Friday, April 30, 2010

The Demons of Walpurgis Mountain

The final tale in our Ace Fest, and appropriately enough the finale tale to spend your own Walpurgis Nacht celebration with this evening. Burn the midnight fires friends, THOIA thanks you all again with our sincerest set of horns for your endless dedication and support. From the July 1951 issue of The Beyond #5








Bonus one-pager

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Conjurer for the Foul Fiend

If you've been enjoying the art in these last few Ace Comics posts then you're going to love today's satanic story from the Jan. '54 issue of Baffling Mysteries #19. So many great visual moments in this one, (and you leg lovers can thank me later too for a couple panels!) For more stories from this demonic issue check the THOIA Archives for "The Monster Maker" and "They Strangle By Night."









Bonus one-pager (same issue)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Step into My Grave!

The November 1952 issue of Baffling Mysteries #11 has 4 great stories (I hope to post more from this issue later this summer), but "Step into My Grave!" is my favorite... you definitely can't go wrong with a haunted zombie tale containing a line like:

"Your living heart shall be torn from your tortured body before the eyes of your brother!"









Fans of Larry Blamire's hilarious cult classic "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra" will be pleased to know that you can now pre-order the long-awaited sequel "The Lost Skeleton Returns Again" on DVD from Amazon (click HERE!) And if that's not enough, you can also pre-order Larry's tribute to the old dark house murder mystery movie--- "Dark and Stormy Night" (click HERE!) Both films are available August 17th, 2010!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Dead Are Never Lonely

Here's a real kooky spooker with fantastic art from the March 1953 issue of Baffling Mysteries #14, (plus a bonus one-page story from the same issue.) We'll be finishing out the month of April with a week of Ace terror tales, specifically highlights from Baffling Mysteries and The Beyond.

Beyond that, none may not know what awaits...









Bonus One-Pager

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Freaks Revenge!

If it's April 22nd (and a cat girl story) then that can only mean one thing. Nope, not Earth Day... it's another Kitty LeClaw Birthday Special! This gorgeously insane feline tail is from the November 1951 issue of Journey into Fear #4 (and undoubtably inspired by Tod Browning's 1932 horror film classic FREAKS.) So dig your claws into our purrrfect post, and don't forget to wish the Princess something special on her extra special day too-- mew!!











Bonus one-pager (same issue)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

An Eye for an Eye

After the last couple lengthy posts, how about a nice short 'n sweet one from the Fall 1952 issue of Nightmare Vol. 1 #2. And this one goes out to the moronic boozers I had the misfortune of encountering this past weekend. Oh, you don't get drunk, you get awesome, right? Wrong.





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Coming in 2010 from LAST GASP!
Don "Monté" Monteverde was a brilliant, influential, and ultimately elusive artist who made an invaluable contribution to American pop imagery of the fifties & sixties as The Master of Cartoon Monster Decals-- see for yourself in his new 160 page full-color biography coming soon... click HERE for all the screaming details!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

DRACULA: The Vampire's Curse (Part Two)

And now the fairly exciting, and somewhat sort of climatic finale to the Oct - Dec 1962 Dell version of Dracula, (aka "The Vampire's Curse"), from Movie Classic #231. I have a sneaky suspicion that Dell possibly intended to keep their re-invented Dracula saga going with more issues, hence the rather abrupt, open ending here. Anyone know for certain? And does anyone feel gypped by the lacula? FYI: "Lacula" is a new word I invented to define a Dracula story that lacks some Dracula. Now you know.
















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