Thursday, October 24, 2013

Longbox of the Damned: The Secret Adventures of Houdini, Book 1



Longbox of the Damned 24. ‎

10 comments:

Rue Ryuzaki said...

Wow I like the approach of him being skeptical and then being confronted by the real thing.

jay said...

Intersting apprach I think I will get that comic

Anonymous said...

Wait a second....this book is about Houdini, one of the greatest magicians and escape artists ever. And in the Ask Moarte page on Tumblr Moarte was described as a powerful magician. Could it be?!!! Nah, I'm just paranoid

Anonymous said...

Yep, I was right, I was being a little bit too excited for this one ,but it's still a good episode. I think the creepiest part being the ending line. Though I don't fully get what it means

Anonymous said...

Well you have a week left, Moarte, better make the best of it.

Djiinnrae said...

This sounds really intriguing! Although, the best part of the comic's concept (to me) is how ironic it is.

Houdini did a lot of debunking fake seances and stuff like that because he believed so much in the supernatural and finding a way to communicate with spirits. He really couldn't stand how people conned others into feeling like they were actually talking to someone important to them and usually taking their money for it, especially when he believed it to be possible to accomplish for real. ^w^

He and his wife actually had a secret code set up in case they managed to somehow make contact after one of them died, just to make sure it's really the other.

Ozaline said...

This reminds me of a 1998 TV movie about Houdini that I haven't thought of in a long time... In it Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was pestering Houdini asking him if he ever encountered any real occult forces, and Houdini relates one such instance... It has a "but it was all a dream," kind of ending if I recall correctly... I know at the very least he had to disappoint Doyle at the end, but like most such stories it left you wondering.

Now I want to track down both the comic and the movie.

Movie-Brat said...

Wow, this is another one of those creative supernatural comics. This could be fun for me.

Anonymous said...

Wait a second....to quote Steve Buscemi: "Define Irony" reviewing a comic on a show that airs ever October....about a guy who died on Halloween.

Anonymous said...

I must confess, that makeup has led to have a phobia of looking at Moarte's face leaving me to shun it. Though looking back I think it's only the eyes, so I didn't really notice that what I thought was just some awkward silence was actually the first ,even though it was extremely brief, time we saw Moarte without his hat. Though I'm not sure if it was accidental or all part of the script (though I can't imagine why). I hope I haven't wasted your time.