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It's almost that other (2x) most wonderful time of the year again, so here's a story adapted from the movie Creepshow by some small-time writer named Stephen King and artist Bernie Wrightson, who should probably art all the horror comics forever. Check it!



Narrator: "For a rather simple-minded fellow, Jordy did alright...until that fateful summer night he happened to look up at the sky at just the right moment...or maybe the wrong one..."

Local hick Jordy Verrill spots a falling meteor. It does not sadly involve friendly infant Kryptonians.







Jordy's real pleased about the meteor, figuring the local university'll pay him big bucks for it. He tries cooling it down...





Jordy spills some of the meteor liquid in his blistered fingers while picking it up.





A few hours later, the grass begins to grow:




The doctor's out of town, and Jordy fears they'll end up cutting his hand off even if he wasn't.

So he decides to "self-"medicate"", which is the first I've needed to air-quote the word "medicate" inside an already air-quoted "self-medicate". Read: alcohol.






He goes for a bath, not to try and stop the growth (even he knows he's too far gone for that), but just to numb the itching. Suddenly, Ghost Dad disapproves!




Naturally, come dawn's early light:




And so comes Jordy Verrill's death - which might not end up being so lonesome as advertised:




So Alec Holland!Swamp Thing gets all kinds of sweet-ass adventures, but Jordy Verrill!Swamp Thing gets a shotgun to the face? Wow. Unfair.

Anyway, that. Next Halloween post is a more fun, courtesy of some friendly neighborhood Green Lanterns. Stay tuned!

Date: 2016-10-14 06:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cyberghostface
It's kind of interesting that the movie version is sillier mainly because of King's acting (King played Jordy in the movie for those who don't know) whereas the comic is more disturbing and horrific.

Date: 2016-10-15 03:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
He's playing it as broadly as he possibly can, to the extent that he makes Jim Nabors as Gomer Pyle look like he's doing Henry V. Not to everyone's taste, but it's faithful to the style of the EC horror comics in general, which were (with some notable exceptions) not known for their subtlety.

Date: 2016-10-15 03:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
All the goofy Imagine spots from Jordy probably didn't help the goofiness either (Although it did have the same horrific ending. Poor Jordy).

Date: 2016-10-14 06:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cynic79
I've always liked this one. Probably the closest we'll ever get to a good adaptation of Lovecraft's "The Colour Out of Space."

Date: 2016-10-15 01:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Well, I've heard some good things about the 2010 version too. Haven't seen it myself, though. Not that much into German cinema that I'd go out of my way to buy it, and the chances of seeing it on any of the local streaming services here is pretty much nil.

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