylum, he transfers the director's brain into one of the other inmates.

Last is "The Changeling!" by Eugene Colan (art) and Archie Goodwin (story). The story features a woman who comes to a mansion to be governess, taking care of a young boy whose father is always busy with research. It ends up that the boy is a Changeling, a demon who replaced the true son and the father spends all his time researching a way to destroy him. A monster, the boy's mother appears, and kills the father, and the house burns to the ground.

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