Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Awful Mr. Ishveli

I've been awfully tardy getting this blog updated in the last week, and I'm awfully sorry-- so let's turn that negative 'ol spotlight off of me and onto someone REALLY awful instead-- as seen in this demonically doomed classic from the October - November 1953 issue of Out of the Night #11.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


In stores today! Special guest horror host Dr. Odd (a.k.a. David O'Dell) foists his great gobs of greasy grimy horror tales on rancid readers. This face-melting issue includes: "Dead Rite!",  "Death of a Doll", "Mother's Advice", "Tag...You're It", "The Body Maker", and the bloody "Vein of Irony!" and today we have two freaky fun FULL STORY previews to boil your blood to overflow! 

Get your copy of HAUNTED HORROR #29 now!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Weird (Terror) Show!

Found another one! This time Don Heck's bizarre giant beastie from the cover of the January 1953 issue of Weird Terror #3 gets lifted by not one, but TWO 50's spook show ads! Wonder if anyone really got haunted forever by any of this?

Ghost Manor Creature Double Feature

Nequam was inquiring a while back about Charlton ghost comics, and in light of Nequam's recent birthday, what better time than a few days late (sorry!) to get this post up! No need really for an introduction for either of today's highlighted artists from the March 1979 issue of Ghost Manor #42, as Steve Ditko's work on Tonight I'll Dream of You (as well as the cover) is unmistakably Ditko all the way-- but first let's take a look at a weird Tom Sutton werewolf tale featuring some superbly atmospheric art. I particularly love the coloring and inking on this one, just wish it had a better ending... and Happy belated Birthday, Nequam!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Laboratory of Horrors

Okay, if you saw my other post earlier today then you already know what's happenin'-- and yes, by the white bones of Fenton's face I've found another old 50's spookshow ad / poster that stole / used precode horror cover art-- this time the screaming Bill Everett classic from the September 1953 issue of Spellbound #15. I do promise a regular story post coming up ASAP, so stay tombed...

"Den of Living Nightmares"

I'm currently working on a larger post that I'll have up later this evening or tomorrow, but in the meantime I thought I'd share this cool old spook show ad from 1951 that I stumbled upon that uses the cool Warren Kremer werewolf art from the cover of the November 1950 issue of The Beyond #1 (Ace Magazines.) Mad doctors, Harlem vampires, soviet torture chambers-- and 6 foot 4 Donna Haynes in person-- sounds like a great time!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Familiar

Another good one from Dread of Night #1 (see previous post for more details), this one highlighted by Gray Morrow inks and a story that somehow seems a fitting match for Brian Barnes' birthday today, haha!

Friday, August 4, 2017


Had a few requests for the one where ___________'s ________ gets a body parts updating (trying hard not to let loose with the spoilers!) and it's a freaky fun tale from the November 1991 issue of Dread of Night #1-- though if you're like me you'll be thinking it's going to end a bit differently than it actually does-- but it's all good. I dig the bold art style of Howard Bender and Brian Buniak too, and check out that cover by legendary precode cover master, L.B. Cole!