Jess Jodloman became our spotlight artist for the month of May, so here on the final day of the month is our last post highlighted once more by his splendidly spooky illustrations. And say, if anyone's heading to the beach today to celebrate the holiday weekend, be sure to steer clear of the older area of the boardwalk, especially one particular coin-op mechanical fortune teller machine with the uncanny ability-- good or bad-- to see right through you! Please enjoy this atmospheric tale from the July 1976 issue of House of Mystery #243 and everyone have a very pleasant holiday, --we'll see you in June!
Monday, May 30, 2022
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Baby Doll Was Deadly
I keep finding more cool Jess Jodloman stories, so you know what? Let's just give 'ol JJ the spooky Spotlight Artist of the Month and finish out May with a couple more jeepers creepers, --pickin' things up with a cursed doll tale o'terror from the macabre May 1977 issue of Witching Hour #71!
Thursday, May 26, 2022
One Way Passage / Mummy Dearest
Everyone seemed to enjoy the Jess Jodloman artwork featured in our last post, so I dug around a bit and found another tale by him for you, a terrifically satanic passage from the May 1986 issue of Elvira's House of Mystery #3 via DC, with some ferociously hellacious Halloween devils heatin' up the last five flaming pages! And while most of you know that I'm not the biggest fan of Elvira (I am forever dedicated to Team Vampira), I was actually quite a fan of this short-lived series back in my teenage high school days. And just to make things even more eerie, how about a 3-page mummy quickie from Elvira's House of Mystery #8 as well, with equally astounding art by killer Kerry Gammill too!
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Beware the Snare of the Tarantula
Found a spider in my attic last night which reminded me of the fantastic fright film classic, The Fly (1958), but it also reminded me of this downright shiver inducin' creepy crawly chiller from the May 1975 issue of Witching Hour #54. The art is by Jess Jodloman which isn't a name that rings many bells around this blog, --I'll absolutely have to rectify that immediately as this is some of the spookiest post code horror I've seen around my own sector of the web in quite awhile...
Saturday, May 21, 2022
If you thought the ghosts of our last post were interesting, --get a load of this supernatural thing-a-ma-jig! Only Bill Everett could / would come up with something as weird 'n wild for a simple 4 page prison petrifier such as this! From the July 1952 issue of Amazing Detective Cases #13.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022
Horror's Little Acre
Here's another expertly illustrated tale of creeping, cursed terror, especially in the gnarly, 'ol killer tree department! Lots of atmospheric lay-outs and nice detail by Ruben Moreira, though most of the dialog is a bit unintentionally hilarious: ("Those two love birds must be mangled and dead by now!") haha, that line really cracked me up. From the August 1952 issue of Adventures into Darkness #5, plus a spooky little bonus one-pager from the same issue.