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

by Ghastly McNasty

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 | → 7 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 backfromthedepths.co.uk 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

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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July 28th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans, Warren Publishing |

The Graves of Ocanoco from Eerie #15

by Ghastly McNasty

The Graves of Ocanoco from EerieAlways remember to respect the power of the past, especially when looking to the future. A simple lesson that these explorers fail to remember when science and archaeology collide in our next tale The Graves of Ocanoco. Art by Pat Boyette and Rocke Mastroserio/Story by John Benson.

 

 

 

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July 27th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans, Horror Comic Covers |

Top 20 Marvel’s Chamber of Chills Covers

by Ghastly McNasty

The first Chamber of Chills was a 10-cent horror anthology published bimonthly by Harvey Publications that ran 26 issues (1951 – 1954). An unrelated comic-book series titled Chamber of Chills was published by Marvel Comics in the 1970s. Ir ran 25 issues Nov. 1972 – Nov. 1976).

The title was one of four launched by Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Roy Thomas to form a line of science fiction and horror anthologies with more thematic cohesiveness than the company’s earlier attempts that decade, which had included such series as Chamber of Darkness and Tower of Shadows. Whereas those titles generally presented original stories, these new books would instead adapt genre classics and other works.

 

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July 3rd, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Skywald Comics |

Gruesome Crewcut from Psycho #3

by Ghastly McNasty

Gruesome Crewcut from PsychoAre your parents demanding you get a hair cut? Young Jeff loves his locks and is prepared to keep them at all costs, even if that means running aaway from home. Silly boy! He deserves all he gets in today’s story Gruesome Crewcut. Script and art by Chic Stone.

 

 

 

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July 2nd, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Comic Scans, Horror Comic Covers |

Top 20 The Walking Dead Comic Covers

by Ghastly McNasty

Top 20 The Walking Dead Comic Covers

Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead takes the reader on a journey into the unknown world to show us how life would be in the aftermath of the Zombie Apocalypse. This ongoing multi award winning series put horror comics firmly back on the map.

 

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