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Collecting Monsters => Memorable Memorabilia => Topic started by: JMichaelRoddy on July 10, 2009, 07:22:51 PM

Title: Monster Comics
Post by: JMichaelRoddy on July 10, 2009, 07:22:51 PM
Anyone here a fan of the Horror Comics? Not specifically EC, but the House of Secrets/The Witching Hour? I also always loved a good adaptation of the classics. (http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s56/amity8/screen1.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: hammerfan on July 10, 2009, 10:05:57 PM
i always liked the Phantom Stranger from DC
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: The Creeper on July 10, 2009, 11:21:21 PM
I always liked House of Secrets, House of Mystery, Tomb of Dracula, Werewolf by Night. 
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: CreepysFan on July 11, 2009, 12:21:00 AM
   Horror comics were the start and the center of my monster collecting.  They are my life's obsession.  My horror comics and Warren magazines would be the first things grabbed in case of emergency.  The Warren magazines were always my favorites.  House of Secrets was my favorite DC comic.  Also liked from DC House of Mystery, Witching Hour, The Demon, Ghosts, Secrets of Haunted House, Secrets of Sinister House, Weird Mystery, and Unexpected.   From Marvel I read  Beware, Tomb of Darkness, Crypt of Shadows, Monsters on the Prowl, Where Creatures Roam, Man-Thing, and Where Monsters Dwell.   Gold Key's Boris Karloff and Harvey's Wendy.   So I would have to say an obsessive YES...I am a fan of Horror comics.   ;D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Creature Features on July 12, 2009, 07:52:13 AM
Marvel Horror Comics:

Tomb Of Dracula
Werewolf By Night
Man-Thing
Ghost Rider

DC Horror Comics:

Swamp Thing (Wein & Wrightson)
House Of Mystery
The Witching Hour

Miscellaneous Horror Comics:

Vampirella (Warren)
Twisted Tales (Pacific Comics)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: BaronLatos35 on July 12, 2009, 09:59:10 AM
Big fan of comics in general, as far as Horror comics, they were a staple of my youth.

Horror comics past and present in my collection:

- House of Mystery (especially the I...Vampire series)
- The Witching Hour

- Tomb of Dracula
- Ghost Rider

- Vampirella
- Bite Club
- Blade
- Anita Blake
- Any other misc. Horror that I find or is new.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: michblk on July 12, 2009, 10:35:21 AM
I have some of the Dell Comics that did the Unimonsters and the later released Dark Horse.

BK
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: neonnoodle on July 12, 2009, 11:10:53 AM
I love DC's The Witching Hour and Ghosts, especially!  Fun titles in the 70's.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Bogey on July 12, 2009, 11:32:17 AM
I always  enjoyed the Weird War Tales :

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/weird-war-tales/15-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on July 12, 2009, 02:28:56 PM
I really like em but not as much as I did even 10 years ago.
Currently I have about 30 reprint issues of EC horror.
DC Showcase HOM 2 and 3.
A dozen issues of Weird,Tales of the Tomb.
Dick Briefer Frankenstein reprint.
I wish I could afford a ton more of the reprint stuff since the originals are HTF and sometimes $.
The fact that they are B/W does not detract from them at all IMO.
So much cool stuff so little $.
Stupid mortgage.  >:( DOH!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on July 12, 2009, 02:32:24 PM
BTW.
 Has anyone bought this? Possibly my next comic purchase. Army guys and dinosaurs. Sweeet!
http://www.amazon.com/Showcase-Presents-That-Time-Forgot/dp/1401212530/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247426979&sr=1-15 (http://www.amazon.com/Showcase-Presents-That-Time-Forgot/dp/1401212530/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247426979&sr=1-15)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on July 12, 2009, 04:02:28 PM
All I have now is a few Vampirella things, but had a handful of Warren & Marvel horror comic magazines. I also enjoyed other Marvel (Where Monsters Dwell), DC (House of Mystery) & a slew of Gold Key comics (Boris Karloff, Ripley's True Ghost Stories, UFO...if I recall the titles correctly).

I don't collect comic books per se, unless you count MAD & comic strip books, but I have great memories, & I still love to read them.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: cyberschizoid on July 12, 2009, 06:16:16 PM
I used to buy the DC horror comics when I was a kid but I think my favourites were the Charlton horror comics of the 70's!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Type3Toys on July 12, 2009, 06:28:51 PM
As a kid, Werewolf By Night, Tomb Of Dracula and Monster Of Frankenstein were "must read" books. I loved Mike Ploog and Gene Colan as the artists of these books. I recently found an adaptation of the original King Kong released in the 90's and the entire adaptation set of the Coppala version of Bram Stokers Dracula in comic book form in a collectable store. For you folks who mentioned WWBN and Ghost Rider, here is a pic of some customs I did of WWBN, GR and Morbius.



(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y256/Type3Toys/IMGP0938.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wich2 on July 12, 2009, 10:20:42 PM
Yep, Cyber - THAT's the stuff! Charton horror comics.

(http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/1723/400/1723_4_0062.jpg)


Yes, rushed, printed badly, and spottily distributed; but with some real gems there by folks like Tom Sutton, Pat Boyette, Steve Ditko, Wayne Howard, Mike Zeck, Joe Staton, and Nick Cuti.

With a Grit not found in DC and Marvel's stuff of the time.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Scatter on July 12, 2009, 10:22:41 PM
   Horror comics were the start and the center of my monster collecting.  They are my life's obsession.  My horror comics and Warren magazines would be the first things grabbed in case of emergency. 

Leaving poor Karen to fend for herself then, are we?? ;D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Barlow on August 03, 2009, 02:46:09 AM
Type3Toys, those customs are freaking incredible!!!! Great work!  :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: cyberschizoid on August 11, 2009, 07:22:02 AM
Yep, Cyber - THAT's the stuff! Charton horror comics.

([url]http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/1723/400/1723_4_0062.jpg[/url])


Yes, rushed, printed badly, and spottily distributed; but with some real gems there by folks like Tom Sutton, Pat Boyette, Steve Ditko, Wayne Howard, Mike Zeck, Joe Staton, and Nick Cuti.

With a Grit not found in DC and Marvel's stuff of the time.


Totally! I loved the artwork as it seemed more original than that in the DC horror comics of the time...more experimental and less disciplined perhaps?
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wich2 on August 11, 2009, 08:49:40 AM
Yep, cyber.

Great guys like Joe Staton, Pat Boyette, Jim Aparo, Wayne Howard, Steve Ditko, & Tom Sutton were paid less than by the majors - but also, interfered with less.

-Craig
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: CreepysFan on August 11, 2009, 11:42:21 AM
Leaving poor Karen to fend for herself then, are we?? ;D
   
No Scatter if I know Karen, she'll be grabbing the three cats.  I'll let no harm come to my beloved.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: CreepysFan on August 11, 2009, 11:47:12 AM
 Not vintage, but another really good horror type comic is ' Lenore '.  A bit of gore, but some humour as well.  Vampires, zombies, weird creatures, but the stories can be a bit twisted (a good thing).
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Jscareshock on August 11, 2009, 07:35:43 PM
Mike, I am a big fan of the old horror comics.  I remember as a kid discovering Bernie Wrightson and the rest.  I used to grab my comics every Thursday morning.  The horror comics came with me into the woods where I sat under a tree and read them.

LAter, when it was dark, my friends and I would gather behind my one friend's garage (he lived on a back street near the woods) and we would tell scary stories based on the comics we'd read.

Oh those glorious summer days and great mosnter comics!  thank you for bringing back those memories.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 24, 2009, 05:36:23 AM
I'm a fan of......
 
Tomb of Dracula, Vault of Evil,
FEAR, Chamber of Chills, Beware!
IT!
Werewolf by Night, Tomb of Darkness,
The Witching Hour, The Mummy, Golem,
Dracula's Castle......and their still a big part of my collection. Where I live, Horror comics are very common.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: jimm on May 02, 2014, 11:24:50 AM
How the heck did I miss this one?? Love Corben's work...



(http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/600/25/25064.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on May 02, 2014, 12:07:53 PM
How the heck did I miss this one?? Love Corben's work...



([url]http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/600/25/25064.jpg[/url])


I just 'gagged' at the price .. $3.99 for a comic!!!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on May 02, 2014, 12:09:15 PM
Later, when it was dark, my friends and I would gather behind my one friend's garage (he lived on a back street near the woods) and we would tell scary stories based on the comics we'd read.

A back street near the woods? There's no better place to live in my book.

 :)

What town was this?

 ???
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 02, 2014, 02:21:02 PM
I just 'gagged' at the price .. $3.99 for a comic!!!
Someone hasn't bought comics in a while...

I agree, though. Compared to most things comics don't give you much for your money compared to the past. They are very expensive, much smaller, and have more ads (which aren't nearly as fun as the old ads).

Thankfully I have most of the comics/mags I want, but if I were starting a collection on a budget today I would buy older comics in lots off evilBay. Way more bang for the buck.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: jimm on May 02, 2014, 02:38:07 PM
I'm very selective these days, mostly vintage trades and the occasional comic with a favorite artist. Usually a dark horse comic
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 02, 2014, 02:46:11 PM
I'm very selective these days, mostly vintage trades and the occasional comic with a favorite artist. Usually a dark horse comic
The few new comics I buy these days are mostly Dark Horse. The Conan titles, Buffyverse stuff, and of course Creepy and Eerie. I also get pre-code reprint stuff like Haunted Horror and the occasional odd horror offering like the recent Corben comics. That's about it. My passion lies with the Silver/Bronze Horror (which I have most of), and the pre-code horror (which I can't afford  :laugh:).
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on May 02, 2014, 05:47:35 PM
The only comics I buy these days are the Pre-Code reprint libraries when I can get them cheap. Give me a bomber or two of good craft brew and a volume of these and I can get lost for hours. Here are some of them. Anyone that has a fave cover especially of the Pre-Code stuff should post them here.

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp47/WickedLester666/IMG_0697_zpsa74390f3.jpg)


(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp47/WickedLester666/IMG_0694_zpscfaa7eca.jpg)

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp47/WickedLester666/IMG_0703_zpscffcadcb.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: BaronLatos35 on May 02, 2014, 08:26:20 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5063/5585426135_a7d962b404_b.jpg)

I posted these a couple years ago in the Comics thread, but this run captured my 10 year old mind.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: jimm on May 02, 2014, 09:51:10 PM
I need to duplicate that library of hardcovers...
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: tv horror on May 02, 2014, 10:06:38 PM
Why not ask L?ester if you could dust his books,l'm sure he will fall for that after all everybody knows he has sawdust for brains. I'm partial  to Colan's Dracula myself.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: haveapotato on May 03, 2014, 10:43:22 AM
Huge horror comic fan here. I have to say, to me, ECs are the ultimate, nothing else can quite compare. The artwork and writing is just on a slightly higher level than any of their competitors. Still, some of the less well known 50s publishers like Avon, St John, Harvey, Comic Media (these ones had amazing Don Heck portrait covers) etc. are better than anything you're likely to find at a comic shop today.

Like Wicked Lester, these days I mostly restrict myself to reprint collections (times are tough, and prices have exploded on GA horror over the last few years), but I will occasionally grab a low-mid grade comic or two at the right price.

After the code, my interest in mainstream comics dwindles rapidly, but I loved some of DC's bronze age Gothic horror/romance titles as well, Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love, Secrets of Sinister House were the titles, great artwork from some of the greats. Later on, Alan Moore's Swamp Thing with Stephen Bisette/John Totleben artwork really opened up my eyes about what a horror comic could be. I was an 80s kid and this was one of the first comics I fell in love with, and later on one of the first comics i rediscovered after getting back into comics as an adult.

I'd like to familiarize myself more with the 70s horror comic magazines, Warren, Eerie Pubs etc, that stuff seems cool, but I'm pretty ignorant about most of it. It's pretty cheap to collect, which is a big plus. Also interested in some of the underground horror comics of the 70s. I have a well-worn copy of Two-Fisted Zombies by Rick and Tom Veitch, and it's great, would like to find more of that stuff.

Here's a quick snapshot of some of my horror comics with cool covers. Myself and others have posted more photos over in the Hepcat's comic thread.

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Tomnoddy/Mobile%20Uploads/photo_zps4b144899.jpg)

[img]
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: haveapotato on May 03, 2014, 10:49:05 AM
Huge horror comic fan here. I have to say, to me, ECs are the ultimate, nothing else can quite compare. The artwork and writing is just on a slightly higher level than any of their competitors. Still, some of the less well known 50s publishers like Avon, St John, Harvey, Comic Media (these ones had amazing Don Heck portrait covers) etc. are better than anything you're likely to find at a comic shop today.

Like Wicked Lester, these days I mostly restrict myself to reprint collections (times are tough, and prices have exploded on GA horror over the last few years), but I will occasionally grab a low-mid grade comic or two at the right price.

After the code, my interest in mainstream comics dwindles rapidly, but I loved some of DC's bronze age Gothic horror/romance titles as well, Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love, Secrets of Sinister House were the titles, great artwork from some of the greats. Later on, Alan Moore's Swamp Thing with Stephen Bisette/John Totleben artwork really opened up my eyes about what a horror comic could be. I was an 80s kid and this was one of the first comics I fell in love with, and later on one of the first comics i rediscovered after getting back into comics as an adult. Also have to mention Kirby's Etrigan the Demon! Not straight horror, but what an awesome character! Had the full run of that book years ago. Think I may have sold it.

I'd like to familiarize myself more with the 70s horror comic magazines, Warren, Eerie Pubs etc, that stuff seems cool, but I'm pretty ignorant about most of it. It's pretty cheap to collect, which is a big plus. Also interested in some of the underground horror comics of the 70s. I have a well-worn copy of Two-Fisted Zombies by Rick and Tom Veitch, and it's great, would like to find more of that stuff.

Here's a quick snapshot of some of my horror comics with cool covers. Myself and others have posted more photos over in the Hepcat's comic thread.

([url]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Tomnoddy/Mobile%20Uploads/photo_zps4b144899.jpg[/url])

[img]
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: tv horror on May 03, 2014, 04:25:33 PM
I really like the Unseen cover, can you imagine seeing that on the counter as a child oh to be around in the 50"s.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on May 08, 2014, 07:06:46 PM
Instead of starting a new thread I thought I would just toss this in here. Pre-Order for a long time coming of Eerie Pubs reprints from IDW. If this is anything like their other horror volumes this should be pretty cool.

http://www.amazon.com/Worst-Eerie-Publications-Mike-Howlett/dp/1631401149/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399593531&sr=1-2&keywords=eerie+publications (http://www.amazon.com/Worst-Eerie-Publications-Mike-Howlett/dp/1631401149/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399593531&sr=1-2&keywords=eerie+publications)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/14025584843_1d43fe70e3_c.jpg)

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: tv horror on May 08, 2014, 07:14:48 PM
Yes these are a nice set of books, very eye catching oops I should be more sensitive the poor ghoul only has one eye someone must have caught it ouch again.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: cyberschizoid on May 19, 2014, 03:14:04 AM
Yep, Cyber - THAT's the stuff! Charton horror comics.

([url]http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/1723/400/1723_4_0062.jpg[/url])


Yes, rushed, printed badly, and spottily distributed; but with some real gems there by folks like Tom Sutton, Pat Boyette, Steve Ditko, Wayne Howard, Mike Zeck, Joe Staton, and Nick Cuti.

With a Grit not found in DC and Marvel's stuff of the time.


