Thursday, November 20, 2014

Vampire Vengeance

Two thrill-killers inadvertently select a vampire as their target. From the March 1953 issue of Journey into Fear #12... more Superior Publishers in our next post too!

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Ghost Who Stole a Body

Time for the 'ol spirit switcheroo in another tale from the Jan '51 issue of The Beyond #2. This one feels more like an ACG story than one from Ace, but it's fun in a goofy sort of way, and some of the dialog is priceless: "From now on I only operate on millionaires, not bums!" and "Mazo...Mazo...Mazobulabula...", and get a load of that opening splash narrative, did Ed Wood write that shit?! Nice art from Ken Rice, --oh, check the archive for other stories in this issue-- yep, another bizarro Beyond is now posted in its entirety!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The WORST of Eerie Publications

In comic shops now (available everywhere else on November 18th!) it's The WORST of Eerie Publications, the latest book in the Chilling Archives of Horror Comics collections from IDW / Yoe Books, and ferocious follow-up to Mike Howlett's superb and equally sickening The Weird World of Eerie Publications. With "the worst", we're actually getting a taste of the best, with nearly 2 dozen Eerie Pub stories gore-geously reprinted in black and white, full-cover covers and originals, info on publisher Myron Fass and the artists associated, and lots more! Outstandingly produced and designed by Jason Willis, just try to find another comic book collection with more severed heads, bulging eyeballs, and blood drenched pages than this --it even comes with a barf bag!

Click HERE to order your copy, and below we have a tease taste, encore presentation of a Dick Ayers classic found within the putrid pages that'll really knock your block 'n socks off!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Mystery of Lunablanca

Maurice Gutwirth nicely illustrates one of the more memorably sexy, precode vampire women of the 50's (love those upside down bat wings!), in this early Ace horror tale from the January 1951 issue of The Beyond #2. And how gorgeous is that Warren Kremer cover!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Thing That Devoured a Planet! / It Came from Beneath the Earth!

THOIA returns from our Halloween vacation with a double precode Atlas monsterama, both stories penned by Stan Lee-- the first tale was originally presented in the February '52 issue of Adventures into Weird Worlds #2 as "When a World Goes Mad!" featuring a wildly inspired, illustrated monstrosity by Al Hartley-- and followed by a fun little three page Winiarksi quickie that originally appeared in the November '52 issue of Adventures into Weird Worlds #12 as "The Monster!", ---both retitled and reprinted together years later in the December '73 debut issue of Weird Wonder Tales #1.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Peter, Peter

Am I posting to much black and white stuff lately? When looking for something different to post this Halloween, (meaning: an appropriately themed story I have not yet posted here at THOIA over the last 7 Halloweens), the only thing I stumbled upon that even came close, or worthy, of a holiday post is this gruesomely clever tale from the Jan. '79 issue of of Vampirella #75 --see our last post for another non-Vampi entry from this excellent issue too! So read it and weep, Horror Heads-- cuz this'll also be the last post for at least a week or so in early November, as we'll be on vacation-- but we will return in plenty o'time for some turkey! Have a safe and happy Halloween... I dedicate this post to the ass who keeps writing to me and complaining that I post too much black and white stuff.