The Pre Code Horrible Covers: Celebrating the lame attempts of horror
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3 minutes ago, TheFifthHorseman said:

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This cover literally has nothing weird spooky or supernatural going for it. A black cat? Yeah okay.

At least have some blood running down the stairs

Pretty snoozery indeed. Unless he has some kinky thing going on with that cat. It looks pretty scared.

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On 7/29/2017 at 10:03 AM, retrocomics said:

PCH fans have plenty of wonderful covers to celebrate. Let's show off the poorly excuted attempts. Everyone will agree or disagree because different strokes and all. Here's one I despise

 

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Just imagine that some where out there, tucked away in a box with some other pre-code horror books, the Mile High copy of this book is lurking.  Much like the creature on the cover.  So far this one is in first place in my book, hands down.  This is a great thread subject.

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4 hours ago, lbcolefan said:

This one is pretty lame.

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That one I have to agree with being pretty lame. Let's shove multiple creatures who aren't very menacingly looking on the cover. However, the snake circling the skyscraper on the top would become the best in the run and one of my favorites.

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50 minutes ago, retrocomics said:

That one I have to agree with being pretty lame. Let's shove multiple creatures who aren't very menacingly looking on the cover. However, the snake circling the skyscraper on the top would become the best in the run and one of my favorites.

I actually don't mind it.  I kind of like those. Kind of nightmarish. Wood and Feldstein did some great ones.

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13 minutes ago, Robot Man said:

I actually don't mind it.  I kind of like those. Kind of nightmarish. Wood and Feldstein did some great ones.

Not saying I wouldn't own any of these books. I appreciate goofy and campy covers intentionally or not. I think this one actually thought it was being seriously horrific but comes off like an eight year olds nightmare.

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On 7/30/2017 at 1:00 PM, retrocomics said:

Here's another nominee of crud. Just seems shady to me. Creepy uncle, anyone?

 

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See, I consider this one one of the classics.  But I will grant that you pretty much have to know at least a bit about Rondo Hatton to properly appreciate it.

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7 hours ago, comicnoir said:

I do too. Actually I like her sweater puppies.

Sweater puppies can make any cover better, I agree.

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3 minutes ago, Scrooge said:

Atlas is not immune to the issue. Here's one goofy menace right up. Not scary in the least -

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I always found it humourous that lizard has its own set of keys.

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7 minutes ago, Jayman said:

This ones pretty lame in the scare dept. even the girl's face seems to be going "meh".

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Ever notice how that candle looks like a weiner? On fire? Women power large and in charge.

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