[identity profile] cyberghostface.insanejournal.com posting in [community profile] scans_daily

This one's from Creepy #37.

Disclaimer: To the best of my memory, Warren magazines (Creepy, Eerie, Vampirella) were in the 80 to 100 page range. So the minimum maximum (is that an oxymoron?) would be 26 pages, and none of the stories have gone past that length.

Date: 2009-04-27 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandoz_iscariot.insanejournal.com
What's with all the black and white striped clothing? Are they the Hamburglar family?

Date: 2009-04-27 03:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fungo_squiggly.insanejournal.com
I was thinking of a family of French mimes.

Date: 2009-04-27 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] schmevil.insanejournal.com
Yeah, I actually loled. Nice.

Date: 2009-04-27 01:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queen_marshed.insanejournal.com
And it never occoured to him that if he'd treated his son better then he wouldn't have gotten into such a mess. -___-;

Date: 2009-04-27 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queen_marshed.insanejournal.com
Better than getting repeatedly blown up that's for sure!

Date: 2009-04-27 02:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] parsimonia.insanejournal.com
Yes, yes, physics is always the path toward evil. I don't quite understand how the mother died, but damn that story is like a horribly messed up version of Back to the Future.

The story's plot twist style reminds me of the few Twilight Zone episodes I've seen, though.

Date: 2009-04-27 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] midare.insanejournal.com
I suppose she committed suicide by turning the gas oven on and closing all doors and windows.

Date: 2009-04-27 02:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mullon.insanejournal.com
I can't believe they all wore the same white shirt. How embarassing.

Date: 2009-04-27 03:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halloweenjack.insanejournal.com
BiologyFail--there should be a 50/50 chance that he'll have a daughter rather than a son, breaking the cycle (although if the cycle continues often enough, his daughter would end up with a pornstache eventually, not to mention extra thumbs).

Date: 2009-04-27 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluejaybirdie.insanejournal.com
So, is anyone else squicked out by the Oeipedial issues here? I mean, he's doing his own mom. *shudder*

And man, what an idiot. He should have just treated his childhood self better and prevented the murder!

Date: 2009-04-27 04:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrotwilight.insanejournal.com
A bit but I'm more shocked at just how stupid the guy could be. The man he killed didn't look like his father or himself I mean gah. the woman he married was exactly his mother, she didn't look any different their or if she did she was definitely not drawn as such.

Then again she's only his mom due to time travel non physics...oh who am I kidding it barely makes sense anyway.

Yeah. I mean would he really want to live if he doomed himself and his younger self to the same fate?

Seems like a pretty easy choice.

Date: 2009-04-28 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
While I agree that the father business was pretty stupid, him marrying his mother is different - he married her as a young woman, whereas as a kid he only knew her after she was a good decade older and had developed worry lines. I mean, how many times have you watched an old movie that stars someone who looks awfully familiar, but you can't... quite... place him, and then the credits roll and HOLY CRAP IT'S SUCH-AND-SUCH! Jack Nicholson is in the original 'Little Shop of Horrors', but I did NOT recognize him at first because he was really young and his face had not acquired the recognizable shape it now has. It's the same general principle - I doubt I would recognize my Mom if I went back in time and met her when she was my age.

Date: 2009-04-27 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mullon.insanejournal.com
Well NOW I am.

Date: 2009-04-28 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] superfan1.insanejournal.com
raise hand yes and seven kinds of ewww! Although laugh at the matching clothes.

Date: 2009-04-27 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zegim.insanejournal.com
Love the flashy poses he uses to smack around his young self.

Date: 2009-04-27 07:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queenanthai.insanejournal.com
YES! Thank you SO MUCH for posting this! This was the first Warren Magazine story I ever read - I think I was eight - and it's been stuck in my head for AGES and I could NEVER remember how to describe it to request that someone post it!

Thank you for killing my brainworm. :)

Date: 2009-04-27 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dustbunny105.insanejournal.com
Wait, so-- his genes + his mother's genes = his genes...?

... Okay, I can live with that. I kinda have to boggle at what a moron the guy is, though. He goes to the past, meets a woman who looks exactly like his mother and it doesn't occur to him that she's his mother? Really?

Date: 2009-04-28 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dustbunny105.insanejournal.com
I thought it was usually "I'm my own grandfather". Not that it makes much more sense but for some reason I'm more willing to let it pass.

Date: 2009-04-28 07:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kosaginolegion.insanejournal.com
The best one of that genre was Heinlein's "All You Zombies", where the main character was his father and his mother, as well as the man who recruits him into the Time Corp.

Date: 2009-04-27 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vignettelante.insanejournal.com
"Doomed to an eternity of hating fathers and hating sons and exploding cars!"

Date: 2009-04-28 03:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] persoconchii.insanejournal.com
so aside from obvious Oedipus-complex jokes
"and thus the cycle of violence continues!"


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