Saturday, June 30, 2018

MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES NO. 2 (PART 1)


MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES
Vol. 1 No. 2
August 1974
Magazine Management Co. (Marvel Comics)
Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
West Coast Editor: Jim Harmon
East Coast Editor: Tony Isabella
Art Director: John Romita
Cover: Bob Larkin
Pages: 84
Cover price: $1.00

Marvel Comics did not turn their backs on monsters by any means. In the 70's, they created or re-introduced monster main comic book characters such as Werewolf By Night, Monster of Frankenstein, Man-Thing, Tomb of Dracula, Morbius the Vampire, The Living Mummy, and others. Then they pulled off a bit of the unexpected when they published their own monster movie 'zine.

Thus was born MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES, and it was a pretty good addition to the rest of the monster 'zines on the newsstand racks of the day. With help from FANTASTIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES alumnus Ron Haydock, teenage monster movie maker turned pro, Don Glut and Marvel top shelf writer Chris Claremont, MOM is a solid entry into the canon. Nicely designed by Marcia Gloster, this issue contains interviews with Boris Karloff and Robert "Count Yorga" Quarry, several articles on Frankenstein films, a review of Chris Lee in THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA, and a mix of different departments, news, and reviews.

Ahh, the days when magazines were only a buck!

More MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES, including issue #1 is HERE.






























Friday, June 29, 2018

JULES VERNE'S MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (DELL COMICS)


JULES VERNE'S MYSTERIOUS ISLAND
No. 1213 (One shot)
November 1961
Dell Publishing Co.
Cover: Photo cover
Pages: 36
Cover Price: 15 cents

This is one of my favorite fantasy films! High adventure and giant monsters and Captain Nemo, oh my! Freely adapted from Jules Verne's novel, the addition of Harryhausen's oversized chicken, crab, bees, etc. did much for the visuals of the movie.

This is the comics adaptation of the film. Tom Gill did the pencils and inks, and later-to-be Marvel artists assisted with inking the backgrounds. Set sail for the Mysterious Island!




































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