September 15th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans, E.C. Comics |

Political Pull from Tales from the Crypt #26

by Ghastly McNasty

Political Pull from Tales from the CryptThere are certain truths in life that can never be denied. That politicians are a devious bunch of fraudsters, liars and cheats is one of those irrefutable facts. This was never more true for our politicians in our next story who get to understand the true meaning of Political Pull! Art by the ghastly Graham Ingels.



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September 6th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans, Horror Comic Covers, Skywald Comics |

Top 20 Psycho Covers

by Ghastly McNasty

Psycho Logo

Skywald Publishing’s Psycho ran from 1971 until 1975 along with Nightmare, and Scream, as part of their awesome ‘Horror-Mood’ reign during the 70’s. The black and white pages were filled with strange and horrible tales which provd a big hit with horror fans at the time.


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September 1st, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans, D.C. Comics |

Blood and Gold from Secrets of Haunted House #32

by Ghastly McNasty

Blood and Gold from Secrets of Haunted HouseVampires at sea is a rare occurrence but not altogether unheard of, especially when there is booty involved. These vampires have a lust for murdering, blood and treasures but it’s also their undoing, proving that sometimes you can have too much Blood and Gold. Story by Bill Kelley, art by Jack Sparling and Vince Colletta, lettering by Shelly Leferman, with colours by Jerry Serpe.



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August 22nd, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans, Horror Comic Covers |

Top 20 Crypt of Shadows Covers

by Ghastly McNasty

Crypt of Shadows Covers

Marvel’s Crypt of Shadows ran from January 1973 until November 1975. During this time Marvel were producing some great horror titles which seemed to be successful with comic fans looking for scares rather than superheroes. The covers on Crypt of Shadows are works of beauty, take a look for yourself in the gallery below.


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August 20th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans, E.C. Comics |

Zombie! from The Crypt of Terror #19

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Zombie! from The Crypt of TerrorZombies seem to be springing up everywhere these days. Just this morning there were 6 in the queue at the Butchers! Never happy either, all they seem to do is moan. This story harks back to a time when you needed a bit of black magic or Voodoo in order to see a Zombie! Good times. Art by Johnny Craig.



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August 15th, 2011 | → 5 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans |

All 15 issues of IPC’s Scream! now online

by Ghastly McNasty

On 24th March 1984 Scream! hit the shelves of newsagents around the world. The fantastic stories within its pages had a generation of comic loving kids shaking in their shoes in a way they had never experienced before. Then, after only 15 issues, Scream! mysteriously ended. Rumours of strikes at IPC Magazines, the comic’s creators, could have been the cause. Declining comic sales in the UK another. Possibly the grizzly nature of Scream! caused hordes of desperate mothers to get the comic banned. Who knows? Maybe a darker mystery lies at the heart of this puzzle, a bizarre twist that no one has the answer to.

In 2001 was created to keep the memory of this much loved comic alive and to bring Scream fans together. Originally the site included a selection of the juiciest most horrible stories. Now, a recent update means you can read all 15 issues of Scream! online.


Scream survived as part of the Eagle masthead until March 85 then it was dropped for ever. Scream did emerge for 5 holiday specials. Check them out in the cover art section.

Visit the extensive Scream! gallery on Back from the Depths to read all 15 issues. You can also read the entire of The Thirteenth Floor and Monster as they appeared in Scream! along with a whole load of other creepy comic tales.

To get you in the mood for Scream we’ve included the classic Scream! story Sea Beast in the gallery below…


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August 12th, 2011 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans, Skywald Comics |

The Oblong Box from Scream #4

by Ghastly McNasty

The Oblong BoxSkywald’s Scream was one of three horror anthologies that ruled the genre in the 1970’s. This gruesome yarn is an adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s short story of the same name written in 1844. It’s a simple tale of curiosity getting the better of a man. So be warned readers, do you really want to know what’s in The Oblong Box. Illustrated by Naro Mava.



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August 5th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans, Horror Comic Covers |

Top 20 Tales from the Crypt Covers

by Ghastly McNasty

Tales from the Crypt Covers

A real treat for you today in our horror comic cover series with the 20 best covers from Tales of the Crypt. Back in the 50’s news racks were filled with comics vying for the attention of young readers. Featuring great artwork from the skilled hands of Johnny Craig, Al Feldstein & Jack Davis, these wonderful covers made E.C.Comics stand out in the crowd.


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August 3rd, 2011 | → 2 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans, D.C. Comics |

The Demon Within from House of Mystery #201

by Ghastly McNasty

The Demon WithinGary’s parents are not impressed by their sons new talent, so much so they opt for rather drastic measures to keep the neighbours from talking. If he’d known how much of an embarrasment he would be, i’m certain young Gary would have preferred to keep The Demon Within a secret. Plot by Joe Orlando, script by John Albano and art by Jim Aparo.




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August 1st, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans, Skywald Comics |

The Kid and the Killer and the Bum Rap from Nightmare #15

by Ghastly McNasty

The Kid and the Killer and the Bum RapFrom the pages of Skywald Publishing’s Nightmare comes a tale of two villains to make you shudder in delight. This dark story proves that sometimes wrongs do make a right as you will see for yourselves in The Kid and the Killer and the Bum Rap. Written by Joe Westmuller and illustrated by Cueto.




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