The latest blood curdlin’ book in the IDW / Yoe Books Chilling Archives series is IN STORES NOW– it’s Jack Cole’s Deadly Horror and it’s ready to assault your senses with 160 pages of full-color madness and terror! Click HERE to get your copy… in the meantime, check out an amazing selection from the book taken directly from the Nov ’52 issue of Web of Evil #1, Cole’s fabulous reworking of Henry Kuttner’s creepy classic “The Graveyard Rats.” And stay tuned for contest information in our next post about your chance to not only win a copy of this great new release, but also an ENTIRE set of Chilling Archives books as well as the new issue of Haunted Horror– and more!!!
Apologies for the delay in posts– it’s time to get Oct rottin’ and rollin’ and vomitin’! I had the putrid pleasure of spending the day recently at DAN CON 2013 with gore metal madman artist Eric Rot and his fabulously foxy better half– Lidia Vomito! And to top it off, Chicago’s most hardcore killer kouple sends over some scans of a most gruesome horror tale originally presented in the February 1954 issue of Dark Mysteries #16. Yeah, some guys ‘n ghouls share sappy songs in their relationship, Eric and Lidia share this heart warming story of a love that creeps ‘n crawls much deeper and darker than the haunted grave! Dig examples of Eric’s own atrocities by clicking HERE!
Eric ‘n Lidia
In the grand tradition of pre code horror anthology comics, comes a new Kickstarter helmed by fellow Ghastly Award judge Rachel Deering, who recently blew everyone’s doors off with her wicked werewolf creation Anathema. Promising 20 new horror tales and spanning 250 pages, In the Dark features a hellacious hearse-load of today’s most exciting new artists and writers.
Click HERE to learn more, and to contribute to this fearsome project!
The other day we saw the pursuit of a vampire, today we’ll feel the requested fangs of one– but first let’s see what’s up with that creepy old gent over at the graveyard– two tales from the March 1954 issue of Astonishing #31, featuring atmospheric art from Vic Carrabotta, followed by Joe Sinnott, and the typically terrifying cover genius of Joe Maneely.
In our last post we saw some Warren vampire action, so sticking with the black and white super 60′s monster mag theme, I summon unto thee a deadly double header featuring quickie fun adaptations of Universal and Hammer mummy and Frankenstein film classics– this time from Warren’s great Monster World series, (issues #2 and #3) –story and art on both by terror team titans Russ Jones and Joe Orlando. FYI: Fans of of these magazines are encouraged to join the Warren Publishing Memory Lane group on Facebook, always something cool ‘n creepy added there everyday!
Here’s a highly atmospheric Warren vampire tale originally brought to life by Archie Goodwin and Angelo Torres in the Creepy #1 debut from 1964. Reprinted nearly a half dozen times over the years, again in Creepy, as well as Eerie, and finally baring its fangs in the September 1979 issue of Dracula ’79, aka Warren Presents #5, and featuring a terrific Christopher Lee cover painting by Basil Gogos. (Note modifications to the title page –see the end of the post for the original Creepy #1 page scan.)
In honor of the brand spankin’ new and incredibly mind blowing and informative Charm of Charlton website, here’s an encore presentation of The City of the Dead! from the April 1953 issue of This Magazine is Haunted #10. After you read the story, drop by Space Lord’s site and dig in– but be warned, prepare to spend multiple hours of your day, aka life– because this one will definitely suck you in and not let go! Click HERE for it!
Scanned this one way back in early June and meant to post it, but only just now found it buried in some unrelated hard drive file that I accidentally saved it to– arghh! Anyway, this is an eerie twist on the Dorian Gray tale (hope that doesn’t give away too much), from the February 1952 issue of Web of Mystery #7, art by Sekowsky and possibly Alascia.
Hey, if you’re in the Chicago area next weekend (Orland Park IL to be exact, and Saturday Sept 21st to be exacter) I’ll be at DAN CON 2013 talkin’ ’bout Chilling Haunted Horror comics, horror blogging, Ghastly judging and whatever else floats yours ghosts– stop by and get some of those damned HAUNTED HORROR back issues you missed too! See ya there! MORE INFO HERE!
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Thought I’d give ya’s something else a little more grandiose action / adventure oriented today, and never fear– there’s plenty of horror elements included to keep you monster kids happy as well! Lamont Cranston, aka The Shadow finds himself wrapped up in another weird, sinister situation with an epic mystery involving a murderous, unstoppable mummy! Denny O’Neil’s script is fast paced and fun, and Frank Robbin’s atmospheric artwork is awesomely suited to the thrills and chills! From the Dec-Jan 1974 issue of The Shadow #8 (check the THOIA Archive for another great Frank Robbins horror tale about a vampire vixen by clicking HERE!)