The Demon of the Deep / Ghosts of History

by on Oct.03, 2014, under Syndicated from the Web

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I’ve said it before– I love King Ward! From his cinematic, moody lighting, and atmospheric angles, to his bizarro monsters, and interesting character posing, Ward’s scratchy, warped, and highly detailed style is very suited to horror. And on top of all that, his stories are just flat-out wild fun! I’d kill to see his pencil versions, as occasionally things can get a bit lost ‘n murky in the inks and colors, but even that only adds to the brooding mystery he infuses into each unique panel (keyword his name in the THOIA archive for tons more.) The April 1952 issue of Adventures into the Unknown #30 benefits from having not only one especially weird, full-length King Ward tale, but also a cool 3-page “Ghosts of History” filler story. Enjoy!

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Legends of NETHERWORLD Haunted House!

by on Oct.01, 2014, under Uncategorized

Kids discuss legends and stories of NETHERWORLD Haunted House!

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A Weird Picture of Murder

by on Oct.01, 2014, under Syndicated from the Web

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A not too totally terrible tale from this usually underwhelming, poorly edited Star Publications horror series, this one being the lead-off cover story from the March 1953 issue of Spook #23. George Peltz artwork is pretty flimsy and uneven, but the story does have a few moments and I actually really do like the two panels at the bottom of page 4. Cool cover art by L. B. Cole.

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A Weird Picture of Murder

by on Oct.01, 2014, under Syndicated from the Web

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A not too totally terrible tale from this usually underwhelming, poorly edited Star Publications horror series, this one being the lead-off cover story from the March 1953 issue of Spook #23. George Peltz artwork is pretty flimsy and uneven, but the story does have a few moments and I actually really do like the two panels at the bottom of page 4. Cool cover art by L. B. Cole.

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Vampires Drink Deep!

by on Sep.29, 2014, under Syndicated from the Web

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Finishing out the month in gorgeously moody black and white (and a splash of red), this time with a morbid Marvel mag reprint from Dracula Lives! #2 (1973), awesome art by Joe Sinnott –originally featured in the August 1952 issue of Strange Tales #9. Note the Atlas version of this story was titled “Drink Deep, Vampire!”




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PREVIEWS SNEAK PEEK: Haunted Horror #14 (12/24/2014)

by on Sep.29, 2014, under Syndicated from the Web

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For those of you who picked up the current October issue of Previews (containing items for release this December 2014) you may have noticed the IDW ad for Haunted Horror #14, in stores Dec. 24th, and yes it is indeed an “All Mr. Karswell” issue, –aka a sort of “Best of THOIA” if you will, featuring tales hand picked by yours truly. Forelock and I have discussed doing one of these each year –we know how much precode fans like to have an actual printed, physical copy of stories over downloaded jpeg scans. We hope everyone enjoys this choice collection of Mr. Karswell picks!

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The Devil Statues

by on Sep.26, 2014, under Syndicated from the Web

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Originally titled “The Night the Statues Walked”, this Lou Cameron tale appeared in the July 1953 issue of Web of Mystery #19, (sorry, don’t have it!) But we do have the Oscar Fraga re-drawn version for the Eerie Pubs (as well as Gredown), retitled “The Devil Statues”, from the April 1971 issue of Weird Vol. 5 #2, plus a bonus “Weird Facts” page…

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The Wax Witch vs. From the Graves of the Unholy

by on Sep.22, 2014, under Syndicated from the Web

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Here’s a wonderfully typical Eerie Pub slop-job of a brilliant Lou Cameron golden age Ace classic, originally featured in the February 1953 issue of Web of Mystery #17, and this time re-drawn by Mariana Cerchiara for the April 1971 issue of Weird Vol. 5 #2, among other Eerie issue reprintings. Compare the two, and see if there’s any actual comparison! :P Also, enjoy the infantile art scribblings on my poor cover :( We’ll take a look at Devil Statues in our next post, since someone asked nicely…

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Weird Vengeance / The Bloody Stream!

by on Sep.19, 2014, under Syndicated from the Web

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We’re getting super excited about some of the upcoming Chilling Archives collections from IDW / Yoe Books, in particular Mike Howlett’s Worst of Eerie Publications in stores November 11th (click HERE for more info and to pre-order NOW!) So today we have a couple o’ Eerie Pub’ers from my battered ‘n tattered copy of the April 1971 issue of Weird Vol. 5 #2. The first story is a complete reworking of Nick Frank’s tale from the October 1952 issue of Weird Mysteries #1 (I actually meant to post this one with the Jack Davis “Arbor Day” story a few weeks ago for reasons apparent, see HERE), —and the second yarn by Tony Mortellaro originally appeared in the January 1954 issue of Weird Mysteries #8. Both stories were retitled for the Eerie Pub versions as well.

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The Reluctant Ghost

by on Sep.14, 2014, under Syndicated from the Web

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A seance leads to doom and disaster, as usual, in this spooky Ken Rice illustrated tale from the January 1955 issue of The Beyond #30, –the very last issue from this great Ace Magazines series.

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