I love a good pre-code horror comic book, and one of my favorites is the St. John Publishing’s 3-D HOUSE OF TERROR published circa 1953 featuring the fantastic art of Joe Kubert who did the first story called “Picture of Evil” with an amazing 3-D splash page that is one of the greatest examples of 3D I have ever seen. It pops right off the page!
I bought some Eclipse comics Seduction of the Innocent 3-D issues 1 and 2 a few years back which came with a pair of “3D glasses” and I was not impressed with the 3-D at all. After a short while it kind of gave me a headache and I couldn’t enjoy the stories as much as I wanted to.
Well, a few days ago I got the MR. MONSTER 3-D comic book from Eclipse and discovered something profound with 3-D that I never realized before!
So I made a video about it, would you like to see it? Well here it is!
We’ve launched the Haunted Thrills Zazzle store featuring a variety of pre-code horror and sci-fi comics available on t-shirts, playing cards, puzzles, magnets, lunch boxes and more! A few GHOST CLINIC items to boot!
I’ll be adding dozens of other designs in the next few weeks.
Check it out…if you dare!
Dig that Jack Cole “The Man Who Died Twice” lunchbox and the Haunted Thrills playing cards…very ghoul. The “Horror from the Tomb” puzzle is frightfully fun and small enough to assemble during those long road trips!
And remember, Zazzle always has sales going on so you can save $$$ on the creepy collectibles you desire…
All SCI-FI and HORROR pre-code Comic Books Ever Published: PART TWO.
Welcome to the second part of our series on every HORROR and SCI-FI precode Comic Book Ever Published.
In part one we covered all titles from ACE to EC Comics, now we focus on comics from F thru Z starting with the excellent FAWCETT and ending with the awesome ZIFF-DAVIS.
Herein we present the data of who, what, when, and how many are indispensible for the pre-code comic book collector. During the pre-code horror/sci-fi period, approximately 1,370 issues from 110 titles were published.
With many thanks to the great FOUR COLOR FEAR, a fantastic reference book about pre-code horror and sci-fi comic books that helped me a lot in the making of my documentary HAUNTED THRILLS, free to view on the channels.
#horror #horrorcomics #comicbooks #goldenagecomics
Mike Lyddon’s pre-code horror comic book documentary HAUNTED THRILLS will be showing SATURDAY, May 21st at MEGACON in Orlando, Fl as part of the film festival.
This amazing event will feature comic artist guests including FRANK MILLER, Marc Silvestri, Adam Kubert, and many others.
Celebrity guests include JOHN CLEESE, Gina Carano, Nathan Fillon, Brendan Fraser, Elijah Wood and more.
MEGACON runs from May 19th thru the 22nd at the Orange County Convention Center.
For more info, please visit https://fanexpohq.com/megaconorlando/
and the festival page http://thehalloweenhorrorpictureshow.com/
WITCH TALES (Cuentos de la Bruja) is LIVE on Amazon.
Mike T. Lyddon’s homage to pre-code horror comic books “Witch Tales” aka “Cuentos de la Bruja” is Presented in original Spanish language with English subtitles.
On Halloween night, a charming and seductive witch introduces macabre tales of terror based upon pre-code horror comics in the vein of Tales from the Crypt.
“WITCH TALES is an enjoyable romp” – RUE MORGUE
“Lyddon knows how to tell a FRIGHT-FARE story well” – Ghastly Grinning
“SPOOKY and DISGUSTING” – House of Tortured Souls
“EFFECTIVELY GROSS EFFECTS” – Voices from the Balcony
“…a great anthology horror film that doesn’t hold back on the gore..” – Ciao Handy Films
#horrormovies #indiefilm #horrorcomedy #horroranthology
HAUNTED THRILLS will be screened at FEAR FAIRE May 13 – 14, 2022 at the Rio Hotel and Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. Mike Lyddon’s documentary featurette on pre-code horror comic books from the 1950s will be playing in the film festival part of Fear Faire which is a horror convention of independent music, film, and art. It will feature live music including members of the original Oingo Boingo, make up effects demos, freakshow, costume contest, and more. Many thanks to the festival officials for selecting HAUNTED THRILLS to be part of the event.
HAUNTED THRILLS Archive Video Part Two: Pre-Code HORROR COMICS Master Everett Raymond Kinstler
Doing art for Avon, Ziff Davis, Western Printing in the 1950s.
Unedited archive video of my interview with pre-code horror comics master and illustrator Everett Raymond Kinstler.