Monday, January 30, 2012

Rendezvous With Doom

One more from the lucky numbered Haunted Thrills #13 (Jan. '54.) Most of the stories from Farrell Comics seem to wallow in the ugly and grim, but this tale, refreshingly enough, actually makes a few attempts at some laughs too.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Death Do Us Part

From the January 1954 issue of Haunted Thrills #13, it's your not so typically tragic tale of boy meets girl - girl falls in love with boy - boy feels trapped / creepy - no escape - annnnnd oh wait, did I mention the girl is a baboon?! Excerpt: "Tasha came back and put one paw on my arm! There was something in her eyes I did not like, somehow! It was almost as though I belonged to her now..." *shudders* --now I got the creeps!

Monday, January 23, 2012


They're coming to get you-- ZOMBIES! Edited and designed by Eisner winner Craig Yoe with an introduction by the host of the popular "The Horrors of It All" vintage comics blog, Steve "Karswell" Banes, Zombies follows in the footsteps of the "Dick Briefer''s Frankenstein" and "Bob Powell''s Terror" as the third not-to-be-missed book in The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics!

From the banned 1950s horror comics that Dr. Fredric Wertham of the U.S. Senate and mothers didn't want innocent children to devour comes a terrifying and timely anthology of comics of the undead... Zombies. These gruesome mini-masterpieces are hauntingly delineated by some of the Golden Age''s greatest artists: Jack Cole, Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, Wally Wood, Gene Colan, Lou Cameron, Reed Crandall, and others at their very best. The nightmarish scripts of the unstoppable living dead will make your spine freeze over in terror!

Publication Date:
May 22, 2012 --click HERE to pre-order from Amazon NOW!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Fear of the Witch

Here's a unique, somber story of possession with an equally unique and interesting ending. What would you do in this situation with a busy blonde beaver by day - sexy satanic succubus by night? (Best answer wins something from the Karswell Kollection!) From the May / June 1954 issue of Haunted Thrills #15.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Do Not Feed / Down Down Down

Two warped Atlas tales from the watery depths of weirdness, our first fishy freak originally presented in the Aug. '52 issue of Advs into Weird Worlds #9, and the second from the March '54 issue of Marvel Tales #121.

(Vintage AD)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ghoul's Gold

Way back in Feb 2009 I posted a creepy Ace tale illustrated by Dick Ayers called "Ghoul's Gold", now today we have one for you with the same title from the May 1952 issue of Astonishing #13 featuring art by the great Bernie Krigstein. (Special thanks to Paul Tumey for sharing his scans!)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Brain That Wouldn't Die

Not to be confused with the cult classic B-film from 1962 of the same name, today's tale from the January 1954 issue of Web of Evil #10 makes a gloriously revolting mess of science as only pre-code horror knew how.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Kill No More!

Here's a weird one from Abe Simon, also from the July 1952 issue of Black Cat Mystery #37. I have to say, the Kremer cover on this issue is one of the single greatest pre-code Harvey works of art ever: gorgeous girl, scary zombies, and a story blurb engraved on a tombstone! It definitely doesn't get much better than this...