Awesome Cover Friday: Weird Mystery Style!

Weird Mystery Tales is one of those DC titles from the 1970s which featured bizarre horror stories. It also featured some of the best covers in the business. These covers tell you exactly what you're getting into: An over-the-top, high-concept tale which may or may not live up to the cover image. Behold the awesome.


Oh, whew! We're safe from the burning, sinking ship and that horrific-- AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!


"I won't hurt you!"

No, no you won't.


Sensing a theme here? Person thinks he or she is safe only to recieve a brutal comeuppance. This is my favorite of the three for several reasons. The top two are the art and the fucked-up premise of the story. Why are the Friedmans keeping this thing in their attic? How did they get it into the box in the first place? Is that a Louis XIV chair back there?


Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

I still have nightmares about that second cover. Thanks for bringing it back up.

Vaklam said...

Happy to be of service, citizen.