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Archived Since:March 21, 2008

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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

Kermit the Hermit

Told ya we'd be back shortly! One more Atlas classic for Rachel (who made an awesomely generous dollar donation last week-- thank you, dearie!), --and from the same issue as the last few story posts, an uncredited tale with bite from the July 1953 issue of Adventures into Weird Worlds #20. Show More Summary


THOIA will return shortly-- please note that despite occasional technical difficulties, we are always hard at work on bringing you more horror (see photo below.) Stay tombed!

Where Man-Eaters Walk

We're chomping away on the July '53 issue of Advs into Weird Worlds #20, and here's a story featuring the magnificently odd art stylings of Joe Maneely. Hope everyone is enjoying this issue so far-- and hey Rachel, you're THOIA Thank You gift is in the mail! :)

The Doubting Thomas

An incredibly generous dollar donation from new THOIA friend, Rachel Shaw, earns her a primo place right here in our musty 'n dusty hallowed horror fame! And with an eternal hearse-load of thanks and applause going way out to her inShow More Summary

HAUNTED HORROR #12 / Code of the Shadowmaster

Haunted Horror #12 in stores today, and as usual we have a preview for you to whet that shadowy whistle and get you to the comic shop for your creeped-out copy ASAP --before they sell-out! You know it's a gonna be a killer issue when it kicks into gear with a Lou Cameron classic from the September 1953 issue of The Beyond #30!

Make-Up for Death

Not only does the January 1952 issue of Web of Evil #2 contain two of Jack Cole's best precode horror stories ever (click HERE and HERE for 'em), it also contains this sadly uncredited, hot little number which, like the pair of Cole tales, saw multiple b/w repeats years later in the Eerie Pubs. Show More Summary

An Army of Walking Dead, aka The Zombie

My buddy Jason was wanting to see a Phantom Lady adventure where she takes on monsters or some kind of supernatural evil, and this tale of legs vs. the undead is probably the best choice in my collection. My scans are from the GreatShow More Summary

The Witch's Victim (PART TWO)

For those of you perplexed about how the supernatural Ellery Queen mystery of our last post (HERE) was going to pan out-- well, here's the big finish! Plus, a brief re-cap, and a witchy one-page bonus from the inside back cover of Dell's Four Color #1243. Show More Summary

The Witch's Victim (PART ONE)

Another request, this time from "Mad Margaret" who is haunted by memories of an eerie Ellery Queen comic book mystery she read as a kid but she can't remember the name or anything else about it except "it had a spooky black cat in it!" Hopefully this is the one... Show More Summary

60 Years Ago: Comics on Trial @ SDCC 2014

Our fearless friends of L.A.-based Captured Aural Phantasy Theater are bringing EC horror to screaming life this Saturday night from 6 - 7pm in Room 9 at SDCC 2014! Experience live excerpts from some of the most offending stories, as...Show More Summary

A Kiss to Save Him From the Grave! (PART TWO)

And now the startling conclusion to Tom Sutton's epic gothic horror romance classic, from the April 1973 issue of Haunted Love #1. Catch the first half by clicking HERE!...speaking of KISS

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