Wednesday, January 4, 2017

MONSTERS AND HEROES NO. 4 (PART 1)


LARRY IVIE'S MONSTERS AND HEROES
Vol. 1 No. 4

March 1969
M & H Publications
Editor and Publisher: Larry Ivie
Pages: 52

M&H #4 serves up a mix of monsters, myths and super heroes, with generous helpings of each. First, the werewolf legend is covered with numerous stills from Universal and Hammer films. Editor Ivie uses the "Charlton Mad/Horror Monsters" approach by using mainly captions for the article text. Next he covers the Gods and Titans of Olympus in comic form using a unique double-line panel border.

The "Heroes" section is dedicated to a lengthy homage to Capt. Marvel and is followed by Ivie's own superhero creation, Altron Boy, in a comic strip adventure enhanced by interspersing the use of painted scenes to augment the usual pen and ink panels. Lastly, the "Creators of Imagination" section spotlights young amateur filmmakers producing 8mm and 16mm versions of their favorite adventure stars.

While this issue offers a token of monster movies, it is clear that Ivie's main interests during this period of his magazine publishing career are deeply rooted in radio, movie serial and comic book super heroes, and adventure characters. The assortment still remains entertaining.

















 
 

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