Saturday, February 24, 2018

Don't Look Behind

Like our last post, it's another spooky Sekowsky / Peppe pair-up from the May 1954 issue of Out of the Shadows #13. And whoa-- with this tale I also do believe it's official-- another FULL ISSUE presentation down the hatch here at THOIA! Check the archives for The Cannibal, and The Recluse as well. Don't! Don't! DON'T MISS 'EM!!! And definitely DON'T click HERE after the story!!!











Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Fearful Night

Another terrifically illustrated, Toth-esque team-up from Sekowsky and Peppe, from Pines publications May 1954 issue of Out of the Shadows #13. Seriously, if we've told you once, we've told you 666 times-- don't mess with wicked witches! Cover art (possibly) by George Roussos.















Friday, February 16, 2018

The Frogman

Had a couple more requests for some additional Lin Streeter slickness, and it doesn't get much more slick 'n slimy than this silly swamp creature classic from the May 1954 issue of Forbidden Worlds #29. Thrills, chills, and amphibious adventure await! (Cover art by Ken Bald.)















Monday, February 12, 2018

Revenge

Here's a really spooky kooky one from the April 1954 issue of Mysterious Adventures #19 (to say much of anything else about it might spoil the fun) --highlighted by terrific art from Ross Andru on pencils, and (possibly) Mike Esposito on inks-- plus one seriously hellarious ending! Ahhhh, before digging in, can we just sit here for a spell and stare at that superbly sinister splash? Perfection.













Saturday, February 10, 2018

Hot Stuf' House

Found a copy of the black and white anthology comic mag, Hot Stuf' #2 (Winter 1975), at my local shop the other day. It's full of sci-fi / fantasy tales and nude lady art (and just look at that gorgeous Ken Barr cover and Wrightson / Theakston team-up!) plus other random silly fun, and highlighted by 70's artistic big guns like Gray Morrow, Richard Corben, Neal Adams, Bob Keenan etc. Today's post seems to be the only actual horror oriented tale included, but it's pretty good and I'm always a sucker for a spooky tale told by an inanimate object. For more from this issue, CLICK HERE!















Wednesday, February 7, 2018

HAUNTED HORROR #32 IN STORES NOW!

The theme for HAUNTED HORROR #32 (in stores today!) was creeps from the deep, and they certainly don't get much creepier or deepier than this Lin Street(i)er classic, originally presented in the June 1953 issue of Forbidden Worlds #18. Pick up the new HH issue NOW for even more watery precode terror tales from the likes of: George Evans, Gene Colan, Sheldon Moldoff, and King Ward! It's seriously and dreariously our soggiest issue yet! I love making up words!!!















Saturday, February 3, 2018

Crawling Death

You know you want insane precode horror, and friends, it seriously doesn't get much more bonked out than this one! And as with our last post, todays adventure into doom is also from the April 1952 issue of Chamber of Chills Magazine #7. Yes, if horribly giant, half human crabs are what you crave then this is the tale for you. And if you love dialog like "I'm gonna kill it!! It might be some rare species!!" then this is also your cup 'o crab meat (dipped in melted butter!) Lord, do I ever adore the inspired design of those fang-filled crab claws. The story might be a real head scratcher, but the art somehow pulls it all together. Somehow. And FYI: this would be a good double feature with Bride of the Crab which can still be found scuttling around in the THOIA archive right HERE. Yes, make yours a crabby date night tonight!