Monday, February 19, 2024

What Drove Him Bats?

How batty have you ever been driven? I bet it wasn't as batty as the hero of today's tale, but of course you still have plenty of time to improve upon that lurid life quest if you try hard enough and simply ignore the townspeople's warnings! From the July 1975 issue of Witching Hour #56.

Friday, February 16, 2024

Come in and Meet the Folks!

Here's one for all the guys out there who found themselves a fresh new love on Valentine's Day. Hope things are working out for ya. and uhhhmm, well, you do know what s-s-steps in a serious relationship come next, dont'cha? That's right, --meeting lovey's parents! And real quick, there's also a lesson to be learned here about over-reacting and jumping the gun a little, so be sure to take some notes, for cripes sake! From the August 1953 issue of Astonishing #26, art by John Forte.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Satana's Fatal Beauty

What happens when you go looking for love and beauty in all of the wrong places? And is this even a good Valentine's Day story? I'll leave that up to you. Smallish scans donated by one of the Tommys I believe, sorry I can't remember, --maybe I just need Satana's Fatal Brain Capacity to help remind me! From the August 1952 issue of The Beyond #14, and highlighted by some really fantastic art from Robert S. Pious.

Sunday, February 11, 2024

On the Other Side of Death's Door

While many of you are participating in Super Bowl festivities this evening, let it be known that Mr. Karswell is instead going beyond the call of football, and working extra evil hard on the other side of Death's door! So far beyond in fact, that it's actually from the March 1952 issue of The Beyond #9. And what's this? Doth we detect a love story in the mix here as well? Hmmm, well, Valentine's Day is just a few hops, skips, and jittery jumps away too, so yeah, I guess this is a sort of lurid mini theme featuring lovebirds in peril or something... 

Friday, February 9, 2024

Satan's Cellar

Everyone was so smitten by the uplifting spirt and happy ending of the previous post, I've gone way way out of my way to find another tale that was just as positively sweet and full of family friendly fun. So, tell me if I've chosen wisely, dearest THOIA followers, for your pleasure is my one great desire. From the December 1972 issue of Skywald's Nightmare #10.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Fleshless Horror

More insane Iger Shop horror coming atcha, and this time it's an adorably boney, mad science thriller from the January 1952 issue of Strange Mysteries #3. Who agrees that the first panel on page 4 should be airbrushed on the side of a 70's van? 

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Skull Scavenger

Here we go with a whole new month of all new posts, and we'll start things off with a much reprinted Iger Shop skull-o-rama, from the June 1953 issue of Strange Fantasy #6.