Saturday, April 22, 2017


The final installment of Mr. Karswell's 3-issue "HORRORS OF IT ALL" thrillogy, aka HAUNTED HORROR #27 is finally in stores NOW, and Mr. K has a deadly double feature sampling of depraved sickness from said dead issue to gouge you right in your sockets! The Eyes of Horror first appeared in the June 1952 issue of Mysterious Adventures #8, while Modern Design originally made its debut in the March-April 1953 issue of Mister Mystery #10. I've included the original cover of Crime Mysteries #3 below as well so you can see and compare the type of editorial choices we occasionally make for the better of our own HH cover designs, we hope no one minds the changes. And apologies for the delay as I was in NYC for a few days and not able to update THOIA on the actual release date. So get it now-- get it while it's rotten!!

And I know, I still owe you guys one final story from that Mystic reprint-- it's coming up NEXT!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Curse of Carnoc Castle

Another L. Miller and Son reprint from the 1963 issue of Mystic #30... and as mentioned in our last post, this is pretty much a complete reprint of This Magazine is Haunted #1, sans color, and occasionally sans contrast. Still, this is a nice and creepy, (though somewhat lengthy) centuries spanning tale of rebirth and witchcraft with typically effective art from George Evans. One more story from this reprint issue to go, stay tombed...

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Coffin Maker!

Hey, looky here-- IT'S A NEW POST! So sorry folks, been very busy on a variety of other related horror projects lately. But to make up for it I'll be posting the October 1951 issue of This Magazine is Haunted #1 in its entirety over the next week... errrr... except it's not exactly TMIH1, but instead the early 60's L. Miller and Son black and white UK reprint from their strangely titled Mystic series (Mystic #30, to be exact.) "Wait a second!" you scream-- wasn't Mystic an Atlas title?!! Ummm, yes... you know what? It's a long dull story, so let's skip it and read a satanically creepy story already, one with nice art from Sheldon Moldoff in fact! More from this b/w reprint up next...

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Other Side of the Macabre Mirror

A fellow horror fiend sent over some small, but still certainly scary scans to a very cool Lou Cameron (penciled) story from the May 1952 issue of The Beyond #11-- an issue from this series that has always eluded me! There are definitely not enough evil mirror stories archived here at THOIA!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Ohhhh, Brother!

Here's a rare example of a Farrell story highlighted by artwork apparently NOT created by the Iger Shop. Man, I could've swore I already posted this story here at THOIA over the years, (pretty sure the rest of the issue is), but a quick search through the dusty archives proves I haven't --though it is featured in our Complete Voodoo Volume 2 collection (IDW / Yoe Books) which is available HERE! From the Sept '53 issue of Voodoo #11... and thanks to E. for the request!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Horror of the Witch's Brush

Another tale from the Dec '51 - Jan 1952 issue of Dark Mysteries #4 ...if the evil eye glasses of our last post wasn't ridiculous enough for ya, get ready for a witch brush. Annnnnnd with this post I've included the super cover as well as a related ad at the end. Hmmm, for some reason this is one of three issues from this series that hasn't been indexed over at GCD. Well heads up to whoever does that sort of thing over there-- this full issue is now posted here at THOIA in its entirety-- see also "Horror in the Glass", "The Creatures of the Mist", and "The Dead Rise" in the archive.

Speaking of wanton witchery...