Friday, July 18, 2008
Weekly Dose Of Weird!
Ghosts #105 -- I think I saw this on an album cover once. Only the statue was also surrounded by flames.
I. "Honeymoon In Hell!" -- A French mercenary seduces a poor Sicilian girl, claiming he wants to marry her, but when he reveals this to be a lie, she throws herself to her death. Years later, when the Frenchman returns to marry the daughter of a rich Don, an earthquake drives him into the waiting arms -- and grave -- of his first fiancee.
II. "Plant You Now, Dig You Later" -- A 19th Century English graverobber is being chased by the police, so he pays his doctor friend to make him appear dead to throw them off. His friend agrees, but the graverobber finds his own grave robbed by a rival and his living "corpse" brought to a med student for dissection! Luckily, his doctor friend saves the day... only to reveal his intentions to perform autopsies on the living from now own.
III. "Imagine" -- (Text Story) You're a ranch hand with a mail order bride... when the railroad comes into town, bringing lots of young eye candy, can you do the unthinkable?
IV. "Dos And Don'ts For Ghosts" -- Helpful hints for the deceased.
V. "Wishing Well" -- An amenable ghost has enough of listening to a farmer's complaints, and so he kills him and takes his place -- and his pretty young wife, too.
VI. "My Soul Belongs To Daddy!" -- A divorced couple fight about custody of their daughter, until hubby kidnaps his girl from a hotel lobby. The only problem? He died an hour earlier. Wishing his daughter to stay with him for all eternity, the ghost of her father tries to convince her to drown herself, but is shamed when she actually tries to go through with it, and gives her back to her mother.
Overall Weird Factor: 3.5 (out of 5).
The stories this time are hosted by Squire Shade, who for all intents and purposes is the Gentleman Ghost's brother, wearing glasses instead of a monocle. The letterspage includes a note from Todd MacFarlane, who seems to like undead gladiators. This comic is 27 pages in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the title.