Friday, May 4, 2018
FRANKIE'S FRIDAY FUNNIES: 'THE LITTLE MONSTERS' NO. 1
THE LITTLE MONSTERS
Vol. 1 No. 1
K.K. Publications, Inc./Golden Press/Western Publishing Company
Writer: Carl Fallberg?
Artist: Joe Messerli?
Cover: Joe Messerli?
Cover Price: 12 cents
Gold Key's title, THE LITTLE MONSTERS was a cartoon comic that spoofed the 60s monster craze in a style reminiscent of Chas Addams' sardonic characters. The adventures of 'Orrible Orvie and Awful Annie first appearance was in the back pages of THE THREE STOOGES #17 (May, 1964), the cover date making their debut just before the first air date of THE ADDAMS FAMILY TV show.
The stories are light-hearted and fun to read and the title run was successful enough to last 44 issues, until February 1978.