Wednesday, January 31, 2024

You're Next

Oh, what the Hell! Let's squeeze one more story in and finish out the month of January 2024 on a screaming high note, eh? And let's do it the way we started off the month, with an Atlas quickie, this time from the April 1953 issue of Astonishing #24, and graced with some sizzlin' hot art by wild man, Chuck Winter. And what's up next for THOIA in Fearbruary, you ponder? Stay super tombed and you shall see!

Monday, January 29, 2024

The Little Man Who Wasn't There!

One of the weirder Kirk of Scotland Yard mad science / crime mystery puzzlers, from the July 1948 issue of Manhunt #10, featuring: eyeball violence, a shrinky-dink formula, flying hypodermic needles, and lurid implications of fate for our lovely leading lady! Hold on to your pipes and fear-doras!

Friday, January 26, 2024

The Killing Machine

A different kind of deadly contest achieves THOIA's highest score possible, from the January - February 1979 issue of The Unexpected #189. You old school arcade freaks are gonna dig this one, so line up your quarters, get into your groove, and prepare yourself for a whole new definition of GAME OVER...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

The Body Snatcher

Time to head back to the graveyard to pick up a body or two, via the October 1952 issue of Beware #12 from Youthful. Some of the art is a little wonky in places, but that's always been the macabre magic of Harry Harrison in my book, as perspective problems mostly always translate into surreal nightmares, plus he does a great job with the weird spirits and narrow, claustrophobic paneling. Love that splash too!

Sunday, January 21, 2024

The Witch Hunter

The wicked 'ol witchery continues with another ACG tale of the supernatural, this time from the May 1954 issue of Adventures into the Unknown #55! You barely even have to glance down to see that this is one of those cool, but very short-lived "TrueVision" stories by Harry Lazarus. I've posted nearly a half dozen of these in the past, so if you're hungry for more of this "thrilling 3D process", CLICK HERE afterwards!

Friday, January 19, 2024

When Witches Walked / The Haunted Castle / Howard's Vengeance

If you're one of those people who actually clicks on the hyper-linked issue name / number that I always provide here in these intros, then maybe you noticed in our previous post that our requested Artist of the WeekLin Streeter had not one, but two stories featured in that issue! And here is the other— a naughty little night train ride into terror, also from the June - July 1954 issue of Out of the Night #15! But up first, let's lovingly look at two nicely illustrated issue fillers, both featuring some really terrific work by Streeter, from the August - September 1950 issue of Adventures into the Unknown #12. Witches! Ghosts! Zombies! Satan! This is what you come to THOIA for, right?

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

The Vampire's Vow

As I thusly vowed, it's now time to get to some long awaited requests, and first up it's an ACG vampire classic from the June - July 1954 issue of Out of the Night #15! Mr. Cavin wanted to see something by THOIA fan favorite, Lin Streeter, and I am of course always happy to fulfill that request! So horrifically happy in fact, that we'll see more by Lin in our next post as well! Stay tombed for lots lots more...

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Build a Better Rat-Trap!

Terror team time from Bill Benulis and Jack Abel, taking us out with a hysterically ratty finale from the August 1953 issue of Adventures into Terror #22, --hope everyone enjoyed our Atlas 2024 Fest! I'll try to add more Atlas tales in the coming months, but up next some long awaited requests from other various publications and eras. Stay tombed...