Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Clock Struck-- Doom!

It's come to my attention that I've posted everything from the July 1952 issue of Black Cat Mystery #37 except for this doomed 'n sweaty Rudy Palais tale-- so here ya go! I also added the one page bonus at the end in case that's been overlooked here somehow over the years as well. Check the THOIA Archive for "The Moth", "Doom Ranch" and "Kill No More!" for the other great stories in this one-- yes, another full issue in the bag! And FYI: I'm seriously going to make every attempt possible to get the posts more frequent here again in October, wish me luck-- we'll see ya in a few!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

R.I.P. Jay Scott Pike

Sad news from the Marvel Masters bullpen, as apparently Jay Scott Pike has passed away. In honor of his frighteningly fine artistic contributions to 50's Atlas horror, THOIA has an encore presentation of one of his creepier classics from the December 1954 issue of Mystery Tales #24. RIP

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Monsters Strike!

Cave men apparently existed in the days of the dragonsaurs in this monstrously fun tale from the July 1952 issue of Adventures into the Unknown! #33, art credited to Charlie Sultan who did a ton of top notch artwork for ACG... post rounded out with a good 'n ghostly "true" one-page filler too! Boo!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Time to Die

HAUNTED HORROR #18 finally landed in stores this week-- two weeks late, but better late than never! And today it's time for another preview of a spooky story contained in that issue, (making its debut here at THOIA as well), and originally presented in the February 1954 issue of Dark Mysteries #16. Anyone wanna take a stab at what the Hell the story host is supposed to be-- and why he has two gun barrels sticking out of his forehead?!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Vampire Spider

Creeping around within the pages of the Dec '53 issue of Adventures into the Unknown #50 are some really good stories. Lin Streeter's beautifully spooky "I Am a Zombie!" was posted HERE a while back, as well as being the story chosen to lead off my ZOMBIES collection from IDW / Yoe Books in 2012 (still available HERE!) Also, be sure to revisit the weird, tentacled terror of "The Imposter!" HERE, which is another THOIA archive fave. These two creepy classics apparently overshadowed the other 3 remaining tales-- but that's about to change! Yes friends, hold on to your hats because it's finally time to unleash the frighteningly fuzzy, fly-headed ferocity of-- The Vampire Spider! Spider reference, McCarty, spider reference!! And oh what an ending, haha...

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Terror Island!

While digging through my nerd-boxes of doom (aka: researching for yet another upcoming horror project), I stumbled upon this fun and fast paced, "Island of Dr. Moreau" revision from the August 1953 issue of Forbidden Worlds #20. Nice art from Charles Nicholas, and a great cover illustration from Ken Bald... your already half-human host, Mr. Karswell, was so inspired by this post that he has actually fully transformed himself into-- THE MANGUAR!! *GROWWWRRR!!!