Skywald published several black and white horror magazines. We just featured art from NIGHTMARE, now it's time to take a look at some highlights from that mag's sister title, PSYCHO -- starting with a house ad announcing the title.
The front cover of PSYCHO'S debut issue is an all-time horror classic, showing some sort of ray beam peeling the flesh and bones off a helpless victim, exposing his brain! Here it is...
From Psycho #2, a lunatic laugher by Marv Wolfman and Tom Palmer.
BELOW: Psycho #3, a frankly fantastic cover by Boris Vallejo.
BELOW: Frankenstein story double-spread, script and pencils by Sean Todd.
From Psycho #3, a moody tale by Gardner Fox and Bill Everett.
BELOW: Psycho #4, demonically deft cover by Ken Kelly.
BELOW: From Psycho #4, a nice page from a story by Rich Buckler.
From Psycho #4, a scary splash by Syd Shores.
Also from Psycho #4, a story written and drawn by Bruce Jones...
From Psycho #5, a wild pin-up by BILL EVERETT...
Also from Psycho #5, a dreamy story by RALPH REESE.
With issue #6, Psycho sort of fell off a cliff. The title gave up on emulating the classy horror style popularized by the Warren magazines, and went all-out for the most lurid and sensational cover copy imaginable. Big-name artists left the book, and it languished for years until it was cancelled.