Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Mark of Death

Time to wrap up this July 1953 issue of Uncanny Tales #10 with the final remaining story, in this, our somewhat annual Atlas Halloween 2018 Countdown. And today it's an early John Romita chiller about an eerie exclusive men's club --for murder! If you've somehow missed the rest of the stories in this issue just check out the last 3 posts, and also dig way back into the 2011 THOIA Archive for my favorite tale-- Murder Will Out! Yes sir, chalk up another FULL ISSUE PRESENTATION... bag it, board it, and store it away, fiends!

So wow, we're half way through October already, it's seriously going by so fast, and we still have so far to go. Yep, lots more marvelous precode mayhem on the way from Joe Sinnot, Gene Colan, Bill Everett, and more! Stay tombed...

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Call for Luther Kane

A spooky, 4 page quickie, penciled and inked by Myron Fass, keeps the rotted ball rollin' as we summon yet another drearily departed entry from the July '53 issue of Uncanny Tales #10.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Man Who Came Back to Life

We'll stick with the July 1953 issue of Uncanny Tales #10 for a few more posts because it's so darn chocked full of enchanting mirth and wonder. Did I say "darn?" I meant damned. Did I say "chocked?" I meant choked. Did I say "enchanting mirth?" I meant embalmed dirt. I wonder what I meant by "wonder?" Hmmmm... anyway, nice art by Paul Reinman and a super duper, crypt kickin' cover by Russ Heath too!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Money Mad! / Fish Story

As mentioned in the previous post, October is Atlas Month, and as we countdown to Halloween, things around here will likely only get horrifically weirder! And today is no exception with two jolting Joe Maneely tales, our first written by Stan Lee (of course) from the July 1953 issue of Uncanny Tales #10, --the second, a silly science fiction freak-out, from the January 1954 issue of Uncanny Tales #16.

And if you need more Atlas today, head over to Pappy's for a great terror tale too! CLICK HERE!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Witch of Landor

Okay, we're FINALLY getting things going around here for the big October Countdown already! And I'm pretty sure no one will complain about a month of Atlas Tales, eh? Yeah, you know where to go to get your unmatchable Halloween fix, 365 days (give or take a few) of the year, don't you?

From the April 1953 issue of Uncanny Tales #7, with atmospheric art by THOIA fave, Larry Woromay!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Two-of-a-Kind! / Double Trouble

As we've seen over the years around here, sometimes the crime comics can actually out horror even the most horrific horror comics, and today's deadly double beheader from the July 1954 issue of Fight Against Crime #20 is no exception! A real two-of-a-kind with some serious double trouble, not to mention the SOTI worthy cover art (!!!) is just the icing on the severed head cake! GCD has no artist information on either story or the cover, unfortunately... anybody know anything?

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Web of the Widow

Keeping the bone scorchin' thrills a'creepin' with another one from the August 1954 issue of Haunted Thrills #16. Man oh man, isn't that a great splash! And please don't let that gigantic block of opening narrative text turn you off-- this one is worth its webs in gold! Seriously, step into the THOIA parlor this morning-- don't make me SPLAT! you across the face!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Devil's Bride

A few posts back we had Satan's Woman Prize, now today we have the Devil's Bride! And seriously, what could have been just another Iger Shop tale of head splattering suicide and wrist gouged bloodletting (with cursed vampirism overtones), slowly transforms into a terrific tale of demonic possession that would make even William Peter Blatty grin from his coffin-- maybe by page 4 you'll see what I mean.

From the July - August 1954 issue of Haunted Thrills #16.