Sunday, March 24, 2013

Bury Us Not!

You are now cordially invited to check out the remaining tale from the May 1952 issue of Strange Mysteries #5 (see the previous two posts as well as Blood of the Zombie buried deep in the 2009 THOIA Archive.) Yes, another full issue put to rest! We can keep this Iger Shop Fest going all month if you want, I've got a million of 'em...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Dead Men Never Die!

And they don't wear plaid either! Over the years here at THOIA, we have established quite a few times that sneakily escaping from prison while tucked inside a coffin never turns out as expected, so let's see what happens to our hero this time-- by request, it's more insanity from the May 1952 issue of Strange Mysteries #5.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Eyes of Evil

Bet you didn't know that 10 years prior to becoming the huge TV star of The Tonight Show, John, aka Johnny Carson (and his then pencil thin mustache) got a break starring in precode horror comics! *buh-dump!* Typically goofy Iger Shop fun with a cutely illustrated female character-- GCD has this incorrectly listed as "Eyes of Horror" --from the May 1952 issue of Strange Mysteries #5.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

"Surely You're Joking, Dr. Wertham!" / Doomed

Experience a night of Seduction of the Innocent, Wednesday March 20th at 7pm, when the Soho Gallery for Digital Art in NY hosts "Surely You're Joking, Dr. Wertham!", (click for more details) featuring a distinguished panel of comic book professionals, including Paul Levitz, David Hajdu, Craig Yoe, Sharon Packer, and Danny Fingerhoth, as they discuss the recent SOTI related findings of Professor Carol F. Tilley. Discover how Wertham changed the comic book industry and consider what it might have been like without him! And in the meantime, get a gory gander of what SOTI was all about with these six wild 'n wicked, encore presentation pages of head hacking, Iger Shop horror-- from the May / June 1954 issue of Voodoo #15!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Death by Inches!

Here's the last story of the three tales featured in the August 1952 issue of Strange Suspense Stories #2 (check the archive for The Hunter Who Became the Hunted, and AIEEEEE! The Teeth!), today's eerie entry is a 10-page creeper illustrated by George Evans. Another complete issue in the bag!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Hunter Who Became the Hunted!

You already know how it's going to end when delving into precode horror tales about hunters-- but half the fun is of course getting there-- and yes, this one is pretty fun. GCD says this is Lou Cameron art, what's everyone think? From the August 1952 issue of Fawcett's Strange Suspense Stories #2.