My friends, in these uncertain times, where are we to go to for moral guidance. If you’re a Christian, Jewish or Muslim, then you turn toward your bible. But what about the rest of us who don’t have a bible or even believe in a higher power? Or what about our poor friends who worship the Devil, Khali or other evil deities? Where are they to go for help in deciding the right thing to do?
Well fear not, true…er, hehe, “not so true” believers. SHOWCASE PRESENTS has gotten around to putting out THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY in trade format. Now whenever you think of capturing a demon and making a deal with him so you can have infinite wealth and only have to give up one thing that you‘ll "never miss", you can consult this book to see what you might be risking (hint: your soul!). Break down in front of a farmhouse in the swamp and considering trading your nag of a wife for the hottie of a daughter from the creepy family who lives there but not sure what the repercussions might be? Check out volume 2!
Man, I wish I would have had this book ten years ago before I decided to sell my soul to Brandon for a pithy of comic books! Now that I have this trade, I won‘t make that mistake again!
These are the old HOUSE OF MYSTERY comics are told by CAIN. That’s right, the world’s first murderer! The stories are morality tales a la “The Twighlight Zone” but not as preachy, thanks to the monsters and gore. Morality tales teach us lessons involving karma. In short, if you’re willing to kill or do other evil things to gain wealth or power, something bad will happen to you.
Also, like “The Twilight Zone”, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE HOUSE OF SECRETS is in black and white (both SHOWCASE and ESSENTIALS opt not to spend the extra bucks for full color comics). This is usually a turn off for me (turn-ons: shy girls, good sense of humor, real tits, ball gags) but the tight artwork and the spooky nature of the book lends itself well to black and white artwork.
CAIN is my second favorite scary story narrator. Elvira is my first, although I’ve never seen her narrate anything. These stories are gruesomely good and morbidly short. Each volume contains 17 issues, each containing about three or four stories. Plus, each volume is full of Sergio Aragones cartoons that are sure to make you smile…IN TERROR!
These trades are available for purchase or order at Bent Wookee Comix located on 127 Fairfield Avenue in the West End section of Johnstown. See ya there!