Saturday, April 28, 2012


In the early 1970's, the Marvel Comics Group jumped headlong into the monster movie mag business by publishing a series of 'zines devoted to vampires, zombies, apes, and other bump-in-the-night types.

Distributed by Curtis Publishing, these titles made a fair run at the market using a combination of comic art stories in the fashion of Warren's CREEPY and EERIE and features covering both classic monster movies and current horror films. The fact that Marvel had a fantastic staff of artists to use for their comic stories and incidental art didn't hurt them a bit.

Below is an example of the photo features that were a part of each issue. Written by Jack Kirby biographer Mark Evanier, the article appeared in VAMPIRE TALES #1 from 1973. The cover art is by Esteban Maroto.

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