Tying to our horror-themed celebration of the All Hallow's Eve spirit, we look back at a turbulent time in comic history that proved to be an essential inspiration moment for many great creative minds.

With an awesome title as such, I would not be surprised if this nifty little collection published by the folks at Abrams ComicArts managed to enter the collection of more pulp horror aficionados than one might inclined to predict. And it wouldn't hurt at all that the subject matter is a perfectly delicate and intriguing topic at hand. A collection of pre-Comics Code comics ranging from horror, horror, and horror to crime, crime, and crime. And that's more diverse than you might thought. The official synopsis:

Own a piece of pop and pulp culture at thirty bucks.

The Horror! The Horror! uncovers a rare treasury of some of the most important and neglected stories in American literature—the pre-Code horror comics of the 1950s. These outrageous comic book images, censored by Congress in an infamous televised U.S. Senate subcommittee investigating juvenile delinquency in 1954, have rarely been seen since they were first published—and are revealed once again in all of their eye-popping glory. Jim Trombetta, in his commentary and informative text, provides a detailed history and context for these stories and their creators, spinning a tale of horror and government censorship as scary as the stories themselves.

Bonus DVD--Confidential File, a rare 25-minute TV show that first aired on October 9, 1955, about the "evils" of comic books and their effect on juvenile delinquency is included with the book.

Check out the cool trailer of the book for a taste of the macabre and delirious dark side of the pop culture.


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