I’ve posted a ton of stories here over the years at THOIA about jerk ass, big game hunters who find the terror tables turned on them gorily and ironically in the final panel– but you ain’t ever seen a bat shit crazy ending like this one– unless you encountered this tale reprinted a few times in the Eerie Pubs (and don’t let the splash panel fool you either!) Originally presented in the August 1953 issue of Mysterious Adventures #15, art by Doug Wildey.
The final supernatural story from the September 1954 issue of Forbidden Worlds #33, (artwork by Emil Gershwin) –check the last few posts if you’re collecting entire issues cuz we’ve just presented another one here for ya! We’ll take a look at some black and white precode horror reprints in the next few posts, featuring guaranteed decapitations, and blood suckins!
Here’s a fast ‘n fun Art Gates action / adventure horror yarn, also from the September 1954 issue of Forbidden Worlds #33 (see our last post), featuring a climax that you can really sink your teeth into! I noticed there’s only one tale left from this issue to be archived here at THOIA for another full issue presentation, so that’s what you’ll get in the next post– check the archive for the great cover story “Bride of the Swamp” by clicking HERE!
Science gone goofy is a popular theme in pre-code horror, and none came more goof-infused than those featured in ACG’s variety of terrific terror titles. Like this wonky one from the September 1954 issue of Forbidden Worlds #33, art by Lloyd Cynwald (who?) Click HERE for another corpse currently living under the same story title in the THOIA June ’08 Archive– this time from Alex Toth!
Fans of Larry Blamire’s hilarious and loving film series tribute to 50′s sci-fi/horror “The Lost Skeleton”, will be pleased to know that “The Boney One” is planning a third and final appearance to round out this epic trilogy of laughs and spine tingles. Dig into the recently launched (and equally hysterical) The Lost Skeleton Walks Among Us Kickstarter by clicking HERE and be amazed by all the things you can do to contribute and participate so this film can get made!
Larry and Company have been great friends to THOIA over the years, and we couldn’t be more pleased to see this project in the works! And to honor this event, we are dragging out this dusty old A.C. Hollingsworth skeleton classic from the October 1953 issue of Dark Mysteries #14 for one more rousing round of fun as well!
Here’s the wrap-up tale from the May 1951 issue of The Beyond #4, art by Ken Rice– and a serious round of applause is in order for yet another full issue presentation here at THOIA! Check the last couple of posts for the other stories in this issue if you missed them. Lots more hellish horrors coming up all summer so stay cool, and most importantly– STAY TOMBED!
Ace Magazine reprinted this Louis Zansky tale of a concert pianist given the hands of a killer in their final issue of The Beyond #30, but here it is from its first cover story appearance in the May 1951 issue of The Beyond #4 (see our last post for more from this issue, and one more story coming up in our next post too for another FULL ISSUE presentation here at THOIA!)
According to the great Ace Horror website, this is Jim McLaughlin’s first of many appearances at Ace Magazines. It’s kind of a mixed bag visually, but the story is fast paced and fun, and the zombies are quite spooky. Today’s post is rounded out with a True Tales of the Supernatural one-pager.
From the May 1951 issue of The Beyond #4.
I’d love to see a collection of Larry Woromay’s greatest pre code horror hits, because man oh man I dig his fun, noodley slick style from this Atlas era where the art sublimely balances on real and cartoony, (sort of the same reasons why I adore Bill Everett’s unique work so much!) This is a cute little “tail” with a great twist, originally appearing in the October 1952 issue of Astonishing #18 and reprinted in 1975 in Marvel’s Uncanny Tales from the Grave #8.
PANIC!!! Yes, we were just as caught off guard this week by the release of Haunted Horror #11 (in stores now and not the last week of June as we were originally led to believe!) –so get yourself a FREE preview over at CBR by clicking HERE, and of course we’ve got one for ya here at THOIA as well… it’s an encore presentation of a Howard Nostrand story from the December 1953 issue of Witches Tales #22, a tale we first posted here waaaay back in 2008! And how does the rest of the issue stack up, you ponder? Heads! Hands! Zombies! Demons! You know Haunted Horror delivers!
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