Saturday, November 30, 2019

Adventure of the Gangster Who Was Killed Twice

If you didn't gather around the table with friends and family on Thanksgiving this year, you now have your chance to do it with a bunch of mugs 'n thugs and downright unpleasant psychos instead. Yes, THOIA is ringing the whodunit dinner bell with a super-sized helping of 30's / 40's style murder mystery madness-- and it's also the long-awaited return of amateur sleuths, Bert and Sue, to this blog (see another adventure HERE!) that I promised everyone way back in March 2018. If this one doesn't keep you guessing all the way to the end-- you're already dead! From the February 1947 issue of Super-Mystery Comics Volume 6 #4, with story art and cool cover by "R. Grey", who might just actually be Warren Kremer.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Garcon / The Silly Sorceress

It's a day early, but we're still serving up this horrifically silly, holiday Double "Eature" for Thanksgiving 2019 anyway, and boy oh boy, it definitely doesn't get much more so than these two doofy dishes! First up, an encore presentation of the totally insane, The Garcon, (which originally appeared here at THOIA way back in 2008), and from the March 1954 issue of Weird Mysteries #9. It racked up over a dozen comments back in the day and I thought it time to reheat it once more for those of you that might have missed it-- or even for those of you that require seconds! Followed by a cute lil turkey huntin', pilgrim in pretty peril, tale of the stupernatural, from the Winter 1954 - '55 issue of Phantom Lady #5. Happy holiday everyone, and as always-- remember to eat irresponsibly!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Food For Thought!

If the tainted canned meat of our last post hasn’t left a horrific taste in your mouths, I'm positive that today's self serving of even fresher, rarer meat will surely do the trick! Or it'll make you just as sick, either way-- bon appetit, fiends! From the Winter 1952 - '53 issue of Dark Mysteries #10.

And thanks to Jon Appetit for the scans!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Nothing He Couldn't Do!

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, how about a series of posts creepily themed to the culinary delights of the doomed? Cuz everyone likes to eat right? Right??!! Say, what's your favorite things to eat, anyway? Hmmmm, turkey? Taters? Pumpkin pie? Hey, how about canned meat? Oh god, I've said too much already... better pop down a couple of Zantacs because here comes a deliriously dumbfounding Dick Ayers atrocity that is sure to upset your shivering stomachs. From the September 1954 issue of The Thing #16.


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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Curse of the Bulaga!

No, it's not about the Green Bay Packer of the same name, and it's definitely not the TV show from the Philippines (or whatever it is), it's THOIA's Werewolf Wednesday taking a decidedly weirder ‘n woolier turn this week, courtesy of the August - September 1952 issue of Eerie #8 again! Sometimes I'm at a loss for words on these tales, I mean, I guess it's some sort of Werewalrus, maybe? And possibly if it's cold in your corner of the world right now, the Bulaga might just send a proper chill up your spine. I just hope if one of you ever experiences the unfortunate predicament of having your throat torn out, that you too will sit down and write a nice long story about it, instead of getting to the hospital, of course-- we'll all thank you later in the afterlife! This one’s also a bit similar to the Twisted Hands yarn I posted here back in September... you can run, and you can try to hide, far away in that same, seemingly safe corner of the world, but--

Monday, November 18, 2019

The Monster of Zollmort Castle

There's nothing too earth shatteringly unique about today's story from the August - Sept '52 issue of Eerie #8, it's just a super fun, man vs. over-sized monster romp in a haunted castle (where no one listens to the warnings either!), plus, terrific art from the consistently cool, Harry Lazarus.

(Cover courtesy of GCD)

Friday, November 15, 2019

Cadaver's Revenge

It's carnivals, crypts, corpses, and cadavers this week here at THOIA, and today we have another tale from the April 1953 issue of Strange Fantasy #5. Like every story in this issue, it also received the Eerie Pub remake / reworkin' over, and was reprinted no less than 5 times in the decades to come. And you can certainly see why, as it's hilariously off beat with a great splash, ruthless grave spittin', slimy rats, and a tombstone that is apparently more deadly than any actual cadaver! *Insert squashed melon sound FX here*