Halloween: horror comics, fiendish ads and petrifying posters!

Come celebrate Halloween with TVTA as we dig out our Don Post masks and get stuck into some fiendish meat snacks while perusing some ghastly comic covers, posters and ads!

France. Pif Gadget reprint. 1976. Extrait de l'album

France. Pif Gadget reprint. 1976. Extrait de l’album “100 ans d’affiches de la magie.” Copyright Darien House et Henri Veyrier.

US. Star Wars comic 14. 1978.

US. Star Wars comic 14. 1978.

US. Jonah Hex 8. 1978.

US. Jonah Hex 8. 1978.

US. Starlog. 1980.

US. Starlog. 1980.

US. Starlog. 1980.

US. Starlog. 1980.

US. House of Mystery. Cover by Joe Kubert. 1982.

US. House of Mystery. Cover by Joe Kubert. 1982.

US. Baron Weirwulfs Haunted Library. Cover by Don Newton.

US. Baron Weirwulfs Haunted Library. Cover by Don Newton. 1975.

US. The Unexpected. By Lee Elias and Bill Dennehy. 1972.

US. The Unexpected. By Lee Elias and Bill Dennehy. 1972.

US. The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves. Cover by Steve Dikto. 1969.

US. The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves. Cover by Steve Dikto. 1969.

UK. The Flintstones and Friends. 1988.

UK. The Flintstones and Friends. 1988.

France. Scop #5. 1977.

France. Scop #5. 1977.

UK. Count Duckula. 1989.

UK. Count Duckula #14. 1989.

US. The Unexpected. 1972.

US. The Unexpected. 1972.

UK. 2000 AD Monthly #77. 1992.

UK. 2000 AD Monthly #77. 1992.

Japan. Beetlejuice Chirashi poster.

Japan. Beetlejuice Chirashi poster.

Godzilla front Post

Japan. Godzilla chirashi movie poster.

Shocker poster from The Phantom comic 1989. US.

Shocker poster from The Phantom comic 1989. US.

Poster Des loups et des Hommes from PIf Gadget. France.

Poster Des loups et des Hommes from PIf Gadget. France.

Non-toy ad Tuesday: The gift of the cat… TDK, Smarties, Slim Jim and Kiri

Most cats offer captured mice, birds or other small creatures as gifts for their owners. But not Wooof, our office cat. Wooof recently came back up from the basement with no less than twelve vintage adverts clutched between his teeth. Thanks Wooof! We’ve been running short of material for our Non-toy ad Tuesday segment for weeks. Go take the afternoon off and hang out with your mates at the cool cat bar or wherever it is you crazy kids go to these days.

Twelve ads… unfortunately three of these had teeth marks and cat saliva all over them and were deemed by our quality control as ‘gross’. Another two ads were stuck together with bubblegum, another had holes cut out to make an improvised mask, and another was home to a family of woodlice. That left only five ads suitable-ish for publication. So, please, enjoy these five ads from the basement. They’re cool, they’re 70s, they’re 80s. They’ve been in a cat’s mouth.

UK. Kerrang! 1985.

UK. Kerrang! 1985.

France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

France. Pif Gadget. 1985.

France. Pif Gadget. 1985.

US. Star Wars. 1978.

US. Star Wars. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

France. Pif Gadget. 1977.