Sunday, February 5, 2023

The Devil Birds

THOIA's February Freak-A-Thon continues with a creature feature science fiction horror classic from the September 1951 issue of Mystic #4! Seriously, is there anything freakier than Basil Wolverton art?! 'Nuff said...

Thursday, February 2, 2023

A Monster Among Us

We'll leave all the hugs 'n kisses to AEET and dedicate the new month of posts here at THOIA to the February Freaks! So lets drag out our first eerie excursion from the scary 'ol sea, aka the May 1952 issue of Mystic #8, and it's one illustrated by the late, great Joe Sinnott, no less! Yes sir, batten down the hatches-- things are gonna get beastly around here for a bit!

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Death on Ice, or... Frigid Fear!

Let's finish up January 2023 with one more kooky Iger Shop classic. And if the wintery weather in your area is as shiver inducin' as it is here in mine, then extra bonus points apply today to your icy spinal chills! And along with todays kills and whatev ending, we have the usual, unintentional "ha-ha ho-ho hee-hee" Ajax / Farrell humor, and for some reason I find the "fur vault" dialog on page 4 with butler Higgins to be especially hilarious. So bundle up and dig in, we'll be back in Feb for lots more. From the April 1954 issue of Haunted Thrills #14.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Horror A La Mode

Time for another spine-tinglin' terror trip to the Charnel House of Horrors, aka the January 1954 issue of Mysteries Weird and Strange #5. If this fright feast doesn't fill ya up, I'll have one more deadly dish to serve up before the end of the month is officially over, so stay tombed...

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

The Deadly Double

Time to watch another undeserving, murderous jackass meet his not-so-awful fate at the hands of the gorgeous gals he's destroyed. And hey, I don't know about you, but [SPOILER ALERT] eternal life with two sexy red head spooks might not actually be that bad-- know what I'm sayin'? From the joltin' January 1954 issue of Mysteries Weird and Strange #5.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

"You Don't Dare Dig the Gruesome Groupies!"

Satanic Saturdays are back, and we're re-sellin' our souls for rock 'n roll with this darlin' lil ditty about makin' it big in the 'ol music biz! DC never stopped trying to make the most out of popular pop culture trends by putting spooky twists on everything the kids were currently into back then... and I guess things haven't really changed much with the rather out of touch way that things actually work / don't work in the industry. Still makes for 100% pure entertainment! From the December 1971 issue of The Unexpected #130.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Lady Killer

Some of you are aware that Mr. Karswell has a vintage mannequin collection, and todays tale from the December 1970 - January 1971 issue of The Unexpected #122 is a pretty good example of how one form of that macabre level of "mannequin madness" can actually get started. Just saying...