Blog Profile / The Horrors of It All

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Archived Since:March 21, 2008

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Jack Davis

The Horrors of it All wishes legendary illustrator Jack Davis a wonderful retirement, and eternal thanks for the years of outstanding work that will forever inspire and entertain. Simply The Greatest. READ MORE:

The Tattooed Heart!

I guess it's been a while since we delved into the horrors of wartime atrocities, and of course any tale concerning nazi concentration camps is bound to be extra horrific. But fret not, this journey down a very dark chapter of world history actually has a light at the end of it, as you will soon see. Show More Summary

Your Grave is Ready

The Seduction of the Innocent 80's comic book series from Eclipse is a good source of info for precode horror reprints and other related items concerning hard to find golden age stories. Unfortunately, their atrocious re-color process...Show More Summary


IDW and Yoe Books seriously knocks yo'socks and heads off today with a double release of petrifying precode horrors! HAUNTED HORROR #14, aka The Mr. Karswell Issue (meaning, I personally handpicked all the stories this time around) crawls...Show More Summary

Creepshow Comic Book Replica

THOIA readers and horror film / comic fans in general will find this of interest: it's a Creepshow comic book replica from the 1982 horror film directed by George Romero and written by Stephen King. Now of course we are all aware ofShow More Summary

The Flash of Doom / Witches Tricks

Finally finishing out the May 1952 issue of Witches Tales #10 in its entirety (check the last 2 posts, as well as IT! in the archive), --it's another something of something story that may or may not shock you (hey Brian Barnes, any relation to this mad scientist?) Post also rounded out with a Harvey filler page of "witches tricks." More horrors on the way, stay tombed...

Cloth of Terror

Because obviously "Coat of Terror" wouldn't sound frightening enough as a title, "Cloth of Terror" is another horror hit from Harvey's fun Witches Tales series-- the May 1952 issue of Witches Tales #10 to be exact. Remember this yucky yarn next time you're bundling up for winter with your murder mittens and Satanic scarf!

2014 Ghastly Awards

REMINDER: If you are a horror comic creator looking for some well deserved recognition you still have a few more weeks to submit your work to the 2014 Ghastly Awards! We've added a couple of new categories this year as well, so don't delay!Click HERE to get all the rules and see how it works!

More Flaming Horror!

Just when you thought your horror couldn't get any more flaming, comes this extra grim pot-boiler from the May 1952 issue of Witches Tales #10. Strangulation, stabbing, poker to the skull, and of course bodies flambe'd to a crisp-- they certainly don't come more mean-spirited than this! (Art by Joe Certa)

Flaming Horror

As everyone works on adding an extra layer to their midsections and asses today, here's another story about a tubby individual with a whole other set of problems to contend with than just his weight! From the November 1952 issue of Strange Mysteries #8.Happy Fangsgiving, fiends!

HAUNTED HORROR V2 / Goodbye... World!

In stores this week: HAUNTED HORROR Volume 2: Comics Your Mother Warned You About! --(collecting Haunted Horror issues 4, 5, and 6 +bonus stories and more!) It's the latest in the ongoing line of fearsome hardcover precode horror reprints...Show More Summary

Vampire Vengeance

Two thrill-killers inadvertently select a vampire as their target. From the March 1953 issue of Journey into Fear #12... more Superior Publishers in our next post too!

The Ghost Who Stole a Body

Time for the 'ol spirit switcheroo in another tale from the Jan '51 issue of The Beyond #2. This one feels more like an ACG story than one from Ace, but it's fun in a goofy sort of way, and some of the dialog is priceless: "From nowShow More Summary

The WORST of Eerie Publications

In comic shops now (available everywhere else on November 18th!) it's The WORST of Eerie Publications, the latest book in the Chilling Archives of Horror Comics collections from IDW / Yoe Books, and ferocious follow-up to Mike Howlett's superb and equally sickening The Weird World of Eerie Publications. Show More Summary

The Mystery of Lunablanca

Maurice Gutwirth nicely illustrates one of the more memorably sexy, precode vampire women of the 50's (love those upside down bat wings!), in this early Ace horror tale from the January 1951 issue of The Beyond #2. And how gorgeous is that Warren Kremer cover!

The Thing That Devoured a Planet! / It Came from Beneath the Earth!

THOIA returns from our Halloween vacation with a double precode Atlas monsterama, both stories penned by Stan Lee-- the first tale was originally presented in the February '52 issue of Adventures into Weird Worlds #2 as "When a World...Show More Summary

Peter, Peter

Am I posting to much black and white stuff lately? When looking for something different to post this Halloween, (meaning: an appropriately themed story I have not yet posted here at THOIA over the last 7 Halloweens), the only thing I stumbled upon that even came close, or worthy, of a holiday post is this gruesomely clever tale from the Jan. Show More Summary

Sasquatch Love

We're getting down to the wire now with Halloween just a few days away-- and you last minute dresser-uppers better get your act together and quick! I know you've been seeing those Silver Shamrock commercials on TV over the last few weeks...Show More Summary

Conspiracy w/ Death + ZOMBIES Contest Winner!

Jose Cruz was the first person to enter the Zombies Book Halloween Contest, and his name was also the first one we drew out of the horror hat-- congrats, Jose! So many excellent, eerie entries, it's just a further reminder that THOIA...Show More Summary

Final Take!

I had a request for something "monstery" from DC, and this tale from the Oct-Nov. '73 issue of Weird Mystery Tales #8 is pretty fun, --though the cliched plot of a film crew making a horror movie in a haunted house is certainly not pulling...Show More Summary

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