Vintage Scares #25: 1970s Horror Comics (Part 2)

In the previous cover gallery post, I briefly went over the back story regarding the big horror comic publishers of the seventies.  Warren had the big guns with Vampirella, Eerie, and Creepy. Skywald had some gems as well with Psycho and Nightmare.  But it was Eerie Publications that totally pushed the envelope of good taste.... and boy are these comics sleazy. The art isn't as good and the quality of writing is pretty poor; however, they are entertaining as hell if you dig this sort of thing.

None of these covers contain nudity, but they are unbelievably violent.  As you look at these covers, keep in mind that the bulk of these comics were sold to children, not adults.  They're chock full of toy and candy ads obviously geared to the junior high market.  No wonder our generation is so f****d up.

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  1. I'll always remember "THE SLIMY MUMMY" , a classic gorefeast of a tale reprinted in an Australian edition of Weird! I became a trash addict that day...

  2. 'The Weird World of Eerie Publications' (Feral House, 2010) is a large (8" x 11"), handsomely produced, 'coffee table' hardbound book, the 310 pages of which cover everything you'd want to know about the Eerie outfit and its founders, schlock publisher / gun nut Myron Fass, and 'human torch' creator Carl Burgos.

    At $21.75 (not including shipping) at amazon.com, it's a great buy.

  3. AnonymousJune 20, 2011

    With all this "sex and death" imagery I'm surprised more of us didn't grow up to be necrophiles. ;)

    btw, you manage to run a better blog while ON VACATION than most bloggers do when camped at home!

  4. AnonymousJune 20, 2011

    My aunt (!!!) used to buy these for my cousin back in our teen years.Everytime I went to his house I would check out the new issues,loved the artwork and the stories.Try putting these out on a magazine rack today!

  5. AnonymousJuly 02, 2011

    aww what a letdown. i thought you were gonna post the entire contents of these. just the cover? tsk.

  6. AnonymousJuly 15, 2011

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