Yes, the artwork seemed a lot more stylised and unique in the Charlton horror comics!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: RedKing on May 20, 2014, 06:52:46 AM
I LOVE Charlton's horror comics! Those are the comics I grew up with. As a kid I was MUCH more interested in these comics than Marvel and DCs superheroes!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on May 27, 2014, 08:50:22 AM
Here are scans of my two copies of Tales from the Crypt:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/TalesfromtheCrypt32.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/TalesfromtheCrypt36.jpg)

 hmjfym
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Dr.Terror on May 27, 2014, 02:06:23 PM
Instead of starting a new thread I thought I would just toss this in here. Pre-Order for a long time coming of Eerie Pubs reprints from IDW. If this is anything like their other horror volumes this should be pretty cool.

[url]http://www.amazon.com/Worst-Eerie-Publications-Mike-Howlett/dp/1631401149/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399593531&sr=1-2&keywords=eerie+publications[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.com/Worst-Eerie-Publications-Mike-Howlett/dp/1631401149/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399593531&sr=1-2&keywords=eerie+publications[/url])

([url]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/14025584843_1d43fe70e3_c.jpg[/url])


.


Awesome, thanks for posting that. I had no clue about this one.   It's been a nightmare, and a small fortune keeping up with all the PS artbooks stuff etc..   I'm actually expecting a few today.  BCM Vol 4 and Weird Mysteries Vol 2.  I also have the Wally Wood Eerie, and Kirby books on the way.  Just amazing stuff.

The werewolf in the story is generic, but the cover is amazing.  A+C version no less.

(https://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/n_iv/600/754895.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 28, 2014, 08:56:42 PM
I LOVE Charlton's horror comics! Those are the comics I grew up with. As a kid I was MUCH more interested in these comics than Marvel and DCs superheroes!
There is a lot to love in Charlton Comics- Steve Ditko, Nick Cuti, Joe Staton, Wayne Howard, and many more...plus the freedom to do what they wanted. Those books remind me of cool fanzines. I wouldn't take anything for my Gorgo and Konga runs.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on May 30, 2014, 09:42:48 AM
Here's a scan of another one of my oldest horror comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/StrangeWorlds7.jpg)

 hmjfym

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on May 30, 2014, 02:16:27 PM
Here's a scan of another one of my oldest horror comics:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/StrangeWorlds7.jpg[/url])

 hmjfym


So that's where Scatter got to ...  ;D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on May 30, 2014, 11:30:11 PM
I'm a big Marvel horror fan (tomb of dracula, Morbius, Werewolf by night, Son of Satan, Man-thing, Simon Garth Zombie, Living Mummy, Ghost Rider).

But in terms of contemporary books, I'm intrigued by DC's Justice League Dark. I'm not as familiar with DC's supernatural/horror titles, but I picked up a couple of JLD collected editions and they look promising.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: tv horror on May 31, 2014, 09:32:38 AM
You should try the DC showcase set of books although they are in black and white some of the artwork is breathtaking. Some of the titles are House of secrets, House of mystery, Ghosts and the Witching hour I can highly recommend these books.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on May 31, 2014, 01:29:15 PM
Thanks tv horror! I look into that.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 31, 2014, 01:40:39 PM
Good deals are still to be had on evilBay if you are patient, don't mind mid-grade books, and don't mind some duplicates to sell off. When I was putting together my House Of Mystery and House Of Secrets runs a few months ago I got some really good deals on nice early issues by bidding low on lots (I only collect the mystery titles after Joe Orlando took over). Most are in the VG-FN range with some in the VF range strictly graded, no junk. I got most of them for around 1/3 guide when it all averaged out. In some cases that's less than the cover price for new comics. I really appreciate reading an original comic with all the original ads, letters, and editorials. And the smell of that old comic newsprint is like the finest perfume. I have a few reprint books, but I greatly prefer the real deal, especially as cheap as some of those big auction lots go for.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on June 02, 2014, 09:47:35 AM
Here are scans of five of my Gorgo comics:

2

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Gorgo2.jpg)

6

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-05-201375713PM_zps21a374ee.jpg)

10

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-05-201375721PM_zps8436e693.jpg)

11

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-05-201375739PM_zps71bc7568.jpg)

14

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Gorgo14.jpg)

 cl:)

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on June 02, 2014, 02:13:42 PM
I love Gorgo .. great artwork.  I like the first comic 'Return of Gorgo' the best of the above scans.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on June 06, 2014, 09:13:05 AM
Well then here are scans of four more:

15

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Gorgo15.jpg)

17

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Gorgo17Bethlehem.jpg)

19

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-05-201375743PM_zps7bdbed25.jpg)

23

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-05-201375748PM_zps1cb9d24c.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on June 17, 2014, 09:35:05 AM
Charlton ran Gorgo's Revenge/Return of Gorgo concurrently with the Gorgo title in the 1962-64 period:

1

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-05-201375755PM_zps9a137578.jpg)

2

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-05-201375800PM_zps81b0a5f2.jpg)

3

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/ReturnofGorgo3.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Universal Steve on June 17, 2014, 11:18:29 AM
I have this House Of Mystery comic which they had Elvira hosting. It is issue #1 and I have never seen anymore with her in it. It was a Halloween special but looked as though it was going to continue.



(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii175/universalsteve/houseofmystery_zps9b11da3c.jpeg) (http://s264.photobucket.com/user/universalsteve/media/houseofmystery_zps9b11da3c.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on June 17, 2014, 05:30:56 PM
I have this House Of Mystery comic which they had Elvira hosting. It is issue #1 and I have never seen anymore with her in it. It was a Halloween special but looked as though it was going to continue.



([url]http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii175/universalsteve/houseofmystery_zps9b11da3c.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://s264.photobucket.com/user/universalsteve/media/houseofmystery_zps9b11da3c.jpeg.html[/url])


It did. There were 11 issues and a x-mas special.

http://www.comicspriceguide.com/p-gallery.aspx?zUSXr5E24i0UuSiVHpOhdJahGS38mAO%2bFnveNmCKf5s%3d (http://www.comicspriceguide.com/p-gallery.aspx?zUSXr5E24i0UuSiVHpOhdJahGS38mAO%2bFnveNmCKf5s%3d)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: tv horror on June 17, 2014, 06:02:33 PM
I'm still looking at those huge knockers on the door, who needs a doorbell.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Universal Steve on June 17, 2014, 07:46:57 PM
It did. There were 11 issues and a x-mas special.

[url]http://www.comicspriceguide.com/p-gallery.aspx?zUSXr5E24i0UuSiVHpOhdJahGS38mAO%2bFnveNmCKf5s%3d[/url] ([url]http://www.comicspriceguide.com/p-gallery.aspx?zUSXr5E24i0UuSiVHpOhdJahGS38mAO%2bFnveNmCKf5s%3d[/url])


Good to know. I always check out comic shops for them and never can find any. I will keep looking around.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on June 18, 2014, 08:56:15 AM
I always check out comic shops for them and never can find any.

That's because they're cheap. As a result they get buried away in storage instead of being displayed.

 :-\
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on June 18, 2014, 05:31:00 PM
No nonsense covers..as they should be.

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp47/WickedLester666/PitofEvil348236_f_zps76e48244.jpg)

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp47/WickedLester666/horror002_zpsd6a85415.jpg)

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp47/WickedLester666/Evil1_zpsc102a871.jpg)

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp47/WickedLester666/1253145980_c67f4d43fb_o_zps76c52592.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on June 18, 2014, 05:34:29 PM
Good to know. I always check out comic shops for them and never can find any. I will keep looking around.


look no farther

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOT-OF-12-ELVIRAS-HOUSE-OF-MYSTERY-DC-COMICS-COMPLETE-SET-COLLECTION-BONUS-/121366217594?pt=US_Comic_Books&hash=item1c41fd837a (http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOT-OF-12-ELVIRAS-HOUSE-OF-MYSTERY-DC-COMICS-COMPLETE-SET-COLLECTION-BONUS-/121366217594?pt=US_Comic_Books&hash=item1c41fd837a)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Mike Scott on June 18, 2014, 06:59:53 PM
Turn your head and cough.

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-05-201375755PM_zps9a137578.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 18, 2014, 07:31:53 PM
I have this House Of Mystery comic which they had Elvira hosting. It is issue #1 and I have never seen anymore with her in it. It was a Halloween special but looked as though it was going to continue.



([url]http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii175/universalsteve/houseofmystery_zps9b11da3c.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://s264.photobucket.com/user/universalsteve/media/houseofmystery_zps9b11da3c.jpeg.html[/url])




I have this comic book. Fun read.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Universal Steve on June 18, 2014, 10:36:13 PM
look no farther

[url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOT-OF-12-ELVIRAS-HOUSE-OF-MYSTERY-DC-COMICS-COMPLETE-SET-COLLECTION-BONUS-/121366217594?pt=US_Comic_Books&hash=item1c41fd837a[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOT-OF-12-ELVIRAS-HOUSE-OF-MYSTERY-DC-COMICS-COMPLETE-SET-COLLECTION-BONUS-/121366217594?pt=US_Comic_Books&hash=item1c41fd837a[/url])


Thanks for the tip. I will be watching that for a couple of days.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: tv horror on June 18, 2014, 10:38:05 PM
I have heard that Elvira's story line was continued in the new House of mystery if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: RAGMAN on June 20, 2014, 10:20:57 AM
House of Mystery, Weird Tales, The Witching Hour...these were the comics of my youth. I'd jump at the chance to go to a flea market with my aunt or a yard sale with my grandmother because it always meant HORROR COMICS. I still buy them off of the bay and nothing is better than a trip to the man cave to read a new (old) one. The smell of the aged paper is a trip down memory lane every time. Love 'em! Great thread!

~Blue
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on June 20, 2014, 12:52:12 PM
The art in those late silver/early bronze horror comics is inspiring- Neal Adams, Berni (Bernie) Wrightson, Michael Kaluta, Joe Orlando, and so many more. DC ruled the roost, but Marvel & Charleton featured some great art as well. And, of course, Warren was king with monster mags. My favorite monster mag of all is Web Of Horror. It only ran three issues in '69 and '70 but I think it was the best three issues in the history of monster magazines.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: tv horror on June 20, 2014, 04:39:40 PM
I always loved the covers of Gold key's Grimm's ghost stories, lovely colours and detail on each issue.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on June 21, 2014, 09:09:21 AM
I always loved the covers of Gold key's Grimm's ghost stories, lovely colours and detail on each issue.
Agreed. And the stories weren't bad either.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: zombiehorror on June 21, 2014, 09:23:53 AM


I have this comic book. Fun read.

Yep, I have that Elvira House of Mystery as well.  I also have a few of the series (5, 6, 11 and a Haunted Holiday Special), not sure how long it ran though?.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on June 22, 2014, 08:02:24 PM
Here are scans of my horror themed Black Cat comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/29-09-201222324PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/27-08-201190404AM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/17-05-201183601PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/BlackCat43.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/27-08-201190409AM.jpg)

 hmjfym
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on June 22, 2014, 08:16:00 PM
WOW! Nice condition especially #32. VERY Weird Menace style.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: tv horror on June 22, 2014, 08:36:59 PM
It is interesting to note how the style of the artist changed in just a few issues, the first scan seems simple by design compared to issue 44 were the artist seemed to have more time to do more detail. Yet again the first scan is the more eye catching and would make me purchase it first. Thank you for the scans Hep cat as always you don't disappoint, now answer me this question would you mention me in your will go on you know you want too.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on June 23, 2014, 08:01:35 AM
It is interesting to note how the style of the artist changed in just a few issues, the first scan seems simple by design compared to issue 44 were the artist seemed to have more time to do more detail.


Part of the apparent change in the style of Lee Elias' art was the change in the Black Cat title from a superhero themed comic in which the focus was on the title character to a horror anthology comic. Here are scans of a few earlier issues:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-09-201264654PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-09-201264731PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-09-201264747PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-09-201264758PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-09-201264804PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-12-2011121109AM.jpg)

When Harvey resurrected the title in Giant format with reprinted material in the early sixties, the covers featured Black Cat in supernatural settings:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-10-201145449PM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-10-201181247PM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-10-201181253PM.jpg)

 :-\
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on June 23, 2014, 08:21:54 AM
Very nice cover art! ...  ;D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: tv horror on June 23, 2014, 09:21:33 AM
Thanks Hep for the info, I bet that  the last scan is your own personal favorite.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on June 24, 2014, 02:16:15 PM
You should try the DC showcase set of books although they are in black and white some of the artwork is breathtaking. Some of the titles are House of secrets, House of mystery, Ghosts and the Witching hour I can highly recommend these books.

I mentioned earlier that I was a Marvel Horror guy, but I'm really getting into the DC titles now. Justice League Dark inspired me to start reading I Vampire, Swamp Thing, and Frankenstein Agent of Shade. And because a lot of the New 52 stories crossover, I started reading Justice league and JLA too. I'm usually not a big superhero book reader, but so far I like the DC titles.

At some point I'll go back and collect some of the vintage DC titles like House of Mystery, early Swamp Thing etc.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on June 24, 2014, 03:44:10 PM
Thanks Hep for the info, I bet that  the last scan is your own personal favorite.

Yes, I really like that one!

 ;)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on July 02, 2014, 10:08:28 AM
Here are scans of a couple of my pre-code Harvey horror comics:
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/27-08-201190417AM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/27-08-201190422AM.jpg)

 hmjfym
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on July 08, 2014, 09:32:09 AM
Here are scans of a few more of the cool Charltons from my collection:

3

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Reptisaurus3.jpg)

4
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Reptisaurus4.jpg)

8
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Reptisaurus8.jpg)
 
Charlton mutated and renamed Reptilicus after two issues to help the poor fellow evade licence fee seeking lawyers.

 ;)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: tv horror on July 08, 2014, 08:58:01 PM
If you pardon the expression, the cover of the Tomb of terror has a lot of body. The female is drawn with such depth that she is almost lifelike especially her dress, do you know the artist Hep.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on July 09, 2014, 10:18:31 AM
Lee Elias, the same fellow who drew the Black Cat and the covers of almost all the Harvey mystery/adventure titles at the time. By the early sixties he was at DC where he worked on the Green Arrow, Tommy Tomorrow, Cave Carson, Eclipso and other features:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/10-06-201245017PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/31-05-2012110235PM.jpg)

 :)

 
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on July 15, 2014, 10:43:16 AM
Konga and big-titted Trojan queens make for a fine combination if I do say so myself!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/KongasRevenge.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/FantasticGiants.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on July 15, 2014, 01:04:12 PM
([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/FantasticGiants.jpg[/url])

That Fantastic Giants comic is one that is dear to my heart. I bought a copy in 1966 when I was 7 years old and I wore the cover off it I read it so much. A few years ago I picked up a very nice copy off eBay for a reasonable price and was very glad to finally reclaim such a gem. This might just be the best Ditko monster comic of all. It came at the end of the Charlton Gorgo and Konga runs and reprints the main stories from the first issues of both titles, as well as two new Ditko stories. Love this book.  :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on July 16, 2014, 09:04:17 AM
Gorgo and Konga were great heroes, that's for sure!

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wormwood on July 16, 2014, 06:40:55 PM
I always  enjoyed the Weird War Tales :

([url]http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/weird-war-tales/15-1.jpg[/url])

My dad used to collect these and I'm sure he's got them stuffed in a box buried somewhere in one of his sheds. One of these days when can brave the all the wasps and brown recluse spiders, I'm going to find them.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on July 22, 2014, 09:44:57 AM
My dad used to collect these and I'm sure he's got them stuffed in a box buried somewhere in one of his sheds. One of these days when can brave the all the wasps and brown recluse spiders, I'm going to find them.


