Sunday, May 29, 2011

Suicide Tower!

It's been a few years since I posted a Dr. Thirteen "Ghost-Breaker" story, so here's a weird one, originally presented in the January 1952 issue of Star Spangled Comics #124, art by Leonard Starr.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Civic Spirit

Opposite forces of the supernatural face-off in this very clever (and very funny) ghost story from the  April - May 1950 issue of Adventures into the Unknown #10 ...this one would've made a really great Topper plot back in the day.


Monday, May 23, 2011

The Boy Who Cried Wolf!

Time for eight action packed pages of ghostly, Edvard Moritz fun, from the April - May '50 issue of Adventures into the Unknown #10. With its hilarious wise-crackin' dialog, tell me this wouldn't have made a great Bowery Boys film!

And be sure to check out Spacelord's new German website "Fifties Horror", all about our favorite subject around here-- pre-code comics! This one definitely gets the Karswell Scream of Approval!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mirror of Hate / Dr. Death

The theme today is "ghosts" with a few more choice selections from the September 1952 issue of The Unseen #6. Actually, the theme for the next few posts will be "ghosts" as well-- who you gonna call?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Eerie Glen / Peg Powler

The last story in the September 1952 issue of The Unseen #6 is a moody one, you'll see the end coming long before poor Joe does, but that's the way the pre-code corpses crumble... and if that's not enough, how about a gorgeous one-page filler bonus story illustrated by Alex Toth!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Madman's Music / The Storm!

Here are the two non-Venus filler tales from Venus #17 and #19: "The Madman's Music" with spooky art by Pete Morisi, and "The Storm!" illustrated by Allen Bellman --a couple of simply told Atlas quickies revealing what eerily awaits below the earth, and the ocean.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Stone Man!

The finale story in our Venus Fest is an epic tale of giant Stone Men invading Earth's surface (think King Kong meets The Monolith Monsters), but as "rock hard" as things get, what's a lovely little lass like Venus to do to keep from getting all wet? Being a typically bonkers Bill Everett creation, I have to wonder if these bad boys made any additional comeback appearences in Sub-Mariner? From the Dec. '51 issue of Venus #17. I also want to thank Brian Hirsch again for these incredible scans-- hopefully Venus will return to THOIA in the future for another va-va-voom visit!