Saturday, May 30, 2009

Back from the Dead! / The Raving Maniac

Finishing out May 2009 with a double dose of Joe Maneely! And if you read yesterday's post then you know this is only the start of an entire month of Atlas tales lined up for June... I'll be covering all their pre-code horror titles featuring (in my opinion) the greatest comic book writers, artists and stories of the 1950's. Hope you stick around-- enough said!

From the Nov. '52 issue of Suspense #24








NEXT: More Suspense!

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The Raving Maniac
From the April '53 issue of Suspense #29




Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Man Who Shrunk

Another Atlas request filled for John Kaminski, this time from the May 1952 issue of Amazing Detective Cases #12.

Got something you want to see here at THOIA? Just drop me a line!








NEXT: June is ALL ATLAS Month!
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Beast of the Bayous / Drive In Movie!

Creeping along with our brief, 2-day theme this week of “Cold Blooded Babes” (who possess an uncanny ability for reptile transformation) is this fantastically illustrated, chilling chapter from the August 1954 issue of Hand of Fate #24.









Make it a double! For another great Gator Gal tale, check the THOIA Archive for--- Bride of the Swamp!

NEXT UP: Another Atlas request fulfilled!

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Drive In Movie!

Drive-In season is finally upon us once again, and what better way is there to celebrate this event (as well as Double Features) than with a hilarious THOIA post about—the Drive-In!

From the June-July 1955 issue of Panic #9 (art by Jack Davis)







Sunday, May 24, 2009

Snakes Alive!

Kicking off the final week of May 2009 with a couple swampy ACE terrors (catch the other tale on Tuesday), both featuring a theme that I guarantee will make your blood run even colder than the lead subject’s!

From the May 1953 issue of Baffling Mysteries #15









NEXT: Bayou Bitch!

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Vintage AD

I posted this prankster ad almost a year ago in July '08, so in case you missed it, here it is again paired with a story that could not possibly be more appropriately titled...

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Deadliest Man Alive! (FILM SHORT)

If you've ever opened up a single Silver Age comic book in your life then you already know who this is about... click HERE for a fascinating 3 minute film short on the life of Count Dante, a man who was apparently much much more than just a martial arts Master!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Swamp Monster / Just Imagine

I’ve had a couple requests for more Basil Wolverton lately and thankfully my pal Brian Hirsch has come to the rescue with a wild one from the June 1953 issue of Weird Mysteries #5! And after that, don’t run away screaming too fast because I’ve pulled out another Silver Age Flash Forward for you as well.

Everyone have a great weekend, and check back on Sunday for the start of a mini-Ace fest!








NEXT: Reptiles In Love!

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Just Imagine
From the Dec. ’72 issue of Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion #8








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