 :o

You should do it sooner rather than later because comics should not be stored in a shed!

And now for something completely different:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/21-12-201273203PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: tv horror on July 23, 2014, 02:07:52 PM
The Dell Gold key movie issues had some great Vincent Price covers, at times it made the movie seem better than what it was supposed to be great colour layout.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on July 25, 2014, 08:40:50 AM
Indeed! Here then is a scan of another Dell from my collection:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/28-12-2012100114PM.jpg)

Take me to your leader! I'm hungry.

 ;D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: tv horror on July 25, 2014, 10:33:07 PM
Ah the Land unknown, I have not watched that movie since I was a little nipper. Back then the helicopter scene near the end was what I always remembered about it at the time. Now that I am a big nipper it is on my bucket list, thanks Hep.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on July 28, 2014, 10:14:44 AM
Here are scans of my Dell Outer Limits comics:

2

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-09-2011104307PM.jpg)

3

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-09-2011104327PM.jpg)

5

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-09-2011104337PM.jpg)

6

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-09-2011104344PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on August 01, 2014, 06:10:54 PM
I really like the cover for #5. That is neato. I wish Dark Horse or somebody would reprint these in HC volumes.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on August 02, 2014, 09:11:44 AM
Gold Key's answer to Dell's Outer Limits:

25

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-10-201175050PM.jpg)

36

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-10-201175056PM.jpg)

40

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-10-201175103PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on August 02, 2014, 12:33:50 PM
I just picked up Max Brooks "Extinction Parade" Volume 1. Anyone read this yet? Any good??

Thanks
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on August 06, 2014, 08:48:56 AM
Here are scans of a couple of my Munsters comics:
 
6
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-11-2011125909PM.jpg)
 
8
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-11-2011125915PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Big Bad Wolf on August 08, 2014, 07:31:23 PM
Check out Creature Comforts, the webcomic series a friend and I are making! We just published the second strip!

http://creaturecomfortswebcomic.tumblr.com/ (http://creaturecomfortswebcomic.tumblr.com/)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Memphremagog on August 09, 2014, 05:56:00 PM
Some of my favorites:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_KypEs8uC3b4/TTB0foxyaiI/AAAAAAAABPk/II-DqzsbLzU/s1600/Marvel-Spotlight-002-01fc.jpg)

(http://i1.sell.com/6/22/417457/66/40/4346005-l.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/11/MonsterOfFrankenstein1.jpg)

(http://comicbookcollectorsclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Marvel-Spotlight-5.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Id5mmtvthCg/TUI4iXE2j1I/AAAAAAAAAWs/BJEYUaOwFy0/s1600/Fear%2B10%2B-%2B00%2B-%2BFC.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-f_k6u1MxuJc/TXEXKGcsDhI/AAAAAAAAD9k/leJfQFfVVjg/s1600/Marvel-Chillers-%252303-00fc.jpg)

(http://www.reocities.com/marvel_terror/son_satan/marvel_spotlight013.jpg)

(http://www.toonopedia.com/man-wolf.jpg)

(http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/Brother%20Voodoo%202.jpg)

(http://comicattack.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/mummy1.jpg)

(http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/contest3.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jprUQ72RRIc/TbtdtlOLObI/AAAAAAAAAHA/HTr1AMa6jfo/s1600
/1975%252C+x12%252C+Marvel+Premiere+%252327.jpg)

(http://d34ou8273b1y2z.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/Wendigo.jpg?87a828)

(http://biffbampop.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/tomb1.jpg)

These were my favorites growing up before I got into superhero comics as well, and yes, I still have all of their appearances.





Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on August 10, 2014, 12:26:04 AM
Thanks for posting these Memphremagog. These covers are sick! I have Tomb of Dracula and the Monster of Frankenstein #1s. Have the Satana and the Living Mummy #5 issue too. I'd love to get my hands on the Marvel Spotlight Werewolf by Night issue. Tales of the Zombie covers can't be beat IMO.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on August 10, 2014, 12:57:54 AM
Thanks for posting these Memphremagog. These covers are sick! I have Tomb of Dracula and the Monster of Frankenstein #1s. Have the Satana and the Living Mummy #5 issue too. I'd love to get my hands on the Marvel Spotlight Werewolf by Night issue. Tales of the Zombie covers can't be beat IMO.

Check out this thread, geez. Lotsa Marvel monster mags as well as Eerie Pubs, Skywald, and others.
http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=24836.msg400115#msg400115 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=24836.msg400115#msg400115)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on August 10, 2014, 09:19:24 PM
(https://img0.etsystatic.com/013/1/7399142/il_570xN.433987736_a5ut.jpg)

(https://img0.etsystatic.com/012/1/7399142/il_570xN.433988758_9rot.jpg)

(https://img0.etsystatic.com/022/1/7399142/il_570xN.488043434_ij8e.jpg)

Writing not as strong as the old Warren stuff but still a good tribute to as well as Skywalds. Worth checking out.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on August 11, 2014, 08:47:59 AM
Check out this thread, geez. Lotsa Marvel monster mags as well as Eerie Pubs, Skywald, and others.

[url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=24836.msg400115#msg400115[/url] ([url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=24836.msg400115#msg400115[/url])


That's right! No magazines allowed in this thread!

 C:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on August 12, 2014, 11:16:09 PM
Here are scans of a half dozen of my House of Secrets comics from early in the Silver Age:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/HouseofSecrets36.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/HouseofSecrets37.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/HouseofSecrets38.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-07-2011100553PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/18-09-2011112132PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/18-09-2011112136PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on August 13, 2014, 11:09:54 AM
Beautiful covers Hepcat ... love the bright colors, cool artwork and monsters ...  8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wich2 on August 13, 2014, 07:28:34 PM
>Gold Key's answer to Dell's Outer Limits:<

Actually Hep, it was the other way around; TZ came before OL. (And in fact it too started at Dell, before The Great Dell Implosion!)

-Craig
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on August 18, 2014, 09:29:38 AM
My Greatest Adventure was another DC mystery/adventure title from the late fifties/early sixties that frequently featured monster or horror themes:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/MyGreatestAdventure54.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on August 18, 2014, 01:40:39 PM
My Greatest Adventure was another DC mystery/adventure title from the late fifties/early sixties that frequently featured monster or horror themes:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/MyGreatestAdventure54.jpg[/url])

 cl:)


WOW .. fabulous cover .. it would make a great t-shirt.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on August 24, 2014, 02:35:36 PM
Here are scans of a few more of my House of Secrets comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-09-201183933PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/14-10-201170952PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/14-10-201170957PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/14-10-201171003PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/30-10-2011104252PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-10-201145703PM.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on August 24, 2014, 06:45:00 PM
I like the beasties in the first, second and fourth covers ..  ;D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on August 29, 2014, 08:02:37 AM
Here are scans of a few of my House of Mystery comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/HouseofMystery100.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/HouseofMystery119.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/HouseofMystery138.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-07-2011100601PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on September 01, 2014, 10:38:21 AM
Great scans ... AGAIN!   8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on September 01, 2014, 07:56:52 PM
I took out the smaller images
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on September 01, 2014, 08:09:10 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5562/14925834088_f94635884f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oJWNt3)JB6 (https://flic.kr/p/oJWNt3) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on September 01, 2014, 08:14:56 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3923/14925718049_580de3abf8_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oJWcYn)JB5 (https://flic.kr/p/oJWcYn) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3894/15109397251_efb4667195_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p2aBpa)JB2 (https://flic.kr/p/p2aBpa) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3858/14925850527_004ec3e039_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oJWTmt)JB1 (https://flic.kr/p/oJWTmt) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3871/14777775209_c2afe79a0c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ovRXHK)JB4 (https://flic.kr/p/ovRXHK) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on September 01, 2014, 08:23:03 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3872/15109653691_cfaf1456d9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p2bVCx)JB7 (https://flic.kr/p/p2bVCx) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on September 04, 2014, 08:12:02 AM
Here are scans of six more of my House of Secrets comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/30-10-2011104304PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/23-11-201175222AM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/23-11-201175225AM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/23-11-201175228AM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/10-06-201245101PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/10-06-201245106PM.jpg)

 cl:)

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on September 09, 2014, 01:56:55 PM
Quote from: Hepcat
([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/MyGreatestAdventure54.jpg[/url])


WOW .. fabulous cover .. it would make a great t-shirt.


Here's another one in the same vein from the very same month that you might like then:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Showcase31.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on September 13, 2014, 12:06:44 PM
Monster DC Superhero Crossovers

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3835/15039970108_d843ca1f31_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oV2M8s)vamp_ware (https://flic.kr/p/oV2M8s) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3865/15203525426_b66984f75e_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pau3qJ)green_lan (https://flic.kr/p/pau3qJ) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on September 13, 2014, 12:13:57 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5569/15040066357_e14a8bcb99_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oV3gJV)bat pred (https://flic.kr/p/oV3gJV) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3871/15226636995_5144a02ca4_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pcwuG4)bat alien (https://flic.kr/p/pcwuG4) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on September 13, 2014, 12:22:18 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5557/15040132298_b118cdbed3_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oV3BkQ)bat vamp (https://flic.kr/p/oV3BkQ) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3837/15039934369_eb9988ae2b_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oV2Avg)scan0002 (https://flic.kr/p/oV2Avg) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3849/15040024960_1511ba4b2c_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oV34rb)scan0003 (https://flic.kr/p/oV34rb) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on September 13, 2014, 12:33:10 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3924/15226443092_27dda6169f_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pcvv3U)sup dead (https://flic.kr/p/pcvv3U) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5578/15226437572_ec3e44746a_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pcvtpJ)sup swamp (https://flic.kr/p/pcvtpJ) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3841/15040005649_c1c935e220_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oV2XGe)sup house (https://flic.kr/p/oV2XGe) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on September 13, 2014, 12:34:44 PM
Some of the scans turned out better than others. Anyhow, soon I'll scan some of my fav Marvel superhero monster crossover issues.

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on September 18, 2014, 05:35:34 AM
Monster DC Superhero Crossovers

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3835/15039970108_d843ca1f31_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oV2M8s)

Nice! I never knew about that one.

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Earth 2 Chris on September 18, 2014, 12:14:58 PM
Thanks for posting these great scans guys. I love me some horror comics, esp. when it spills over into mainstream super hero fare.

Which is why my wife and I are covering classic horror movies and super hero comics featuring classic monsters on our Super Mates podcast. So far we've covered Superman #344:

(http://ifanboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Superman-Vol.-1-344-1980-Cover.jpg)

A word to the wise: The Jose Luis Garcia Lopez cover is the best part.

Today we post our second episode where we cover Hammer's Horror of Dracula, and a comic that ties into it rather closely, Detective Comics #455:

(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20071211174233/marvel_dc/images/f/fc/Detective_Comics_455.jpg)

This is a GOOD one!!!

Check the show out, if you are so inclined.

http://www.supermatescomic.blogspot.com/ (http://www.supermatescomic.blogspot.com/)

Chris
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Dr.Terror on September 19, 2014, 02:48:08 AM
Frankie looks a bit like Riff Raff. ;D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Earth 2 Chris on September 19, 2014, 05:06:26 AM
^It's astounding. ;)

Chris
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on September 22, 2014, 01:06:33 PM
Here are scans of a few more of my House of Secrets comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/14-07-201172814PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/10-06-201245113PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-08-2011105854PM.jpg)

I had fun posing for that last cover, yes I did! The MAN's Corgi car collection will never be quite the same though....

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/10-06-201245117PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-07-201235844PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-07-201235853PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-07-201235856PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on September 26, 2014, 08:03:38 PM
Some of my collected editions and graphic novels

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2945/15177961088_ac1a2d4430_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p8e23h)tombc (https://flic.kr/p/p8e23h) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3913/15177960178_a510fbcbef_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p8e1LA)tombdrac (https://flic.kr/p/p8e1LA) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3911/15177961528_0df57e6864_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p8e2aS)tombdrac2 (https://flic.kr/p/p8e2aS) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on September 26, 2014, 08:04:53 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3842/15177843850_8d7a55fbc1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p8dqbW)marvelzomb (https://flic.kr/p/p8dqbW) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3928/15361362751_ec88ee2240_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ppqZXV)marvelzomb2 (https://flic.kr/p/ppqZXV) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on September 26, 2014, 08:07:20 PM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2944/15177957898_8a7205e428_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p8e16h)godzilla4 (https://flic.kr/p/p8e16h) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3904/15364541765_9b4c720414_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ppHhYv)godzilla2 (https://flic.kr/p/ppHhYv) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15178022527_bc6c7f7fde_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p8ekiz)godzilla3 (https://flic.kr/p/p8ekiz) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3931/15364539105_4a9d345540_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ppHhbD)godzilla (https://flic.kr/p/ppHhbD) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on September 29, 2014, 08:27:37 AM
Here are scans of a few House of Mystery comics featuring Neal Adams covers:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/10-06-201245137PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/10-06-201245140PM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/HouseofMystery177.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/10-06-201245144PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/HouseofMystery186.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/HouseofMystery189.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on September 29, 2014, 08:56:07 AM
^^^^^

I can't figure out if the 'creature' in the last scan is a rat or a cat.   :o
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Earth 2 Chris on September 30, 2014, 10:58:03 AM
^It's a Neal Adams cat.

Boy, Adams like child-endangerment on these covers, didn't he?

What's really odd, is that nearly all of DC's line had a spooky vibe to it for a few years in the early 70s. Nearly every super hero cover could have been a horror cover, save for the bright costumes. The change to the comics code really took hold at DC and Marvel.

Chris
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 30, 2014, 03:35:32 PM
^It's a Neal Adams cat.

Boy, Adams like child-endangerment on these covers, didn't he?

What's really odd, is that nearly all of DC's line had a spooky vibe to it for a few years in the early 70s. Nearly every super hero cover could have been a horror cover, save for the bright costumes. The change to the comics code really took hold at DC and Marvel.

Chris
Also, when Joe Orlando came on board DC got monstered up big time in the late Silver Age through the Age Of Bronze. They called it the "Mystery Line", but it was horror through and through, and the best horror in comics at the time. I liked the Marvel horror comics of the time as well as Charlton, Gold Key, etc. But, for me nothing topped DCs excellent '70s monster comics. Even though Marvel had Ploog, and Charlton had some top talent, the stable of DC artists was unmatched in comics with Adams, Wrightson, Orlando, Kaluta, Jones, and others. Warren was the only publishing house with better art than DC on average, but that was Monster Magazine format. Counting mags nothing topped Warren with many of the DC guys plus Frazetta!, Corben, Kelly, Sanjulian, Gonzalez, and more. The only short run monster mag to rival Warren was Web Of Horror, with the Skywald mags getting close.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on September 30, 2014, 09:15:01 PM
^^^^^

I can't figure out if the 'creature' in the last scan is a rat or a cat.   :o

Neither has anybody else. And that's what makes the cover such a classic!

 ;)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on October 03, 2014, 09:00:35 AM
Boy, Adams like child-endangerment on these covers, didn't he?


I asked Neal about that at a comic convention here in Toronto about ten years ago and he said he modelled the kids on those covers after his own kids!

Here are scans of a few of my House of Secrets comics with Neal Adams covers:


(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/10-06-201245121PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Houseofsecrets82.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/HouseofSecrets84.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Houseofsecrets85.jpg)


 hmjfym
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on October 06, 2014, 06:39:06 PM
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp47/WickedLester666/WH35.jpg)

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp47/WickedLester666/Scan5-1.jpg)

And one of my fave covers. Very pulp horror like.

