Mummy Monday! When It Was Cool Celebrates The Mummy!

By Karl Stern (@dragonkingkarl, @wiwcool,

A dead member of Egyptian royalty, wrapped in linen, and buried for thousands of years.  Some how, he rises from the dead to stalk the living!  The Mummy has been a staple of horror, comics, and movies for years and today we at When It Was Cool celebrate The Mummy!

The Mummy has been in a series of movies, most famously from the Universal franchise with the first being in 1932.  There were no official sequels to The Mummy, instead there were other interpretations of the character including The Mummy's Hand (1940- pictured above), The Mummy's Tomb (1942), The Mummy's Ghost (1944), and The Mummy's Curse (1944).  These films all, with the exception of the original 1932 film, focus on the mummy named Kharis. The Mummy's Hand recycled footage from the original film for use in the telling of Kharis' origins; Boris Karloff is visible in several scenes, but is not credited.

Marvel Comic's The Living Mummy debuted in issue 5 of Supernatural Thrillers comic.

Issue 5 was so successful that the Living Mummy was brought back in issue 7 and became the lead feature in the Supernatural Thrillers comic.

The Living Mummy headlined Supernatural Thrillers until issue 15 when he was temporarily killed off.  Like a good Mummy is supposed to do, however, he didn't stay dead.

The Living Mummy returned in Marvel Two-In-One teaming up with Fantastic Four's The Thing for an issue.  The Living Mummy has returned occassionally ever since, though he has never again headlined his own title.

Funko has produced 3.75 inch retro style action figures based on the Universal Horror monsters including The Mummy.

He is based on the original Boris Karloff version from 1932.

Though both were played by Boris Karloff, the Frankenstein action figure stands significantly taller than The Mummy.

This version of The Mummy glows in the dark.

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