Thursday, May 12, 2016
SHRIEK! NO. 2 (PART 1)
Vol. 1 No. 2
Acme New Co., Inc.
Editor: "Frank N. Stein"
Picture Research: Robin Bean
The second issue of the 4-issue run of SHRIEK! promised more in the way of a departure from other movie monster magazines published during this period. As mentioned before, the magazine has more of a "slick" appearance and the articles are presented in a straightforward manner, without much of the decorative page design that is seen in other monster 'zines.
This issue also has articles that come with by-lines. There is an interview with Boris Karloff conducted by "picture researcher" Robin Bean (who I suspect to be "Frank N. Stein", SHRIEK!'s editor) and an article on DEVILS OF DARKNESS by Lyn Fairhurst, the film's writer.
With an eclectic mix of other material, SHRIEK! indicated a potential to "legitimize" the monster magazine. Too bad in lasted for only 2 more issues.