Thursday, July 28, 2016
LARRY IVIE'S MONSTERS AND HEROES NO. 1
LARRY IVIE'S MONSTERS AND HEROES
Vol. 1 No. 1
M & H Publications
Editor and Publisher: Larry Ivie
I've done a bit of talking about CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN of late, and of Larry Ivie, CoF's first editor and designer.
Larry Ivie (1936-2014) was one of fandom's earliest champions. His talents ranged from writer, to illustrator, to publisher, and just about everything in between. He was very well liked, and was more than once gracious to the point of allowing young artists to stay with him until they could get a leg up.
In 1967, Ivie decided to apply what he learned from CoF and publish his own magazine. Entitled LARRY IVIE'S MONSTERS AND HEROES, it encompassed the gamut of his interests -- monsters, super heroes, radio shows, movie serials and adventure. Produced in his recognizable fluid style, Ivie's fan magazine could be found on newsstands, which was quite an accomplishment in the days of burgeoning big-business magazine distribution.