Monday, April 28, 2014

The Practical Joker

I'm glad I dug out these Black Magic issues because I've been looking for this story to post for a long time now. Having forgot the title, I did remember it being really funny and sort of chilling at the same time, but for some reason I remembered it being an Atlas tale (which it of course feels a lot like!) Super art from Bill Draut as well-- and hey, don't let all those word balloons scare ya off, this one is definitely worth your "time!" haha...

From the February 1953 issue of Black Magic Vol. 3 #3 (21.)

Friday, April 25, 2014

Evil Spirit!

Most of you know Al Eadeh from his eerie style on the many great horror titles from 1950's Atlas comics. But here he is over at Prize working his unique trademark evil (I particularly love his feline faced females) for this weird woman classic from the April 1953 issue of Black Magic Vol. 3 #5 (23.) 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Worst of Eerie Publications (NEWS)

News you've been waiting for from IDW Publishing, OMG it's Mike Howlett's long awaited follow up to The Weird World of Eerie Publications! --THE WORST OF EERIE PUBLICATIONS!! (click HERE to pre order.) Gratuitous gore! Multi-Monster Madness! Bound Beauties! Collected for the first time in a deluxe edition are the comics that deserve it the least: the infamous Eerie Publications' horror comics! Incredibly gory and crazy, the Eerie Pubs pushed the boundaries of good taste with blood-drenched, spine-cracking tales ripped (and redrawn) from the pages of Pre-Code horror comics. And who can forget those nausea-inducing covers? A dirty dozen of deadly, full-color covers are reproduced for your discomfort and revulsion! Featuring illustrated terror by Dick Ayers, Chic Stone, Domingo Mandrafina, the Iger Shop, and many other unsung masters of the morbid, presented in glorious, carefully remastered black and white. ORDER NOW!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Justice for the Dead!

I recently picked up a great collection of Rip Kirby comic strips and liked the art so much I checked to see if I had anything featuring illustrations by John Prentice in my horror collection. Lucky for us, I found this nicely produced supernatural crime spooker from the June-July 1951 issue of Black Magic Vol. 1 #5  highlighted by his beefy, broad style. FYI: Trying to get this blog back on a consistent post schedule seems pretty much impossible these days with my own personal projects and work demands,--but I'm trying, hang in there!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

HAUNTED HORROR #10 / Prey for the Vampire Horde

After a brief hiatus, THOIA returns with glorious news of the release of HAUNTED HORROR #10 in stores today, including a tale featured from the issue-- it's a Lou Cameron bloodsucker classic originally presented in the September 1953 issue of The Beyond #22 (and originally featured here at THOIA way back in Sept 2007 too!) We should be getting things back on track here blogwise, so stay tombed for lots more, and if you pick up HH10 today drop us a line and let us know what you think! Get another story preview from HH10 by clicking HERE (thanks CBR!)