And what a gem it is! OBRAS MAESTRAS DEL TERROR -- or as close as I can figure with my knowledge of Spanish, "Masterworks of Terror" -- is a paperback of classic horror stories.
Here, I'll let David explain further:
"You can see that the front cover combines elements of both FM 3 and FM 7, while the back cover uses the layout of the back cover of FM 4. But the language is in Spanish! ... This is is collection of short horror stories by the likes of John Collier (and) Wilkie Collins ... Interestingly, although the interior therefore is mostly text (all in Spanish, of course), it is illustrated with numerous black and white photos from monster movies that were taken from the pages of early issues of Famous Monsters!If you ask me, that makes this quite a find, and a most worthy addition as yet another historical artifact in the legacy of movie monster magazines.
The book is roughly paperback sized. It was published in Argentina in 1960, only two years after FM first came out. In my own book [GATHERING HORROR - ed.], I mention that the earliest foreign reprint of Warren material that I had discovered was the Swedish version of HELP! in 1962, but this beats it by two years."
|OBRAS MAESTRAS DEL TERROR front cover.|
|FAMOUS MONSTERS #3 front cover.|
|FAMOUS MONSTERS #7 front cover.|
|OBRAS MAESTRAS DEL TERROR back cover.|
|FAMOUS MONSTERS #3 back cover.|
I'll close this post with a final thought: since the subtitle of OBRAS MAESTRAS DEL TERROR is "First Series" or "Volume One", it begs the question if there were ever any subsequent editions published?