Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Hungry Ghoul

The Hungry Ghoul
by Dick Ayers
from Witches' Tales (Eerie Publications) 
Vol. 4, No. 1 February 1972

I remember first reading this comic was back in the early 70s when I was in junior high school. I found it depraved and disgusting - and fantastic ! 'The Hungry Ghoul' was permanently seared into my consciousness. It was indeed 'comic gore that warped millions of young minds.' 

Only in the black and white comic magazines from Eerie Publications would you find something this unapologetically gross. The Warren magazines certainly wouldn't have touched it, and as for the color comics from Marvel and DC - well, needless to say, printing 'The Hungry Ghoul' in an issue of House of Mystery would have nuked the Comics Code.

Dick Ayers drew this strip, and it features his artistic signature: the 'detached eyeball' effect of the mutilated corpse.

For your viewing pleasure, here's the mind-warping 'Hungry Ghoul' from 1972.........

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