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp47/WickedLester666/1253145980_c67f4d43fb_o_zps76c52592.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: the_horror_man on October 06, 2014, 11:19:35 PM

And one of my fave covers. Very pulp horror like.

([url]http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp47/WickedLester666/1253145980_c67f4d43fb_o_zps76c52592.jpg[/url])


Love this one!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on October 07, 2014, 08:00:37 AM

([url]http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp47/WickedLester666/Scan5-1.jpg[/url])


Great cover!

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on October 09, 2014, 08:34:26 AM
Horror/mystery comic and Neal Adams fans should like these scans of my early Phantom Stranger comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/08-07-201165958PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/08-07-201170003PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/08-07-201170008PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/08-07-201170012PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/08-07-201170019PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-07-201252701PM.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on October 11, 2014, 05:17:06 PM
I especially liked the covers with horses .  ;D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on October 12, 2014, 07:48:12 PM
Hmmmmm. I'm not sure I can do any more horses at the moment. Will you settle for these?

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/07-07-2011101646PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/07-07-2011101649PM.jpg)

 ???
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on October 12, 2014, 08:43:11 PM
I wish Dc would do a Showcase presents on Phantom Stranger and The Unexpected.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on October 20, 2014, 03:40:44 PM
I especially liked the covers with horses.


Hey! How about a dog cover or two then?

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Houseofsecrets86.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/10-06-201245125PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/HouseofSecrets88.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/HouseofSecrets91.jpg)

 ???
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on October 30, 2014, 03:46:44 PM
Here are scans of a few more of my Phantom Stranger comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-07-201252705PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-07-201252708PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-07-201252716PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-07-201252721PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/01-08-2012112655PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/01-08-2012112700PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on October 31, 2014, 11:46:48 AM
DC Monster Variant Covers for October:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7480/15055239193_7b27c5b3af_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oWo36x)JLzombie (https://flic.kr/p/oWo36x) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7579/15650870796_d040eb6b97_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pR1NBW)JLD (https://flic.kr/p/pR1NBW) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3953/15489399317_9ba8d0c829_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pAKdLV)batmanwolf (https://flic.kr/p/pAKdLV) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3950/15488716609_f723d224a8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pAFHQ6)batgirlvamp (https://flic.kr/p/pAFHQ6) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7493/15054645724_9a8115f4ef_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oWjZFj)batmanmummy (https://flic.kr/p/oWjZFj) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3952/15054640314_c623bb69e1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oWjY53)batman1 (https://flic.kr/p/oWjY53) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7500/15055236693_845aabedb1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oWo2mr)cat (https://flic.kr/p/oWo2mr) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/people/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Herr Hussmann on October 31, 2014, 12:58:04 PM
(http://www.hoknescomics.com/WeirdVol14No2.JPG)

This wonderful illustration has graced the covers of different publications at least 4 times! This one is from 1981. I have one, with the same picture, same title: "Weird" , but mine is from 1973 and has completely different stories.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on November 01, 2014, 06:46:12 PM
([url]http://www.hoknescomics.com/WeirdVol14No2.JPG[/url])

This wonderful illustration has graced the covers of different publications at least 4 times! This one is from 1981. I have one, with the same picture, same title: "Weird" , but mine is from 1973 and has completely different stories.

Myron Fass, the head honcho of Eerie Pubs, was notorious for reusing cover images. Check out this book for the scoop on all things Eerie Pubs.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2mtz0M7n5NI/TxpftoVEb4I/AAAAAAAAAhg/DRdZYOpWAvE/s1600/scan0009.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myron_Fass (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myron_Fass)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on November 04, 2014, 11:56:37 AM
Here's a scan of another comic with a Neal Adams cover from my collection:


(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/07-07-2011101652PM.jpg)


 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on November 10, 2014, 11:19:49 AM
Here's one in a lighter vein:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/02-07-201164218PM.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on November 17, 2014, 08:58:42 AM
Here are scans of six more of my Phantom Stranger comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/01-08-2012112703PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/01-08-2012112707PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/01-08-2012112711PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-09-2012101518PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-09-2012101521PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-09-2012101524PM.jpg)

8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Dylana on November 20, 2014, 08:28:28 AM
Tales from the crypt is good if you would count that as a monster comic
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on November 20, 2014, 11:25:57 AM
Huh?! What else could it be? Tales from the Crypt is the very definition of a monster comic!

 ???
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on November 20, 2014, 07:33:07 PM
Yep, EC was pretty much the Mother Of All Monster/Horror Comics, and Tales From The Crypt was the flagship title. They technically weren't the first, but they were the most influential.

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on November 22, 2014, 02:18:34 PM
Here's another from the Bronze Age:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/DarkMansionofForbiddenLove2.jpg)

 hmjfym
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on November 27, 2014, 10:36:40 AM
Here are scans of the first six issues of Jack Kirby's Demon title:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/03-08-201272548PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/02-08-2012113313PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/02-08-2012113316PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/02-08-2012113320PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/02-08-2012113323PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-01-2013102539PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on November 27, 2014, 02:28:51 PM
Like the Demons ... never saw them before .. very bright!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: vayapues on November 29, 2014, 09:10:37 PM
As a monster fan, encountering this neat Kubert cover on a preview page in a 1961 DC Superman comic stuck in my craw for years. (Sorry, can't seem to post the image.)


http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Brave_and_the_Bold_Vol_1_34 (http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Brave_and_the_Bold_Vol_1_34)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on November 29, 2014, 10:20:24 PM
Here's a scan of my copy:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/BraveandtheBold34.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 03, 2014, 11:00:17 AM
Here are scans of five of my Swamp Thing comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-08-2011105144PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-08-2011105122PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-08-2011105128PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-08-2011105137PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/31-05-2012110232PM.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on December 03, 2014, 07:04:18 PM
Great stuff Hep.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on December 03, 2014, 07:19:30 PM
Swamp Thing #1 seems to be missing ...  ::)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on December 04, 2014, 12:10:43 AM
Swamp Thing #1 seems to be missing ...  ::)

Ooh, Ooh! Here's my Swamp Thing #1:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/SwampThing1_zpsa68bc2f9.jpg)

..and my House Of Secrets #92 ta boot:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/HouseOfSecrets92_zpsca8c6dba.jpg)

I bought that Swamp Thing #1 (VFN-) from Bob Overstreet back in 1976 for $5, and I bought the HOS #92 (FN) (1st appearance of Swamp Thing) at a little comic book store in Brunswick, Ga. in 1978 for $6. Best 11 bucks I ever spent.  :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 04, 2014, 09:52:31 AM
The House of Secrets 92 issue is crazy popular with collectors both because it's either a prequel to or the first appearance of Swamp Thing plus Bernie Wrightson's first comic work. As a result it really commands the bucks which has always deterred me from getting a copy.

 :-\
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wich2 on December 04, 2014, 11:06:12 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/khJ4Pugl.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on December 04, 2014, 02:09:45 PM
The House of Secrets 92 issue is crazy popular with collectors both because it's either a prequel to or the first appearance of Swamp Thing plus Bernie Wrightson's first comic work. As a result it really commands the bucks which has always deterred me from getting a copy.

 :-\

Yeah, HOS 92 has always been that way, very high demand with relatively low supply. I occasionally check eBay for Bernie Wrightson items and I noticed that HOS 92s were consistently selling for surprisingly high prices, and not just BIN asking prices but auction selling prices, like $600-$800 in the VFN range and $250-$300 in the FN range. That first Swamp Thing story was meant to be just another short horror tale but received so much praise DC made it into the series. Some of the story elements were changed for the series, but the popularity of the Swamp Thing character and Bernie Wrightson cemented HOS 92 as a comic collector's grail.

Bernie's first pro work was in House Of Mystery #179. I just grabbed a quick internet image below. My copy of that issue is only in mid-grade.
(http://clzimages.com/comic/large/2e/2e_53553_0_HouseofMystery179.jpg)

http://pencilink.blogspot.com/2008/02/house-of-mystery-179-neal-adams-art.html (http://pencilink.blogspot.com/2008/02/house-of-mystery-179-neal-adams-art.html)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 04, 2014, 04:24:39 PM
Yeah, HOS 92 has always been that way, very high demand with relatively low supply. I occasionally check eBay for Bernie Wrightson items and I noticed that HOS 92s were consistently selling for surprisingly high prices....

But that's just it. It's a fairly plentiful comic. You can always find several listings, as opposed to comics for which you can seldom find any listings. What makes it command the prices it does is simply very high demand for the reasons you've given.

 hmjfym
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on December 05, 2014, 07:42:52 PM
But that's just it. It's a fairly plentiful comic. You can always find several listings, as opposed to comics for which you can seldom find any listings. What makes it command the prices it does is simply very high demand for the reasons you've given.

 hmjfym
I suspect the reason for so many listings of HOS 92 is that sellers are more energetic about listing it than other comics from that time period because they know it will sell and bring big bucks.

When something gets established in the public psyche as very desirable it just continues to escalate in value as long as that particular type of collectible is popular. Comics have seen renewed popularity what with all the recent blockbuster movies based on comic book characters.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 05, 2014, 11:15:34 PM
I suspect the reason for so many listings of HOS 92 is that sellers are more energetic about listing it than other comics from that time period because they know it will sell and bring big bucks.

Oh absolutely! High prices bring out the quantity supplied. It's standard economics.

 :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on December 07, 2014, 10:10:13 AM
I found this cool cover while looking for something way different. Weird how that works.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vOV732nt1sQ/UmfPazDs3tI/AAAAAAAAEzI/0QT2e9mIjrk/s1600/Blog-10232013-mad89-nov1964.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on December 07, 2014, 01:54:56 PM
Great cover, thanks for posting ..  8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wich2 on December 07, 2014, 03:36:04 PM
That one's a classic, Lester - from back when any such image on paper was a treat, as you couldn't just Google hundreds in a second!

-Craig
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 07, 2014, 04:11:36 PM
I found this cool cover while looking for something way different.


Zombywoof has been using that cover as an avatar for over three years now.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v417/barfco/zombywoofstuff/MadFRANK-01.jpg)

 8)

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: vayapues on December 08, 2014, 06:15:18 PM
Thx Hepcat for uploading that beautiful, evocative Kubert cover from Brave & Bold #34. You have no idea what a sight for my parched monster-boomer eyes it was to find this in a Supe comic back in 1961. In my little head, it felt almost like a tantalizing poster for a never-to-be movie.

Found this link: some Silver Age DC horror/fantasy covers (among other genres) done in elaborately rendered wash technique, which I've never seen before in comics of this vintage. Beautiful stuff, have a look. http://thegoldenagesite.blogspot.ca/2014/01/some-dc-wash-covers-1954-1965.html (http://thegoldenagesite.blogspot.ca/2014/01/some-dc-wash-covers-1954-1965.html)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on December 08, 2014, 06:22:10 PM
Found this link: some Silver Age DC horror/fantasy covers (among other genres) done in elaborately rendered wash technique, which I've never seen before in comics of this vintage. Beautiful stuff, have a look. [url]http://thegoldenagesite.blogspot.ca/2014/01/some-dc-wash-covers-1954-1965.html[/url] ([url]http://thegoldenagesite.blogspot.ca/2014/01/some-dc-wash-covers-1954-1965.html[/url])

I fondly remember those DC wash covers. Beautiful. Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 08, 2014, 09:16:22 PM
Thx Hepcat for uploading that beautiful, evocative Kubert cover from Brave & Bold #34. You have no idea what a sight for my parched monster-boomer eyes it was to find this in a Supe comic back in 1961. In my little head, it felt almost like a tantalizing poster for a never-to-be movie.


This ad by DC's letterer and logo designer Ira Schnapp must have been the one you saw:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/BraveamptheBold34_zps73c00413.jpg)

The return of the villain Blyth spawned another great cover just over a year later:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/BraveandBold42.jpg)

Found this link: some Silver Age DC horror/fantasy covers (among other genres) done in elaborately rendered wash technique, which I've never seen before in comics of this vintage. Beautiful stuff....


I fondly remember those DC wash covers. Beautiful.


If you like wash sci-fi/horror covers, check out these scans of my early Sea Devils comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Showcase27.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Showcase28.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Seadevils1.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Seadevils2.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/SeaDevils3.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/SeaDevils5.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on December 09, 2014, 12:24:58 AM
I bought a couple of those Sea Devils off the spinner rack when I was a kid. Another DC I really liked was Challengers Of The Unknown.

Now that we're discussing '60s comics I lament that I never started building a proper collection of Turok, Son Of Stone. I really loved all the dino action in that book but my favorite part was Turok and Andar always encountering some weird tribe of humanoids like the Spider Tribe or the Monkey Men. And, dude, they had some powerful poison on those arrows to bring down the big dinos. Good times.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on December 09, 2014, 06:50:03 AM
I'm a big fan of the Sea Devils .. love the giant seahorse ..  :D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: vayapues on December 09, 2014, 07:56:50 PM
Thx again, Hepcat, for that last largesse. And what an elegant preview ad for Brave/Bold #34 -- I might've seen something like that, but as I recall scaled down to half-pg format.

On the subject of Turok, the 1950s painted covers I've seen are like small dino movie posters in the style of Reynold Brown out of James Avati (would that Avati had ever done SF covers) -- dynamic, stark, beautifully rendered.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 10, 2014, 04:55:05 PM
Now that we're discussing '60s comics I lament that I never started building a proper collection of Turok, Son Of Stone. I really loved all the dino action in that book but my favorite part was Turok and Andar always encountering some weird tribe of humanoids like the Spider Tribe or the Monkey Men. And, dude, they had some powerful poison on those arrows to bring down the big dinos.


On the subject of Turok, the 1950s painted covers I've seen are like small dino movie posters in the style of Reynold Brown out of James Avati (would that Avati had ever done SF covers) -- dynamic, stark, beautifully rendered.


If you want Turok, you have to say but the word. Here are scans of my Dell Turok comics:

13

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Turok13.jpg)

18

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Turok18.jpg)

19

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Turok19.jpg)

26

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Turok26.jpg)

28

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/23-05-201182303PM.jpg)

29

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Turok29.jpg)

 cl:)

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: vayapues on December 11, 2014, 06:37:23 AM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on December 11, 2014, 07:04:45 PM
Those Turoks are gorgeous, Hep.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on December 11, 2014, 09:38:03 PM
Turok covers are great,but are the comics actually worth reading? Dark Horse has reprinted multiple volumes.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 12, 2014, 09:38:41 AM
Turok covers are great,but are the comics actually worth reading?

Well, let's just say I prefer Silver to Bronze Age DCs and Marvels.

 :-\
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on December 12, 2014, 08:38:28 PM
Turok covers are great,but are the comics actually worth reading? Dark Horse has reprinted multiple volumes.


You can always hunt down an Archives book or two ... they might even have them at your local library.

http://www.amazon.ca/Turok-Son-Stone-Archives-Volume/dp/1595821554 (http://www.amazon.ca/Turok-Son-Stone-Archives-Volume/dp/1595821554)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 13, 2014, 10:09:15 AM
Yes, I can certainly endorse the DC Archives in particular!

Wild-eyed dinosaur fans might appreciate these scans of my earliest Star Spangled War Stories comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/03-06-201185603PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/03-06-201185606PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/03-06-201185612PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/06-06-201174943PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/06-06-201174957PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/06-06-201175002PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on December 13, 2014, 12:14:34 PM
Love the monsters on the Star Spangled War Stories covers .. very bright and colorful .. I often hope that they win the battle.

