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Here's another nicely illustrated Standard Comics spooker loaded with chills and atmosphere, originally presented in the August 1952 issue of Adventures into Darkness #5, which is, (for anyone wishing to complain about scans on a FREE blog), another issue that I temporarily do not own. Show More Summary
Time for a charming "love" story from the sincerely creepy pencil and inked stained mind of Jack Katz, (type his name into the THOIA search engine for more of his crazy work posted here over the years) --this tale was originally presented in the December 1952 issue of Adventures into Darkness #7.
The cover image featured on HAUNTED HORROR #5 (coming this July from IDW / Yoe Books) is from the November 1952 issue of Mister Mystery #8, --and so is this hairy tale illustrated by Tony Mortellaro! If this one doesn't gnaw your brain to pieces, nothing will!
I'm preparing another pre-code post for tomorrow-- in the meantime enjoy a short but fun interview with HAUNTED HORROR host Mr. Karswell over at the super cool Horror Host and Creature Features website --special thanks to Ryan B! Click HERE for it!
David Blake Lucarelli writes in to let us know there is currently a KICKSTARTER under way for The Children's Vampire Hunting Brigade, a new 4-issue mini series comic inspired by the true life events of The Gorbal's Vampire legend from Scotland. Show More Summary
THOIA returns after a brief mini vacation to the super fun, spook house loaded Wisconsin Dells, with a WTF weirdie from the August 1952 issue of Strange Terrors #2. GCD thinks the art here might be by Bob Forgione... I'm looking forward to the comments on this one. I also want to thank everyone again for the all the kind birthday wishes on my last post-- THANK YOU!
Mr. Karswell turned another year older on May 1st, and while taking a much needed / extended break, found himself again very fortunate to have friends who'll do some dirty work for me, err-- him! An anonymous friend sends in these scans,...Show More Summary
HAUNTED HORROR #4 is now available at finer comic shops everywhere, (and if you're at C2E2 this weekend grab your copy there!) Overflowing with more glorious reprints of petrifying pre code terror tales from Andru, Esposito, Sekowsky,...Show More Summary
"The murderous fury of the crushing hand of doom struck as the creatures rose from the graves below." Eerie Pubs liked this Moe Marcus tale from the February 1953 issue of Witches Tales #17 so much that they gave it a redraw and retitled it as "Doom Creatures" in Terror Tales as well as Strange Galaxy.
Time for another giant monster story as part of our most inconsistent themed month fest ever-- sorry, sometimes other stuff comes up! From the February 1953 issue of Witches Tales #17, a wonderfully weird, and very colorful story from Rudy Palais.
Dr. Theda wins the Ditko Monsters GORGO book drawing --CONGRATS and please email me your mailing address-- and thanks again to everyone that participated and shared their Ditko memories. I'll be having more horrific give-a-ways in May...Show More Summary
Continuing on with another Giant Monster entry, (that is, if you consider giant murderous living trees as monsters), this time from the great Steve Ditko and from the October 1976 issue of Ghost Manor #31-- though my scans are actually from the reprint issue of Ghost Manor #47. Show More Summary
THOIA honors the passing of comic legend, Carmine Infantino, with an encore presentation of his stunningly horrific vampire classic from the December 1952 issue of Adventures into Weird Worlds #13, originally posted here back in Sept 2008 (be sure to click HERE for the scary sequel to this Atlas story when you're done!)Carmine Infantino May 24th, 1925 - April 4th, 2013
Unless anyone has any objections, April 2013 might turn out to be Giant Monster Month here at THOIA. All the smashing, crashing, rampaging monstrosities you can possibly handle plus other BIG news! Kicking it off with an encore presentation...Show More Summary
You are now cordially invited to check out the remaining tale from the May 1952 issue of Strange Mysteries #5 (see the previous two posts as well as Blood of the Zombie buried deep in the 2009 THOIA Archive.) Yes, another full issue put to rest! We can keep this Iger Shop Fest going all month if you want, I've got a million of 'em...
And they don't wear plaid either! Over the years here at THOIA, we have established quite a few times that sneakily escaping from prison while tucked inside a coffin never turns out as expected, so let's see what happens to our hero this time-- by request, it's more insanity from the May 1952 issue of Strange Mysteries #5.
Bet you didn't know that 10 years prior to becoming the huge TV star of The Tonight Show, John, aka Johnny Carson (and his then pencil thin mustache) got a break starring in precode horror comics! buh-dump! Typically goofy Iger ShopShow More Summary
Experience a night of Seduction of the Innocent discussion, Wednesday March 20th at 7pm, when the Soho Gallery for Digital Art in NY hosts "Surely You're Joking, Dr. Wertham!", (click for more details) featuring a distinguished panel...Show More Summary
Here's the last story of the three tales featured in the August 1952 issue of Strange Suspense Stories #2 (check the archive for The Hunter Who Became the Hunted, and AIEEEEE! The Teeth!), today's eerie entry is a 10-page creeper illustrated by George Evans. Another complete issue in the bag!