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Perfectly gloomy, atmospheric graveyard art (and a SUPER splash panel) highlight this story of a selfish slob and his interest in Dollys... from the May 1954 issue of Adventures into Weird Worlds #29. The Atlas Tales site has no illustrator listed for this one, anyone wanna take a stab?
It's Bram Stoker's 165th birthday today, and around here that means it's bloodsucker time! Wings of Horror, from the October 1951 issue of Adventures into the Unknown #24, is a simply told Al Camy tale of unleashed vampirism and lurking...Show More Summary
Had a request for this classic Vic Donahue tale from the March 1952 issue of Chamber of Chills #6. It was originally featured here back in August 2007 (along with the rest of this entire great issue), but I thought I'd share it again...Show More Summary
Two hairy scary, monster mashin' Halloween tales from two different generations of terror for you today-- our first from the December 1973 issue of Creepy #58 (story by Doug Moench and artwork by Richard Cobin), followed by an encore...Show More Summary
Instead of two stories from one particular artist for today's post, I thought I'd share two tales obviously inspired by the same literary horror tale, and in this case it's Henry Kuttner's awesome 1936 Weird Tales classic The Graveyard...Show More Summary
Long time followers of THOIA know how much I love Bill Everett, so without further ado, here are two from my absolute favorite comic book artist of all time-- The Man Who Owned a Ghost is from the March '52 issue of Astonishing #10, and Vampire, Beware is from the Oct '52 issue of Suspense #23. Nobody illustrated spooks and bloodsuckers like Everett. No. Body. Bill Everett
Haunted Horror isn't just a kick ass new comic book series, it's also a kick ass Halloween stage show spook-tacular this year in Los Angeles. Captured Aural Phantasy Theater producer, director and star, Ben Dickow writes in to let us...Show More Summary
These were not the two Basil Wolverton tales I had planned for today, an unfortunate series of events has left me with no choice for awhile but to re-use previous posts until I get my issues resolved. I would even apologize, but these...Show More Summary
Everyone seemed to enjoy the Jay Disbrow madness of our last post, so here's more-- a ghoulishly hairy two-parter from Blue Bolt Weird Tales #113 and #115 (incidently, "Return of the Ghoul" was originally posted HERE at THOIA waaay back...Show More Summary
IDW / Yoe Books latest excursion into the four color realm of Golden era pre-code horror is in stores today-- it's HAUNTED HORROR #1, co-edited by Craig Yoe, Clizia, and meeee... we hope you all rush out today and buy multiple copies for yourself and all your friends and family. Show More Summary
We're just a few days away from the release of Haunted Horror #1, the new comic book series of precode horror reprints from IDW / Yoe Books, (in stores 10/10/12), co-edited by Craig Yoe, Clizia, and myself. And in the meantime, the classics...Show More Summary
Friend and fellow Ghastly Award judge Bree Ogden, and co-hort Rebekah Joy Plett, have recently initiated a fundraiser for their spectacular online horror magazine Underneath The Juniper Tree, a non-profit labor of love that supportsShow More Summary
The Jan. - Feb. 1975 issue of DC's The Unexpected #161 also has two creepy tales illustrated by the wildly unique Jerry Grandenetti. I love seeing how this bold stylized look of his developed during this era, coming from his grandly detailed and intricate Eisner style of the Golden Age some 20 years earlier.
This October we'll do something different... I thought I'd make every post this month a double feature, as well as highlight a particular artist in both stories. Sound good? Today we have two Silver Age classics from Lee Elias-- LeeShow More Summary
A few of you asked for more black and white weirdness and you got it! And wow, we haven't posted anything from Prize's great Black Magic series in quite a while, so here's a purrfectly ferocious Joe Simon and Jack Kirby kitty cat classic, from the November / December 1953 issue of Black Magic #27.
THOIA returns from vacation (we left the color in Orlando though) with a horrific sci-fi love story reprint as only the Oct. '53 issue of Weird Mysteries #7 could deliver-- art by Vince Fodera-- complete with questionable dialog, plus...Show More Summary
THOIA heads off for a much needed vacation (and we're taking the color with us), but we leave you with a beheading black and white Eugene Hughes triple feature! We're not exactly sure where "The Hatchet Man" and "The Night People" originated,...Show More Summary
The last THOIA post from the February 1953 issue of Strange Stories from Another World #5 is actually the first story in this issue, blurbed on the tremendous Norm Saunders cover too, and unfortunately for horror comic history, this was also the final issue of this occasionally thrilling, short lived series. Show More Summary
Karl Malden stars in this sizzling supernatural thriller of vengeance from beyond the ladle, from the February 1953 issue of Strange Stories from Another World #5. Flame on!
Seemed like everyone had such a great time with that last full Fawcett Publications issue, I thought, what the heck, how about another? In fact, how about the freaky February 1953 issue of Strange Stories from Another World #5? We've...Show More Summary