Monday, January 5, 2009

That Stray Cat [1954]



Ever seen the movie STRAYS [1991] "starring" Kathleen Quinlan and Timothy Busfield? Before you start breathing into a paper bag, let me assure you that the pre-code horror tale I am posting today is waaaaaay better than that made-for-TV feces-o-rama!

According to Karswell: "It was supposed to appear in Adventures into Darkness #15 in 1954 but this issue never saw print until Eclipse Comics unearthed these pages of finished art and then released it all in October of 1985 in their Three-Dimensional Seduction of the Innocent #1 issue."

THAT STRAY CAT was stripped of its 3D majesty for easy online viewing. In order to achieve a three-dimensional experience, a bottle of white-out and a plastic bag should do the job nicely. Happy huffing!



Thanks to The Horrors of it All for providing this ferociously furry fodder for Killer Kittens From Beyond The Grave. Be sure to check out more from this "lost" issue this week @ THOIA.

5 comments:

Karswell said...

There are two more stories from this lost issue to be posted tomorrow and Wed at THOIA... and not to spoil it for anyone but I believe the best story of the entire issue is right here at Killer Kittens today.

Thanks for hosting Kitty!

Dave Tackett said...

Cool story, though the first page won't enlarge.

Emby Quinn said...

Okay, I can't resist.*

Poor old Jabez Sprong had troubles of his own
He had a stripey cat which wouldn't leave its home;
He tried and he tried to give the cat away,
He gave it to a man goin' far, far away.

But the cat came back the very next day,
The cat came back, we thought he was a goner
But the cat came back; it just couldn't stay away.
Away, away, yea, yea, yea

The man around the corner swore he'd kill the cat on sight,
He loaded up his shotgun with nails and dynamite;
He waited and he waited for the cat to come around,
Ninety seven pieces of the man is all they found.

But the cat came back the very next day,
The cat came back, we thought he was a goner
But the cat came back; it just couldn't stay away.
Away, away, yea, yea, yea

He gave it to a little boy with a dollar note,
Told him for to take it up the river in a boat;
They tied a rope around its neck, it must have weighed a pound
Now they drag the river for a little boy that's drowned.

But the cat came back the very next day,
The cat came back, we thought he was a goner
But the cat came back; it just couldn't stay away.
Away, away, yea, yea, yea

He gave it to a man going up in a balloon,
He told him for to take it to the man in the moon;
The balloon came down about ninety miles away,
Where he is now, well I dare not say.

But the cat came back the very next day,
The cat came back, we thought he was a goner
But the cat came back; it just couldn't stay away.
Away, away, yea, yea, yea

He gave it to a man going way out West,
Told him for to take it to the one he loved the best;
First the train hit the curve, then it jumped the rail,
Not a soul was left behind to tell the gruesome tale.

But the cat came back the very next day,
The cat came back, we thought he was a goner
But the cat came back; it just couldn't stay away.
Away, away, yea, yea, yea

Away across the ocean they did send the cat at last,
Vessel only out a day and making water fast;
People all began to pray, the boat began to toss,
A great big gust of wind came by and every soul was lost.

But the cat came back the very next day,
The cat came back, we thought he was a goner
But the cat came back; it just couldn't stay away.
Away, away, yea, yea, yea


*Admittedly, I didn't try very hard.

Kitty LeClaw said...

Dave: Thanks for pointing out the html-related ickyness! It's fixed now!

Emby: Heheheh! Nicely done! Suddenly, I feel like stopping in to see the Muffin Man who lives on Cherry Lane-O.

Lily Strange said...

I saw it coming about halfway through. But it was still cool.