Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Night Fights: Ghost - Round 4: Strange To The Finish!



For tonight's special Halloween round of Friday Night Fights: Ghost, I'm taking a trip through fellow FNFer Snell's usual stomping ground, but this time I'm journeying through a darker unexplored corner of it, courtesy of this seafaring story from Bela Lugosi's Tales From The Grave#2, written by Kerry Gammill and illustrated by Kamil "Kurt" Kochanski.


Synopsis: A scavenger ship has discovered an old boat from the 1930's at the bottom of the sea. The vessel appears to be covered by a....thick, leafy, green vegetable substance. When their diver explores the craft further...




When the crew subsequently encounters turbulent sea waves and then notice two nearby sharks torn completely in two, they waste no time pulling up anchor and making a quick exit. But they haven't exactly made a clean getaway, as they find out when this crewman checks on the pilot and finds....




Wait, was that.......? Could it be....?




Uhh, that's a....new trick for him.




But where could this strange sailor be headed? And to meet whom?




She's looking a bit haggard.




I don't even want to know what happened to Olive and Swea'Pea.


Considering the comic title, you's think that tonight's fight music would be Bauhaus' most popular number. But since the late Mr. Lugosi was only the narrator here, it felt more appropriate to tailor the fight music toward our popped-eyed protagonist instead, so I'm forgoing Peter Murphy's former band in favor of Fiona Apple.




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