Superior Pub’s spin on man into monster mayhem– and this time it’s the shoes with the power to possess! I’d love to see a variation on this concept with a woman as the high heeled killer of men instead. From the July 1952 issue of Journey into Fear #8.
Wanna win yourself a copy of David Lucarelli’s THE CHILDREN’S VAMPIRE HUNTING BRIGADE Vol. 1 (and signed by David too?!) Long time THOIA readers might already know a bit about this, as details depicted in this graphic collection are based on actual TRUE eerie, events that happened half a century ago in Scotland, when hundreds of armed children descended upon a cemetery at night in search of a killer vampire (events possibly sparked by THIS precode comic book story.) It’s a fun, fast paced GN (more info about it HERE) and also features an introduction by Mr. Karswell himself! As for the contest, all you have to do is email me at: karswell @ hotmail.com to enter! You have until Friday, May 16th to do so…
In the meantime the posts keep coming– it’s another one from the September 1954 issue of Mystic #33!
Two killer Atlas tales from the September 1954 issue of Mystic #33– ominous art on the first story by Ogden Whitney, while the second yarn features the distinctive work of Tony DiPreta. And hurry back this weekend– our next post will feature details on a long awaited THOIA contest!
After the unexpected news of the great Dick Ayers passing away, we now detour back to the second Frank Thorne illustrated tale as promised; this time as part of our ever inconsistent “Werewolf Wednesday” theme (and it’s a werewolf western to boot!) From the May 1975 magazine issue of Devilina #2, with story by John Albano.
WARNING: Features boobs ‘n blood! ADULTS ONLY!!!
Honoring the life and legacy of comic hero Dick Ayers (April 28, 1924 – May 4, 2014) with a double feature encore presentation of two chilling Atlas horror tales– the first from the April 1952 issue of Adventures into Weird Worlds #5, the second from the July 1953 issue of Adventures into Terror #21. RIP
And now the blood suckin second half finale of the June 1975 issue of Fright #1, aka Son of Dracula #1! Click HERE for the first part in case you missed it! Hope you enjoyed this one– I’ll have another Frank Thorne illustrated terror tale coming up in our next post too!
Kicking off May with the first in a cool two-part post from the one and only issue of FRIGHT from Atlas Comics– it’s Son of Dracula #1 (aka And Unto Dracula Was Born a Son), published in August 1975. It’s a comic that seemed to have some real potential, nicely written by Gary Friedrich and of course Frank Thorne’s art is always jaw dropping, sinister, and sexy. A real shame it all ended just as the blood curdling fun was beginning.
PART TWO coming up in our next post!
I’m glad I dug out these Black Magic issues because I’ve been looking for this story to post for a long time now. Having forgot the title, I did remember it being really funny and sort of chilling at the same time, but for some reason I remembered it being an Atlas tale (which it of course feels a lot like!) Super art from Bill Draut as well– and hey, don’t let all those word balloons scare ya off, this one is definitely worth your “time!” haha…
From the February 1953 issue of Black Magic Vol. 3 #3 (21.)
Most of you know Al Eadeh from his eerie style on the many great horror titles from 1950′s Atlas comics. But here he is over at Prize working his unique trademark evil (I particularly love his feline faced females) for this weird woman classic from the April 1953 issue of Black Magic Vol. 3 #5 (23.) Cover art by Jack Kirby.