THOIA readers and horror film / comic fans in general will find this of interest: it’s a Creepshow comic book replica from the 1982 horror film directed by George Romero and written by Stephen King. Now of course we are all aware of the Bernie Wrightson comic book adaptation too, but what’s really neat about this version is that UK artist Stephen Snowdon spent about a month cobbling together screen grabs from the movie, as well as scanned pictures to recreate the comic as it appears in the original, and best, Creepshow film! I truly love this movie and have always been fascinated by the briefly glimpsed comic book art featured as the animated, page-turning transitions between the stories. NOTE: this doesn’t appear to be complete stories, just the pages as seen onscreen.
Snowdon has currently made a limited quantity of 10 available for $30 each on eBay, click HERE for more info and additional sample pix. A joltingly unique item, and just in time for xmas for that special certain Creepshow creep in your life!
Get one– before Nathan Grantham gets YOU!
Finally finishing out the May 1952 issue of Witches Tales #10 in its entirety (check the last 2 posts, as well as IT! in the archive), –it’s another something of something story that may or may not shock you (hey Brian Barnes, any relation to this mad scientist?) Post also rounded out with a Harvey filler page of “witches tricks.” More horrors on the way, stay tombed…
Because obviously “Coat of Terror” wouldn’t sound frightening enough as a title, “Cloth of Terror” is another horror hit from Harvey’s fun Witches Tales series– the May 1952 issue of Witches Tales #10 to be exact. Remember this yucky yarn next time you’re bundling up for winter with your murder mittens and Satanic scarf!
REMINDER: If you are a horror comic creator looking for some well deserved recognition you still have a few more weeks to submit your work to the 2014 Ghastly Awards! We’ve added a couple of new categories this year as well, so don’t delay!
Click HERE to get all the rules and see how it works!
Just when you thought your horror couldn’t get any more flaming, comes this extra grim pot-boiler from the May 1952 issue of Witches Tales #10. Strangulation, stabbing, poker to the skull, and of course bodies flambe’d to a crisp– they certainly don’t come more mean-spirited than this! (Art by Joe Certa)
As everyone works on adding an extra layer to their midsections and asses today, here’s another story about a tubby individual with a whole other set of problems to contend with than just his weight! From the November 1952 issue of Strange Mysteries #8.
Happy Fangsgiving, fiends!
In stores this week: HAUNTED HORROR Volume 2: Comics Your Mother Warned You About! –(collecting Haunted Horror issues 4, 5, and 6 +bonus stories and more!) It’s the latest in the ongoing line of fearsome hardcover precode horror reprints from IDW / Yoe Books! Below is a peek at one of the more putrid tales as it appeared in Haunted Horror #4 (originally published in the March 1953 issue of Voodoo #7.) Order your copy NOW by clicking HERE, and remember, we may not be your mama, but WE WARNED YOU TOO!!!
Two thrill-killers inadvertently select a vampire as their target. From the March 1953 issue of Journey into Fear #12… more Superior Publishers in our next post too!
Time for the ‘ol spirit switcheroo in another tale from the Jan ’51 issue of The Beyond #2. This one feels more like an ACG story than one from Ace, but it’s fun in a goofy sort of way, and some of the dialog is priceless: “From now on I only operate on millionaires, not bums!” and “Mazo…Mazo…Mazobulabula…”, and get a load of that opening splash narrative, did Ed Wood write that shit?! Nice art from Ken Rice, –oh, check the archive for other stories in this issue– yep, another bizarro Beyond is now posted in its entirety!
In comic shops now (available everywhere else on November 18th!) it’s The WORST of Eerie Publications, the latest book in the Chilling Archives of Horror Comics collections from IDW / Yoe Books, and ferocious follow-up to Mike Howlett’s superb and equally sickening The Weird World of Eerie Publications. With “the worst”, we’re actually getting a taste of the best, with nearly 2 dozen Eerie Pub stories gore-geously reprinted in black and white, full-cover covers and originals, info on publisher Myron Fass and the artists associated, and lots more! Outstandingly produced and designed by Jason Willis, just try to find another comic book collection with more severed heads, bulging eyeballs, and blood drenched pages than this –it even comes with a barf bag!
Click HERE to order your copy, and below we have a tease taste, encore presentation of a Dick Ayers classic found within the putrid pages that’ll really knock your block ‘n socks off!