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Blog Profile / The Horrors of It All

Filed Under:Genres / Horror
Posts on Regator:1235
Posts / Week:3.7
Archived Since:March 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

House of Blood / Junk Man's Treasure

Thai student "MP" writes in requesting an Eerie Publications remake called House of Blood with art by Ruben Marchionne. Unfortunately, I didn't have it, but a quick screech for help to Mike "Weird World of Eerie Publications" Howlett and suddenly we are in business! Howler's scans come from the January 1972 issue of Horror Tales Vol. Show More Summary

The Torture Chamber

Another Gene Colan horror hit from the eerie Atlas archive-- penned by Stan the Man, and this time from the April 1952 issue of Astonishing #12. And speaking of archives, check the THOIA archive for all of the other stories in this issue:...Show More Summary

Stop the Presses / Man in the Tomb!

Yes-- by all means, stop the presses because there's a man in the tomb! The Tomb of Darkness to be exact, and it's the March 1975 issue of Tomb of Darkness #13 to be even exacter. But stop the presses again because these are reprints...Show More Summary

HAUNTED HORROR #9 / Ghosts from Mars

IN STORES TODAY! You keep buying 'em, we'll keep chuggin' 'em out! And here's a putrid preview for you-- a weird sci-fi horror tale from the October - November 1951 issue of Dark Mysteries #3, art by Vince Napoli. Get your copy now to...Show More Summary

The Dead Don't Sleep!

An awesomely eerie Al Eadeh tale of vengeance from beyond the grave, originally presented in the April 1954 issue of Adventures into Terror #30, and as seen here reprinted in the August 1975 issue of Uncanny Tales from the Grave #11. Nobody draws the dead as disturbingly terrifying as 'ol Al!

Swamp Horror

If you keyword search "swamp" in the THOIA Archive you'll find a bunch of stories set in said saturated Soggsville. They're all pretty fun and weird, but possibly none of them are as disturbing as today's offering, the 4th and final story post from the July 1953 issue of Mysteries (Weird and Strange) #2. Show More Summary

MUSIC: The Death Scene

Into snotty, loud as Hell garage punk? Well, here's a quick heads up about a band from Kansas called The Death Scene-- aside from being just totally cool dudes, (as well as being fans of horror comics), they've recently gone so far as to actually adopt cursed Mr. Show More Summary

The Screaming Room

Another cheap and abhorrent terror tale from the July 1953 issue of Mysteries (Weird and Strange) #2... if someone can explain why it's called "The Screaming Room" I'd love to hear it. One story to go and we'll have another COMPLETE issue in the bag! screams (oh!)

Revenge in Small Form

Time again for some crummily printed, bat shit crazy, Iger Shop atrocities... yes, it's a sorry set of mind numbing gaggers from the July 1953 issue of Mysteries (Weird and Strange) #2 -- this one full of uranium creatures, insane mothers, demons, and voodoo. Show More Summary

It Came from the Bottom of the World! / Too Much Steam!

Two weird quickies from the February 1954 issue of Tales of Horror #9, both illustrated by Jack Sparling. I just realized that with this pair-- as well as our last Son of Satan post-- this makes another complete issue posted here at THOIA (see my archive for the other two perplexing Purple Claw tales, both posted way back in 2008 HERE and HERE!)

The Son of Satan

Nope, it's not Daimon Hellstrom-- it's the other SOS as featured in a truly wild and unusual tale from the February 1954 issue of Tales of Horror #9, with wonderfully atmospheric art by George Olesen.More Satan in our next post too-- HAIL!

Man Who Murdered Himself / Stamps of Doom!

If you enjoyed the awesome Frank Robbins tale in our last post, here are a few other gems from the winter '74-75 issue of House of Mystery #228 as well. Our first story is from legendary Berni Wrightson, and it's a fun little quickie that feels more like a pre code Atlas terror tale than the usual stuff from DC of this era. Show More Summary

The Vampire Soul!

Aka: "The Wisdom of Many, the Wit of One." Written and illustrated by Frank Robbins (plot by Doug Moench), this is an odd, fast paced, and sexy vampire tale from the Dec - Jan '74-'75 issue of House of Mystery #228. Man, I would love...Show More Summary

Cabinet of the Living Death / Curse of the Witch

Here are the other two traumatizing tales from the June 1951 issue of Mysterious Adventures #2, no artist credits listed at GCD for either story-- though just as we saw in our last post, another entry from this issue gets the 70's Eerie...Show More Summary

Mark of the Tomb / The Unholy Quest

Kickin' off 2014 with a couple of truly terrible tales from the June 1951 issue of Mysterious Adventures #2, a wild Story Comics series that started off a lot weaker than it ended out (two dozen issues later in 1955.) This doesn't mean...Show More Summary

Change Partners and Die With Me!

"No one wants to be alone on New Years Eve..." and so begins this eerie tale by Joe Kubert (School of Cartoon Art) from Scholastic Magazine's WEIRD WORLDS #4 from 1980-- a tale that feels a lot like a leftover precode classic if you ask me. Show More Summary

Creature of the Deep!

Golden Age greats Jack Katz and Jack Abel do a little Jack Kirby channeling and team-up for this epic monster-rama from the August 1971 issue of Nightmare #5. Also!-- the gorgeous Boris Vallejo cover I know a few of you were waiting for a large scan of too. Show More Summary

Within the Torture Chamber!

Didn't receive enough torture this holiday season? Well, here's a little more for you-- it's another fine entry from the August 1971 issue of Skywald's Nightmare #5 --with tremendous art from Doug Wildey!And Happiest of Horrordays and Season's Screamings to all, from Mr. Karswell & Son!

Nazi Death Rattle

With today's post, we're now halfway through the August 1971 issue of Nightmare #5, (see the last two posts for more), and what would any collection of horrific monster stories be without one about nazis! Serg Morgan pulls out all the stops on another artful Skywald atrocity... enjoy?

Whence Stalked the Werewolf

Tale number two from the August 1971 issue of Nightmare #5, a hairy yarn with an ending that's a whole lot more predictable than the twist in the previous Skywald post. Speaking of, a few of you mentioned first seeing Slime World when...Show More Summary

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