Two different types of trembling tales o’terror for ya today, the first from the February-March 1952 issue of Avon Periodicals Eerie #5, it’s another yarn about an insane artist that I meant to post earlier this month with Satan’s Pawn (click HERE if you missed it), but due to a case of my own temporary insanity, it’s now paired up rather cooly here instead with a “it’s so silly it’s scary” fun story from my equally insane buddy Craig Yoe-mance and featured in his latest issue of IDW / Yoe Books Weird Love #6! I Paint Only Terror art by Norman Nodel and Vince Alascia, and I Married a Monster art by (according to GCD) Don Perlin, this story originally appeared in the December 1971 issue of Just Married #81. You know I never need an excuse to post an “I Did Something” double feature!
Here’s one from THOIA’s archive by request, and I mean going waaay back to 2007 –you can go back even further to the July 1952 issue of Strange Mysteries #6 where it originally appeared too! I get a lot of requests for stories that have already been posted here over the last 8 years, (Hell, we’ve got over 1500 posts uploaded now, so get searchin’!) You can use the search engine at the top left of the blog to find titles, also: you can use keywords if you’re not sure of an exact title. Try artist, series name, and publisher sometimes works too. Writing to me of course works but it might take me a few days to respond. Thanks again to everyone who comments here, this month is a bit hectic for me but I’ll have more new posts coming up later this week. Thanks– and stay tombed!
Charlton Premiere was a short-lived series from the late 60’s, totaling five issues in all, with a jumbled mix of war and sci-fi stories, as well as a couple of issues starring superheroes. Featuring artists like Jim Aparo, Pat Boyette, and Steve Ditko, (to name just a few), the final issue of the series thankfully conjured up an anthology styled horror theme, complete with 3 different weirdo hosts introducing a collection of unfortunately sad, and rather unremarkable tales about time traveling neanderthals, invisible men, and a history-changing “presence.” Todays expedition into the unlikely realm of “somewhat entertaining” horror adventure, is the best of the bunch– just don’t forget the bug spray! From the May 1968 issue of Charlton Premiere #4.
K. Kendall emailed me looking for a Twilight Zone story she remembers about a woman terrified of being buried alive! Sounds more like a Night Gallery story, but I think I have what you’re looking for– from the November 1975 issue of Twilight Zone #67, atmospheric art by Jose Luiz Garcia-Lopez.
Finishing up our full-issue examination of Adventures into Darkness #13 from March 1954… and we come full circle too with another moody, Tothy tale from Sekowsky and Peppe, –man, I love the silhouette work on this one! Hope everyone enjoyed this week of scans, check the last handful of posts for the rest of the issue (which included all of the fun bonus filler pages and even the text story.)
Up next we have a request, and it requires an eerie visit to the Twilight Zone! See ya in a few…
Continuing on with the March 1954 issue of Adventures into Darkness #13, “The Monster in the Maze!”, illustrated by Gene Fawcette, is ferocious fun, but a little on the short side, so I added the “Escape from Terrorland” maze (which I believe I may have actually posted here at THOIA in the past), as well as the 2-page text story “The Lonely Place” by John Marvin. Yes, it comes to my attention that some of you actually like and read these things… I’m posting it mainly for you full issue completists, and because it does have a couple of spooky cool illustrations to boot! One more story to go, see ya in few! PS: And be sure to see the last post about our multiple Rondo Award nominations this year in case you missed it– if you dig THE HORRORS OF IT ALL and our HAUNTED HORROR comic book series, then please give us a vote!
I’ve lost track, but for the _____ year in a row now, THE HORRORS OF IT ALL has once again been nominated in the BEST HORROR BLOG category. We never win, but we’re always thrilled to see our name in such fine horror blogger company. If you feel the urge to throw us a vote, we’d very much appreciate it! Also nominated this year is HAUNTED HORROR for BEST HORROR COMIC! How do we stack up against the others in this category? If you love reading HH as much as we love putting it together for you, let your voice be heard loud and proud! And while Forelock, Madame Clizia, and Mr. Karswell’s names aren’t to be found among the other BEST HORROR HOST names in that category, if you feel like writing us in it would really make us smile!
Start your week (and month) off with a stabby piece of insanity, it’s another tantalizing tale of evil from the March 1954 issue of Adventures into Darkness #13. GCD credits Jack Sparling on art duty with a question mark… and hey, we’ve rounded out this post with a few hot, half-page bonuses too. Lots more monsters, murder, and mayhem from this issue coming up all this week– stay tombed!
Not to be confused with A.C. Hollingsworth’s Ghouls Feast at Midnight (click HERE for a second helping if you’re still starving later), todays morbid mouthful from Sekowsky / Peppe first appeared in the March 1954 issue of Adventures into Darkness #13. Surprisingly, I haven’t posted much from this issue here over the years, even though it’s one of the oldest rags in my collection, so don’t be surprised if we see a few more from it over the next few posts. Sound good? Yes, yes, you can stop smacking your lips now– ugh! Included side order: an Ambrose Bierce, one-page quickie illustrated by Gene Fawcett… Standard was always good for interesting comic book filler such as this.
Your nightmare has come true! PREVIEWSworld is showing all of the delayed IDW titles listed today on their new release page, including HAUNTED HORROR #15! We gave you a few FREE previews earlier this month, you can check out another tale (though not complete) over at Major Spoilers as well by clicking HERE! Get yours now, and let us know what you think!