Sunday, June 30, 2013

Shrinking Horror

In the comments of our last post someone was asking about a particular pre code horror story which we here at THOIA are only more than happy to identify as well as deliver-- so here it is, from the September 1953 issue of Superior Comic's Mysteries #3 --Shrinking Horror! See ya in July, and if you're on the west coast maybe we'll see you at SDCC (info coming!)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Store at the Cemetery

Another one of my all time favorite pre code tales (originally featured here at THOIA waaay back in 2008) is this highly atmospheric and very unsettling 5 pager from the August 1953 issue of This Magazine is Haunted #12. They don't come much weirder or creepier than this, folks... any eagle eye experts out there know who the artist is?

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Tank of Corpses

Posted this one here at THOIA back in 2007, and here it is again, encore presentation style, where it will hopefully find an audience-- it certainly deserves it, being one of the weirder / spookier Harvey precode horror tales (art by Joe Certa.) From the April 1952 issue of Witches Tales #9.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Burn, Miser, Burn / Money Hungry

Today we have another side by side comparison of a sizzlin' 50's golden age horror tale vs. its Eerie Publications 70's remake --a hot little number with origins from the June 1953 issue of Mysterious Adventures #14, then revived from the dead and face lifted two decades later for the March 1971 issue of Terror Tales #V3#2 (same issue as the re-draw from our last post.) Anyone have an artist credit for either version? Countdown to The Howler howlin' in 3... 2... 1...

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Creature of Evil / The Moon Was Red

It's been a long time since we've done a comparison between a pre-code horror classic vs. its later black and white Eerie Publication remake. So here's a good one, and this time I'll bypass the link to the story I originally posted back in 2011 and just re-post it here again after the remake. "Creature of Evil" from the March 1971 issue of Terror Tales #V3#2 is a complete re-draw of Lou Cameron's mind-bending monster masher "The Moon Was Red" (originally presented in the May 1953 issue of Web of Mystery #18.) See which one you like better-- being a complete Cameron fanatic, you already know my answer! Enjoy, and maybe we'll do a few of these comparisons for the next couple of posts-- sound good?