Friday, June 29, 2012

The Nightmare / The Ghoul Walks!

Two horror quickies from the June-July 1952 issue of Eerie #7, the first tale containing some typically great art from Joe Kubert, PLUS a gorgeous b/w Everett Raymond Kinstler preface page. This is the last post of June 2012, hope you enjoyed the Golden Age terror tales showcased this month, we'll kick things off in July with a long awaited THOIA Contest, plus a few other surprises, as well as some scary San Diego Comic-Con news! FYI: only two weeks away-- who's going?







Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Blood for the Vampire!

A nicely illustrated Nodel and Alascia vampire yarn for you today from Avon Periodicals June-July 1952 issue of Eerie #7 (and fyi: you'll enjoy this one alot more if you read the crazy narrative in Bela Lugosi's voice.) Also dig that Wood / Orlando (?) cover, it contains an interesting visual idea of a vampire returning to his coffin to find a young couple about to stake his-- ghost?!











And speaking of vampires, enjoy this fantastic illustration that Drazen Kozjan created for my son, Zander!

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Skeptic! / Chilly Chamber Music

A weird war tale with great art from the March 1954 issue of Chamber of Chills #22 (Vol. 1) --saaay, this story needs a better ending, who's got one? And rounding things out with a couple funny Chilly Chamber Music one-page fillers from Nostrand... who else loves this Lee Elias cover as much as me?








Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Ugly Duckling

The March 1954 issue of Chamber of Chills #22 kicks off with this demented little terror tale... a tale that seems to have possibly made an impact on Canadian filmmaker Julian Roffman, as the spooky skull image in the splash panel below seems nearly identical to the cursed mask in his 1961 cult film classic "The Mask."






Sunday, June 17, 2012

Screams in the Night

Sorry for the lack of consistant updates around here lately, I've been attempting to catch up on some other personal stuff in preparation for San Diego Comic-Con 2012... that's right, make sure to stop by the IDW / Yoe Books booth next month and say hi, as me and Craig will both be attending to promote ZOMBIES! --I'll have other related news on this to follow soon as well! And in the meantime (as in nasty nazi meanie), here's a horrifically grim, WW2 screamer from the March 1953 issue of Haunted Thrills #7.







Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Corpse Who Killed

The living dead come in all shapes and sizes-- and sometimes they even come in jars! This is a weird one with a well used "brain" theme found in many pre-code horror tales, this time courtesy of Farrell Publications and from the March 1953 issue of Haunted Thrills #7.








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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Planet Without Death...

Haven't posted a sci-fi schlocker in awhile, so this one is as good or bad as any, also from the Nov '54 issue of Mysteries Weird and Strange #10 (see last post), and highlighted by a sexy, man hungry green alien whose brief time on Earth could have probably been more well spent as a companion for the Jolly Green Giant.