Thursday, December 18, 2014

Horror at the Lighthouse!

Another story from the March 1953 issue of Beware! Terror Tales #6, art by Sheldon Moldoff. According to GCD, this tale was later reprinted in the 70's in a series called Super Giant, a K. G. Murray mish-mash of precode and silver age Marvel stories that ran 21 issues, with each issue being  100 pages long and a cover price of 40 cents. I've never seen these before, anyone else? If you're interested, click HERE for more info after the story...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jack Davis

The Horrors of it All wishes legendary illustrator Jack Davis a wonderful retirement, and eternal thanks for the years of outstanding work that will forever inspire and entertain.

Simply The Greatest.


Monday, December 15, 2014

The Tattooed Heart!

I guess it's been a while since we delved into the horrors of wartime atrocities, and of course any tale concerning nazi concentration camps is bound to be extra horrific. But fret not, this journey down a very dark chapter of world history actually has a light at the end of it, as you will soon see. From the March 1953 issue of Beware! Terror Tales #4, art by Harry Harrison, maybe...

Friday, December 12, 2014

Your Grave is Ready

The Seduction of the Innocent 80's comic book series from Eclipse is a good source of info for precode horror reprints and other related items concerning hard to find golden age stories. Unfortunately, their atrocious re-color process of the stories seriously makes me want to claw my eyes out, so I dumped the crappy color "upgrade" of this Sekowsky / Adru (???) werewolf tale, originally featured in the March 1953 issue of The Unseen #9, simply for the fact that I thought it would be nicer to look at the line work in black and white instead-- and if you don't agree, I don't care...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


IDW and Yoe Books seriously knocks yo'socks and heads off today with a double release of petrifying precode horrors! HAUNTED HORROR #14, aka The Mr. Karswell Issue (meaning, I personally handpicked all the stories this time around) crawls from the earth with a sickening assortment of 1950's eye gougings, decaptitations, and flesh eating! Is it our bloody best issue yet? Let Kars know! Also on stands, HOWARD NOSTRAND NIGHTMARES, the latest mind blower from our ongoing artist series in the Chilling Archive of Horror Comics collections! Those of you somehow still unfamiliar with Nostrand's nightmarish work are in for a seriously scary awakening! 

Is this too much horror in one day to handle? You know it! Here's a preview from both too!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Creepshow Comic Book Replica

THOIA readers and horror film / comic fans in general will find this of interest: it's a Creepshow comic book replica from the 1982 horror film directed by George Romero and written by Stephen King. Now of course we are all aware of the Bernie Wrightson comic book adaptation too, but what's really neat about this version is that UK artist Stephen Snowdon spent about a month cobbling together screen grabs from the movie, as well as scanned pictures to recreate the comic as it appears in the original, and best, Creepshow film! I truly love this movie and have always been fascinated by the briefly glimpsed comic book art featured as the animated, page-turning transitions between the stories. NOTE: this doesn't appear to be complete stories, just the pages as seen onscreen.

Snowdon has currently made a limited quantity of 10 available for $30 each on eBay, click HERE for more info and additional sample pix. A joltingly unique item, and just in time for xmas for that special certain Creepshow creep in your life!

Get one-- before Nathan Grantham gets YOU!

The Flash of Doom / Witches Tricks

Finally finishing out the May 1952 issue of Witches Tales #10 in its entirety (check the last 2 posts, as well as IT! in the archive), --it's another something of something story that may or may not shock you (hey Brian Barnes, any relation to this mad scientist?) Post also rounded out with a Harvey filler page of "witches tricks." More horrors on the way, stay tombed...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cloth of Terror

Because obviously "Coat of Terror" wouldn't sound frightening enough as a title, "Cloth of Terror" is another horror hit from Harvey's fun Witches Tales series-- the May 1952 issue of Witches Tales #10 to be exact. Remember this yucky yarn next time you're bundling up for winter with your murder mittens and Satanic scarf!