Sunday, July 31, 2022
Comeback! / The Snake
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Summer swamp swing time here at THOIA, --so find you some frightening fun on the run-- before it findssss you! From the December 1952 issue of Mystic #15, art by Vic Carrabotta.
Saturday, July 23, 2022
The End of Madam Satan!
We now conclude our exciting month of Saturdays with Madam Satan (check the previous two weekend posts if you missed 'em!), and it's time for the two grand finale entries from Pep Comics #20 and #21 featuring 'ol faceless leggy at the climax of her brief Golden Age career. And yea, though she did waltz through the valleys of a variety of other later comic book series pages, it's her satanic stint in Pep that remains one of the more memorable, evil female characters from that glorious, war time capsule era. It's kind of sad to now read that final panel mentioning "America's most unique comic strip" and knowing that she would in fact not return. But you know what else time has revealed? Maybe sticking around too long and wearing out your welcome can be a bad thing-- like how a lot of comic book characters are boringly guilty of!
Thursday, July 21, 2022
A fast 'n fun Atlas weirdie for ya today, one that goes hand in boney hand with the man who lost his honkin' head via voodoo schmoodoo from last week, with great art from good 'ol Russ Heath, and from the October 1952 issue of Spellbound #8.
Monday, July 18, 2022
Hatchet Hattie the Kid Hater!
I realize the last couple of posts have been pretty lengthy in content, so I'm giving you all a few days to play catch-up and today I'll just be posting a simple early 50's Luden's cough drop comic book ad, one that I've somehow never seen before, and yet still fits nicely into the theme of THOIA. So just remember kids, if you ever accidentally stumble upon a witch doing witch stuff inside a haunted house, quickly muffle that pesky hacking of yours with a wild cherry flavor Luden's cough drop, --or else lose your head via horrible hatchet hackery!
Hard to believe this is a real ad, but it is, haha...
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Madam Satan Continued...
Welcome back for another Double Feature Matinee style installment of Madam Satan Saturday! You thrilled last weekend to the first two astounding appearances of Lady Skullface, and now here we go with Parts 3 and 4 from the August 1941 issue of Pep Comics #18, followed by the September 1941 issue of Pep Comics #19! Lots more satanic shenanigans and gorgeous good girl artwork, some superb splash panels, and this time around we even have a vampiric frame-up! *GASP! But first, can Madam Satan be captured like a genie in a bottle? Read on, dear friends-- until your own eyes turn to bone, --errr stone! And then come back next Saturday for the final two tales... you know, before the Madam was cancelled and the Archies suddenly rolled into Pep Town!