The Bloody Mermaid (PART TWO)

by on Sep.16, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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The Bloody Mermaid (PART ONE)

by on Sep.15, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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JMR kind of spoiled the surprise in the comments of the previous post, but today we begin a two-part minor masterpiece, Sanho Kim’s epically eerie, Bloody Mermaid, which took up the entire issue of Ghostly Tales #91 in January of 1972. There certainly isn’t enough mermaid horror in the world, and Sanho does an outstanding job with story pacing and atmosphere here. His stylized art technique seems to have improved quite a bit since House of Spiders ’69 as well. I’ll have the second half for you tomorrow– so don’t swim too far out to sea while waiting!

(TO BE CONTINUED…)

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The Bloody Mermaid (PART ONE)

by on Sep.15, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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JMR kind of spoiled the surprise in the comments of the previous post, but today we begin a two-part minor masterpiece, Sanho Kim’s epically eerie, Bloody Mermaid, which took up the entire issue of Ghostly Tales #91 in January of 1972. There certainly isn’t enough mermaid horror in the world, and Sanho does an outstanding job with story pacing and atmosphere here. His stylized art technique seems to have improved quite a bit since House of Spiders ’69 as well. I’ll have the second half for you tomorrow– so don’t swim too far out to sea while waiting!

(TO BE CONTINUED…)

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The House of Spiders

by on Sep.12, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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Charlton art regular, Sanho Kim, seemed to me to be a rather acquired taste. I remember as a kid and flipping through these poorly printed comics at the drug store and not finding Kim’s style of eerie, otherworldly illustration at all to my liking. Coupled with the oddly cramped lettering and thin line technique, I typically chose to spend my hard earned allowance on an Eerie Pub or Marvel / Atlas reprint. But now in my half century of life, I look back on Sanho’s silver age work with a much higher level of astonished analyzation, and find it fascinatingly spooky, even incredible, and highly atmospheric at times. See what you think with this spider-infested story from the July 1969 issue of Ghostly Tales #74 –plus, a great cover by DC legend, Jim Aparo.

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R.I.P. Bob Fujitani (1921 – 2020)

by on Sep.09, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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The comic world loses yet another artist legend, Bob Fujitani passed away earlier this week, and today we honor his wonderful work with an encore presentation of two Atlas horror classics already found in the THOIA Archive. Our first selection is from the Spring 1952 issue of Suspense #16, and the second originally featured in the September 1952 issue of Mystic #12. R.I.P.

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R.I.P. Bob Fujitani (1921 – 2020)

by on Sep.09, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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The comic world loses yet another artist legend, Bob Fujitani passed away earlier this week, and today we honor his wonderful work with an encore presentation of two Atlas horror classics already found in the THOIA Archive. Our first selection is from the Spring 1952 issue of Suspense #16, and the second originally featured in the September 1952 issue of Mystic #12. R.I.P.

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Afraid!

by on Sep.08, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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I’m sure many of you will be able to relate to this next story, as the reason we all gruesomely gravitate to this bloody blog in the first place is because of our undying love and insatiable lust for reading tales of terror and the macabre. See if you don’t recognize a little bit of your own spooky selves, as this one draws to its funny little fraidy-cat finale! From the February 1953 issue of Strange Tales #15.

Can’t get enough of these Frankie stories lately, can we?

(Strange Tales #15 art excerpt by Bill Everett)

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Afraid!

by on Sep.08, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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I’m sure many of you will be able to relate to this next story, as the reason we all gruesomely gravitate to this bloody blog in the first place is because of our undying love and insatiable lust for reading tales of terror and the macabre. See if you don’t recognize a little bit of your own spooky selves, as this one draws to its funny little fraidy-cat finale! From the February 1953 issue of Strange Tales #15.

Can’t get enough of these Frankie stories lately, can we?

(Strange Tales #15 art excerpt by Bill Everett)

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The Monster Makers

by on Sep.06, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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I’ve had a bunch of requests for more Bill Everett –and a couple for joltin’ Gene Colan too–, so to kill two maniacal monster makers with one scary stone, here’s a double feature actually made into a triple with the inclusion of a likewise titled old 40’s horror film link! Whew! You’ll be makin’ like a monster yourself by the time you finish today’s post! Our first story is from the August 1952 issue of Uncanny Tales #2, and the silly Franken-follow-up from June 1954’s Wild #4.


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Before you go, ask yourself: was 3 monster makers not enough? Maybe you need to go for 4? Or how about 5?!! Well, then CLICK HERE and HERE for *gag*choke MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MONSTER MAKERS!

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Teeming with Screaming

by on Sep.04, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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My buddy Max was recently going through THOIA’s August 2017 archive and noticed the trio of posts about swiped pre-code artwork re-used on mid century spook show posters (check the archive HERE if you missed it.) Finding it apparently “very interesting”, even “amusing”, he wrote to me asking my opinion on another one he believes that he’s spotted: compare the werewolf head from the cover of the Jan – Feb 1952 issue of Forbidden Worlds #4, now singled-out and flipped horizontally for the “A Living Nightmare” spook show poster (see top right of the ad below:)

I suppose it could be, I mean it looks pretty close, but it definitely looks redrawn quite a bit as well. Not to mention, the original ACG werewolf is likely created from a Lon Chaney Jr. Wolf Man reference photo. What I do know for sure though is this: two of those bloody, severed lady heads in the spook show poster were absolutely lifted from the intense pulp illustration for Robert Bloch’s “Head Man”, originally featured in the May 1950 edition of Dime Mystery Stories!

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