Friday, August 17, 2018

Pursued / The Screaming Skull

Well, we've come this far with the December 1952 issue of Chilling Tales #13, might as well finish it out for another FULL ISSUE THOIA presentation! It's definitely been a while since we've had a screaming skull story, so here we go with a rather soggy double header (one by land, and one by sea, and both are pretty much the exact same tale o'vengeance), but first we'll dive into the eerie, dark depths-- just try not to get water up your noses! Classic cover art by Matt Fox.































Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Hand of Glory

Had some requests for anything by mad Matt Fox, so today is the day that I oblige, which also just happens to coincide with my own unwitting need to wait a decade between glory hand story posts! So after you read todays terrifically cockamamie tale from the December 1952 issue of Chilling Tales #13, click HERE for another glorious hand that just so happens to be hanging around in the THOIA Archive...













Saturday, August 11, 2018

Spider Hider

You wanted the grossest, and you got it! The grossest story in the land-- SPIDER HIDER! From the December 1952 issue of Chilling Tales #13, plus more mediocre art by Vince Napoli. Ugh...













Napoli even swiped himself in this one, compare the panel at the bottom of page 4 with the illustration he did for the 'The Insistent Ghost' found in the Sept '50 issue of Weird Tales:

Friday, August 10, 2018

3D Werewolf Poster (1978)

Lurking in the mix of random Dynamite Magazines I picked up recently, I found this loose 16x20, 3D werewolf poster from Scholastic, dated 1978, with art by Neal Adams. Not sure which issue it's from exactly though, does anyone know?



Wanna buy the original art? It's available on eBay for quite a bargain HERE! And for more frightfully, fun Scholastic Magazine monsters via Dynamite, click HERE! 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Eyes of Madam Jahn

Another tale of vengeance from beyond the grave, and also from the April 1952 issue of Fantastic #9 (see our previous post as well), and while it's a bit uneven in both story and art, it does contain a few incredibly eerie moments for sure, not to mention possible use of Myrna Loy photo reference at the bottom of page three. Art by Vince Napoli.













Friday, August 3, 2018

Queen of the Shrunken Heads

Here's a fast moving, grimy jungle gem of horror where the ugly American does some ugly stuff and thankfully gets what is coming to him in a wonderfully ugly manner. From the April 1952 issue of Fantastic #9, art by Harry Harrison and Ernie Bache.















Hang tight... we'll do another one from this issue UP NEXT!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Dinosaur in Grandfather's Barn

Here's a fun little tale for you fans of freaky dinosaur driven action and drama (like Valley of the Gwangi and especially Beast of Hollow Mountain), about a spunky city kid finding way more than he ever b-b-b-bargained for on a visit to the c-c-c-country! From the F-F-F-February 1952 issue of Youthful's Fantastic #8, art by Henry Kiefer.