Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bob Powell's TERROR: Yoe Books Cover Vote!

The latest hardcover collection in Craig Yoe's "Chilling Archives of Horror Comics" book series focuses on legendary comic creator, Bob Powell. With his truly distinct, one of a kind style, Powell helped shape and define the Golden and Silver Age of comic books, working for the Eisner-Iger studios in the late 1930s and launching a multitude of timeless characters like Sheena and Blackhawk, as well as pencilling the now infamous "Mars Attacks" original trading card series, just to name a few. Yoe Books' covers all of this amazing comic book history and more, and then pummels you with a huge selection of terrifying stories from Powell's best pre-code horror work, (culled from Craig and Karswell's own private collections!) And now the big question: "

Which cover do we use for the book?

After you decide which of the 4 gruesome ghouls we should put on the cover, head over to Yoe Book's Facebook page to CAST YOUR VOTE! Simply click "like" on your frightful fave, and if we get over 100 voters, we will draw 3 names to win an autographed copy of the book! Please help spread the word, and if you're not a Facebook friend to Yoe Books already, simply go HERE and join all the other cool comic book creeps by clicking the "like" button!

NOTE: Voting ends Fri. Sept. 2nd at midnight. Winning cover and book winners announced on Monday September 5th at noon. Don't wait, VOTE NOW!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Too Timid to Live / Davey and His Dame

Time for "Bad Blondes Double Header Fest: Part Two", both tales from the Sept. '53 issue of Journey into Unknown Worlds #22 ...the first story may be signed by John Forte, but if you ask me, the Matt Fox assist completely removed all traces of anything even remotely resembling Forte's style. Then our second atmospheric tale is illustrated by one of my underated favorites, Cal Massey!

Cover art by Bill Everett

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Murder Will Out! / Terror in the Tropics

Whatever it was the Atlas bullpen had against blondes back in the pre-code days we'll never know, but one thing is for certain-- it's totally time for another long awaited / request filled THOIA Atlas Fest! And this time we pose this simple, themed question: "Do blondes really have more fun?" (ANSWER: Definitely not this week!) Our first traumatizin' tale is from the July '53 issue of Uncanny Tales #10, while the second is another warm-hearted charmer from the Feb '53 issue of Suspense #27.

Cover art by Russ Heath

Cover Art by Carl Burgos

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Slasher! / The Witness!

Two cheap, but undoubtably fun Atlas style knock-offs, both from Toby / Minoan Publishing Corp's Dec. '53 issue of Tales of Horror #8. I was going to wait until August 24th to post these stories (for reasons you'll see on page 4 of "The Slasher!") but I didn't have anything else ready to go today so it's a double header, (Jack Sparling art on the second story), plus some cool old ads too.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Seance of Terror!

Way back in November of 2008 we had ourselves a screaming Seance of Horror! Now it's time again to dim the lights, gather around the table, put our fingertips together, and have a Seance of Terror! This is the last of the 3 stories from the April 1952 issue of This Magazine is Haunted #4 (see our last post for more info on the other two great tales from this super spine-chilling issue!)

Feeling a little dry around the veins lately? Need to sink your teeth into something extra juicy? Don't miss these recent Dracula and Vampira posts over at my other blog:

SEE! "The Art of Dracula by Harry Borgman"
SEE! Prettiest Vampire in Town"
And finally-- SEE! "What a Vampire Really Looks Like!"