The cover image featured on HAUNTED HORROR #5 (coming this July from IDW / Yoe Books) is from the November 1952 issue of Mister Mystery #8, --and so is today's hairy tale illustrated by Tony Mortellaro! If this one doesn't gnaw your brain to pieces, nothing will!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I'm preparing another pre-code post for tomorrow-- in the meantime enjoy a short but fun interview with HAUNTED HORROR host Mr. Karswell over at the super cool Horror Host and Creature Features website --special thanks to Ryan B! Click HERE for it!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
David Blake Lucarelli writes in to let us know there is currently a KICKSTARTER under way for The Children's Vampire Hunting Brigade, a new 4-issue mini series comic inspired by the true life events of The Gorbal's Vampire legend from Scotland. This may ring some bells with long time THOIA followers as this half century old+ urban legend from Glasgow is hauntingly tied to a precode horror tale we've featured here twice already (and now a third time for you newbies!) If you're unfamiliar with the legend, click this link HERE for full backstory from the BBC, then click HERE for more info about the new Kickstarter comic project and how to help. And below (again) is an encore presentation of Hy Fleischman's bloodsuckin classic-- The Vampire with the Iron Teeth, from the December 1953 issue of Dark Mysteries #15. Best of luck to David and company with this project!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
THOIA returns after a brief mini vacation to the super fun, spook house loaded Wisconsin Dells, with a WTF weirdie from the August 1952 issue of Strange Terrors #2. GCD thinks the art here might be by Bob Forgione... I'm looking forward to the comments on this one. I also want to thank everyone again for the all the kind birthday wishes on my last post-- THANK YOU!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Mr. Karswell turned another year older on May 1st, and while taking a much needed / extended break, found himself again very fortunate to have friends who'll do some dirty work for me, err-- him! An anonymous friend sends in these scans, a fun and freaky Jon Blummer vampire tale from the January 1953 issue of Adventures into the Unknown #39, followed by a great birthday illustration by Haunted Horror cohort-- Art Fuentes! Get ready for another month of vintage horror hits and other assorted mayhem!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
HAUNTED HORROR #4 is now available at finer comic shops everywhere, (and if you're at C2E2 this weekend grab your copy there!) Overflowing with more glorious reprints of petrifying pre code terror tales from Andru, Esposito, Sekowsky, Elkin, Mastroserio, Katz, and more! Among the stories of deadly harpies, groping ghosts, evil puppets, vicious vegetation, and The Devil, today THOIA has a sampling of a few other things to be found splattered all over said pages-- plus another nice preview can be found HERE thanks to CBR! Get your copy before it sells out!
Sunday, April 21, 2013
"The murderous fury of the crushing hand of doom struck as the creatures rose from the graves below." Eerie Pubs liked this Moe Marcus tale from the February 1953 issue of Witches Tales #17 so much that they gave it a redraw and retitled it as "Doom Creatures" in Terror Tales as well as Strange Galaxy.