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Blog Profile / The Horrors of It All

Filed Under:Genres / Horror
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Archived Since:March 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Hoax / The Sea - Its Givings... and Takings!

I had a creepy chap write-in looking for a 70's comic he remembers as a lad but he couldn't recall any details other than it featured "a sea monster made out of barrels", and another story about a "hot mermaid." Pretty sure he's looking...Show More Summary

Snow Madness

A polar vortex has descended upon the midwest this week, so to assist in the cool down, here's an ice cold chiller originally presented in the August 1954 issue of Dark Mysteries #19, --and apologies for the quality, some black and white reprints tend to be a bit on the dark side thanks to the original lousy reproduction. Show More Summary

The Hunter and the Hunted!

I've posted a ton of stories here over the years at THOIA about jerk ass, big game hunters who find the terror tables turned on them gorily and ironically in the final panel-- but you ain't ever seen a bat shit crazy ending like this...Show More Summary

Wheel of Fortune

The final supernatural story from the September 1954 issue of Forbidden Worlds #33, (artwork by Emil Gershwin) --check the last few posts if you're collecting entire issues cuz we've just presented another one here for ya! We'll take a look at some black and white precode horror reprints in the next few posts, featuring guaranteed decapitations, and blood suckins!

The Stone Face

Here's a fast 'n fun Art Gates action / adventure horror yarn, also from the September 1954 issue of Forbidden Worlds #33 (see our last post), featuring a climax that you can really sink your teeth into! I noticed there's only one tale...Show More Summary

The Corpse That Lived!

Science gone goofy is a popular theme in pre-code horror, and none came more goof-infused than those featured in ACG's variety of terrific terror titles. Like this wonky one from the September 1954 issue of Forbidden Worlds #33, artShow More Summary

The Lost Skeleton Walks Among Us KICKSTARTER! + The Skeleton's Revenge

Fans of Larry Blamire's hilarious and loving film series tribute to 50's sci-fi/horror "The Lost Skeleton", will be pleased to know that "The Boney One" is planning a third and final appearance to round out this epic trilogy of laughs and spine tingles. Show More Summary

Trial by Ghost Light

Here's the wrap-up tale from the May 1951 issue of The Beyond #4, art by Ken Rice-- and a serious round of applause is in order for yet another full issue presentation here at THOIA! Check the last couple of posts for the other stories in this issue if you missed them. Lots more hellish horrors coming up all summer so stay cool, and most importantly-- STAY TOMBED!

Spell of the Hypnotic Chord

Ace Magazine reprinted this Louis Zansky tale of a concert pianist given the hands of a killer in their final issue of The Beyond #30, but here it is from its first cover story appearance in the May 1951 issue of The Beyond #4 (see our last post for more from this issue, and one more story coming up in our next post too for another FULL ISSUE presentation here at THOIA!)

Cult of the Undead

According to the great Ace Horror website, this is Jim McLaughlin's first of many appearances at Ace Magazines. It's kind of a mixed bag visually, but the story is fast paced and fun, and the zombies are quite spooky. Today's post is rounded out with a True Tales of the Supernatural one-pager.From the May 1951 issue of The Beyond #4.

Man with a Tail

I'd love to see a collection of Larry Woromay's greatest pre code horror hits, because man oh man I dig his fun, noodley slick style from this Atlas era where the art sublimely balances on real and cartoony, (sort of the same reasons...Show More Summary

HAUNTED HORROR #11 / Day of Panic

PANIC!!! Yes, we were just as caught off guard this week by the release of Haunted Horror #11 (in stores now and not the last week of June as we were originally led to believe!) --so get yourself a FREE preview over at CBR by clicking HERE, and of course we've got one for ya here at THOIA as well... Show More Summary

Escape... To What?

Here's a hot little horror tale that originally appeared in the October 1952 issue of Uncanny Tales #3 --click the link to read about Ger's thoughts on the art. My scans are actually from the reprinted version found in the February 1975...Show More Summary

Partners in Blood / Tales from the Comic Book Crack Down

Vampires and hunchbacks highlight this crazy entry from the March 1952 issue of Journey into Fear #6. And after the post, check out the poster for the upcoming Captured Aural Phantasy Theater event at the El Cid on June 1st-- all ECShow More Summary

Fatal Footsteps

Superior Pub's spin on man into monster mayhem-- and this time it's the shoes with the power to possess! I'd love to see a variation on this concept with a woman as the high heeled killer of men instead. From the July 1952 issue of Journey into Fear #8.

The Part-Time Corpse! +CONTEST

Wanna win yourself a copy of David Lucarelli's THE CHILDREN'S VAMPIRE HUNTING BRIGADE Vol. 1 (and signed by David too?!) Long time THOIA readers might already know a bit about this, as details depicted in this graphic collection areShow More Summary

The Unexpected! / Pain!

Two killer Atlas tales from the September 1954 issue of Mystic #33-- ominous art on the first story by Ogden Whitney, while the second yarn features the distinctive work of Tony DiPreta. And hurry back this weekend-- our next post will feature details on a long awaited THOIA contest!


After the unexpected news of the great Dick Ayers passing away, we now detour back to the second Frank Thorne illustrated tale as promised; this time as part of our ever inconsistent "Werewolf Wednesday" theme (and it's a werewolf western to boot!) From the May 1975 magazine issue of Devilina #2, with story by John Albano.WARNING: Features boobs 'n blood! ADULTS ONLY!!!

RIP Dick Ayers (April 28, 1924 – May 4, 2014)

Honoring the life and legacy of comic hero Dick Ayers (April 28, 1924 - May 4, 2014) with a double feature encore presentation of two chilling Atlas horror tales-- the first from the April 1952 issue of Adventures into Weird Worlds #5, the second from the July 1953 issue of Adventures into Terror #21. RIP

Son of Dracula (PART TWO)

And now the blood suckin second half finale of the June 1975 issue of Fright #1, aka Son of Dracula #1! Click HERE for the first part in case you missed it! Hope you enjoyed this one-- I'll have another Frank Thorne illustrated terror tale coming up in our next post too!

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