Tuesday, October 31, 2017

He Waits in the Dark

In just a few more hours, I too will be waiting in the dark to spring out on the unsuspecting trick 'r treaters in my neighborhood (pictures of my creepy costume in our next post!) In the meantime, let's check in on someone else who is notorious for creepin' around in the shadows-- you know it-- SATAN! It's certainly a perfect night to pay 'ol Scratch a visit, and this devilish little tale from the March 1954 issue of Spellbound #20 should fit pretty well in your little plastic jack o'lantern buckets on this Halloween of evil! Everyone have a great holiday, and we'll see you in a few-- hope you guys 'n gals enjoyed this spellbinding trip down Atlas Lane all this month too! Stay tombed for more...

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Shweck's Bad Boy / The Night Caller

Getting back to the spellbinding spookery of 50's Atlas era horror with a deadly double header as we draw ever nearer to Halloween! Our first tale is from the June 1954 issue of Spellbound #23, it's a Chuck Winter classic with some really great moments-- followed by an eerie Bill Walton weirdie, from the April 1954 issue of Spellbound #21.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

HAUNTED HORROR #30 / Den of Horror

It's hard to believe that HAUNTED HORROR has reached the big #30, and what better way to celebrate than with a hellish new issue just about a week before Halloween to get everyone in the morbid mood! Friend and HH cohort, Tommy "El Diablo" Stanziola stepped up to guest host (the third in our temporary series) and with the hideous help of Mr. Karswell, assembled a truly outstanding issue full of monsters, murder, and top tier maniacal mayhem! Take this brutal ' n bloody Rudy Palais (??) obscurity from the January 1953 issue of Weird Terror #3 for example-- it's sure to leave you screaming and writhing for more!

HAUNTED HORROR #30-- in stores NOW!!!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Room of Shadows

An attractively eerie Atlas pair-up of Mike Sekowsky and most likely Mike Peppe, from the July 1952 issue of Spellbound #5. Things might remain a bit spellbinding for the next few posts, stay tombed...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

He Walks Through Walls

A fun lil tale illustrated by John Forte wraps up another full issue presentation here at THOIA, that being the Oct '54 issue of Marvel Tales #127-- check the last few posts for info and links about the other four stories already in the archive.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Gone is the Gargoyle

Ger calls this "one of Mort Drucker's earliest", and yes friends, it's another Atlas Tale, and this time it's from my incredibly water damaged copy of the October 1954 issue of Marvel Tales #127. This is seriously a particularly excellent issue, be sure to check the archive for "Skrak's Secret", "Buried Alive!", and "Vampires Also Die!".

Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Face in the Picture

How about another weird classic from the Nov. '51 issue of Mystic #5? It's a 7 page story too (!!!) which seems unusually lengthy for an Atlas horror tale-- but I'm not complaining! I mean, the monster in the splash is pretty goofy, and you'll see that ending coming from a mile away, but the attractive Al Hartley girls really keep this one sailing along!

So. Everyone's behaving themselves nicely. And as long as this nice behavior stays consistent, then so will my own desire to post more Atlas tales. Seriously. The second anyone starts acting like a fucking little douche bag again --and you know who you are-- it's OVER. No more Atlas. EVER.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

It Creeps By Night!

It's finally time to get October rolling with a hilariously messed-up quickie from the November 1951 issue of Mystic #5, with artwork credited to Hy Rosen. If the annoying Atlas a-hole commenters from a few years back can keep their lil baby ass bullshit comments to themselves I might actually get back to posting more Atlas tales again. It's up to them to behave themselves-- so here we go...