Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween from Chas Addams


Go to the door and greet the trick or treaters with a laugh after looking at these cartoons by Chas Addams, from his first cartoon compilation, DRAWN AND QUARTERED. These are from the first edition.

Copyright © 1942 Random House, Inc.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Doorway to death

Pappy of Pappy's Golden Age Comics helped with my Halloween theme week by providing the scans for this story from JOURNEY INTO FEAR #19, a Superior Comic from 1954. Thanks, Pap!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monster Party

A couple of features from CRACKED MONSTER PARTY #1, reprinted from old issues of CRACKED MAZAGINE. John Severin did his usual excellent art on the "Monster Strike" story. "The Horn" by Bill Ward, signing his work "McCartney" is bizarre. We love Ward's pretty girls, though.

Copyright © 1988 Globe Communications

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

13 creeps

You don't have to walk very far into the crumbling Eyeball mansion to find creeps. They're all over the bookshelves. From the mouldering crypt in the basement to the skull-strewn attic. Shelves of books. Creepy books

I took a chance, dashed into the crypt--and out again before my shambling monstrosity of a brother could reach the end of his chain--and grabbed the first 13 anthologies on one of the many bookshelves.

There are a nice selection of stories from WEIRD TALES, about which no horror story collection should be without, but also classic ghosts, classic writers like Robert Bloch, and the two anthologies whose Virgil Finlay covers impressed me so much when I was a teenager.

I love Halloween. It's Halloween every day in my house.