Friday, August 22, 2014

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 barf (as NL could sometimes be brilliantly disgusting as well!) Even better when they delivered comic book style articles featuring illustration legends (like Neal Adams on the VD story!) So lighten up-- this is The Horrors of it ALL, after all!

From the Oct '74 issue of National Lampoon Magazine Vol. 55.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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. So, instead here's something that maybe hopefully you haven't seen, (or haven't seen in awhile) from the December 1981 issue of Mad #227, --Davis and Silverstone team-up to spoof on the growing phenomenon of the 80's holiday-themed slasher film-- it's funny stuff, and of course the artwork is superb.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

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. Thanks again to those of you that participate with engaging comments, as well as those that actually contribute something useful and worthwhile to this blog/ger-- you're the ones that keep me going :)

Friday, August 15, 2014


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!

Monday, August 11, 2014

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! :)

Friday, August 8, 2014

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 in Albuquerque, NM-- another way we say thanks from our neck of the weird woods is give the people what they want! Rachel expressed a frightening fondness for Atlas tales, so here we go with a week of adventures into the weirdest worlds we can find-- more specifically, the July 1953 issue of Adv. into Weird Worlds #20. THANKS AGAIN, RACHEL!!! :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

HAUNTED HORROR #12 / Code of the Shadowmaster

Haunted Horror #12 is in stores today, and 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 gonna be a killer issue when it kicks into gear with a Lou Cameron classic from the September 1953 issue of The Beyond #30!