Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lady or the Tigress?

An interesting art style that I can't quite put my finger on (looks familiar, anybody know who this is?) [GCD credits it to Leonard Frank, whoever he might be -- Nequam] is the highlight of this cool Cat People rip-off from the February 1953 issue of This Magazine is Haunted #9. (Love that transformation panel on page 6!)

(click HERE!)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Vampire's Daughter! / The Impatient Ghost!

THOIA friend Robert Susor recently reminded me that there is still one story left for me to post called "The Impatient Ghost" by Dan Loprino from the June 1954 issue of Adventures into Weird Worlds #30, so here it is by request (fyi: check the archives for all of the other great yarns from this issue!) But first, let's open the coffin on a creepy blood sucker tale from the February 1953 issue of Strange Stories from Another World #5, --my oh my, isn't she lovely!

Cover art by
Norman Saunders

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Phantom Witch Doctor

The title story from Avon's Phantom Witch Doctor #1 one-shot from April 1953 may produce a bit of jungle deja vu in some of you (see our last post), and is it just me, or does it look like a couple of different people worked on this story? The art isn't very consistant from one page to the next... oh well, the black and white illustrated content page by Everett Raymond Kinstler is as fantastically gorgeous as always! (Speaking of, for the weird Kinstler story from this issue, click HERE!)


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dripping Terror / Out of the Deep!

Sometimes the "horror on the high seas" can find its way after you, even OFF the high seas, as displayed in today's double doomed shock soakers. First up: "Dripping Terror" from the May 1953 issue of Beware! Terror Tales #7, (my copy ironically enough is a bit on the water damaged side), followed by "Out of the Deep!" from the April 1953 Avon one-shot Phantom Witch Doctor #1.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Lure of the Sea Hag

The great Gene Colan passed away last month (June 23rd, 2011), but his amazing legacy lives on forever in some of the greatest comic books and artwork of all time. And while recently digging through my pre-code boxes in search of stories for a seperate project, I stumbled upon this tale in the July 1952 issue of The Beyond #13. It's unmistakeably an uncredited Colan classic, (and lucky for us, also fits nicely into our current "Horror on the High Seas" theme.) Dig the zombie close-up at the top of page 6, who else but Mean Gene could capture such a superbly weird look of horror and sadness on the face of the living dead?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Graveyard of Ghost Ships

You asked for "more horror on the highs seas..." --and you got it. You asked for "more Lou Cameron..." --and you got that too! You didn't ask for a deadly hot ghost girl pirate, but I'm givin' one to ya anyway-- from the July 1953 issue of The Beyond #21!