I've also checked my local library system, they have many DC and other comic archives .. some can be checked out but most seem to be reference only.  Good luck.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on December 13, 2014, 02:11:15 PM
I've always been crazy about those dinosaur issues of Star Spangled War Stories. Thanks much for posting those, Hep. You're a heluvacat, dude.  :)

I bought several of them off the stands when I was a wee Monsterkid/Dinokid and read them to pieces. Sadly, I haven't been able to go back and recapture any of those wonderful issues. No matter how much we have there are always loads of things we want. Jeez, there is a HUGE amount of way cool monster stuff out there. It's brain boggling.  :o
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 14, 2014, 10:49:51 PM
Here are scans of seven more of my Phantom Stranger comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-09-2012101527PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-09-2012101530PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-09-2012101533PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-09-2012101536PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-09-2012101539PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-09-2012101542PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-09-2012101545PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on December 15, 2014, 06:26:55 PM
Love that Kaluta Spawn Of Frankenstein!  8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 15, 2014, 07:15:49 PM
Sadly, I haven't been able to go back and recapture any of those wonderful issues. No matter how much we have there are always loads of things we want. Jeez, there is a HUGE amount of way cool monster stuff out there. It's brain boggling.

Too true!

 :(
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 16, 2014, 12:18:17 PM
Love the monsters on the Star Spangled War Stories covers .. very bright and colorful .. I often hope that they win the battle.


I've always been crazy about those dinosaur issues of Star Spangled War Stories.


Here then are scans of five more:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/06-08-201170318PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/06-08-201173648PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/06-08-201173655PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-08-2011105212PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-08-2011105219PM.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on December 16, 2014, 03:24:11 PM
Thank you .. the first one is my favorite in this group.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on December 16, 2014, 06:16:31 PM
I really love the over the top take on dinosaurs back in the Monsterkid days. For all their size and natural weaponry they were just animals, but in the Monsterkid '60s those dinos became Dai Kaiju Weapons Of Mass Destruction. Fun times.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 18, 2014, 10:24:08 AM
Yes! The dinosaurs were portrayed as capable of dealing with tanks as a kid would with Tonka trucks or even Dinky toys!

Wonder Woman was actually the DC title whose covers were most replete with dinosaurs and other monstrosities. Here are scans of six of mine:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/18-05-2011110436PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/19-05-201180143PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-05-201111549PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-05-201111556PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-05-201111603PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/31-05-201174104PM.jpg)

 hmjfym

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on December 18, 2014, 02:42:21 PM
They are great covers .. love the art and colors.  The first, fifth and sixth are my favorites from this grouping ..  ;D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 20, 2014, 11:23:12 AM
I bought a couple of those Sea Devils off the spinner rack when I was a kid.

Good times.


I'm a big fan of the Sea Devils .. love the giant seahorse.


Here then are six more scans:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/18-06-201155200PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/18-06-201155207PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/18-06-201155210PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-08-2011113243AM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-08-2011113254AM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-08-2011113258AM.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on December 20, 2014, 05:24:58 PM
Love the giant seahorses! Wow!  As a kid, I wished that I could ride one ..  :D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Count_Zirock on December 20, 2014, 05:49:57 PM
British author Kim Newman has announced he's developing an "Anno Dracula" monthly comic book for Titan Publishing. No other details, but Newman has commented, "I can't reveal anything about the AD comic except that there will be one eventually.  I can say that I personally hate comics spinoffs of fantasy series that are just adaptations of the book you already read." So, it sounds like these will be new stories, possibly covering the gaps between the stories in the four books. They are: "Anno Dracula" (set in 1888), "The Bloody Red Baron" (set during WWI), "Dracula Cha Cha Cha" (set in 1958), and "Johnny Alucard" (set in the 1970s & '80s). So, there's plenty of time in there to play with!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 21, 2014, 03:18:50 PM
Love the giant seahorses! Wow!  As a kid, I wished that I could ride one.


Aquaman was portrayed as doing precisely that in his cartoon show:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Aquaman_zps2c951211.gif)

His steed's name was Storm.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 23, 2014, 12:05:42 PM
Here are scans of five more of my Demon comics:


(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/19-01-201395005PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/19-01-201395011PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/19-01-201395015PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/19-01-201395019PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/23-01-201374251PM.jpg)


 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on December 23, 2014, 02:34:05 PM
A couple of my Bronze Age Marvel 1-shots.

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/GSchillers1drac_zps604d3a69.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/GScreatures1_zps582e6c99.jpg)

Giant-Size Chillers became Giant-Size Dracula with #2, and then there was another Giant-Size Chillers title which ran 3 issues and featured Marvel pre-hero reprints.

Giant-Size Creatures became Giant-Size Werewolf with #2 (Jack Russell, Werewolf By Night).

Love that Bronze Horror from all the comic companies... including Marvel, DC, Charlton, and Gold Key.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 26, 2014, 12:19:29 AM
For monsters and aliens, DC's Aquaman title rivalled the Wonder Woman title in the Silver Age:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Showcase30.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Showcase31.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Showcase32.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Showcase33.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Aquaman1.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Aquaman5.jpg)

The oceans it seems were chock full of horrors.

 hmjfym
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on December 26, 2014, 01:57:50 PM
Love the 10 cent Aquaman covers.  I'll buy them all from you at the cover price, even if they are used ..  ;D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 26, 2014, 02:35:10 PM
Hmmmmm, I dunno. Somehow I have an emotional attachment of sorts to these old used comics.

 :-\
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 28, 2014, 07:15:25 PM
Here are scans of a few more of my Swamp Thing comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-07-201252724PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-07-201252727PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-07-201252730PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-07-201252733PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on December 28, 2014, 07:37:27 PM
It's very hard to beat early Wrightson work. Those first ten issues of Swamp Thing are excellent.

When I first started collecting comics in 1975 I was constantly on the hunt for cheap back issues in used book stores, flea markets, and yard sales. Those Wrightson Swamp Things were my #1 priority. I finally found them all and got to read the great stories and enjoy the art. Years later I upgraded most of them at comic cons. Comics fandom was really cool back then with undergrounds, fanzines, The Buyer's Guide (later Comics Buyer's Guide), and lots of conventions even in small towns. The market has mostly recovered from the '90s crash, but fandom is really still just a shadow of it's former self. It will never be like it was back then.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 29, 2014, 10:30:14 AM
Comics fandom was really cool back then with undergrounds, fanzines, The Buyer's Guide (later Comics Buyer's Guide), and lots of conventions even in small towns. The market has mostly recovered from the '90s crash, but fandom is really still just a shadow of it's former self. It will never be like it was back then.


I certainly miss both the friendly local conventions and the Comics Buyer's Guide, particularly when it was a two section newspaper!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/ComicsBuyers_zps379f1f95.gif)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/ComicsB_zps003d3194.jpg)

But to my knowledge there was never a crash in the price of the Silver Age and older comics that most interest me. Sure, the speculators who stocked up on the Death of Superman and the #1 X-Comic du jour got burned, but I'd hesitate to say that there was ever a market for those. Oh sure, you could buy all you wanted just like those cases of the latest baseball card release, but....

  :-\
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on December 29, 2014, 12:06:14 PM
When it comes to collecting anything.  My motto is to buy what you like and cherish, this way you'll never get burned. 

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 29, 2014, 01:32:09 PM
Truth!

 :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on January 03, 2015, 01:17:45 PM
Here are scans of some great Adventure Comics covers featuring the Spectre as an avenging spirit:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/06-08-201182738PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/06-08-201182806PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/06-08-201182809PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/06-08-201182813PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/06-08-201182816PM.jpg)

 hmjfym
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: jimm on January 04, 2015, 10:43:53 PM
Beauties all Hep...just wish you had pre-hero Marvels too
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on January 05, 2015, 08:45:57 AM
Beauties all Hep...just wish you had pre-hero Marvels too.


Oh man, so do I! But there's so many things I like and only so much money....

 :(

One day though I hope Fin Fang Foom will join Gorgo, the Spectre and Aquaman in my collection!

(http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080801202445/marveldatabase/images/0/02/Strange_Tales_Vol_1_89.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on January 06, 2015, 12:23:34 AM
Can anyone else see the comic covers in the above post? I cannot - either at the office or at home. All I see is the message "See the original covers at www.comics.org (http://www.comics.org)". And I've tried switching browsers from Internet Explorer to Firefox and Google Chrome as well.

 ???
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on January 06, 2015, 07:27:56 AM
I'm seeing the same thing you are Hep. No covers.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: WnewCreatureFeatures on January 06, 2015, 11:05:11 AM
No pics showing just seeing the message you are seeing in the white background
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on January 06, 2015, 04:21:08 PM
No pics showing. Those should be removed to avoid the unnecessary scrolling.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on January 06, 2015, 06:11:16 PM
I would guess that the comic site doesn't allow 'hot linking' ..  :P
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on January 06, 2015, 11:42:14 PM
Love the giant seahorses! Wow!  As a kid, I wished that I could ride one.


Aquaman was portrayed as doing precisely that in his cartoon show:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Aquaman_zps2c951211.gif[/url])

His steed's name was Storm.


Sorry! I'd completely forgotten that the seahorse mounts were actually introduced before the cartoon show in Aquaman 20 which was cover dated April 1965:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v328/Osgood39/Time%20Capsule/Time%20Capsule%202/AQ20a_zpsfa30424f.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 07, 2015, 05:57:33 PM
Please delete my previous post in this thread. I'm in the process of scanning the covers that i wanted to share with you myself so here are my Man-Thing comics:

(http://i59.tinypic.com/w8rnkz.jpg)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/wj8f0y.jpg)

(http://i61.tinypic.com/28ixdzr.jpg)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/30ic414.jpg)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/uqyw7.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on January 08, 2015, 01:34:36 PM
Here are scans of six more Wonder Woman comics with monster or dinosaur covers:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/31-05-201174111PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/31-05-201174124PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/02-06-201182023PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/02-06-201182030PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-06-2011101148PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/25-06-2011101057PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on January 08, 2015, 04:00:23 PM
Great scans once again .. I really really like the first three covers  over the last three covers ..  ;D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on January 08, 2015, 04:36:50 PM
Wonder Woman 143 and 146 would be my own favourites from among the twelve I posted.

 :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on January 09, 2015, 07:18:43 PM
I had two of those from kiddays- WW #145 & 150. Those were among the comics I wore the covers off of looking at/reading back in the day. I loved anything with monsters or dinosaurs. I still have the love for all monster and dinosaur content, but I have become critical of the quality of said content. I still love the spirit of it but don't like the execution of much of the newer stuff.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 10, 2015, 09:12:10 PM
(http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080522060411/marveldatabase/images/7/72/Spider-Woman_Vol_1_32.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 11, 2015, 05:17:14 PM
Just picked up Supernatural Thrillers #5 (http://marvel.wikia.com/Supernatural_Thrillers_Vol_1_5) at my local flea market. The man selling comics there originally had $24 on this comic, but he always gives me great deals so I got the first appearance of The Living Mummy (N'Kantu) (http://marvel.wikia.com/N%27Kantu_(Earth-616)) for 10 bucks!

(http://i62.tinypic.com/25sqsqt.jpg)

I also have the next issue in the series (not N'Kantu's next appearance):

(http://i57.tinypic.com/ibx9hz.jpg)

Does anyone think this Headless Horseman cover is worth upgrading to a nicer copy?

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 12, 2015, 12:32:07 AM
Two more scans. Two of my favorite covers.

(http://i61.tinypic.com/1g3lh5.jpg)

(http://i59.tinypic.com/2995yv.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on January 12, 2015, 11:26:06 AM
Does anyone think this Headless Horseman cover is worth upgrading to a nicer copy?

Comics are always worth upgrading to a nicer copy.

 :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on January 12, 2015, 11:53:36 AM
I really love the over the top take on dinosaurs back in the Monsterkid days. For all their size and natural weaponry they were just animals, but in the Monsterkid '60s those dinos became Dai Kaiju Weapons Of Mass Destruction.


Here then are scans of five more:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-08-2011105224PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-11-201163255PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-11-201163259PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-11-201163302PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/Jan6_zpsb30fe0ab.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on January 12, 2015, 12:58:58 PM
Does anyone think this Headless Horseman cover is worth upgrading to a nicer copy?

It all depends on what type of collector you are. If you only buy the books to read then all you need is a complete copy. Many comic readers prefer to buy cheap copies of the originals over the new reprint compilations to own the original with the letters, ads, old newsprint smell, etc. Also, it's oftentimes cheaper to buy low grade original copies than buying the new reprint editions. Most collectors are condition conscious and prefer their comics in as nice a condition as they can get. And then you have the "slabbers" who entomb books in plastic slabs with number grades to crow about.

I prefer books to look nice but I don't need NM copies, just nice looking comic books in the FN to VFN range are cool with me (accurately graded FN to VFN comics look pretty nice). That way it doesn't devalue them when read carefully, and it doesn't cost a fortune to complete a run.

If it were me I would upgrade that Supernatural Thrillers #6. Those Bronze Age horror comics are very cool, and worth upgrading to whatever grade range most appeals to the collector.

Afterthought: Always check those mid '70s Marvels to make sure the Marvel Value Stamp isn't cut out. For awhile Marvel had one Marvel Value Stamp per comic (usually on the letters page or "Marvel news" page) and those could be cut out and put in a stamp album for some Marvel promotion at the time. Many a Marvel comic was rendered incomplete because of those stamps. The stamps were in the later 20 cent cover priced Marvels up through the 25 cent cover priced ones. Those caused many more incomplete comics than clipped coupons. http://www.mvstamps.com/ (http://www.mvstamps.com/)
http://comics.keneriksen.com/index/posts/0/51 (http://comics.keneriksen.com/index/posts/0/51)

According to the MVS checklist Supernatural Thrillers #6 didn't have a MVS, it started with Supernatural Thrillers #8. Anyway, just some info to keep in mind.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on January 12, 2015, 01:02:41 PM
Here then are scans of five more:
Cool dino covers, Hep. It was a pleasure to be a Dino/Monsterkid... and it still is!  :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on January 12, 2015, 02:10:52 PM
I love Star Spangled War Stories .. numbers 124, 128 and 130 are absolutely fabulous!  8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 12, 2015, 08:19:44 PM
Here then are scans of five more:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-08-2011105224PM.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-11-201163255PM.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-11-201163259PM.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-11-201163302PM.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/Jan6_zpsb30fe0ab.jpg[/url])

 8)


128 is my favorite out of those five.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 13, 2015, 10:57:02 AM
Can anyone please tell me what condition my two issues of Supernatural Thrillers are in?

Here's a bigger scan of Spider-Woman #32 courtesy of ComicVine  ;)

(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/0/4/18607-2960-20808-1-spider-woman.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on January 13, 2015, 01:19:56 PM
I'd say the top one is perhaps VG/Fine while the bottom one is no more than Good.

