Ending out the month of September 2022 with a lurid Al Luster jungle jitter Atlas classic, from the September 1953 issue of Spellbound #17. Lots of great leering faces and terrible pointed teeth always populate a Luster tale, and let's see how the great white hunters fair in today's story, though what they're hunting for this time isn't exactly what you'd expect...
Friday, September 30, 2022
Sunday, September 25, 2022
I've already been finding some really cool, used, vintage Halloween masks as we approach the month of October. The resale shops and antique malls seem to be totally in the spirit, and so am I, of course, so keeping in the aforementioned spirit, here's a fun terror tale starring some masks, as well as the much maligned motorcycle gang. Seriously, is there anyone more clearly doomed in a horror comic book story than the mean, satanic, Silver Age motorcycle gang? Well, maybe the great white game hunter from any comic book era, but whatev, --getcher motors runnin', and head out on the highway, it's time to see what fate has in store for Glenn Danzig and Richard O'Brien leading a cast of cruel characters in, "They Got Away!", (Rated R) from the June 1976 issue of Beyond the Grave #6.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
It's been a few years since we encountered Dick Briefer's freakishly funny Frankenstein monster, and what better time to get a chill and a chuckle than on the first day of Fall 2022! Some really nice Karloff caricature work here by 'ol Dick as well. From the Jan - Feb '48 issue of Frankenstein #11.
Monday, September 19, 2022
Atlas liked to recycle story titles (see previous post), and who can blame 'em when it's a really good title! Take for example this wild and wooly weirdie from the April 1951 issue of Adventures into Terror #3, featuring art by Gene Colan! I guess we're doing Werewolf Wednesday a few days early...
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Sunday, September 11, 2022
A funny little Charlton creature quickie, from the July 1976 issue of Scary Tales #6-- warning you to keep your greedy little mitts off of other people's property!
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Back in July, we had ourselvesss a ssslitheringly sssexy sssnake girl fessst of storiesss, and longtime THOIA chum, Brian Barnessss --ok, I'm gonna stop doing that now-- was super bummed to see it end, he even requested more. And it doesn't get much more weird and adventurous than this wild tale about Brian's own relatives, one that starts out in the deepest jungles of India, and takes the action all the way to the big city Broadway stage! This would've made for a fun 1940's RKO creature feature, with its increasing body count, mysterious museum moment, and yes, the Medusa-like monster that'll stop at nothing to achieve her gorgeously gruesome goal! And since we haven't had ourselves a casting call around here in a while, I'm going with Dana Andrews as Dan, Joi Lansing as Pat, and magnificent Mara Corday as Mahrana. From the April 1953 issue of Forbidden Worlds #16.
Monday, September 5, 2022
Ahhh, the 'ol fake my death / bury me / then dig me up later so we can spend the insurance money routine has never sounded so good, as yessss, it's yet another in a long line of variations on said tacky tactic that once again fails miserably for the pea-brained person who stupidly thunk'd it up. Is that a spoiler? Nahhh, you longtime followers of this blog already know this rotten routine frontwards and back asswards, so do what the story title says, --just try not to run out of air too fast, ya dang ding-a-lings! From the March 1952 issue of Spellbound #1.