Monday, July 13, 2020

The Storm

There's no need for a boarding pass when you enter today's gate (of Hell), as Vic Carrabotta delivers an aircraft cabin full of awesome creeps (and a really hot number in the cockpit) in this wonderfully atmospheric tale of a crazed killer on the run. From the July 1952 issue of Strange Tales #8.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

The Island

If the summer heat has got you down, why not take a blood curdling dip into the high seas of screams with this Cal Massey "Marvel Masterpiece" from the August 1951 issue of Marvel Tales #102. Boy, there are some really chilling faces in this one, so chilling in fact, that you might not even need to take that doomed dip cuz your blood is probably already freezing over just looking at that shivery splash...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Spider!

It's been spider overload here lately in my neck of the woods this summer, so I thought I'd share the frighteningly fuzzy fun and give everyone else the creepy crawlies as well. And wallopin' web snappers, it sure is nice to see some early work from Larry Woromay around here too, even though his sinister spider looks more like a bloated blood tick about to pop. And I'm not sure if I've ever seen laudatory editor blurbs in an Atlas splash like this before, it's pretty funny when you think about it because, well... nuff said. No wait,  --one more thing, if you have a thing about innocent animal death 'n torture you may want to just entirely skip this post today. Fair warning. From the juicy June 1951 issue of Marvel Tales #101.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Undead!

The cemetery hills are alive with the sounds of, umm, shovels, as we dig into an Allen Bellman Atlas horror entry from the July 1951 issue of Mystic #3. Hmmm, as "one of the most important men of science", you'd think this guy would've thought of the one major detail that everyone will be thinking while reading this terror tale-- it doesn't make it any less entertaining though! Yes, that's entertainment, f-f-f-folks!

Friday, July 3, 2020

The Dead

A spooky little dead end tale by Dick Ayers from the February 1954 issue of Adventures into Weird Worlds #26. No big twist finale this time, just a thundercrack of realization and eerie implication to send a chilling shiver down your spines on a hot summer day here in terrible 2020...

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The End!

We ended June on an evil Atlas note, and now we kick things off in July just the same, with one helluva Russ Heath horror tale from the April 1952 issue of Spellbound #2. And while it may say "The End!" there in that mind-blowing splash panel below, Mr. Karswell would like to let everyone know that this is actually... only... the... beginning...

Sunday, June 28, 2020

ZOMBIE! / Aesop's Stables

After our last somber post, it's time to lighten the morbid mood and maybe even get a little crazy around here-- like, double header Atlas crazy, man! First up, a Bill Everett zombie kookball classic from the March ‘54 issue of Crazy #4, followed by even more MAD-esque poetic hilarity from Howie Post and the July ‘54 issue of Crazy #7. See ya's in July!

And if this wasn't enough humorous Howie Post horror for ya, head over to AEET today too and go WILD! CLICK HERE!

Friday, June 26, 2020

R.I.P. Joe Sinnott / Talking Corpse

2020 claims another precode legend, all-time THOIA favorite, Joltin' Joe Sinnott has passed away at the age of 93. Boy, what a wild collection of awesome he leaves behind for future generations of comic book fans. His multitude of styles and vast array of talent for any genre continues to give everyone a little bit of something to marvel at (literally), and today at THOIA we will be marveling at just that. And maybe this story isn't the most appropriately titled tale to choose for an R.I.P. post, but it still showcases what Joe absolutely did best within the horror genre: incredible splash, terrifying monsters, superbly rendered faces / backgrounds, and supernatural inking! R.I.P Joe-- we miss ya already! From the April 1952 issue of Adventures into Terror #9.


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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Death of Me

Gliding effortlessly on the wings of Death, and back to the 1950's with an astonishingly dark tale from the February 1954 issue of Astonishing #30. Okay, so how many of you actually feel sorry for these decrepit old miserly millionaires and their good for nothing heirs? The even older saying, "You can't take it with you," seems terrifically trapped in limbo on this one.