Saturday, July 31, 2010

Strange Footprints

If your part of the world is as sweltering hot as my part of the world currently is, then a trip to some fearful frozen tundra is just what The Devil ordered. It's one more story this month from spotlight Standard Comics artist Rocco Mastroserio, and it's not only our last tale of July 2010, but also our last tale from the June 1953 issue of Adventures into Darkness #10. See you in Arghgust, Fright Freaks!


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Evil Cornucopia

Knocking out story #3 from the June 1953 issue of Adventures into Darkness #10, featuring nice Toth-esque art that I'm sure someone else can (and will) properly identify for us. Also today we've included a one page bonus and cool vintage ad, and with one more tale to go to fully wrap up this great AiD issue, we've somehow made July 2010 an all Standard Comics Issue Month! Want another entire month from a single publisher? Let us know your thoughts...

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Man Who Could Not Die!

Depending on your frame of mind when you read "The Man Who Could Not Die!", this could possibly be the funniest story ever posted here at THOIA, or most pathetic. I mean, can you imagine the level of mindbreaking frustration for poor Mike Kyle as time and time again he... well... let's not spoil the fun now and jump the gun, eh?

From the June 1953 issue of Adventures into Darkness #10.

Bonus Text Story!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Me, Ghost

If you enjoyed our last jacked-up Jack Katz double feature post then here's your lucky number three, from the June 1953 issue of Adventures into Darkness #10. We'll be finishing out the month of July 2010 with other stories from this issue as well, featuring: demons, zombies, and endless tormenting death! It's gonna be fun...

As mentioned in the comments section of our last post, there's more Jack Katz in the THOIA Archive, so in case you missed it, now is your chance to encounter--



Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ugliest Man in the World / Hades Highway

Concluding our look this week at the January 1953 issue of Out of the Shadows #7 (fyi: this issue is now posted here at THOIA in its entirety), and we have two more bat shit bonkers tales, "The Ugliest Man in the World", and "Hades Highway" both featuring the unique art stylings of pre-code fan fave Jack Katz.


Craig Yoe does it again! Presenting the first volume in Yoe Book's thrilling new series "The Chilling Archives of Horror," and fittingly features the first and foremost maniacal monster of all time--- Dick Briefer's FRANKENSTEIN! This large-format book arrives in stores this fall from IDW Publishing, and lovingly reproduces a monstrous number of stories from the original 1940's and 50's comic books, PLUS: rare Briefer photos and letters, original art, drawings by Alex Toth and much more! 112 pages / $21.99


Monday, July 19, 2010

The Fangs of Fate!

Here's another bonkers Mastroserio tale (see our previous post The Plant of Doom), also from the January 1953 issue of Out of the Shadows #7. For anthology style pre-code horror comics it's like a xmas bonus when a killer artist has two stories featured in one issue... and as you'll see next week in the following THOIA double header post from this same issue, this one has two stories from Jack Katz too!