"The Man Who Waxed and Waned!": A gangster is on the run from a mob. He finds refuge with a strange old lady that mends his wounds but the old lady has strange habits. She practices Voo doo like skills on dolls that represent community figures and they wind up dead. One day the old lady leaves o

Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion #13 is an issue of the series Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion (Volume 1) with a cover date of November, 1973.

Synopsis for "The Man Who Waxed and Waned!"

A gangster is on the run from a mob. He finds refuge with a strange old lady that mends his wounds but the old lady has strange habits. She practices Voo doo like skills on dolls that represent community figures and they wind up dead. One day the old lady leaves on a shopping trip and the gangster is left alone in the house. He heads to the basement where he encounters the mutilated dolls of the community victims he has heard about on the radio. The thug confronts the old woman and demands that she teach him her secrets but she refuses. The old lady is murdered and her body is dumped in a boiling cauldron. The gangster then heads to the airport to leave the country but he all of a sudden begins to perspire. In the meantime the old lady’s house burns to the ground and it is revealed that the old lady had constructed a doll replica of the thug. The doll burns at the same time that the thug begins to melt at the airport.

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Synopsis for "The Eavesdropper"

Frank Grogan dreams of meeting the right woman. He encounters a lovely female in the lobby of his apartment. She introduces herself as Pythia and Frank helps her carry her luggage to her room. He is disappointed to learn that she is married to a skinny sickly man.. Pythia reveals that her husband is not expected to live and she would like to see more of Frank. Pythia lives in the apartment adjacent to Frank so he is able to eavesdrop on her room night after night. He hears strange noises and surmises that Pythia is being abused by her husband. One night the noises are particularly bad so Frank breaks into her apartment. He is shocked to see a large snake feeding on the husband killing him. Pythia supposedly hid in the bathroom for safety and was able to escape the snake. With the husband dead, Frank and Pythia are soon married but during the night it is revealed that Pythia transforms into a snake and slowly sucks the life out of her husband. She is then seen walking out of her apartment building with her skinny husband Frank while she smiles at a handsome robust man.

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  • This is the last issue of the series featuring the work of Alfredo Alcala.



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