Tuesday, February 11, 2014
EARLY MONSTER 'ZINES ON EBAY
Current bids on a group of early monster magazines on eBay range from $32 to $200. After the first issue of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND was published in February of 1958, it wasn't long before the competition sprang up, sensing that this team of Warren/Ackerman were on to something big.
MONSTER PARADE hit the stands in September, and in October, a close copy of FM (including its title) called WORLD FAMOUS CREATURES appeared. Both titles succumbed after only 4 issues. It wouldn't be until January 1962, with the publication of CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN, that there would be another monster magazine with any notoriety.