Monday, September 30, 2013

In the Dark (Kickstarter)

In the grand tradition of pre code horror anthology comics, comes a new Kickstarter helmed by fellow Ghastly Award judge Rachel Deering, who recently blew everyone's doors off with her wicked werewolf creation Anathema. Promising 20 new horror tales and spanning 250 pages, In the Dark features a hellacious hearse-load of today's most exciting new artists and writers.

Click HERE to learn more, and to contribute to this fearsome project!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Man at the Grave / Fangs of the Vampire

The other day we saw the pursuit of a vampire, today we'll feel the requested fangs of one-- but first let's see what's up with that creepy old gent over at the graveyard-- two tales from the March 1954 issue of Astonishing #31, featuring atmospheric art from Vic Carrabotta, followed by Joe Sinnott, and the typically terrifying cover genius of Joe Maneely.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mummy's Hand / Curse of Frankenstein

In our last post we saw some Warren vampire action, so sticking with the black and white super 60's monster mag theme, I summon unto thee a deadly double header featuring quickie fun adaptations of Universal and Hammer mummy and Frankenstein film classics-- this time from Warren's great Monster World series, (issues #2 and #3) --story and art on both by terror team titans Russ Jones and Joe Orlando. FYI: Fans of of these magazines are encouraged to join the Warren Publishing Memory Lane group on Facebook, always something cool 'n creepy added there every day!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Pursuit of the Vampire!

Here's a highly atmospheric Warren vampire tale originally brought to life by Archie Goodwin and Angelo Torres in the Creepy #1 debut from 1964. Reprinted nearly a half dozen times over the years, again in Creepy, as well as Eerie, and finally baring its fangs in the September 1979 issue of Dracula '79, aka Warren Presents #5, and featuring a terrific Christopher Lee cover painting by Basil Gogos. (Note modifications to the title page --see the end of the post for the original Creepy #1 page scan.)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The City of the Dead! / Charm of Charlton

In honor of the brand spankin' new and incredibly mind blowing and informative Charm of Charlton website, here's an encore presentation of The City of the Dead! from the April 1953 issue of This Magazine is Haunted #10. After you read the story, drop by Space Lord's site and dig in-- but be warned, prepare to spend multiple hours of your day, aka life-- because this one will definitely suck you in and not let go! Click HERE for it!

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Statue of Evil

Scanned this one way back in early June and meant to post it, but only just now found it buried in some unrelated hard drive file that I accidentally saved it to-- arghh! Anyway, this is an eerie twist on the Dorian Gray tale (hope that doesn't give away too much), from the February 1952 issue of Web of Mystery #7, art by Sekowsky and possibly Alascia.