No Pockets on the Dead

by on Dec.29, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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It’s been a weird while since we had a good ‘ol gag-inducing grave robbin’ story around here, so let’s try this ominous one on for size from the May 1954 issue of Beware #9, art by Leo Morey. Mmm hmm, fits just like an airtight coffin for two, if I do scream so myself!

And don’t leave before heading over to my other blog today and wishing Barbara Steele a happy birthday! All scream fiends pay your respects by clicking HERE! 

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No Pockets on the Dead

by on Dec.29, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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It’s been a weird while since we had a good ‘ol gag-inducing grave robbin’ story around here, so let’s try this ominous one on for size from the May 1954 issue of Beware #9, art by Leo Morey. Mmm hmm, fits just like an airtight coffin for two, if I do scream so myself!

And don’t leave before heading over to my other blog today and wishing Barbara Steele a happy birthday! All scream fiends pay your respects by clicking HERE! 

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Don’t Wake the Dead!

by on Dec.25, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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As promised, more ghost stories for xmas, and this tale of terrible vengeance from beyond the gruesome grave materializes from the Sept ’52 issue of The Beyond #15, with art by Jim McLaughlin. Hope everyone had a great holiday and a great year… we’ll be finishing out December and 2018 on a few more rather spooky high notes– so stay tombed!

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The Haunted House Gig

by on Dec.22, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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Let’s take a tip from the great, M.R. James, and summon up a few ghost stories for xmas this season, shall we? But oh, wait a minute, we’re still in titillating Torchy mode, –so let’s goof off a little more with some grins ‘n giggles and those gorgeous gams as only the great Bill Ward can draw ’em! Our next post will be a much spookier tale, I promise! From the July 1949 issue of Modern Comics #87.

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The Haunted House Gig

by on Dec.22, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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Let’s take a tip from the great, M.R. James, and summon up a few ghost stories for xmas this season, shall we? But oh, wait a minute, we’re still in titillating Torchy mode, –so let’s goof off a little more with some grins ‘n giggles and those gorgeous gams as only the great Bill Ward can draw ’em! Our next post will be a much spookier tale, I promise! From the July 1949 issue of Modern Comics #87.

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Queen of the Mummies

by on Dec.20, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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Bill Ward’s sexy ‘n saucy masterpiece, Torchy, was a back-up feature in many issues of the super fun Doll Man series (check the last few posts for more on DM.) Everyone’s favorite blonde with the legs for days even had her own series for a while too, and was also featured in many issues of Quality’s Modern Comics series– which brings us to today’s post from the October 1946 issue of Modern Comics #54. This is a funny, frisky little story with some incredible art, and I really REALLY wanted to include it in my MUMMIES book (still available HERE –makes a great xmas present!), but unfortunately it just wasn’t mummy material enough to work there, whereas I believe it’s mummy enough material to absolutely work here at ever art-lovin’ THOIA. Enjoy this weeks diversion, haha…

Wanna see more Torchy here at THOIA? Comment NOW!

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The Thing That Killed!

by on Dec.18, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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Three’s a charm, as we take a look at one more woppin’ Doll Man and Doll Girl monster mash, this time from the December 1952 issue of Doll Man #43, and illustrated by Art Gates. It’s a musky (haha) tale of science gone horribly wrong, and one highlighted by a terrifically disgusting looking creature! And oh my stars, Doll Girl really turns up the fists in this one– I seriously love that the sound effect of a hat being pulled down over someone’s eyes is WHAP!” Hmmm, I wonder who chose the color scheme of the Doll Plane though?

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House of Vampires!

by on Dec.15, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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I always feel like I cheat you guys when I post a story with a Scooby-Doo ending (check out our last post), so here comes Doll Man again –and this time with darling Doll Girl too!– to set things right around here at The Horrors of it All with a terrifying tale of REAL bloodthirsty vampires on the loose! From the February 1952 issue of Doll man #38, art by Chic Stone and Chuck Cuidera (?)

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Monster of the Mire!

by on Dec.11, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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Some of you know I’ve been working on a Swamp Monsters book for IDW / Yoe Books (more info on that coming soon!), and over the last year of dredging around the old long boxes for suitably themed stories, I found this creep-filled, adventurously Scooby Doo-esque story (not included in my book) from the September 1950 issue of Doll Man #30. And while I typically don’t post much “hero” stuff, I thought this was just fun enough to include here, in particular for the brilliantly brisk writing, (Darrel Dane’s dialog is dynamite, haha), and the super great artwork by Bill Quackenbush (?)

And no offense, Doll Man, but I think we all know who the real doll of this story is…

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Vampires! Voodoo! Vengeance!

by on Dec.07, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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I saved these last two tales from the August 1952 issue of Mysterious Adventures #9 so we could put them together in a doomed Double Feature and compare to see which one is more hilariously inept in the storytelling. One is clearly miles better than the other (in the art department too), and seriously, OMG WTF is going on with putting narrative blocks at the bottom of a panel?!! Also– put skulls EVERYWHERE! It doesn’t get much worse, or better (depending on your POV) than these two creepy clunkers– and that, my friends, is why I love precode horror so stupid stinkin’ much! Fun fun fun, and a perfectly putrid wrap-up to this FULL ISSUE presentation. Oh, and since it is December, I thought I’d throw in a xmas ghost just for some additional spooky spice! A big thanks again to Danger Diablo for the super scans to this insane issue!



Huh??!!

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