Comics so scary and gruesome, Congress had to get involved. A face-melting anthology featuring spine-chilling stories from the Pre-Code 1950s.
Horror comics from the early 1950s that the Senate and do-gooders reviled. Lovingly restored, this striking, full-color tome showcases terrifying stories of dead walking and ghouls stalking, drawn by Alex Toth, Rudy Palais, Bernard Baily, and many more macabre masters. Part of the acclaimed Chilling Archives of Horror Comics.
Collects stories from long-lost comics like Black Cat, Web of Mystery, Strange, Web of Evil, Weird Terror, and many more!
Screaming good vintage horror comics to chill your spine. A face-melting anthology of 25 terror-filled horror comic stories from the Pre-Code 1950s. The most depraved artists of that era make the unholy dead walk, spine-tingling ghosts talk and horrifying ghouls stalk. Read these contraband comics under your blanket at night and make sure your mom doesn’t catch you, or she’ll cremate them in a roaring bonfire!
Lou Cameron was a groundbreaking art master in the 1950s Pre-Code comics era. With his innovative experimental layouts and frequent use of surrealism, his horror comics have been described as “Jim Steranko meets Graham Ingels.”
Zombies, vampires, werewolves, witches, ghosts, and devils from terror-filled stories like “Faceless Horror,” “Lure of the Zombie Diamonds,” “Graveyard of Ghost Ships,” “Kill My Minions of Death,” and “The Unsleeping Dead” will make you scream with delight! Edited by Tillmann Courth and Craig Yoe.
One of the weirdest, coolest, cheesiest, most bizarre, goriest pre-code comic books printed in its entirety. Voodoo features beyond good taste, sexy Good Girl art, and old school horror art by the master Matt Baker and his associates from the infamous group, the Iger Shop! The final volume of a series collecting all 19 issues.
Haunted Love is the unholy spawn of “Haunted Horror” and “Weird Love”! Read the screams of terror from these creepy critics:
“‘Haunted Love’ is an essential collection for any comic horror fan. This is horror with a heart—a beating, bloody one at that—with clear homages to the narrative construction of American horror literature, particularly H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe, in the tales of sinister romance.
“‘Haunted Love’ is a fun, dark, and devilish exploration of love within horror—a fascinating look at the social and cultural representations of 1950s America through the uncensored medium of comics.” —Big Comic Page
“This is the stuff that made people burn comics in the ‘50s. This is the good stuff!” —Comic Wow
The Chillling Archives of Horror Comics first gave the world the book “Zombies”! Now, by popular dead-mand we present more never before assembled terrifying tales of the walking dead! Dug from graves these are grisly, gory, gruesome Pre-Code comic books stories that rotted kids’ minds in the ’50s and were condemned by the Senate! The most deft and depraved artists of the time serve up these spine-chilling horrors! Read “An Army of Walking Dead”, “The Zombie Disciple”, “The Fleshless Ones”, “Dial C for Corpse”! If you dare devour, “The Corpse That Prowled by Night”, “The Dead are Never Lonely”, “Born in the Grave”, “Zombie Vengence”, and much morbid more.
This new volume includes Pre-Code classics like “They Couldn’t Die!”, “Torture Travelogue”, “Vanishing Cadavers”, “Voodoo Canvas”, “Good Bye World!”, “Satan’s Plaything”, “Blood Revenge”, and “Skulls of Doom!”
The publisher Fiction House was infamous for what anti-comics crusader Dr. Fredric Wertham called “headlight comics,” i.e. comics featuring the ample female bosom. The Pre-Code publisher used their buxom heroines to star in jungle comics, science fiction tales, and scary GHOST STORIES! The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics series curates the sexiest and scariest of these poltergeist-infused Good Girl Art comics in a pulse-pounding tome, Ghosts and Girls! Your hair will stand on end and at the same time your toes will curl! Featuring faithfully reprinted original art from these 1940s and 1950s by brilliant masters Matt Baker, Maurice Whitman, and more, don’t miss this must-have, large format collection edited by comics historian and filmmaker Michael Price, with its lovingly restored comics.
Howard Nostrand’s brilliant horror comics art was done during the height of the criticism against comics that resulted in government investigations and the Comics Code. Nostrand’s style was an incredibly skilled, perfect mashup of the EC artists Wally Wood and Jack Davis. Nostrand assisted Bob Powell (the subject of the popular book Bob Powell’s Terror), but these comics are pure Nostrand, the very best of his fearsome comics! Like Powell, Nostrand could be as innovative as Will Eisner, another influence on the artist.
Featuring five stories painstakingly reproduced from rare, original art, Nostrand’s Nightmares includes a profusely illustrated Introduction by Eisner-winner Craig Yoe.
Jack Cole is widely acclaimed for his brilliant work on his creation, the superhero Plastic Man. But he didn’t just stretch people’s imaginations, he also frightened them out of their wits! Cole’s comics in this genre were some of the most grisly, horrifying, gut-wrenching art and stories in the history of comics! In Jack Cole’s Deadly Horror you’ll read comic stories from the 1950s with titles like “Orgy of Death,” “Hangman’s Horror,” “The Corpse That Wouldn’t Die,” “The Killer From Saturn,” “Goddess of Murder,” “Monster of the Mist,” “Dance of Death,” “The Man Who Died Twice,” “The Strangling Hands,” “Death Prowls The Streets,” “Killer From Beyond,” “A Pact With The Devil,” and many more spine-tingling tales. Introduced by Eisner Award winner and comics historian Craig Yoe with rare art and background material, this large format, full-color book is part of the acclaimed Chilling Archives of Horror Comics, which includes Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein, Bob Powell’s Terror, and Zombies! WARNING: Anti-comics crusader Dr. Fredric Wertham singled out Jack Cole art as especially harmful to impressionable minds! Jack Cole’s Deadly Horror is not recommended for the faint of heart!
Cult favorite Bob Powell was a master 1950s horror cartoonist delineating some of the most imaginative and incredibly drawn comics in the genre. His terrifying ghouls were as gruesome as his tantalizing girls were gorgeous! The introduction is by Eisner winner Craig Yoe and details Powell’s comics career with extensive and revealing quotes from a recently discovered manuscript about his work penned by Powell himself. The front matter is profusely illustrated with rare ephemera and flawless reproductions of Powell’s original art. Bob Powell’s Terror prints a generous amount of horror comics stories carefully scanned and reproduced from vintage horror-era comics, many of them quite rare and expensive — if you could find them! This beautifully designed, 148-page, library-quality, full-color hardback book is Volume 2 in The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics series. The first volume, still available, was Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein, published last Halloween to great acclaim. As with the entire line of Yoe Books, the reproduction techniques employed strive to preserve the look and feel of expensive vintage comics. Painstakingly remastered, enjoy the closest possible recreation of reading these comics when first released.