Putrid Pedro Cabezuelo from Rue Morgue Magazine recently dropped by Karswell Kastle to ask me some questions about our horrific new HAUNTED LOVE mini series from IDW / Yoe Books creeping up on you this Februtalary! Get the full scary scoop in the Jan / Feb #163 issue on stands NOW!
My new DEVIL TALES collection from IDW / Yoe Books was originally slated for release later this month, but according to most pre-order sites (like Amazon HERE), it now appears to be erupting from the bowels of the Earth sometime in February. No biggy, in the meantime let’s just finally get 2016 rollin’ around here and take a look at two devilish Bill Everett classics, both pulled from the mustier, earlier nether regions of the THOIA Archive. “Satan is Waitin'” is from the hellarious March 1952 issue of Wild #2, and “The Pit of Horror!” originally appeared in the September 1952 issue of Adventures into Weird Worlds #10. NOTE: Neither of these stories are featured in DEVIL TALES –as with EC, we must unfortunately steer clear of precode Atlas tales too –but the point for the next month or so will be to get all of you into a seriously sinful mood… all we ask is that you sign your name below with a comment or two! Lots more d/evil on the way, and Happy New Fears, everyone!
Ending 2015 on a witchy note with a 10-page Sheldon Moldoff doozy from the February 1953 issue of This Magazine is Haunted #9. I sincerely hope everyone enjoyed this year of posts, as well as all of the IDW / Yoe Books projects your humble host has been involved with. Lots more precode horrors on the way (in web and print form for 2016), you know the routine– STAY TOMBED!
A chilly Christmas classic from the THOIA archive returns, originally presented in Weird Thrillers #3 from 1952, and this one highlighted by a terrific terror team-up of pencil and ink artistry– including Howard Nostrand, Martin Epp, and clearly Bob Powell!
Happy Horrordays, everyone!
Got another one from the same issue of Marvel’s Giant-Size Chillers (as seen in our last post), this one a request from “Greg from the Grave” who had this issue as a kid and wanted to revisit the story about “the haunted house that tells the story.” Well, this is the one my friend, and it’s by Tom Sutton, deliverin’ his usual awesome art, as well as a little bit of Harvey Kurtzman-esque humor tossed into the mix. I like these types of tales told from an inanimate object point of view– for another example check the archive for “I, The Coffin” (the second story after you click the link.)
Creepshow fan “Tony” found his way to THOIA via a google search for the comic book adaptations of the film that I’ve posted in the past (check the archives) –this in turn has created a new fan of Berni Wrightson as well, and Tony asked to see more of Berni’s fantastic work. I’ve always loved this gargoyle tale that originally appeared in the October 1970 issue of Chamber of Darkness #7, reprinted here for our viewing displeasure in the August 1975 issue of Giant-Size Chillers #3.
Two new CHILLING ARCHIVES OF HORROR COMICS releases from IDW / YOE BOOKS are in stores NOW! The long-awaited first entry in the COMPLETE VOODOO COLLECTION VOL. 1 hits stores today and features 200+ pages of tasteless Iger Shop terror and insanity! And already in stores is the wonderfully eerie collection of Fiction House supernatural tales, GHOSTS AND GIRLS! Both volumes are overflowing with stunning art (including fan fave Matt Baker), and today, THE HORRORS OF IT ALL has a double header post giving you a FREE sampling of tales from both collections! Click the links above for more info on both books, and don’t forget that xmas is right around the corner– IDW / YOE BOOKS make great horrorday presents, of course!!
HAUNTED HORROR #20 is in stores today, and as promised we have another FULL STORY preview to summon up your spirits with a little bit of that ‘ol witchy black magic! This tale originally appeared in the May 1954 issue of Web of Evil #14, with highly atmospheric art by Charles Nicolas. As usual, drop us a line and let us know what you think, and don’t forget to find us on Facebook too– Mr. Karswell’s HAUNTED HORROR group is just dying to have you!
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HAUNTED HORROR #20 hits comic shops this week, and here’s your first FULL story preview from the issue to get you singin’– it’s a deadly Don Heck musical number guaranteed to make your eyes and ears bleed! Originally featured in the September 1953 issue of Horrific #7, we’ll have more chilling Don Heck news for you later this month, as well as another HH20 sample in our next post!
It’s almost Thanksgiving, and here’s a supernatural appetizer (with an Native American twist!) to whet your whistle from the Jan. ’54 issue of Out of the Shadows #11. Looks like this one got the Eerie Pub redraw / retitle treatment in the 70’s, becoming “Spirits of Doom” for Witches Tales (twice reprinted), original 50’s art by George Roussos and later reworked by Walter Casadei. This issue of Out of the Shadows also features one of my favorite Standard Comics covers, (I don’t know who’s face is more horrific) …GCD says it could be a Peppe / Sekowsky team-up. Have a great holiday everyone, we’ll be back this weekend with more stomach churnin’ catastrophe’s for you to choke on!