Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Fiend from Outer Space

Without giving you a chance to catch your breath we end one theme and jump right into another, so from now until New Year’s Eve THOIA brings you: Sci-Fi Horrors Week (emphasis on the HORROR.) Also, this entire 5 day run is dedicated to my pal Dave Tackett over at Quasar Dragon, in appreciation for the grateful / continual plugging of THOIA practically every single day since he resurrected the QD earlier this year. His blog is a treasure trove of awesome FREE stuff, featuring endless links to comics, movies, books, sites / blogs etc… everything you genre freaks crave, Dave tracks it down for you and makes life easier by putting it all together in one place. Thanks again Dave for all your hard work!

Now on with the show! From the Oct '54 issue of Web of Evil #19









(NOTE: the cover image at GCD for this issue of Web of Evil #19 is wrong… below is the correct cover--- plus a few sci-fi themed Ads.)





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Another show of appreciation today goes out to my pal Chuck at the Comic Book Catacombs for presenting THOIA with the 2008 Special Achievement / Recognition Ghoulie Award! Apparently I went "above and beyond the call of duty" and someone actually noticed. Thanks so much Chuck, it really means alot!
Check out the Catacombs for a fun assortment of comic book related stuff old and new… I’m rather fond of the Golden Age Jungle Girl Comic posts myself (Rulah vs. the Devil Ladies posted on Halloween 2008 is one in particular not to be missed!) Thanks again Chuck!
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10 comments:

Susan said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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Horror pariah said...

I liked the art and pacing of the story at first. Then when Blake became a monster i said to myself "okay G-forces can turn you into Ulik from THOR, that's f*cking stupid". But since it seemed to be a novel way of turning someone into a monster(a low key QUATERMASS XPERIMENT.) i read on, and liked the twist of monsters from another dimension traveling by vibrations to posess your body(i see potential for a bad joke there.). In real life these kinds of experiments were being conducted on potential astronauts to prepare for the space race, so that's a novel edge, not "realistic" per se, but cool, wonder if this stopped any kids from going on rides at Disneyland, which had just opened.

Anonymous said...

FAR OUT STORY--LITERALLY! I WAS THINKING QUATERMASS XPERIMENT TOO WHILE READING IT, THE ART IS VERY REALISTIC AND NICELY DONE......A PERFECT PRODUCT OF SPACE PARANOIA FROM THE 1950S. THOSE ADS ARE COOL TOO, AND CONGRATS ON THE GHOULIE AWARD!

I HOPE CHUCK POSTS THE KILLER FROM SATURN STORY SOON, THE SPLASH IS AWESOME!!

prof. grewbeard said...

i love me some Space Horror!

"Neptune, Titan, stars can frighten..."

-Syd Barrett

blackwalnut2001 said...

Nice to have a sci-fi injection every once in a while. Good story; thanks.

And CONGRATS ON THE GHOULIE.

If I had an award for Best Blogspot I'd send it right over. THOIA sure is my fave.

Dave Tackett said...

Wow, thanks for the great plug! Now, I doubly excited about the sci-Fi Horrors Week!

And congratulations on the, well-deserved. Ghoulie Award

Anonymous said...

cool one, art reminded me of al williamson or even frazetta a liitle.

congrats on the ghoulieaward too

Karswell said...

>i love me some Space Horror!

This week's S/F theme will include more than just extra terrestrial terrors, there might be a mad scientist tale or two, and possibly an invasion from inner Earth! Still sorting it all out...

>If I had an award for Best Blogspot I'd send it right over. THOIA sure is my fave.

Thanks everyone, it is swell to know that all this endless daily posting is actually getting viewed and not just totally lost in the limitless realm of horror blogging. Anyone know what it takes to get a Rondo nomination?

todd said...

I am so excited to have car insurance choices at last!

Anonymous said...

so so story ..also thought there was some Frazetta/Williamson in there too...why the hell is Harry Truman on the last page? Great site keep it coming!