Like my hero Rod Serling (he's not really my hero) I thought I'd create a Night Gallery section of my own here in this dark, forgotten corner of our blog to display horrific and sometimes beautifully painted classic paperback cover art. Take a stroll down any isle in any bookstore these days and you'll see what a forgotten art form the painted paperback cover really is (kind of like movie posters too!) So here for you now I present an occasional reminder on how great and terrifying books actually used to be.
From "The Vault of Horror" by Jack Oleck(Bantam Books / 1973)
Editor / co-editor of IDW's Chilling Archives of Horror Comic Books: ZOMBIES and DEVIL TALES, as well as co-host of the bi-monthly HAUNTED HORROR comic series and HAUNTED LOVE miniseries. (All image scans and photography by me from items found in my own personal collection-- except where noted.)
"LOVE your taste in subject matter... perfect summer reading!" - Mark Hamill (Actor)
The FIRST Monster Fan Mag!
Fango Frights Since '79
Take a trip down to the...
aka ART FUENTES!!
EXPERIENCE THE DEATH SCENE!
CAPTURED AURAL PHANTASY THEATRE
Bringing comics to life onstage!
IT'S ALIVE 2! Get it NOW!!
THE HAPPY UNDERTAKER
ALL NEW TALES OF TERROR
IN THE CLASSIC TRADITION
MYKAL'S NEW BLOG!
Doug Randazzo Presents...
ROMAN & MINNIE'S
Satanic Cocktail Hour
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT THE HORRORS OF IT ALL:
"...incessantly awesome... a wealth of classic horror strips reproduced in all their crude, four-color glory..." ---Frankensteinia
"...an essential horror comics blog. Pre-code goodness through and through!" ---Mike Howlett(The Weird World of Eerie Publications)
"I love your blog, I check it every single day!" ---Craig Yoe
"...the capital of online comic book horrors... saying "Not the best story THOIA has run" is a bit like saying "one of Beethoven's lesser symphonies!" ---Quasar Dragon
"...the object of all horror chicks' wet dreams... a comixkaze of awesome!" ---Killer Kittens
"...an online repository of vintage comic fear fare where individual stories from long out-of-print issues are posted in high resolution, page by page. For a fan of EC, Atlas and other Silver Age-era comic companies, it is pure heaven (and hell)..." ---Bryan Reesman (Attention Deficit Delirium)
"...a skeletal slew of complete scans of pre-code comics..." ---Sweet Skulls