 :-\

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 13, 2015, 06:43:11 PM
Don't own either of these issues and the scans are from GCD 8)

(http://i59.tinypic.com/rk1lbb.jpg)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/1zcd5ee.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on January 13, 2015, 09:35:12 PM
Very nice artwork!   ;D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 14, 2015, 01:48:22 AM
Here is my scan of Ghostly Haunts #58 that is not showing up in Reply #224 of this thread because I stupidly deleted it from my tinypic album ::)

(http://i59.tinypic.com/vgiq3a.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 14, 2015, 02:12:58 PM
Very nice artwork!   ;D

 Want to own Luis Dominguez's original artwork for the cover of Adventure 427? (http://www.romitaman.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=16019&artistid=966) It'll only set you back four grand :P

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2iiuckx.jpg)

While i didn't find a scan of Dick Giordano's original artwork for the cover of Adventure 409,
I did find this image of Art Saaf's unused cover for said issue:

(http://metropolisplus.com/supergirl/adventure409rejectedsaafcover-1971.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on January 14, 2015, 02:34:27 PM
I would love to own the artwork but there are too many other factors involved.   :(


If I win the lotto this weekend (I only play on Saturday and not on Wednesday) then it's another story.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on January 14, 2015, 08:46:40 PM
Here are scans of two good monster covers from the mid-sixties I've not yet posted:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/23-11-201175228AM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/02-09-201294559PM.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: jimm on January 15, 2015, 10:36:17 AM
Where do you get them bigarse jars? :O
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on January 15, 2015, 12:21:39 PM
Where do you get them bigarse jars? :O

At the "Bigarse Jar Store" .. or Bigarse Jars R' Us in some countries.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 15, 2015, 07:51:32 PM
Here are scans of two more Luis Dominguez covers:(the second of which is no longer visible in Reply #224 of this thread because i deleted it from my tinypic album without thinking Zombie Roll Eyes)

(http://i62.tinypic.com/nq6c6s.jpg)

(http://i60.tinypic.com/2s93tvq.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on January 19, 2015, 12:14:02 PM
Here are scans of a few more monsterrific Aquaman covers:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/31-05-201174056PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/31-05-201174100PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-08-201170552PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-07-201235859PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-07-201252641PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-07-201252657PM.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on January 19, 2015, 02:06:48 PM
All those covers are winners!   8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on January 22, 2015, 10:13:40 AM
Here are scans of five more of my Adventure Comics featuring Spectre covers:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/06-08-201182820PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-07-2012110427PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-07-2012110438PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-07-2012110443PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-07-2012110446PM.jpg)

 cl:)

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 25, 2015, 03:24:18 PM
(http://i59.tinypic.com/28lv1w2.jpg)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/15x3fgw.jpg)

(http://i60.tinypic.com/a4siet.jpg)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2hwfvw9.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: BigShadow on January 26, 2015, 02:54:07 AM
Wow, these are some great covers.  One day I will get around to copying some of my Tomb of Dracula covers.  I have the whole set, and they are some of the best stories and artwork that Marvel ever put out.  Werewolf By Night was also another awesome book that rivaled other horror titles of the time.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on January 28, 2015, 11:35:24 AM
Here's a scan of an excellent Doctor Solar dinosaur cover:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/17-07-2012113923PM.jpg)

 8)

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: BigShadow on January 30, 2015, 11:32:59 PM
Some Vampirella, Phantom Star Wars, and Flash Gordon variants.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7349/16405497161_b97f89d35f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qZGsKk)image (https://flic.kr/p/qZGsKk) by joe92580 (https://www.flickr.com/people/54710561(*at*)N08/), on Flickr
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7356/16405498511_ce16671b12_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qZGt9B)image (https://flic.kr/p/qZGt9B) by joe92580 (https://www.flickr.com/people/54710561(*at*)N08/), on Flickr
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8619/16221032629_25387e1b65_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qHp2Sn)image (https://flic.kr/p/qHp2Sn) by joe92580 (https://www.flickr.com/people/54710561(*at*)N08/), on Flickr
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8630/16221031379_7c7d3dacb6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qHp2uP)image (https://flic.kr/p/qHp2uP) by joe92580 (https://www.flickr.com/people/54710561(*at*)N08/), on Flickr
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7388/16406326692_937c3845e3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qZLHkA)image (https://flic.kr/p/qZLHkA) by joe92580 (https://www.flickr.com/people/54710561(*at*)N08/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on February 02, 2015, 01:20:57 PM
Collectors don't normally associate Archie Publications with dinosaur covers but here are scans of a few good ones with the Archie imprint:

11

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/Jan28_zpse4fa132c.jpg)

12

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/06-08-201182826PM.jpg)

1

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/31-05-201174146PM.jpg)

10

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-06-2011101352PM.jpg)

11

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-06-2011101356PM.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on February 02, 2015, 06:54:06 PM
I like the cover of the February 1963 Jaguar the best of the Fly and Jaguar posted above ..  ;D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on February 07, 2015, 09:35:41 AM
I like the covers of the two Fly comics and the Jaguar 1 comic best myself.

 :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on February 11, 2015, 12:43:26 PM
Here are scans from my collection of three good Green Lantern covers featuring monstrous beasties:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/Jan27_zps520f63d9.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-06-2011105000PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-06-2011105004PM.jpg)

 cl:)

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on February 11, 2015, 01:52:58 PM
Very cool scans, I love the monster in the last comic, Green Lantern No 34.   8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on February 19, 2015, 08:56:13 AM
Here are scans of a couple of really good Suicide Squad monster/dinosaur covers:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/BraveBold38.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/BraveBold39.jpg)

 cl:)

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on March 02, 2015, 11:27:29 AM
Here's a scan of a Charlton from 1964 for all you Mummy fans:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/03-06-201185615PM.jpg)

The interior artwork by the unheralded team of penciller Bill Fraccio and inker Tony Tallarico is very good indeed. Here's the splash page:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/BlueBeetleV2_01_01_zpsuer4b3aw.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on March 29, 2015, 04:14:03 PM
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2lxj7zb.jpg)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/i6wfoz.jpg)

(http://i62.tinypic.com/biuern.jpg)

Got any more Sea Devils to show us, Hep?
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on March 30, 2015, 12:49:58 PM
Lots! Here are six more:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/SeaDevils4.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-08-2011113248AM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-08-2012104708PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-08-2012104711PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-08-2012104714PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-08-2012104718PM.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on April 01, 2015, 10:22:33 PM
Just got this one for my Birthday:

(http://i58.tinypic.com/330cio3.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on April 02, 2015, 05:43:31 AM
Great Birthday gift!   8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on April 02, 2015, 12:44:14 PM
Just got this one for my Birthday:

([url]http://i58.tinypic.com/330cio3.jpg[/url])

Cool comic. That's the first issue of Man-Thing's first series when he took over Fear and it became Adventure Into Fear. Very good Gray Morrow and Chaykin art. In the early '70s the comic racks were full of fun monster comics from Marvel, DC, Charlton, and every other company. That was an awesome time to be a monster comic fan. If I could use a Wayback Machine I would go back to those newsstands, drugstores, and supermarkets, and just soak it all in of actually having comics in racks available for kids to enjoy...oh, and I would buy a crapload of comics. Anyone could afford to back then.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on April 03, 2015, 03:06:14 AM
([url]http://i57.tinypic.com/2lxj7zb.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i57.tinypic.com/i6wfoz.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i62.tinypic.com/biuern.jpg[/url])

Got any more Sea Devils to show us, Hep?


Great stuff Creaturefan95. I'm a big 70s Marvel horror/monster guy. I collect Tomb of Dracula, Man-Thing, Werewolf by Night, Son of Satan, Tales of the Zombie etc. And Marvel's Godzilla and Shogun Warriors still my two favorite comic books of all time.


Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on April 08, 2015, 08:37:36 AM
Here are scans of six more of my Sea Devils comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-08-2012104721PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/015_zpsfcb26add.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/016_zps28532d14.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/017_zpse21dccf5.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/018_zpse293310b.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/019_zps8f712ca2.jpg)

8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on April 08, 2015, 01:00:11 PM
Sea Devils No. 21 is by far the best of the above posting.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on April 09, 2015, 09:20:07 AM
I rather like #22 because it hearkens back to the wash covers from earlier in the run.

 :-\
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on April 11, 2015, 03:55:07 PM
Look what 20 bucks bought me:

(http://oi60.tinypic.com/4kh4jl.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on April 12, 2015, 12:25:00 PM
Cool!

 8)

That contains a Jack Davis illustrated story, does it not?

 ???





Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on April 12, 2015, 12:42:14 PM
Cool!

 8)

That contains a Jack Davis illustrated story, does it not?

 ???


Tales from the Cryptkeeper - While the Cat's Away (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=082vIJyRuZA#)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on May 01, 2015, 01:40:22 PM
Here are scans of six more of my Sea Devils comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/003_zpsf422f227.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/014_zpsda63ea8a.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/Sea20Devils2026_zpsi59j8keb.jpg?t=1430418993)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/016_zpsd479b2c4.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/007_zps436e0d6b.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/018_zps35b7543b.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on May 04, 2015, 10:44:42 PM
(http://i62.tinypic.com/35ch5qa.jpg)
(http://i62.tinypic.com/ixvy46.jpg)
(http://i60.tinypic.com/14aix03.jpg)
(http://i61.tinypic.com/ioqdrp.jpg)
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2ajakbt.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on May 05, 2015, 02:31:06 PM
Who was the cover artist on the Golem comics?

 ???

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on May 05, 2015, 04:04:36 PM
Who was the cover artist on the Golem comics?

 ???

No one seems to know for sure  :-\
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on May 05, 2015, 04:34:23 PM
He was good. Reminds me of Neal Adams.

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 05, 2015, 06:06:41 PM
Who was the cover artist on the Golem comics?

 ???

Strange Tales #174 cover art is credited to Gil Kane, Tony DeZuniga, and John Romita according to the Marvel Database.
http://marvel.wikia.com/Strange_Tales_Vol_1_174 (http://marvel.wikia.com/Strange_Tales_Vol_1_174)

Those Arabs look more like John Buscema pencils to me (Buscema did interior pencils). Many of those covers were probably free-for-alls back in the Bullpen days.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on May 11, 2015, 07:09:15 PM
Hepcat, do you have any of the House of Mystery issues featuring Dial H for Hero?
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Gossamer on May 11, 2015, 09:11:22 PM
Who was the cover artist on the Golem comics?

 ???

According to Marvel database it is big John Romita and Frank giacoia.  For 176 anyway.  174 looks to be the say style so I would say the same duo.

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on May 12, 2015, 09:05:55 AM
Hepcat, do you have any of the House of Mystery issues featuring Dial H for Hero?


Over a half dozen. The only one for which I have a ready scan is this one:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-07-2011100621PM.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 12, 2015, 03:30:01 PM
Over a half dozen. The only one for which I have a ready scan is this one:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-07-2011100621PM.jpg[/url])

 :)

I enjoyed those Robbie Reed stories when I was a kid in the '60s, but when Joe Orlando took over and ushered in the Mystery Era at DC with House Of Mystery #174 it really changed the game.

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/HOM174_zpsvyoxku4t.jpg)

The late '60s through the mid '70s were a great time to be a comic book/monster mag loving Monsterkid.  cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on May 17, 2015, 03:31:55 PM
Just got this for three dollars:

(http://oi59.tinypic.com/2vmam2q.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 17, 2015, 05:47:55 PM
Just got this for three dollars:

([url]http://oi59.tinypic.com/2vmam2q.jpg[/url])

Nice Wrightson cover.  ;)

Those oversized DC horror comics offered a lot of good scary reading and some really nice art.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on May 18, 2015, 10:26:04 AM
Here are scans of five more of my Sea Devils comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/017_zpsaf73fedd.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/020_zps98e641c0.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/019_zps1fe18943.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/021_zps439cef13.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/022_zps9e69b604.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on May 18, 2015, 11:44:06 AM
Great Covers .. I like numbers 33. 34 and 35 the best of the above five posted.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 21, 2015, 10:45:14 AM
Great Covers .. I like numbers 33. 34 and 35 the best of the above five posted.

Hello to you, Flower. :D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on May 21, 2015, 12:38:59 PM
Good to see you too!  8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on May 21, 2015, 08:43:25 PM
Got any Silver Age Neal Adams covers to show us, Hep?
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on May 22, 2015, 07:38:42 AM
Indeed I do! Here are scans of five of my Spectre comics, the last of which features a Neal Adams cover:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/04-12-201293545PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/04-12-201293549PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/04-12-201293553PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/04-12-201293556PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/04-12-201293600PM.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on May 31, 2015, 07:51:15 PM
Here are scans of five of my Strange Adventures comics featuring Deadman:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-07-2011100546PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-07-201173724PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-07-201173727PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/18-09-2011112120PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/18-09-2011112125PM.jpg)

The bottom four have covers by Neal Adams.

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Gossamer on May 31, 2015, 10:59:04 PM
Hepcat do have any of the later Spectre series that sported the Charles Vess covers with Tom Mandrake doing the inside art.  Brilliant stuff.  Thank you for posting those classic Adams covers on Deadman.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on June 01, 2015, 11:20:05 AM
Hepcat do have any of the later Spectre series that sported the Charles Vess covers with Tom Mandrake doing the inside art.

No, sadly I don't have any of those.

 :(
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on June 04, 2015, 10:17:15 AM
Here are five more of my Silver Age comics featuring the Spectre:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/04-12-201293604PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/04-12-201293608PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/04-12-201293611PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-09-201264602PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/29-09-201222228PM.jpg)

All but the Brave and the Bold cover co-starring the Flash are rendered by Neal Adams.

 8)

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on June 18, 2015, 09:16:19 AM
Here are five more of my Strange Adventures comics featuring Deadman by Neal Adams:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/18-09-2011112129PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/12-07-2012104905PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/12-07-2012104909PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/12-07-2012104912PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/12-07-2012104915PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wich2 on June 18, 2015, 09:59:10 AM
The Joe Orlando/Michael Fleisher/Jim Aparo SPECTRE series is a classic.

(http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090202013946/marvel_dc/images/8/84/Adventure_Comics_Vol_1_431.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on June 19, 2015, 07:48:58 AM
I posted mine on pages 14 and 17 of this thread.

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=5212.195 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=5212.195)

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Memphremagog on June 19, 2015, 04:02:42 PM
Ode to the MAN-THING...

