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The Lady Who Collected Dracula

Vance wrote in reminding me to post more Frank Robbins, so I dug around the crypt a little and unearthed this awesome bloodsucker classic written by Doug Moench --plus an art assist from Frank Springer. Robbins really amps up the sexy and sinister in this one, --so hang onto your fangs and BATten down the hatches! From the November 1974 issue of Dracula Lives! #9.

HAUNTED HORROR #13 - City of Fearful Night

Big 'n lucky HAUNTED HORROR #13 is in stores today, and here's a FULL story preview (what's with some review sites only posting the first 6 pages??) of Bernard Baily's epically eerie lead-off tale as originally presented in the Jan.Show More Summary

Bride and Gloom

The final story in the September 1972 issue of Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch #8 looked awfully similar in style to the brand spankin' other new supernatural Archie title on shelves that same month and year-- "Chilling Adventures in Sorcery...Show More Summary

The Demon of the Deep / Ghosts of History

I've said it before-- I love King Ward! From his cinematic, moody lighting, and atmospheric angles, to his bizarro monsters, and interesting character posing, Ward's scratchy, warped, and highly detailed style is very suited to horror. Show More Summary

A Weird Picture of Murder

A not too totally terrible tale from this usually underwhelming, poorly edited Star Publications horror series, this one being the lead-off cover story from the March 1953 issue of Spook #23. George Peltz artwork is pretty flimsy and uneven, but the story does have a few moments and I actually really do like the two panels at the bottom of page 4. Cool cover art by L. B. Cole.

Vampires Drink Deep!

Finishing out the month in gorgeously moody black and white (and a splash of red), this time with a morbid Marvel mag reprint from Dracula Lives! #2 (1973), awesome art by Joe Sinnott --originally featured in the August 1952 issue of Strange Tales #9. Note the Atlas version of this story was titled "Drink Deep, Vampire!"

PREVIEWS SNEAK PEEK: Haunted Horror #14 (12/24/2014)

For those of you who picked up the current October issue of Previews (containing items for release this December 2014) you may have noticed the IDW ad for Haunted Horror #14, in stores Dec. 24th, and yes it is indeed an "All Mr. Karswell" issue, --aka a sort of "Best of THOIA" if you will, featuring tales hand picked by yours truly. Show More Summary

The Devil Statues

Originally titled "The Night the Statues Walked", this Lou Cameron tale appeared in the July 1953 issue of Web of Mystery #19, (sorry, don't have it!) But we do have the Oscar Fraga re-drawn version for the Eerie Pubs (as well as Gredown), retitled "The Devil Statues", from the April 1971 issue of Weird Vol. 5 #2, plus a bonus "Weird Facts" page...

The Wax Witch vs. From the Graves of the Unholy

Here's a wonderfully typical Eerie Pub slop-job of a brilliant Lou Cameron golden age Ace classic, originally featured in the February 1953 issue of Web of Mystery #17, and this time re-drawn by Mariana Cerchiara for the April 1971 issue of Weird Vol. Show More Summary

Weird Vengeance / The Bloody Stream!

We're getting super excited about some of the upcoming Chilling Archives collections from IDW / Yoe Books, in particular Mike Howlett's Worst of Eerie Publications in stores November 11th (click HERE for more info and to pre-order NOW!) So today we have a couple o' Eerie Pub'ers from my battered 'n tattered copy of the April 1971 issue of Weird Vol. Show More Summary

The Reluctant Ghost

A seance leads to doom and disaster, as usual, in the this spooky Ken Rice illustrated tale from the January 1955 issue of The Beyond #30, --the very last issue from this great Ace Magazines series.

Forbidden Room!

Another Joe Certa story for ya today, this time from the May 1952 issue of Black Cat Mystery #35... looks like he might've got an assistant from Bob Powell in a few places here too-- the last panel on page two for example, maybe it's just me but she looks very much like a Powell babe.

Demon Flies!

After the Joe Certa love demonstrated in our last post comments, I've been going through my collection to see what else I can conjure up by him-- in the meantime, here's an encore presentation of one of his more horrific Harvey tales,...Show More Summary


Some terrific moments in this one, courtesy of the bold, no bullshit art stylings of Joe Certa. From the June 1953 issue of Harvey Comics' Black Cat #44.

Death's Round Trip

Drug experimentation that delivers you into the hands of Death himself! Doesn't sound too far fetched really-- so hang on for the ride of your afterlife in this lengthy, high adventure excursion into hellacious horror from the Sept '52 issue of Beware! Terror Tales #3.


We interrupt our Beware Terror Tales-A-Thon to bring you this important news flash: Late Monday evening, Mr. Karswell was attacked by an angry swarm of deadly yellow jackets while mowing his backyard. Stung 18 times upon the legs, arms, (and everything in between--ick!), heavy doses of Prednisone and Waldryl (plus a couple Ultrams) were administered. Show More Summary


Discovered this online yesterday, even though it was posted back in February by the lovely Svetlana Fedotov (thank you Svetlana!!), --HAUNTED HORROR was reviewed over at the great FANGORIA website-- what a tremendous honor!! Click HERE for the amazing write-up. Does anyone know if this article was printed in an actual issue of FANGORIA as well?

The Haunting White Shadow

Got some stories from Beware! Terror Tales lined up for you in the next few posts-- kicking it off with another crooked pair of doomed numbskulls who have it bad enough as is with just each other, let alone getting the supernatural involved in their hopeless escapades. Fun art by Bob McCarty as usual-- from the September 1951 issue of Fawcett's Beware! Terror Tales #3.

The Horrors of VD & Guns!

Horrific subject matter like STDs and fire arms = no laughing matter. Good thing we have the genius of National Lampoon to put these things into a satirical package and help educate us while making us laugh, or cringe, or sometimes even...Show More Summary

The Ultimate Horror Movie: Arbor Day

I had a request for something by Jack Davis, and though the request from "Spizz?" wasn't specific about any certain story title or publisher, I'm pretty certain that everyone stopping by this blog has probably already seen their fair share of Jack's amazing 1950's EC horror hits. Show More Summary

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