Saturday, June 28, 2014

Trial by Ghost Light

Here's the wrap-up tale from the May 1951 issue of The Beyond #4, art by Ken Rice-- and a serious round of applause is in order for yet another full issue presentation here at THOIA! Check the last couple of posts for the other stories in this issue if you missed them. Lots more hellish horrors coming up all summer so stay cool, and most importantly-- STAY TOMBED!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Spell of the Hypnotic Chord

Ace Magazine reprinted this Louis Zansky tale of a concert pianist given the hands of a killer in their final issue of The Beyond #30, but here it is from its first cover story appearance in the May 1951 issue of The Beyond #4 (see our last post for more from this issue, and one more story coming up in our next post too for another FULL ISSUE presentation here at THOIA!)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Cult of the Undead

According to the great Ace Horror website, this is Jim McLaughlin's first of many appearances at Ace Magazines. It's kind of a mixed bag visually, but the story is fast paced and fun, and the zombies are quite spooky. Today's post is rounded out with a True Tales of the Supernatural one-pager.

From the May 1951 issue of The Beyond #4.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Man with a Tail

I'd love to see a collection of Larry Woromay's greatest pre code horror hits, because man oh man I dig his fun, noodley slick style from this Atlas era where the art sublimely balances on real and cartoony, (sort of the same reasons why I adore Bill Everett's unique work so much!) This is a cute little "tail" with a great twist, originally appearing in the October 1952 issue of Astonishing #18 and reprinted in 1975 in Marvel's Uncanny Tales from the Grave #8.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

HAUNTED HORROR #11 / Day of Panic

PANIC!!! Yes, we were just as caught off guard this week by the release of Haunted Horror #11 (in stores now and not the last week of June as we were originally led to believe!) --so get yourself a FREE preview over at CBR by clicking HERE, and of course we've got one for ya here at THOIA as well... it's an encore presentation of a Howard Nostrand story from the December 1953 issue of Witches Tales #22, a tale we first posted here waaaay back in 2008! And how does the rest of the issue stack up, you ponder? Heads! Hands! Zombies! Demons! You know Haunted Horror delivers!


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Escape... To What?

Here's a hot little horror tale that originally appeared in the October 1952 issue of Uncanny Tales #3 --click the link to read about Ger's thoughts on the art. My scans are actually from the reprinted version found in the February 1975 issue of Uncanny Tales from the Grave #8 (note how the cover blurb changed from an "Escape to What??", into an "Escape into Hell!") I'll have another story from this issue in our next post too.