Thursday, May 26, 2022

CRACKED MONSTER PARTY NO. 23 (PART 1)


CRACKED MONSTER PARTY
No. 23
Spring, 1994
Publisher: Globe Communications
Editors: Lou Silverstone; Andy Simmons
Cover art: Jeff Wong
Pages: 52
Cover price: $1.75

Headlining another issue of CRACKED monster mirth is a parody of the film, ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES with a script by Steve Strangio and art by Walter Brogan (who has a bit of Drucker's influence). The late, great John Severin provides a spoof of Montgomery Ward catalog (remember those doorstops?) with monsters. "The Screamers" are photo funnies (à la MONSTERS TO LAUGH WITH). Lots more to laugh at here. Much of the issue is reprints, but still, if you like monster humor, this one's pretty good

NOTE: Part 2 of this issue will be posted tomorrow after FRANKIE'S FRIDAY FUNNIES!























Tuesday, May 24, 2022

TOMB OF DRACULA MAGAZINE (PART 1)


THE TOMB OF DRACULA
Vol. 1, No. 1
October, 1979
Marvel Comics Group (Cadence Industries)
Editor: Jim Shooter
Cover: Bob Larkin
Pages: 68
Cover price: $1.25

In an effort to expand on their success with THE TOMB OF DRACULA comic books series, Marvel published this full-sized magazine. The comic story in this issue is scripted by Marv Wolfman and with pencils and inks by Gene Colan and Bob McCleod respectively. The rest of the content are text articles on Frank Langella's version of DRACULA, LOVE AT FIRST BITE, and the first part of Tom Roger's series, "Legend: According to the Movies, How to Find and Destroy a Vampire". There were five more issues of the ToD magazine, so Mr. Rogers apparently didn't find and destroy all of them.