Blog Profile / The Horrors of It All

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Archived Since:March 21, 2008

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The Ghost Goes Ga-Ga!

I'm always looking for something different to post around here from the vast array of classic "horror" tinged comic tales published in the last century. And sometimes it works with you guys, and sometimes the whiners come out in full...Show More Summary

The Teller!

Gypsy Goth wrote in asking if I could post The Teller! story from the November 1953 issue of Horrific #8. Apparently, it's the last one from this issue that I haven't archived yet, so here it is-- and it's a Don Heck tale too! It's possible...Show More Summary

Don't Look Behind

Like our last post, it's another spooky Sekowsky / Peppe pair-up from the May 1954 issue of Out of the Shadows #13. And whoa-- with this tale I also do believe it's official-- another FULL ISSUE presentation down the hatch here at THOIA! Check the archives for The Cannibal, and The Recluse as well. Show More Summary

The Fearful Night

Another terrifically illustrated, Toth-esque team-up from Sekowsky and Peppe, from Pines publications May 1954 issue of Out of the Shadows #13. Seriously, if we've told you once, we've told you 666 times-- don't mess with wicked witches! Cover art (possibly) by George Roussos.

The Frogman

Had a couple more requests for some additional Lin Streeter slickness, and it doesn't get much more slick 'n slimy than this silly swamp creature classic from the May 1954 issue of Forbidden Worlds #29. Thrills, chills, and amphibious adventure await! (Cover art by Ken Bald.)


Here's a really spooky kooky one from the April 1954 issue of Mysterious Adventures #19 (to say much of anything else about it might spoil the fun) --highlighted by terrific art from Ross Andru on pencils, and (possibly) Mike Esposito...Show More Summary

Hot Stuf' House

Found a copy of the black and white anthology comic mag, Hot Stuf' #2 (Winter 1975), at my local shop the other day. It's full of sci-fi / fantasy tales and nude lady art (and just look at that gorgeous Ken Barr cover and Wrightson /...Show More Summary


The theme for HAUNTED HORROR #32 (in stores today!) was creeps from the deep, and they certainly don't get much creepier or deepier than this Lin Streeter classic, originally presented in the June 1953 issue of Forbidden Worlds #18.Show More Summary

Crawling Death

You know you want insane precode horror, and friends, it seriously doesn't get much more bonked out than this one! And as with our last post, todays adventure into doom is also from the April 1952 issue of Chamber of Chills Magazine #7. Show More Summary

The Seal of Satan

You only have to see the word "Satan" in a title to know how this one's going to turn out for some poor schmuck-- but of course half the fun is getting (down) there! It also helps to have a sizzling hot dose of sexy artwork from Stallman and Giunta! Where's that pen-- sign me up!From the April 1952 issue of Chamber of Chills Magazine #7.

The Long Wait

Finally-- a post! Apologies, things got pretty busy around here this week, but the long wait is over! Oh wait, no-- actually the long wait has just begun, and it's a spooky Sam Kweskin mystery from the June 1953 issue of Journey into Unknown Worlds #19. Show More Summary

The Mummy Walks

I had another 70's DC horror story all lined up for you today, but Brian Barnes "isn't a fan of 70's DC horror" so I'll save it for later and post it here on his birthday instead. In the meantime, let's camp it up a few notches withShow More Summary

Bride of the Pharaoh

I unwittingly stumbled upon a theme when I started scanning this tale from the March - April 1977 issue of The House of Mystery #251. Thinking it was just another similarly themed story to help further promote my new MUMMIES book (available...Show More Summary

Princess of the Subway

A. C. Hollingsworth had not one, but two stories featured in the Oct / Nov 1952 issue of Eerie #9 (see our previous post if you missed it somehow), and yes, it's another bit of artistically uneven fun, but this time spiced-up with a little more sexiness-- and a whole lot more weirdness!

The Phantom Hitch-Hiker

The art is a little bit flimsy at times, but this is a fun one with some nice visual attempts from A.C. Hollingsworth, and originally appeared in the Oct / Nov 1952 issue of Eerie #9. Everett Raymond Kinstler's black and white art for the intro / preface on the other hand is as spectacular as always.

The Haunts of Devil's Lake

Kicking off 2018 with a jolting Jim McLaughlin tale of terror, from the April 1952 issue of Web of Mystery #8, concerning a beautiful indian princess and her tribe of living dead-- that live under a lake! Really nice art, and the story...Show More Summary

Vampire Terror / Corpse, Come Back!

Time again for another deadly December Double Feature, and this time we have two forms of freaky foul living dead! I meant to post these kookball classics on xmas because of all the hilarious ho-ho-ho'ing going on in them both, and to...Show More Summary

The Lost City / Tough Guy

Woke up with the first snow of the year on the ground today-- yup, it's definitely winter now-- ugh! Anyway, with that in mind, how about a couple of chillers from the April 1953 issue of Journey into Unknown Worlds #17, starting off with a spooky Sheldon Moldoff trip to The Lost City. Show More Summary


HAUNTED HORROR #31 is in stores TODAY, and it's full of hairy 'n scary 'n scaly terrors, plus a couple of oddly titled classics that have been featured here at THOIA in the past, (but you know you love revisiting the most revolting of...Show More Summary

Magazines of the Mummy

Mummy madness (and Double Post December) continues, with a trip into the realm of b/w magazine mummy tales-- one deadly serious, and one not even remotely close to being so! First up, from the August 1973 issue of Eerie #50, Steve Skeates...Show More Summary

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