Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Monster Howls (PART ONE)

THOIA honors the great John Severin who passed away earlier this month at the age of 90. An incredibly gifted, influencial artist who needs no introduction, (but if you need more info click HERE), and at THOIA, we like to let the art do the talking with some highlights from the awesome 1966 Monster Howls one-shot issue (Humor-Vision / Major Magazines.) These pages speak volumes about his distinct talent, sense of humor, and monster mastery! John Severin (Dec. 26, 1921 – Feb. 12, 2012)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Swami and the Spectre

In case anyone missed the news, Mykal has unleashed a blog devoted to DC's coolest classic supernatural creation-- THE SPECTRE! The blog, appropriately enough, is called "The Spectre Lives", and in typical Mykal fashion is nicely designed and overloaded with awesome insight... it's sure to be your one stop destination for everything you want to know about The Spectre-- and more! THOIA salutes our friend's effort with a Spectre post of our own, a Silver Age glimpse into another favorite "Avenger of Evil" era from the May - June 1974 issue of Adventure Comics #433, featuring an evil swami and his murderous henchman, a spooky meeting at midnight in a cemetery, ghosts, and a shattering climax in the ever ironic pre-code horror vein of justice. (Artwork by Jim Aparo.)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall!

The cool Carl Burgos cover art from the January 1955 issue of Mystery Tales #25 got itself a demonic 70's make-over on the January 1974 issue of Beware #6, inside reprinting Ed Winiarski's spooky tale "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall!" There's lots more vintage horror about mirrors in the THOIA Archive, just use the handy search engine, keyword: mirror!

Monday, February 20, 2012

The 13th Floor / The Deadly Plague!

Around here, we call two Dick Ayers tales in one post a "Double Beheader!" And while there's no actual beheadings in either reprint today, both tales are still full of freaky fun and creeps and ickies! Let's kick it off with "The 13th Floor", originally featured in the October 1952 issue of Adventures into Terror #12, and followed by "The Deadly Plague!", (originally titled "The Polka-Dot Man") from the January 1955 issue of Mystery Tales #25.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Bride's Dowry of Doom

Celebrating a few things this week: first, the launch of Space Lord's awesome new, painstakingly extensive, gorgeously designed, and superbly informative  Ace Horror website (click HERE!), it's an unbelievable treasure trove of all things horrifically Ace! And secondly this week, THOIA obtained it's 900+ follower-- WOW! Thanks to all that continue to use this blog and share the weird wealth with their friends in fear! Today's great Ace tale and bonus quickie (as requested from the Space Lord himself) comes from the July 1952 issue of Web of Mystery #11!