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Many sites have a preview of the bonkers baseball story, (introduced by yours truly!) featured in the grisly new issue of HAUNTED HORROR #5 --in stores NOW! Today, THOIA delivers an encore presentation preview of the freaky football tale that I originally posted here way back in 2007 from the Feb '54 issue of Mysterious Adventures #18. Show More Summary
In stores June 5th! I'll have a putrid preview in our very next post! And don't forget to join the excitingly new and tremendously terrifying HORROR COMICS: 1950's and BEYOND on Facebook by clicking HERE! Join NOW!
There's a new group on Facebook devoted entirely to HORROR COMICS: 1950's and BEYOND, take a moment and click the link to join up, you'll be glad you did! To celebrate, THOIA has an encore presentation of the wonderfully atmospheric and gorily impaling Abe Simon illustrated Harvey classic-- HEADLESS HORROR from the May 1952 issue of Chamber of Chills #8.
It's finally June, and here in the midwest among the severe thunderstorms and terrifying tornado alley action, the carnival has rolled into town-- and for those of you looking for some cheap thrills, this carnival spells ghostly TERROR! From the February 1952 issue of Web of Mystery #7, art by Charles Nicolas in his very first appearance as a steady contributor to Ace horror!
Happy Memorial Day, everyone! How about a double header dose of voodoo drum doom on this special holiday-- two jungle jittery classics, again, from the Seduction of the Innocent reprint / recolor Eclipse Comics series of the 80's-- the...Show More Summary
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