Friday, February 1, 2008

The Door

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted an ENTIRE pre-code horror issue, so to kick off the month of February I’m doing just that for the next 3 days. The reality, as some of you know, is that it’s a rare thing indeed to find a single issue containing ALL post-worthy stories from front cover to back. But the August 1953 issue of This Magazine is Haunted #12 nicely fits the bill with a decent mix of weird horror and sci-fi, and some good art and writing too. So sit back and enjoy, our fest begins now… just… beyond… the… door…











8 comments:

Anonymous said...

This artist's style could almost equal "Ghastly" Graham Ingels.

Tony said...

Really love this first story, especially the artwork. Anxiously waiting to see the other stories in this issue.

Anonymous said...

TOTALLY AWESOME STORY! IF THIS IS ANY INDICATION OF THE REST OF THIS ISSUE THEN I'M TOTALLY PSYCHED! I BET SOMEONE WILL SAY THEY SAW THAT ENDING COMING BUT I SURE DIDNT!

GORGEOUS ART TOO.

Anonymous said...

That has to be the greatest splash page ever! Countess Siroon almost looks like Barbara Steele on page 3 before she starts turning witchy in the later pages.

Karswell said...

>artist's style could almost equal "Ghastly" Graham Ingels.

>Countess Siroon almost looks like Barbara Steele

Both true!

Horror pariah said...

Wow....just wow.there's nothing i can say that hasn't been said(even the Ingels & Steele comparison),just...wow.this story is justly famous,there was even a wikipedia entry for this series and this story was described...it more than lived up to the hype.

todd said...

How wonderfully, wonderfully screwed up.

The Vicar of VHS said...

Count me a fan! That panel with the countess on the dragon's back--WILD!

Love it! Thanks for posting this!