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!


Brian Barnes said...

I couldn't help but read these before I get my issue at my LCS today. I haven't seen a "who's the vampire" tale around here in a long time. "Who's the X" was always a mainstay for pre-code.

Silver bullets for vampire *is* part of certain vampire lore. You don't see it very often as after The Wolfman (which invented a lot of the werewolf mythos) it became attached to werewolves. How the kid was running around fine in the light and slept in his bed, that I can't explain!

I really like the 2nd tale -- it's one of those ones where the ending is about as obvious as a freight train but the story is all in the setup of our ... I guess other? ... bad guy, and making his fate deserved.

#29 issues. VERY impressive. Congrats are in order!

Alex. G said...

"A great big man dressed in black" Is the kid colorblind? The vampire wore green pants and a white shirt.

Mr. Cavin said...

Two beloved stories from the archives! Well maybe three, if you consider that I had to look up the Eerie Pubs redraw of Junk Man's Treasure (I'm still on the fence about which version I like better). No fence between today's tales, though. I'm head over heels for Nostrand in this "about midway between Davis and Wood" mode. Not too many men could pull that off, but Howard could.

Can't wait to see these on paper!

Morbid said...

I enjoyed the art on both, in particular the Howard Nostrand in the first. It's pretty remarkable to see him at work in this early period. In this one he isn't trying to be a slavish Jack Davis clone, but nods to Wood and even Johnny Craig's composition in a few places. It's like he's trying to find his one way by studying the EC greats of his time. He ended up in a good place with his own style by the end of 1950's. Just an interesting illustrator's journey when you see his work in these early 50's horror comics.

Grant said...

The second story reminds me a little of Lovecraft's "The Terrible Old Man," except that the would-be robbery victim in that story is more of an innocent character.

Is "Junk Man's Treasure" a play on "One man's trash is another man's treasure"?