(https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=JN.4rpZJlaSr1Lvh95ssLw9ig&pid=15.1&P=0)

(https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=JN.ZnkuWBTtmvs%2bZord5AZm6A&pid=15.1&P=0)

(http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070412180640/marveldatabase/images/c/c8/Man-Thing_Vol_1_22.jpg)

(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081107192125/marveldatabase/images/a/a0/Man-Thing_Vol_2_4.jpg)

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/marvel-team-up/68-1.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KypEs8uC3b4/TUsRy3DAtBI/AAAAAAAACOo/xn9642kte5A/s1600/Man-Thing_08-01.jpg)

(http://horrorpediadotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/monsters-unleashed_super_mark_of_man-thing.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_8kYdmD_lMyU/TLbiQxd3CKI/AAAAAAAAC2Y/NvN7IbPpIBM/s1600/daredevil+man+thing.GIF)

(https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=JN.2zwDk6e6mAUB3llknCG40g&pid=15.1&P=0)

(http://www.thefifthbranch.com/images/oldies/gsmt4.jpg)

(https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=JN.DUSy4Msuj9iBLbDxSIgxuw&pid=15.1&P=0)

(http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070410140757/marveldatabase/images/1/1d/Man-Thing_Vol_1_5.jpg)

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070411195859/marveldatabase/images/2/22/Giant-Size_Man-Thing_Vol_1_3.jpg)

(http://static.flickr.com/3393/3191785374_834563f157_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on June 19, 2015, 05:25:47 PM
The Mike Ploog Man-Thing was frikkin' awesome, and those Brunner Howard The Duck stories in GS Man-Thing #s 4 & 5 were extremely cool. Makes me want to hitch a ride on the Wayback Machine to the mid '70s and bask in the comic book ambience of spinner racks and comic conventions.  :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Memphremagog on June 19, 2015, 06:13:00 PM
The Mike Ploog Man-Thing was frikkin' awesome, and those Brunner Howard The Duck stories in GS Man-Thing #s 4 & 5 were extremely cool. Makes me want to hitch a ride on the Wayback Machine to the mid '70s and bask in the comic book ambience of spinner racks and comic conventions.  :)

I agree completely! I started my comics collecting 40 years ago this year by collecting the horror/monster comics; DC's GHOSTS, TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED, Marvel's horror characters, WEREWOLF BY NIGHT, MAN-THING, GHOST RIDER, MORBIUS, DRACULA, TALES OF THE ZOMBIE, THE FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER, THE LIVING MUMMY. SON OF SATAN, BROTHER VOODOO and the like. Mike Ploog was a mainstay artist in those days drawing Man-Thing, Ghost Rider, Werewolf and even another of my favorite titles from those days, the PLANET OF THE APES magazine. Great stuff and I love to revisit the stories from back then.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on June 19, 2015, 06:27:55 PM
I agree completely! I started my comics collecting 40 years ago this year by collecting the horror/monster comics; DC's GHOSTS, TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED, Marvel's horror characters, WEREWOLF BY NIGHT, MAN-THING, GHOST RIDER, MORBIUS, DRACULA, TALES OF THE ZOMBIE, THE FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER, THE LIVING MUMMY. SON OF SATAN, BROTHER VOODOO and the like. Mike Ploog was a mainstay artist in those days drawing Man-Thing, Ghost Rider, Werewolf and even another of my favorite titles from those days, the PLANET OF THE APES magazine. Great stuff and I love to revisit the stories from back then.
That's quite the cowinkidink! I started collecting in 1975 and my first, and greatest, comic book love has always been the Monster titles. I remember picking up the 1975 Overstreet Comic Book Price guide and marveling at some of those "values". The best thing though was hitting the yard sales, flea markets, and used book stores and stocking up on older monster comics on the cheap and getting to read and savor them. I remember hunting down the Wrightson issues of Swamp Thing with steadfast determination and being so proud when I found them all. Of course in later years I upgraded all that stuff and finished most of those runs like Tomb Of Dracula and Werewolf By Night, but the level of fun I had initially when I was poor and on the hunt was never surpassed.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Memphremagog on June 19, 2015, 06:34:44 PM
That's quite the cowinkidink! I started collecting in 1975 and my first, and greatest, comic book love has always been the Monster titles. I remember picking up the 1975 Overstreet Comic Book Price guide and marveling at some of those "values". The best thing though was hitting the yard sales, flea markets, and used book stores and stocking up on older monster comics on the cheap and getting to read and savor them. I remember hunting down the Wrightson issues of Swamp Thing with steadfast determination and being so proud when I found them all. Of course in later years I upgraded all that stuff and finished most of those runs like Tomb Of Dracula and Werewolf By Night, but the level of fun I had initially when I was poor and on the hunt was never surpassed.

Exactly! I got some of the best of the old titles from flea markets and used book stores..I can remember getting great stuff back then: Famous Monsters of Filmland magazines, The Monster Times, and of course, the comics. I can remember the thrill of reading Ghosts or the issue of Werewolf By Night that introduced Moon Knight coming home in the car after getting it at a shop in a local amusement park.  I scored all the back issues of Werewolf and then Morbius in FEAR back then because nobody was interested in them! The same went for Ghost Rider and Man-Thing back in those days..everyone was into Batman and Superman, etc., so it was very easy to pick up multiple issues of these horror titles for cheap. Now they are like finding gold in some areas..
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Memphremagog on June 19, 2015, 06:52:21 PM
A Morbius Gallery...

One of my all-time favorite characters and bizarre Spider-Man villain

(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120825194715/marveldatabase/images/1/1a/Morbius_The_Living_Vampire_Vol_2_1_Textless.jpg)

(http://www.qscomics.com/realcovers/ebaynew/fear20.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WTmw19Rd5So/VBdAI5gsQcI/AAAAAAAAEdQ/9j038eury8w/s1600/Morbius.jpg)

(http://spiderman.erictoribio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Spectacular-1-038-_Curse-of-the-Living-Vampire_.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MTaYCqL7CnU/UIc02FDcBuI/AAAAAAAAs8E/VBY0TE2Cu2U/s1600/22280.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YbW7nUUx554/Tn2rcpABjKI/AAAAAAAABbw/4yOk3Htkjug/s1600/Amazing+spider-man+102+lizard+morbius+six+arms.jpg)

(http://static.flickr.com/3341/3241352695_f7b9b69c0b_b.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BxwqBjy4y1U/T46LzvFhXCI/AAAAAAAAV-U/9dFk696IG3c/s1600/Marvel%2BPreview%2Bcover.jpg)

(http://static.flickr.com/4001/4283483149_65532d8b4a_b.jpg)

(http://thecomicgarage.freeservers.com/fear29vfplus.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Memphremagog on June 21, 2015, 07:29:23 AM
Werewolf By Night gallery

(http://www.comicbooked.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Werewolf_by_Night_Vol_1_32.jpg)

(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20061229180934/marveldatabase/images/6/6a/Werewolf_by_Night_Vol_1_19.jpg)

(http://ifanboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Werewolf-by-Night-1.jpg)

(https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=JN.uNmvLVzgln0LEI6Yifz8CQ&pid=15.1&P=0)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2TLOM0_lxIU/VBdMnnl_ASI/AAAAAAAAEdw/Mp6ZQWswQMY/s1600/WerewolfByNight.jpg)

(http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070105144226/marveldatabase/images/a/a1/Werewolf_by_Night_Vol_1_37.jpg)

(http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070105161928/marveldatabase/images/3/30/Werewolf_by_Night_Vol_1_38.jpg)

(https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=JN.4vja%2bfyZy219JRo4L%2fCbMg&pid=15.1&P=0)

(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110407194603/deadliestfiction/images/1/19/Werewolf_by_Night_using_claws.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KypEs8uC3b4/TTIZSq0eBvI/AAAAAAAABfM/o-x2bxY5XXA/s1600/Werewolf-By-Night-%2523035---00.jpg)

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/63/b5/3e/63b53eaf2cc9730a00b89b6f12dc93e6.jpg)

(http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070105164900/marveldatabase/images/8/88/Werewolf_by_Night_Vol_1_39.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on June 30, 2015, 08:37:51 PM
Here are scans of some of my Brave & the Bold comics with supernatural characters or themes:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/01-08-2012112722PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/04-12-201293626PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/28-12-2012100143PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-01-2013102455PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-01-2013102506PM.jpg)

Issues #79, 86 and 89 feature cover art by Neal Adams.

 hmjfym
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on July 01, 2015, 07:43:46 AM
Of the above, I like numbers 79 and 92 the best.  I prefer comics that are ten or twelve cents ..  ;D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on July 01, 2015, 10:24:42 AM
I think new comics should cost no more than $0.35, unless they're 100-page Giants which might fairly be priced at $0.75. Particularly prized back issues I can see at as much as $1.49.

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Memphremagog on July 01, 2015, 11:32:28 AM
Monstrous Foes of Spider-Man...

The Lizard

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-08uXxnNO9ZA/T-hKEQ0uVgI/AAAAAAAAAtQ/p5hxGl8wdGc/s1600/041Lizard.jpg)

Morbius the Living Vampire

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/63/29/18/6329185c9e062119feb9ec2ceabd7827.jpg)

The Man-Wolf

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-s26oUmojFZg/U8QlVgZkFJI/AAAAAAABhpc/jIVIXFQ81Kw/s1600/creatures+on+the+loose37-10-11.jpg)

Venom

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs24/f/2008/016/f/5/venom_by_nebezial.jpg)

Stegron the Dinosaur Man

(https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=JN.RTAi2fhwnPc0tANiEkHV%2bw&pid=15.1&P=0)

Carrion

(http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111119191324/villains/images/2/22/Carrion_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on July 06, 2015, 08:24:23 AM
Here are scans of a few more of my Brave and the Bold comics with supernatural characters or themes:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-01-2013102509PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/be96d298-8184-408c-9729-daed3e950813_zpsfqhywspq.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/acbfd6bd-97ba-4d4a-80b0-ca40c2e0b6be_zpsdhf6vd9w.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/f853d3e8-eb89-4554-8ef0-f974c3be13d2_zpsgwhhs7o0.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/Brave%20109_zpsysiqsx2x.jpg)

 cl:)

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: judd on July 30, 2015, 12:05:33 PM
I just read the new comic The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Archie.  It is not a kid comic.  It's very creepy.  The story takes place in 1966 in Glendale and the villain is Madame Satan who's after Sabrina.  Archie also has a zombie horror comic.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on July 30, 2015, 01:00:57 PM
Mmmmm, Sabrina!

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2013/04/sabrina.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on August 08, 2015, 01:51:50 PM
I got these four issues of Man-Thing for 5 dollars each last Thursday:

(http://i60.tinypic.com/2v3qzw0.jpg)

(http://i60.tinypic.com/2ngaeth.jpg)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/11lie80.jpg)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2zia48x.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on August 08, 2015, 02:19:52 PM
Good girl art!

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on August 21, 2015, 09:29:38 AM
Here are four more House of Mystery comics from my collection:
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-09-201183936PM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-09-201183943PM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-09-201183947PM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-09-201183953PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Flower on August 21, 2015, 10:09:06 AM
I liked numbers 149 and 154 much better than the other two.   ;D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on September 05, 2015, 09:20:57 PM
I now have the first and last issues of Fear/Adventure into Fear!

(http://i62.tinypic.com/b64owo.jpg)

(http://i60.tinypic.com/2reh3k9.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Herr Hussmann on September 05, 2015, 09:51:12 PM
(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080801152051/marveldatabase/images/8/8f/WhereMonstersDwell35.jpg)

(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080813063618/marveldatabase/images/7/7d/Strange_Tales_Vol_1_74_001.jpg)

I always loved Jack Kirby's art and this was one of my most favorite of his monsters.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on September 07, 2015, 10:33:37 PM
I just got done putting these bad boys in bags and boards. It's the full run plus some random appearances in other titles. I haven't actually read any of them yet. I'm waiting for a chilly, rainy night to get the mood right.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img673/1304/tD0auA.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on September 08, 2015, 11:27:15 AM
I now have the first and last issues of Fear/Adventure into Fear!

([url]http://i62.tinypic.com/b64owo.jpg[/url])


([url]http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080801152051/marveldatabase/images/8/8f/WhereMonstersDwell35.jpg[/url])

I always loved Jack Kirby's art and this was one of my most favorite of his monsters.


Those comics all consist of reprints from pre-hero Marvel, do they not?

 ???
Title: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on September 08, 2015, 12:19:27 PM
Those comics all consist of reprints from pre-hero Marvel, do they not?

 ???


Yep, Fear #1 (http://www.comics.org/issue/23835/) contains 50 pages of reprinted pre-hero Marvel content and Where Monsters Dwell #35 (http://www.comics.org/issue/28588/) only has 18 pages of reprinted material from that period of Marvel history.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 08, 2015, 05:10:55 PM
Marvel was reprinting a LOT of their pre-hero monster stories back in the early-mid '70s. I remember buying all of those I could get my hands on dirt cheap in used book stores, flea markets, and quarter boxes at conventions back when I first started collecting in the '70s. In later years I upgraded most of them and I'm glad I did it when they were affordable. They were treated like trash back then, but now they're like Bronze Age gold.

In addition to pre-hero reprints in the backs of several books like the Giant-Size titles, there were many titles which contained all (or almost all) reprints. Some of them I remember are:

Where Monsters Dwell
Where Creatures Roam
Beware
Dead Of Night
Fear (1st 10 issues)
Weird Wonder Tales
Chamber Of Chills
Crypt Of Shadows
Fantasy Masterpieces ('60s)
Giant-Size Chillers ('74-'75)
Tomb Of Darkness
Uncanny Tales
Vault Of Evil
Worlds Unknown
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on September 10, 2015, 07:31:34 PM
Marvel was reprinting a LOT of their pre-hero monster stories back in the early-mid '70s. I remember buying all of those I could get my hands on dirt cheap in used book stores, flea markets, and quarter boxes at conventions back when I first started collecting in the '70s. In later years I upgraded most of them and I'm glad I did it when they were affordable. They were treated like trash back then, but now they're like Bronze Age gold.

In addition to pre-hero reprints in the backs of several books like the Giant-Size titles, there were many titles which contained all (or almost all) reprints. Some of them I remember are:

Where Monsters Dwell
Where Creatures Roam
Beware
Dead Of Night
Fear (1st 10 issues)
Weird Wonder Tales
Chamber Of Chills
Crypt Of Shadows
Fantasy Masterpieces ('60s)
Giant-Size Chillers ('74-'75)
Tomb Of Darkness
Uncanny Tales
Vault Of Evil
Worlds Unknown

I still have and bought and sold tons of these over the last couple years. Always fun reading and pretty addictive to read many issues in a row. 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wich2 on September 11, 2015, 08:47:31 AM
>I always loved Jack Kirby's art and this was one of my most favorite of his monsters.<

This would be mine (though like many of the best monsters, he was really anything but!):

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-McIGISEvJNc/VZ2Co_eA7GI/AAAAAAABC8w/8eSt-sFeSlM/s1600/strange-tales-99-3.jpg)

>Marvel was reprinting a LOT of their pre-hero monster stories back in the early-mid '70s.<

Just doin' what Marvel did - trying to glut the market, and so eat some of someone else's pie! (In this case, Charlton's.)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 11, 2015, 02:22:58 PM
Just doin' what Marvel did - trying to glut the market, and so eat some of someone else's pie! (In this case, Charlton's.)
They were all trying to do that. It was competitive marketing. Marvel was just better at it because they were bigger.

The mid '60s through the mid '70s was a great time for Monsterboomer comics and monster mags. Marvel, DC, Warren, Charlton, Eerie Pubs, Western, Dell, Sproul, and even Archie was knockin' 'em out for us Monsterkids and we loved them and still do. Thank goodness for the plethora of printed product produced during that time for us monster lovers. The active marketplace left plenty to collect and enjoy.  :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on September 24, 2015, 04:05:52 PM
Here's Aqualad versus the Bugala, a great story arc from Aquaman 44-47 rendered by Jim Aparo:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Aparo20Aquaman2044-5_zpsnzxmk5hf.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Aparo20Aquaman2045-5a_zps4zt4uphp.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Aparo20Aquaman2045-6_zps8kvje8nd.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Aparo20Aquaman2047-1b_zpsx9fofsvm.jpg)

Love the artwork!

