Friday, March 24, 2023
A Debt to the Devil!
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
I had a request for a shocking Dick Ayers electric chair tale a while back, and here it is after a few weeks of brain wrack trying to remember what and where it was published... from the October 1952 issue of Spellbound #8.
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Time to look to the skies for some truly weird sci-fi horror thrills, and today they reign down from above via Marty Elkin and the September 1954 issue of Beware #11 --which also features a really great Myron Fass cover illustration!
Sunday, March 12, 2023
Baron of Death!
If the Creeping Death of our last post wasn't enough, here's another gruesomely bloody / sweaty Rudy Palais classic, this time from the Dec '51 issue of Black Cat Mystery #32. I'm not sure if I've ever seen another comic book story that featured the 'ol thumbscrew torture method, but it certainly adds a horrific touch to an already bonkers terror tale! The kookoo cover of this issue is exceptionally wacko too! Who's the artist?
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
The Creeping Death
Fans of H.P. Lovecraft's style of modern man facing ancient evil in the form of tentacled terror might enjoy this crazy (and very very sweaty) Rudy Palais tale from the March 1953 issue of Chamber of Chills #16. Metallica fans, you can come on down too... "so let it be written, so let it be done."
Sunday, March 5, 2023
Johnny Danger Meets the Gorilla!
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Rollin' out with THOIA's March Madness 2023 Edition, and like our last hilariously macabre post, this terrific Atlas tale also comes from the March 1953 issue of Journey into Unknown Worlds #16. I have a lot of gruesome great stuff lined up all this month, so stayed supernaturally tombed in for all the precode horror (and beyond) that you can handle! 'Nuff said!
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
The Devil's Good Deed!
Did you guys honestly think I'd end the month of February with a story about the Devil playing fair for once?! (See previous post, "The Devil and the War Bride.") Umm, think again, darlings! Instead, let's smell the magic and go out in style with a wonderfully epic, 4-page tale by awesome Al Luster about the world's greatest trickster truly doing his part to bring all you lovers together-- even if it kills ya! From the March 1953 issue of Journey into Unknown Worlds #16.
Saturday, February 25, 2023
The Devil and the War Bride
One more bedeviled bride story to end out THOIA's February Freak-A-Thon, and I hope everyone enjoyed the eerie assortment we featured this month! Annnnd similar to one of our previous tales where we saw an evil voodoo witch doctor have a sudden change of heart in the climax, can it be true that even Ol Scratch himself might possibly be played and swayed as well? Read today's post from the June 1953 issue of Adventures into the Unknown #44 to find out! (And a very special thanks to Ferocious Phil for the scans too!)