Sunday, December 4, 2022

I'm Waiting for You!

It's hunting season, and THOIA just bagged a meaty little Atlas entree for ya, packed with savoy Carl Hubbell art, and simply overflowing with exquisite smokey flavor. Better take a Zantac first, cuz this one will definitely leave ya's burning! From the macabre March 1953 issue of Marvel Tales #112.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

The Monster!

Let's get December rollin' with a mad science monsterama from the January 1954 issue of Adventures into the Unknown #51. Ken Landau can certainly cook-up a wonderfully disgusting slime-ball of a creature, but fans of cute bunny rabbits may want to skip this one. Also, you don't have to announce it to the entire neighborhood if you're planning to transform your mad lab into a bar room. I mean, seriously...

Monday, November 28, 2022


We're only a few posts beyond Thanksgiving 2022 and still you're ravenous for more horror, and of course THOIA is happy to continue serving up terrifyingly tasty morsels from the cool long box --and I'm not talking about a refrigerator! Also in honor of Mr. Karswell's recent VAMPIRES Blood Shot One-Shot release of gruesome golden era gems (in stores NOW via Asylum Press!), we have another blood suckin' classic from the November 1973 issue of Secrets of Sinister House #15. And if you're STILL hungry after that, then hurry up and grab yourself a copy of VAMPIRES BSO-S, it comes in a variety of vicious variant cover flavors, most notably Drazen Kozjan's deliciously sexy take on a macabre midnight smorgasbord --see the image at the end of the post! And FYI this cover also comes in a much more revealing "ADULT" version as well! Inquire with the better comic stores in your area, or send Mr. Karswell an email at for details!

Friday, November 25, 2022

Food for Thought

Did everyone have a pleasant Thanksgiving? I know I ate way too much, as usual. Still, there are plenty of leftovers to go around, like this steamy little morsel from the August 1954 issue of Strange Suspense Stories #20. Don't gobble it all down too quickly now...

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The Witch's Brew

This time tomorrow, many of you will be whippin' up your very own holiday witchin' brews, whether it be turkey, or glazed ham, or whatever your family tradition calls for. And okay, if that ain't about the cheesiest way to tie-in a story called "The Witch's Brew" for this Thanksgiving Eve post, then also know that this story contains a flashback sequence harkening the witch slayin' puritan days of our founding pilgrim ancestors (emphasis on the GRIM), and seriously, it's just a fun Captain Marvel Jr. fists o'fright tale to add a little bit of excitement to your day off from work, or school (cuz you all know I like to mix things up here at THOIA on occasion.) Plus, a fun, old, ominous cough drop ad at the end, --all of this from the January 1949 issue of Master Comics #99.

Monday, November 21, 2022

Some Die Twice

If you've been paying attention, the last three story posts have all been from the June 1954 issue of Dark Mysteries #18, and todays A.C. Hollingsworth illustrated tale is no different. In fact, it's been a while since we've had a full issue presentation around here, so let's finish up this 4 course banquet of cut-up corpses, vampire creeps, and (now) cannibalistic brutality! We even have a great Hy Fleishman cover! Hope everyone had a terrific time with this one, maybe we'll do another in Dec! 

Sunday, November 20, 2022

VAMPIRES Blood-shot One-Shot

 It's a few months late, but better late than never! In stores everywhere next week on November 23rd comes the foul-fanged follow-up to Mr. Karswell's bloodsuckin' debut at Asylum Press-- the Vampires Blood-Shot One-Shot! Over 30 pages of ghastly, gruesome, Golden era terror classics, plus a titillatingly terrific, *ADULTS ONLY* clothed and non-clothed variant cover from dynamic Drazen Kozjan! If this one doesn't spoil your Thanksgiving appetites-- nothing will!