Friday, January 30, 2015

The Drifting Snow

For all of my snow-bound friends on the east coast, here's a frigidly faithful Tony Isabella and Esteban Maroto adaptation of August Derleth's fear-fraught Weird Tales short story classic "The Drifting Snow" from the April 1974 issue of Vampire Tales #4 magazine. Awesome cover by Boris too, though the blurb incorrectly states the story is called "Night of the Snow Vampire." Keep warm friends, we'll get back into the precode gold next-- stay tombed!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Give the Devil His Due

Never before have I seen such Satanic salivating for a second part to a story from THOIA followers as this! And so here it is, friends, your devilish due in the soul-searing finale of this wild, roller coaster ride into Hell, from the March 1975 issue of The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves #50; highlighted by the awesome art by Tom Sutton. And for more Sutton, check the THOIA Archive, as well as the brand spankin' new Chilling Archives of Comics hardcover, Tom Sutton's Creepy Things, from IDW / Yoe Books-- just click HERE!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Devil's Lies

Honoring the release of IDW / Yoe Books latest Chilling Archive collection, Tom Sutton's Creepy Things, we'll be taking a look at some Sutton for the next few posts-- more specifically, this epic two-part tale of satanic evil from the March 1975 issue of The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves #50published by Charlton Comics. Sutton unleashes all the fury of Hell in this one, some really spectacular art absolutely bursting with towering, demonic power-- and wait until you see Part Two! Better say your prayers...

to be continued...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Strange Circus of Dr. Namirha

Here's the last of the bat shit crazy tales from the August 1952 issue of Forbidden Worlds #8 --and yikes, what an issue! Also, check the last 3 story posts, as well as King Ward's awesome "The Eyes of Death" in the 2008 archive too. Okay, so today's carnival of creeps was originally intended for a larger project I'm currently working on (details coming soon), but it didn't quite make the final cut, mostly because of the unfortunately sloppy coloring / print job. Anyway, it's still certainly a fun entry in the circus "freaks" scream of things, though I sure would love to have seen more of the Seal Girl at the bottom of page 2! Roughly squeaking, if you're like me, and a fan of 40's Warner Brothers cartoons, then you might just leave this one with the memorable "You're a gazelle..." line stuck in your horny little head. PLUS! An Oliver Cromwell bonus for you history buffs.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tom Sutton's Creepy Things (IDW / YOE BOOKS)

IN STORES THIS WEEK: Get ready for a mind-bending walk on the weird side with the very best of Tom Sutton's 1970s horror tales for Charlton Comics! Sutton was at his most expressionistic and experimental with the scores of stories he drew for Charlton's "ghost" line, whose titles said it all: Creepy Things, Ghostly Tales, The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves, and more. Showcased in Tom Sutton's Creepy Things are a full frightful sixteen of Sutton's spooky stories. Unpublished art and more than a dozen of his creepy-crawly covers and many comic pages are faithfully reproduced from rare original artwork! Edited by Michael Ambrose, editor of the insightful Charlton Spotlight magazine, who provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes introduction profusely illustrated with rare art and photos. Dementedly designed by Donnie "Lum and Abner" Pitchford

Click HERE for more info and to order your copy NOW!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Zombie's Doom

Here's another one from the August 1952 issue of Forbidden Worlds #8, (see our last post too), art this time by Harry Lazarus who we have featured here at THOIA many many times over the years. And yeah, if anyone is curious, it was indeed a zombie that took a giant bite out of my cover,--thus forever sealing this issue's DOOM! More from this crazy issue in our next post too!