Did you have plans for this long weekend?
Yeah, those might be about to change.
Enter The Horrors of it All. This is easily one of my favourite blogs, and has been for years. It’s probably the best source of Pre-Code horror comic scans.
What does Pre-Code mean?
“Horror comics of the 1940s and early 1950s are often called ‘pre-Code’ horror in reference to the Comics Code Authority, a censoring board that was created in response to Dr. Fredric Wertham’s book Seduction of the Innocent and the subsequent public outcry against crime and horror comics. Since violent, gory and lurid content were what made pre-Code horror comics great, the stifling effect of censorship resulted in bland comics that didn’t sell. The horror comic market was dead, killed by the Code.” (from samuelsdesign.com)
Pre-Code is the good stuff. Monsters, murderers and the macabre await you in these pages. And The Horrors of it All actually provides full-page, full-story panels in all their delicious retro glory.
If you’re anything like me, you hated the chipper wholesomeness of Archie and gang, and thrived on comic blood and guts instead. This impeccably-maintained blog is worth a visit.