Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A Monument to Hy Fleishman

It is with a very heavy heart we say goodbye to our good friend, Hy Fleishman, who passed away painlessly, and peacefully earlier this morning at the age of 92. One of THOIA's favorite artists, Hy unquestionable propelled 1950's horror comics (and beyond) into areas where few other artists dared to go, and the best way we can honor the man and his legacy is to present two wonderfully wild examples of what Hy excelled at most-- THE HORRORVampire's Bite! is from the December 1952 issue of Dark Mysteries #10, and A Monument to Mortimer! is from the July 1953 issue of Journey into Unknown Worlds #20.

And be sure to check the THOIA Archive for many more classics by Hy. Our deepest condolences once again to Hy's family and friends, though with this sad news I will have some good news in the coming weeks regarding the Hy Fleishman collection that we (Yoe Books) have been working on for the last year. Stay tuned for more on that, coming soon...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Horrible House!

Atlas had a habit of recycling story titles, like the wonderfully weird 'n creepy Al Eadeh classic also called "The Horrible House" that I posted in the second half of a double feature way back in 2009, CLICK HERE. But this time it's Bill LaCava's turn to show you how horrible a house really can be-- even when you unfortunately have a whole lot in common with its other unlucky inhabitants. I would love to see this as an old-time horror film quickie starring Basil Rathbone!

From the June 1952 issue of Spellbound #4.

And if you can't save your own head-- at least save your hair!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

One-Way Ticket

A funny little chiller about awful wedded bliss, (overbearingly pleasant spouses take note!), this time helmed by the masterful hand of all-star Atlas big league hitter, Russ Heath. And like our last post, it too comes from the shockingly spooktacular, June 1952 issue of  Spellbound #4.

Friday, March 27, 2020

The Man Who Loved to Kill

Another tale from the June 1952 issue of Spellbound #4, and with its oddly ingenious mad scientist twist on the Most Dangerous Game theme, today's post will surely leave your hunter heads a'spinning!

Lose unwanted arm, leg, and torso fat-- NOW!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Mad Dog

As if dealing with one deadly pandemic wasn't enough, now THOIA mauls you mercilessly with another eerie epidemic to have a screaming fit over! From the June 1952 issue of Spellbound #4, --I've also made sure that it fits into some sort of Werewolf Wednesday theme as well...

Monday, March 23, 2020

Bring Back My Feet

Three awful ladies down, one to go, courtesy of the October 1953 issue of Mystery Tales #16. Now we all know that there are certainly fates worse than death. But are there feets worse than death? Confucius say "Read on and you will see!" 


Friday, March 20, 2020

Wilfred Takes A... Wife!

Boy, is it just me, or does the October 1953 issue of Mystery Tales #16 really have it out for the ladies? I mean, 4 out of 5 stories recommend evil for their readers who choose-- umm-- hey, let's just get on with the story today, shall we?

But Can Anyone Learn To Dance --Like A Plant!