Thursday, July 18, 2024

Those Tentacles! / Slimes, Slogs and Glumps

The Charlton creeps are eruptin' from the deep today at THOIA, with a nice 'n icky drippy pair-up via the June 1975 issue of Ghostly Tales #106, as well as one from the November 1982 issue of Scary Tales #35 --and both illustrated by the terrifyingly terrific, Tom Sutton too! Things from the murky, lurky depths hold a special place in my heart-- maybe these slimy thingies will hold you in a special place-- in their stomaches! (2nd tale scans courtesy of Holden, thank you!)

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

The Possessor

I think we'll stick with Charlton for a few more posts, and that means more sinister Sanho Kim creepiness as well! This is a neat tale of supernatural evil in a haunted house, and Kim does another great job with the atmospheric, clifftop setting, and those spooky characters of his possessing uniquely cramped, intense faces. From the Jan. '73 issue of The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves #46... Charlton liked this story so much they reprinted it a few more times, even into the 80's.

Friday, July 12, 2024

The Devil's House

On this day in 2007, THOIA was born! And I'd say we've had a pretty goddamn good run when you look at how much fantastic stuff is curated and collected here in the archive over these many 17 years. Of course I owe it all to the continued few of you out there that never stopped coming to my web house and leaving constructive, clever comments, and basically just become a perfect part of the Karswell Chum Squad. I once again also give a big shout-out thank you to those who suggested stories, donated scans, and basically just helped this blog expand and grow to the monster that it has become. My motto has always been "NEVER STOP" but realistically, how many more years can this go on? Only time will tell. So for now I think it's equally time to give the bigger boss His due, by paying a visit to another house where the horror... never... stops... from the February 1976 issue of Beyond the Grave #4.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

One Night of Terror

Let's keep the scary science fiction horror shivers a'comin' with a specimen gatherin' metal man menace from the stars, via the December 1954 issue of Web of Evil #21. Cheapo C-3PO creep-ohs from outer space are just the way I like my deadly drive-in droids of doom-- YAAAAA!!!

Sunday, July 7, 2024

The Thing in Outer Space

Time to blast-off into the horror-filled void of scary outer space with an action packed creature feature from the July 1954 issue of Spaceman #6, (the actual final issue of this very short-lived Atlas series, in fact!) Bob Forgione amps up the atmospherics, and that's Joe Maneely on creepy cover duty! So prepare now for one heckuva rockin' rocket ride with Speed Carter and the Space Sentinels as they face:

Thursday, July 4, 2024

The Ghost on Television

Crummy weather here in the midwest has waterlogged most of our plans for the 4th of July festivities... guess I'll just stay in and see what's on the old boob-tube instead. From the October 1952 issue of The Beyond #16.