Tuesday, March 01, 2016

More classic horror comics back in print

British company PS Publishing is adding two new volumes to its wide range of books that reprint American pre-code horror comics. Now in the public domain, the strips that were once accused of corrupting morals (but really didn't) are back on the shelves in limited edition hardback collectors volumes. Here's the PR for the latest editions...


Journey Into Fear - Volume One.
You wanna snapshot of this baby? Check out these two tales.

A woman convinces her lover to kill her rich husband. The lover does so by blowing the husband's head off with a gun. After the wife and her lover get married and cash in on the dead man's insurance, the headless corpse of the husband comes back from the dead looking for a new head (‘Your Head For Mine’ -- like, what would YOU call it?!)

Why hasn’t this stuff been shortlisted for a Pulitzer! And, as if that were not quite enough:

Lorna is trained to hate men. She finds a witchcraft book. She begins a crusade of turning men into worms and squishing them. She accidentally squishes the man she loves. She takes poison, as worms come out of the walls to revenge themselves (‘Crawling Evil’).

(Hey, should I have included spoiler alerts there?) Wonderful!

About Journey Into Fear - Volume One...
Due to be published for April 2016, this first volume brings together May 1951 to May 1952 issues 1-7.

Now available for pre-order!

Limited to just 2000 copies and split across two editions, this book is available to order through http://www.ps-publishing.co.uk

Here’s another forgotten or bypassed old comicbook in the great tradition of the likes of EC Comics and the PS multiple-volume library of Harvey’s horror line-up, featuring a dizzying bevy of gnarled and twisted tales of post-death revenge and retribution. The first seven issues (and more animated corpses than you could shake a stick at) are presented to you for just a tiny fraction of what you would expect to pay for a mint-condition version of just one copy the actual comic . . . and this intoxicating first volume is in hardcover.

Features the artwork of Sheldon Moldoff, George Evans, Bernard Baily, Bob Powell and Leonard Frank.

About This Magazine Is Haunted - Volume One...
Due to be published for April 2016, this first volume brings together October 1951 to October 1952 issues 1-7.

Now available for pre-order!

Limited to just 2000 copies and split across two editions, this book is available to order through http://www.ps-publishing.co.uk

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