Friday, August 31, 2012

The Sea of the Dead

Another nightmarish, atmospheric terror tale from the June 1952 issue of Unknown Worlds #1. GCD indexer note about the art here: Bob Forgione is credited on pencils and Jack Abel on inks for "Unknown World" (as listed in Jerry Bails' Who's Who.) Being a one-shot title, and with the other stories credited, this has to be Forgione and Abel. Forgione's pencil work is very similar to some of his signed stories elsewhere, with many close-ups of faces, but Abel is a bit uncertain.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Serpent Queen

For the next 3 posts we'll be looking at the June 1952 issue of Unknown Worlds #1, because behind the chilling Norman Saunders skeleton cover, lurks 3 weird tales of waterlogged zombies and even more skeletons... and I LOVE skeletons! We'll kick things off with horrific high adventure and the gruesome / awesome boney fate of agony that awaits those in search of-- The Serpent Queen!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Portrait of Death

Time for the last story from the Feb '55 issue of Amazing Ghost Stories #16, art by George Roussos, plus the remaining bonus one-pager and the 2 page text story (by request.) Check the last handful of Amazing Ghost Stories posts for the other tales in this issue.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Stalking Doom

I still owe you one last story from Amazing Ghost Stories #16, unfortunately my scanner has crapped out, so I'll have to get it to you when this issue is resolved... in the meantime, (if you missed it the first time) here's a Weird Thrillers #5 original that I donated to Killer Kittens way back in Sept '09, from the December 1954 issue of Amazing Ghost Stories #15.

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Tentacles of Death

Jumping back into the full issue presentation of the February 1955 issue of Amazing Ghost Stories #16, it's now Tuska's turn to deliver the exceptional art skills and tentacled thrills with a tale more on the sci-fi side of things than actual "ghost story" --none the less, it's still a fun, 6-page, B-movie monster romp through the crazy age of precode horror. ENJOY!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


THOIA has your first look at the upcoming comic book (formerly known as "Scary"), now with a haunting new title, and erupting from the Golden Age grave of precode terrors-- it's HAUNTED HORROR #1, in stores October 2012 from IDW / Yoe Books. Yoe Banes, the co-editing team that brought you ZOMBIES: The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics Vol. 3 collection, present an ongoing, monthly series of unnerving classics, with issue #1 featuring revolting tales from Bernard Baily, Jack Cole, Jay Disbrow, C. A. Winter, and more! 48-pages of FULL-COLOR frights! Stay tuned for more info!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Joe Kubert (1926–2012) / Map of Doom

Celebrating a life of amazing, masterful artistry, (read more HERE) today we have an encore presentation of my favorite Joe Kubert precode horror tale-- originally posted here at THOIA back in Nov. 2007, from the Oct. '53 issue of Weird Horrors #9.

Joe Kubert
(1926 – 2012)