Horror comics were in their heyday in the late 1940s until the Comics Code Authority was formed in 1954, placing relentless restrictions on the publication of horror-related material. Leading up to the CCA, parents and academics took a stand against horror comics, making it difficult for kids to find these tales of terror. Thanks to the co-editorial team of Craig Yoe and Steve “Karswell” Banes, that brought you “ZOMBIES: The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics”, these classic tales of terror are being reprinted in a new bi-monthly series titled, Haunted Horrors.
Issue #1 drops on October 10th from IDW Publishg/Yoe Books, and it delivers 48 pages of Golden Age horror classics by creators such as Bernard Baily, Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Jack Cole, Jay Disbrow, C. A. Winter, and more! Below we’ve got the full story from legends Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, “Slaughter-House”. Don’t miss out on your chance to ride down a spooky nostalgia road this week with some of the best in classic horror comics.
WRITTEN BY: Various
ART BY: Various
EDITED BY: Craig Yoe, Steve Banes, Clizia Gussoni
RELEASE: October 10th, 2012
“A comic so good it’s…scary! Imagine you were a kid in the 1950s reading contraband horror comics under the bed covers by flashlight! You were devouring the very comic books you parents, your teachers and anti-comics crusader Dr. Fredric Wertham were trying to keep out of your hands! Now you can recreate that same experience, because the comics that were banned are back in actual comic-book format! The people that brought you Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein, Bob Powell’s Terror and Zombies are now producing a comic book series filled with the best of worst vintage horror comics that will rot your mind! Don’t dare miss the first issue of Haunted Horrors from the Chilling Archives of Horror Comics fiends!”