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Here’s another one from the August 1952 issue of Forbidden Worlds #8, (see our last post too), art this time by Harry Lazarus who we have featured here at THOIA many many times over the years. And yeah, if anyone is curious, it was indeed a zombie that took a giant bite out of my cover,–thus forever sealing this issue’s DOOM! More from this crazy issue in our next post too!
Here’s a weirdly illustrated ACG tale from the August 1952 issue of Forbidden Worlds #8. I say “weirdly” because sometimes Art’s art here is awesome, and sometimes it’s unusually less than so… but it’s at least always fun and generates an interesting atmosphere of shadows and swirling mists and leering faces everywhere on the walls and vases. I guess I’m just all “WTF Panel 4, Page 2??!!”
THOIA returns with another installment of “Werewolf Wednesday” and today we have something a bit (or is that bite?) different for you this time around! Our frightening friend and long time commenter chum, Trevor “Morbid” Markwart has concocted a hairy lycanthropy tale all on his own, written and drawn (and starring Aleister Crowley no less!), loaded to its furry gills with thrills, chills, and plenty of bloody spills! Give Trevor some feedback, fiends– let him know what you think!
And check out Trevor’s website HERE for more info on all things “Morbid!”
Fans of the old serial from 1946 (and also fans of The Misfits) might be interested in this new posable 8″ action figure / doll from Neca of the iconic skull-faced villain The Crimson Ghost. Comes in two versions, the black and white “Fiend” style like I bought (see my pix below), and also a “Crimson” caped version– click HERE to see it! It’s a cool figure, but I have to say everything about the production feels a bit bare bones for the price, and combined with the sloppy paint job on the teeth, plus the ho hum backing board (front and back) design, I almost passed on it. It comes with an extra hand to hold the candelabra, –but unfortunately no death ray! Still a must have for a fan like me, he’s super fun to pose and menace your other toys with!
(Photos by Mr. Karswell)
Once again we hit the high seas of horror, and today it’s the final post from the February 1952 issue of Black Cat Mystery #33, featuring the always awesome art of THOIA fave Bob Powell! If you’re just joining us, check the last three posts for the rest of this issue. According to GCD, “Corpses from the Sea!” got re-worked / reprinted in three different Eerie Pub titles, “Terror Tales”, “Horror Tales”, and Terrors of Dracula” as “Hidden Horror”and redrawn by A. Reynoso.
We’re at the halfway point of the February 1952 issue of Black Cat Mystery #33 (check the last two posts for more), and in case I forgot to mention it, I think I always start off the new year with a full issue. Right? I think so. Anyway, we’ve already seen some monsters and scorpions, now it’s time to drag out the most horrific horror subject that ever horror’d horror– GOLF HORROR!! Don’t be too quick to judge this one, it’s actually a hole in one– in your head! Errr, or something…
I’m guessing scorpion reference material was hard to come by in 1952– cuz seriously, can anyone guess what Tom Hickey was thinking when he illustrated this Harvey quickie from the February 1952 issue of Black Cat Mystery #33?! It’s still a fun, gruesome, little tale, and while it probably won’t rock you like a hurricane or anything, it might just get you in the mood to use that Red Lobster gift certificate that you recently got for xmas.
We ended 2014 in the electric chair– and dear god *choke!* we find ourselves strapped right back in here in 2015! Rudy Palais shows us just how eerily electrifying things can get– from my utterly destroyed copy of the February 1952 issue of Black Cat Mystery #33.
Some really interesting art and super panels highlight this ghostly shocker from the June 1953 issue of The Hand of Fate #23. Anyone got a clue who the artist is? Even the cool Ace Horror site seems to be stymied. This issue also contains the tremendous Lou Cameron classic “He Who Robs the Dead” which we posted way back in 2008 HERE! Be sure to check it out after today’s post too!