Monday, November 28, 2022


We're only a few posts beyond Thanksgiving 2022 and still you're ravenous for more horror, and of course THOIA is happy to continue serving up terrifyingly tasty morsels from the cool long box --and I'm not talking about a refrigerator! Also in honor of Mr. Karswell's recent VAMPIRES Blood Shot One-Shot release of gruesome golden era gems (in stores NOW via Asylum Press!), we have another blood suckin' classic from the November 1973 issue of Secrets of Sinister House #15. And if you're STILL hungry after that, then hurry up and grab yourself a copy of VAMPIRES BSO-S, it comes in a variety of vicious variant cover flavors, most notably Drazen Kozjan's deliciously sexy take on a macabre midnight smorgasbord --see the image at the end of the post! And FYI this cover also comes in a much more revealing "ADULT" version as well! Inquire with the better comic stores in your area, or send Mr. Karswell an email at for details!

Friday, November 25, 2022

Food for Thought

Did everyone have a pleasant Thanksgiving? I know I ate way too much, as usual. Still, there are plenty of leftovers to go around, like this steamy little morsel from the August 1954 issue of Strange Suspense Stories #20. Don't gobble it all down too quickly now...

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The Witch's Brew

This time tomorrow, many of you will be whippin' up your very own holiday witchin' brews, whether it be turkey, or glazed ham, or whatever your family tradition calls for. And okay, if that ain't about the cheesiest way to tie-in a story called "The Witch's Brew" for this Thanksgiving Eve post, then also know that this story contains a flashback sequence harkening the witch slayin' puritan days of our founding pilgrim ancestors (emphasis on the GRIM), and seriously, it's just a fun Captain Marvel Jr. fists o'fright tale to add a little bit of excitement to your day off from work, or school (cuz you all know I like to mix things up here at THOIA on occasion.) Plus, a fun, old, ominous cough drop ad at the end, --all of this from the January 1949 issue of Master Comics #99.

Monday, November 21, 2022

Some Die Twice

If you've been paying attention, the last three story posts have all been from the June 1954 issue of Dark Mysteries #18, and todays A.C. Hollingsworth illustrated tale is no different. In fact, it's been a while since we've had a full issue presentation around here, so let's finish up this 4 course banquet of cut-up corpses, vampire creeps, and (now) cannibalistic brutality! We even have a great Hy Fleishman cover! Hope everyone had a terrific time with this one, maybe we'll do another in Dec! 

Sunday, November 20, 2022

VAMPIRES Blood-shot One-Shot

 It's a few months late, but better late than never! In stores everywhere next week on November 23rd comes the foul-fanged follow-up to Mr. Karswell's bloodsuckin' debut at Asylum Press-- the Vampires Blood-Shot One-Shot! Over 30 pages of ghastly, gruesome, Golden era terror classics, plus a titillatingly terrific, *ADULTS ONLY* clothed and non-clothed variant cover from dynamic Drazen Kozjan! If this one doesn't spoil your Thanksgiving appetites-- nothing will!

Thursday, November 17, 2022

House of Horror

Time for another doom-laden dark mystery from the June 1954 issue of Dark Mysteries #18. Jon D'Agostino delivers some shiver-inducin', eerie examples of exactly what made this macabre Master Comics series one of the most notorious in all of pre-code horror history. And if haunted houses and vampires are your game, then CLICK HERE for more after today's post...


Sunday, November 13, 2022

Terror of the Stolen Legs

Like our last post, here's another wonderfully wild, and highly deranged story from the June 1954 issue of Dark Mysteries #18, one so full of mean spirited, gut wrenching, nazi mad science violence, that you might actually begin to ponder whether Wertham was on to something! Fans of Haunted Horror will also undoubtably remember this one, as we featured it in the unforgettable, October 2017 issue of HH#30.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Terror of the Burning Corpse

What's everyone cookin' up for Thanksgiving this year? The traditional turkey with stuffing, cranberries, yams etc? Maybe a big juicy ham? Might I make another gruesome suggestion? From the June 1954 issue of Dark Mysteries #18, featuring hotter than Hell art by Hy Flieshman, not to mention that weirdly cramped, claustrophobic title treatment (which makes me feel like I'm being buried alive), make for one of the more insane precode horror tales ever put to print...