Honoring the life and legacy of comic hero Dick Ayers (April 28, 1924 – May 4, 2014) with a double feature encore presentation of two chilling Atlas horror tales– the first from the April 1952 issue of Adventures into Weird Worlds #5, the second from the July 1953 issue of Adventures into Terror #21. RIP
And now the blood suckin second half finale of the June 1975 issue of Fright #1, aka Son of Dracula #1! Click HERE for the first part in case you missed it! Hope you enjoyed this one– I’ll have another Frank Thorne illustrated terror tale coming up in our next post too!
Kicking off May with the first in a cool two-part post from the one and only issue of FRIGHT from Atlas Comics– it’s Son of Dracula #1 (aka And Unto Dracula Was Born a Son), published in August 1975. It’s a comic that seemed to have some real potential, nicely written by Gary Friedrich and of course Frank Thorne’s art is always jaw dropping, sinister, and sexy. A real shame it all ended just as the blood curdling fun was beginning.
PART TWO coming up in our next post!
I’m glad I dug out these Black Magic issues because I’ve been looking for this story to post for a long time now. Having forgot the title, I did remember it being really funny and sort of chilling at the same time, but for some reason I remembered it being an Atlas tale (which it of course feels a lot like!) Super art from Bill Draut as well– and hey, don’t let all those word balloons scare ya off, this one is definitely worth your “time!” haha…
From the February 1953 issue of Black Magic Vol. 3 #3 (21.)
Most of you know Al Eadeh from his eerie style on the many great horror titles from 1950′s Atlas comics. But here he is over at Prize working his unique trademark evil (I particularly love his feline faced females) for this weird woman classic from the April 1953 issue of Black Magic Vol. 3 #5 (23.) Cover art by Jack Kirby.
News you’ve been waiting for from IDW Publishing, OMG it’s Mike Howlett’s long awaited follow up to The Weird World of Eerie Publications! –THE WORST OF EERIE PUBLICATIONS!! (click HERE to pre order.) Gratuitous gore! Multi-Monster Madness! Bound Beauties! Collected for the first time in a deluxe edition are the comics that deserve it the least: the infamous Eerie Publications’ horror comics! Incredibly gory and crazy, the Eerie Pubs pushed the boundaries of good taste with blood-drenched, spine-cracking tales ripped (and redrawn) from the pages of Pre-Code horror comics. And who can forget those nausea-inducing covers? A dirty dozen of deadly, full-color covers are reproduced for your discomfort and revulsion! Featuring illustrated terror by Dick Ayers, Chic Stone, Domingo Mandrafina, the Iger Shop, and many other unsung masters of the morbid, presented in glorious, carefully remastered black and white. ORDER NOW!
I recently picked up a great collection of Rip Kirby comic strips and liked the art so much I checked to see if I had anything featuring illustrations by John Prentise in my horror collection. Lucky for us, I found this nicely produced supernatural crime spooker from the June-July 1951 issue of Black Magic Vol. 1 #5 highlighted by his beefy, broad style. FYI: Trying to get this blog back on a consistent post schedule seems pretty much impossible these days with my own personal projects and work demands,–but I’m trying, hang in there!
After a brief hiatus, THOIA returns with glorious news of the release of HAUNTED HORROR #10 in stores today, including a tale featured from the issue– it’s a Lou Cameron bloodsucker classic originally presented in the September 1953 issue of The Beyond #22 (and originally featured here at THOIA way back in Sept 2007 too!) We should be getting things back on track here blogwise, so stay tombed for lots more, and if you pick up HH10 today drop us a line and let us know what you think! Get another story preview from HH10 by clicking HERE (thanks CBR!)
Pucker up and give us a farewell smooch, as we finish out March with another deadly double feature– it’s two short tales from ACG, both delving into demonic doings; the first story from the July 1952 issue of Forbidden Worlds #7 with art from King Ward, and it’s your usual deal with the Devil gone wrong type set up, but contains a nice fat twist! The second icky incubi quickie is from the February 1953 issue of Forbidden Worlds #14 with weird art by Pete Riccia. FYI: I’ll be taking a break in April with posting as I have a much larger but equally cool project in the works (news about it coming soon), so never fret, and definitely don’t look at it as another awful letter– it’ll just be one more thing to add to your list of “must haves!”