Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Bride of the Pharaoh

I unwittingly stumbled upon a theme when I started scanning this tale from the March - April 1977 issue of The House of Mystery #251. Thinking it was just another similarly themed story to help further promote my new MUMMIES book (available everywhere NOW-- and HERE too!), lo and behold as it turns out, in relation to our last post-- this rebel rouser of a yarn is also about a princess! And to make things even more fun, let's resurrect another theme we used to utilize around this blog a lot back in the day by giving it the 'ol CASTING CALL routine. I mean, seriously, when I look at blonde haired Amelia Dole in this story, I can't even begin to imagine anyone else but Diana Dors playing the role-- but what say about Farook?! Give us a good actor, old or new for the part... maybe the best answer will win something from the Karswell Kollection too! Let's hear whatchooz got!

(NOTE: This story is NOT in my new MUMMIES book.)

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Princess of the Subway

A. C. Hollingsworth had not one, but two stories featured in the Oct / Nov 1952 issue of Eerie #9 (see our previous post if you missed it somehow), and yes, it's another bit of artistically uneven fun, but this time spiced-up with a little more sexiness-- and a whole lot more weirdness!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Phantom Hitch-Hiker

The art is a little bit flimsy at times, but this is a fun one with some nice visual attempts from A.C. Hollingsworth, and originally appeared in the Oct / Nov 1952 issue of Eerie #9. Everett Raymond Kinstler's black and white art for the intro / preface on the other hand is as spectacular as always.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Haunts of Devil's Lake

Kicking off 2018 with a jolting Jim McLaughlin tale of terror, from the April 1952 issue of Web of Mystery #8, concerning a beautiful indian princess and her tribe of living dead-- that live under a lake! Really nice art, and the story is fast paced and fun, but is it really as wild as it sounds? See for yourself, as we load up the fishin' gear 'n fear and head deep into the Canadian wilderness for 6.66 pages of underwater weirdness! (Cover art by Lou Cameron)

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Vampire Terror / Corpse, Come Back!

Time again for another deadly December Double Feature, and this time we have two forms of freaky foul living dead! I meant to post these kookball classics on xmas because of all the hilarious ho-ho-ho'ing going on in them both, and to be totally honest, I'm surprise neither of these weirdies have wound up posted here already over the years as the other two tales (of 4) in the July 1954 issue of Mysteries Weird and Strange #8 have been in the THOIA Archive for over a decade (Happily Dead), and the other one coming pretty darn close to 10 (Devil's Birthmark.) So check 'em all out if you haven't already, that's what the archive is for-- it's another FULL ISSUE now filed away forever in Mr. Karswell's Krypt.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Lost City / Tough Guy

Woke up with the first snow of the year on the ground today-- yup, it's definitely winter now-- ugh! Anyway, with that in mind, how about a couple of chillers from the April 1953 issue of Journey into Unknown Worlds #17, starting off with a spooky Sheldon Moldoff trip to The Lost City. And if that story (plus the icy awesome Bill Everett cover) prove a bit too frightfully frigid for you, then let's turn the heat way up and venture way down into the lost paradise-- it's our second sinful feature, highlighted by some super satanic illustrations from the always underrated John Rosenberger.

Hope everyone has a great holiday-- we'll be back next week with at least a few more double features before the koo-koo clock strikes doo-doom on 2017. Stay too-toombed!