Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Poor Mister Watkins

Well, despite what I said in our last story post, it doesn't seem right to end our Atlas Fest just yet. Unless you've been living on a desert island for the last few days, you have no doubt heard the sad news of Stan Lee's passing at the age of 95. So around here that means we're going to extend this Atlas tribute for the rest of November, and in particular we will be looking at sensationally spooky stories scripted by super Stan himself. Think of it as an early xmas present from Mr. Karswell, and The Man himself. Only gone a few days, and already missed is the understatement of the year.

From the March '53 issue of Menace #1, (art by Werner Roth.)

And don't miss "One Head Too Many!" in the THOIA 2007 Archive! CLICK HERE!!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Man Who Wasn't / Bored to Death

It's been an uncanny month and a half of posts, but today's double whammy of ultra bored, fog bound, Men of Meh marks the end of our Atlas Fest 2018, because starting with our next post we will get back to a more varied publisher mix. I do hope everyone enjoyed the uncanniness! Okay, our first story is from the October 1954 issue of Uncanny Tales #25, with art by John Tartaglione (now everyone knows where I got the original image for the first run of THOIA tee-shirts back in the day!) --and followed by a Doug Wildey chiller from the June 1954 issue of Uncanny Tales #21.

*Sexy THOIA tee model, Par "Pappy" Holman

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

I Live with Corpses

Since everyone dug the Mort Lawrence story in our last post, here's another, and this time it's from the February 1954 issue of Uncanny Tales #17, --a rather gloomy, and very text heavy 5-pager with a time travel twist. Oh, and that incredibly terrifying cover is by big bad Bill Everett of course!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

More Than Human

After a gruesome month of Atlas gems, it's seriously hard to switch publisher gears cold turkey, so maybe we'll do a few more, and later, ease into a more varied month as November progresses along. Sound swell to you? And let's start with a Mort Lawrence monstrosity from the April 1954 issue of Uncanny Tales #19.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Last Vampire

Did everyone enjoy our All Atlas Month here at THOIA? Yes fiends, we've wound down to our last post of October 2018 (unless I find the time tomorrow on Halloween to actually put something else together), but in the meantime, enjoy this Ed Winiarski quickie from the March 1954 issue of Uncanny Tales #18-- it may be short, but it's definitely got some bite! Have a great All Hallows Eve, everyone, and its possible we may have a few uncanny leftovers in November too, so stay tombed...

Need more vampire girl mask action? Head over to my other blog HERE and dig on this gloomy lil Collegeville cutie from the crypt that I picked up recently-- she's REAL gone!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Find a Pin and Pick it Up!

My hellacious Haunted Horror cohorts, Forlock the Warlock and El Diablo, were lucky enough recently to meet the great, Joe Sinnott, at a convention, and today's post is dedicated to that monolithic meeting of monster men! And seriously, per the story-- if you thought Bill Everett drew some creepy old man faces (see our last post), wait'll you get a load of these gruesome geezers!

From the November 1953 issue of Uncanny Tales #14.