Wednesday, September 27, 2023

"The Dread of Night"

One more from the October 1973 issue of The Witching Hour #35 (see our previous post), and this time it's a spooky weird, lurid AF love triangle of terror, where the games people play most definitely come back to pay! Awesome Luis Dominguez art, especially that award winning splash of atmosphere...

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Cry in Car 13

Here's something different for you, from the October 1973 issue of The Witching Hour #35. And similar to an emotionally fueled episode of The Twilight Zone, we discover that sometimes man can be just as monsterous as anything supernaturally charged with evil. But is it horror?

Monday, September 18, 2023

The Vengeful Corpse

Some eerie Iger Shop illustrative touches highlight this haunted tale of horror from the deep (aka the Brian Barnes family tree.) I always find it odd to see the distinct Iger style featured in a publication that isn't Superior, or Ajax / Farrell, and this time it's Comic Media's nerve-wracking November 1952 issue of Horrific #2

Friday, September 15, 2023

The Wax Museum

I have nine, weird wax museum stories in the THOIA Archive-- the last one added back in 2019. So let's make it an even odd tenth terrifyin'  tale today, and this time with Don Rico turning up the hellacious, haunting heat! From the February 1951 issue of Marvel Tales #99!

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Locked In!

Time now for a creepy Atlas classic by Bob Powell, from the May 1954 issue of Menace #11 (love those ghastly ghosts) and highlighted by a menacingly iconic cover by Harry Anderson.

Saturday, September 9, 2023

The Bell Tolls Death!

Goofy lookin' host aside (I can actually think of plenty of names for "The Nameless One"), this is a wonderfully eerie tale from the July 1954 issue of Beware #10 about spooky skeleton pirates guarding their sunken sea booty vs. those who try to take it from them! THOIA art fave, Art Gates, again demonstrates just exactly how underrated he is / was...

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

The Hand of Glory

Time once again for Weird War Wednesday (umm, have we ever actually done a Weird War Wednesday before?), --well no matter, -- cuz here it is in all of its high flyin' glory, from the April 1983 issue of Weird War Tales #122! And don't let the title fool any of you long time THOIA freaks who think you know what a "hand of glory" is, I doubt you'll see this ending coming, errr, until you get to maybe page 5, and / or if you clue-in on a certain character's name. And don't cheat and go running to look at the last page either, ya party poopers!! 

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Death's Pool

Picking up where we left off last month with another wild Joe Kubert horror classic, and this one from the December 1952 issue of Strange Terrors #5. More top notch illustrative work, and correct me if I'm wrong, but in all the years I've been producing this blog, this may be the first post featuring a monstrous minotaur! Meanwhile, this is probably the 700th post featuring a pencil mustache. Cute girl art too though!