Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Last Vampire

Did everyone enjoy our All Atlas Month here at THOIA? Yes fiends, we've wound down to our last post of October 2018 (unless I find the time tomorrow on Halloween to actually put something else together), but in the meantime, enjoy this Ed Winiarski quickie from the March 1954 issue of Uncanny Tales #18-- it may be short, but it's definitely got some bite! Have a great All Hallows Eve, everyone, and its possible we may have a few uncanny leftovers in November too, so stay tombed...

Need more vampire girl mask action? Head over to my other blog HERE and dig on this gloomy lil Collegeville cutie from the crypt that I picked up recently-- she's REAL gone!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Find a Pin and Pick it Up!

My hellacious Haunted Horror cohorts, Forlock the Warlock and El Diablo, were lucky enough recently to meet the great, Joe Sinnott, at a convention, and today's post is dedicated to that monolithic meeting of monster men! And seriously, per the story-- if you thought Bill Everett drew some creepy old man faces (see our last post), wait'll you get a load of these gruesome geezers!

From the November 1953 issue of Uncanny Tales #14.

Friday, October 19, 2018

The New Tenants

Bill Everett's turn to show us all that he's not only THE expert at drawing creepy 'ol crazy koots, but also the jaw dropping master at illustrating crumbling old house textures and detail. This is a weird one-- OMG that ending, haha... from the September 1953 issue of Uncanny Tales #12.

Haha, just found this picture on tumblr and had to add it to this story... enjoy! --Mr. K

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Hungry Jaws

It's mean Gene Colan's turn to give you the creepy crawly heebie jeebies, as our Atlas Fest 2018 marches on, up your pants legs, and... well... let's just not even go there, ok?! From the August 1953 issue of Uncanny Tales #11.

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!