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 24, 2015, 04:37:57 PM
Here's Aqualad versus the Bugala, a great story arc from Aquaman 44-47 rendered by Jim Aparo:
Aparo's style was heavily influenced by Neal Adams... which is a good thing.  :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on October 04, 2015, 04:56:35 PM
(http://i61.tinypic.com/20s26o.jpg)

(http://i60.tinypic.com/34qu6on.jpg)

(http://i61.tinypic.com/29ft2et.jpg)

(http://i59.tinypic.com/11kumxh.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wich2 on October 05, 2015, 11:35:34 AM
>Aparo's style was heavily influenced by Neal Adams... which is a good thing.<

As is the fact that he was also his own, very talented, artist!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on October 21, 2015, 11:58:10 AM
'Art Of Ploog' book due soon.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r_xVFfX1iE0/ViRgx0JYApI/AAAAAAAAev0/BoOeHL-7QZI/s1600/Art%2Bof%2BPloog%2BDiamond%2BDist%2BAd.jpg) (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PJqeG_MWn5c/ViRhMYBkgEI/AAAAAAAAewM/GMv9Y6R28SI/s1600/Art%2Bof%2BPloog%2BFPG%2BAd.png)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bTck4TDPzg8/ViRhT4wnoHI/AAAAAAAAewU/zCsh2SZ3Yhs/s1600/Art%2Bof%2BPloog%2BFPG%2BAd%2B01.png) (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hIXDrBSyCtQ/ViRhT6gFNDI/AAAAAAAAewY/U8fDT8ndGCU/s1600/Art%2Bof%2BPloog%2BFPG%2BAd%2B02.png)

http://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/?zx=8c5e6c4b15579c8 (http://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/?zx=8c5e6c4b15579c8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on October 21, 2015, 09:24:21 PM
The Ghoulunatic Fringe is a great blog for fans of EC and early fanzines such as Squa Tront.

http://theghoulunaticfringe.blogspot.com/ (http://theghoulunaticfringe.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on October 31, 2015, 09:55:43 PM
(http://www.reedcomics.com/images/photos/COMICS/OCT073534.jpg)(http://www.reedcomics.com/images/photos/COMICS/OCT073535.jpg)(http://www.reedcomics.com/images/photos/COMICS/DEC073665A.jpg)(http://www.reedcomics.com/images/photos/COMICS/DEC073665B.jpg)(http://www.reedcomics.com/images/photos/COMICS/JUL090876.jpg)(http://www.reedcomics.com/images/photos/COMICS/NOV084074.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on December 05, 2015, 09:33:42 PM
Just picked up Supernatural Thrillers #5 ([url]http://marvel.wikia.com/Supernatural_Thrillers_Vol_1_5[/url]) at my local flea market. The man selling comics there originally had $24 on this comic, but he always gives me great deals so I got the first appearance of The Living Mummy (N'Kantu) ([url]http://marvel.wikia.com/N%27Kantu_(Earth-616))[/url] for 10 bucks!

([url]http://i62.tinypic.com/25sqsqt.jpg[/url])

I also have the next issue in the series (not N'Kantu's next appearance):

([url]http://i61.tinypic.com/nfppbl.jpg[/url])

Does anyone think this Headless Horseman cover is worth upgrading to a nicer copy?


Here is a new scan of my reader copy of Supernatural Thrillers #6 (http://www.comics.org/issue/26899/):

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2hqrytf.jpg)

Here is a scan of a nicer copy of the same issue that was part of a lot in an auction on ebay that I won because nobody besides me bid:

(http://i63.tinypic.com/29e5am9.jpg)

Here is my scan of Supernatural Thrillers #1 (http://www.comics.org/issue/25745/) that was part of the same lot:

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2rztimd.jpg)

Here is a scan of a second copy of the first issue of Supernatural Thrillers that the seller threw in because they had an extra:

(http://i65.tinypic.com/20b2539.jpg)

Here are scans of Supernatural Thrillers #2 (http://www.comics.org/issue/25952/) and Supernatural Thrillers #4 (http://www.comics.org/issue/26335/) which were the other two comics in the lot:

(http://i64.tinypic.com/2m67eis.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/k48phl.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Scatter on December 05, 2015, 09:42:59 PM
LOVE the artwork!!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 15, 2015, 11:05:23 AM
LOVE the artwork!!

Ditto!!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on December 19, 2015, 05:40:16 PM
I just bought a low-grade copy of Strange Tales #80 (http://www.comics.org/issue/16067/) from a seller on eBay for $19.99 shipped! I will scan the cover when it arrives ;)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on December 23, 2015, 02:49:50 PM
Here it is just like I promised:

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2m2ewq0.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Gory Glenn on December 23, 2015, 07:15:48 PM
>I always loved Jack Kirby's art and this was one of my most favorite of his monsters.<

This would be mine (though like many of the best monsters, he was really anything but!):

([url]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-McIGISEvJNc/VZ2Co_eA7GI/AAAAAAABC8w/8eSt-sFeSlM/s1600/strange-tales-99-3.jpg[/url])

>Marvel was reprinting a LOT of their pre-hero monster stories back in the early-mid '70s.<

Just doin' what Marvel did - trying to glut the market, and so eat some of someone else's pie! (In this case, Charlton's.)


I love Jack Kirby and that is one cool monster. I can see inklings of early Hulk in that guy.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 12, 2016, 07:17:07 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/2ekiq75.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on January 13, 2016, 07:41:58 PM
Just had this arrive a couple days ago. Another quality Precode reprint. So far so good. Recommended. >:D

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0ft5qGzHrxQ/VdM4iajpzsI/AAAAAAAAvzc/zCXplLk9WlU/s1600/COMPLETE%2BVOODOO%2BVOL%2B1.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on January 16, 2016, 05:21:44 PM
Just had this arrive a couple days ago. Another quality Precode reprint. So far so good. Recommended. >:D

([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0ft5qGzHrxQ/VdM4iajpzsI/AAAAAAAAvzc/zCXplLk9WlU/s1600/COMPLETE%2BVOODOO%2BVOL%2B1.jpg[/url])


Very cool!!! I bought the Harvey Horror reprints.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 20, 2016, 08:28:47 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/29xdf14.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/29yl2ck.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Lazarus on January 21, 2016, 07:16:55 AM
The Yoe books usually aren't comprehensive, right?  They just pick the best examples?  I know their Dick Briefer Frankenstein comics was just a selection. 
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on January 21, 2016, 07:48:18 PM
The Yoe books usually aren't comprehensive, right?  They just pick the best examples?  I know their Dick Briefer Frankenstein comics was just a selection.

Usually the Yoe books are examples of the best of and quite often pertain to certain artists.. In this case though with COMPLETE VooDoo they will be in a full run over,I believe,3 volumes. Probably why the PS artbooks and Harvey horrors are usually more than 2X the price. Full runs.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Lazarus on January 21, 2016, 09:36:06 PM
Usually the Yoe books are examples of the best of and quite often pertain to certain artists.. In this case though with COMPLETE VooDoo they will be in a full run over,I believe,3 volumes. Probably why the PS artbooks and Harvey horrors are usually more than 2X the price. Full runs.

I wonder why he chose this one to do the full run?  I would have thought some of the other stuff would do well, also.  We had alot of interest in the Eerie Publications one.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 22, 2016, 03:28:13 PM
I bought this from an eBay seller for $16.95 shipped:

(http://i68.tinypic.com/18i5o0.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2lavqd4.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on January 22, 2016, 11:27:52 PM
I wonder why he chose this one to do the full run?  I would have thought some of the other stuff would do well, also.  We had alot of interest in the Eerie Publications one.

I so agree,I would love to see the reprint series of Precode to Eerie pubs reprints in their entierty.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Lazarus on January 22, 2016, 11:44:08 PM
I bought this from an eBay seller for $16.95 shipped:

([url]http://i68.tinypic.com/18i5o0.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i67.tinypic.com/2lavqd4.jpg[/url])


One day I'll own a good copy of this.  ONE DAY!!!!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 23, 2016, 01:04:35 AM
One day I'll own a good copy of this.  ONE DAY!!!!

Mine is only in Good/Very Good condition, but it was the only first print listed at the time so I snagged it last Saturday and it just arrived yesterday afternoon.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Lazarus on January 23, 2016, 01:26:23 AM
Mine is only in Good/Very Good condition, but it was the only first print listed at the time so I snagged it last Saturday and it just arrived yesterday afternoon.

I try to shoot for Fine to Very Fine, if I'm going to shell out the cash for a comic.  It doesn't have to be immaculate, but I definitely want it to be nice.  Yours looks like a fantastic reading copy, though!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on March 07, 2016, 04:51:37 PM
(http://i66.tinypic.com/29ajq9.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2dlq4jd.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 07, 2016, 06:21:05 PM
That giant size King Kong comic book is awesome. As a kid, I once had
that book.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wich2 on March 07, 2016, 07:15:40 PM
That's not the "giant-est" one - this is:

(https://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/n_iv/600/875941.jpg)

"Treasury" Size. Best format ever in comics, killed by whiny collectors,"Wah! They don't fit our bags & boxes!"
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on March 07, 2016, 08:00:26 PM
That's not the "giant-est" one - this is:

(https://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/n_iv/600/875941.jpg)

"Treasury" Size. Best format ever in comics, killed by whiny collectors,"Wah! They don't fit our bags & boxes!"

That's just an oversized reprint  :P
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 07, 2016, 08:06:09 PM
Oops! My mistake.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wich2 on March 08, 2016, 11:24:22 AM
Quote
That's just an oversized reprint  :P

Yes - and?

It's a beauty, and it's the biggest!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on March 08, 2016, 10:04:17 PM
Yes - and?

It's a beauty, and it's the biggest!

There's nothing wrong with that and I forgot to mention that I got the original for a buck  :angel:
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Universal Steve on March 11, 2016, 10:05:14 PM
My son just got me a Gold Key original version. It was is very good condition. A great find!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on April 02, 2016, 10:05:29 PM
Got this for free:

(http://i65.tinypic.com/jaz7up.jpg)

Got this for 10 bucks:

(http://i65.tinypic.com/281h83d.jpg)

Got this for a buck:

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2ikthcx.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on April 03, 2016, 09:25:08 PM
Got this for a buck:

(http://i66.tinypic.com/330b6ut.jpg)

Got this for 5 bucks:

(http://i67.tinypic.com/21wjf8.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: neonnoodle on April 03, 2016, 09:35:27 PM
Oh wow...I LOOOOOVE all those DC horror comics from the 1970's...can never get enough of those.  I love Witching Hour, House of Secrets, Ghosts, the list goes on...great comics.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Herr Hussmann on April 07, 2016, 11:49:43 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-l8u9zOlesKo/UfaocHPuOhI/AAAAAAAAEek/puDFU4EZ4Fo/s1600/house+of+mystery+235.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-q_cJst6e3rY/Ue7RnZqb5NI/AAAAAAAAEcY/C7pys2Gd0SY/s1600/house+f+secrets+123.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yeeJINCSZjQ/Ue7RoM_dY_I/AAAAAAAAEcg/NaThIsEC5W4/s1600/house+of+secrets+109+geek.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on April 08, 2016, 10:56:49 PM
These four pages as well as the story itself are why you should own Burke's Law #3 (http://www.comics.org/issue/300981/):

(http://i66.tinypic.com/245wt9j.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/15qch86.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/sp9h5w.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/117fl9z.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 09, 2016, 04:39:38 AM
([url]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-l8u9zOlesKo/UfaocHPuOhI/AAAAAAAAEek/puDFU4EZ4Fo/s1600/house+of+mystery+235.jpg[/url])

([url]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-q_cJst6e3rY/Ue7RnZqb5NI/AAAAAAAAEcY/C7pys2Gd0SY/s1600/house+f+secrets+123.jpg[/url])

([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yeeJINCSZjQ/Ue7RoM_dY_I/AAAAAAAAEcg/NaThIsEC5W4/s1600/house+of+secrets+109+geek.jpg[/url])



Fantastic covers
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: John Pertwee on April 09, 2016, 01:35:40 PM
Marvel was reprinting a LOT of their pre-hero monster stories back in the early-mid '70s. I remember buying all of those I could get my hands on dirt cheap in used book stores, flea markets, and quarter boxes at conventions back when I first started collecting in the '70s. In later years I upgraded most of them and I'm glad I did it when they were affordable. They were treated like trash back then, but now they're like Bronze Age gold.


I am lucky that I got my Tomb of Dracula and Monster of Frankenstein sets back in the early 90s. The comic shop I went to back then had #1 and #10 in VF condition or better and I got them for $5 and $4. the rest of the set was $1 to $1.25 each. A few decades later I upgraded my #2 Frank for $20 when I probably only spent $25 for the complete set in the early 90s.
I was at a show last weekend where my friend was attempting to complete his Tomb of Dracula set. The dealer said "Hey, I have much more at home" and went to get them. We told him that we had to run out to the car to check the numbers he had already purchased against his list. By the time we got back, another guy was buying a nice copy of #1 for $20 and #2 for $10. Bummer, since I would have grabbed both if my friend didn't need them. I am going to meet Marv Wolfman in June here in Kansas, and probably would have grabbed a nice copy of his first work on the book for him to sign.

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on April 14, 2016, 03:57:44 PM
The Fly 4 from the eighties has a great cover incorporating at least a couple of elements very dear to our hearts on this board:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/23-06-201372158PM_zpse92c3617.jpg)

The above cover features pencils by the legendary Steve Ditko and inks by Rudy Nebres.

 cl:)




Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on April 15, 2016, 06:05:33 PM
Got this for 15 bucks:

(http://i64.tinypic.com/33trtqf.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on April 15, 2016, 06:38:10 PM
I bought this off the stands back in 1972.

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/WBN1_zps8c4bc934.jpg)

It's a nice FN/VF (7.0) with that small crease at the top keeping it from being high grade, but I wouldn't trade it for a slabbed (9.4) because of the sentimental value. I finished my Marvel Monster runs back in the '90s- Werewolf By Night, Tomb Of Dracula, Monster Of Frankenstein, Ghost Rider, Man-Thing, etc. Some are high grade, but most are in the FN-VF range. I prefer those grades because you aren't afraid to actually read them. In the last few years I've collected most of the DC, and many of the Charlton, Monster Comics from the late '60s-early '80s. Hard to beat that Bronze Age Horror. My favorite DCs are House Of Mystery, House Of Secrets, The Witching Hour, and the Wrightson issues of Swamp Thing. I bought nice copies of Swamp Thing #s 1 & 2 from Bob Overstreet back in the mid '70s. Turned out Overstreet lived in my home town and my parents knew him indirectly. Monster comics and mags have been my collecting focus for the last few years. I've grown weary of superhero drama and constant re-imaginings.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: jimm on April 16, 2016, 01:16:45 PM
Nice copy HH
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on April 16, 2016, 01:31:44 PM
Nice copy HH
Thanks, jimm.

Love that Ploog... almost as much as Wrightson (which is about as high praise from me as it gets).   cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on April 16, 2016, 11:05:34 PM
Here are some of my horror themed DC graphic novels:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1609/26467900845_4c241eb919_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GjSUN2)2016-04-16_04-47-36 (https://flic.kr/p/GjSUN2) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1613/26441974946_76df1b69a4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GhA2VL)2016-04-16_04-47-15 (https://flic.kr/p/GhA2VL) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on April 16, 2016, 11:06:41 PM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1606/25865044773_39fb87c5de_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FpB7FP)2016-04-16_04-46-35 (https://flic.kr/p/FpB7FP) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1470/25863003934_f6a516f620_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FpqE1W)2016-04-16_04-46-24 (https://flic.kr/p/FpqE1W) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on April 16, 2016, 11:07:33 PM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1638/26441950606_2b23bd845c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GhzUG7)2016-04-16_04-45-36 (https://flic.kr/p/GhzUG7) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1649/26375570082_ec74a7660e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GbHG5j)2016-04-16_04-46-11 (https://flic.kr/p/GbHG5j) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on April 16, 2016, 11:08:28 PM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1552/25863031684_aa0d917249_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FpqNgo)2016-04-16_04-48-23 (https://flic.kr/p/FpqNgo) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1621/26195029300_08f11a18a5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FULnAd)2016-04-16_04-47-02 (https://flic.kr/p/FULnAd) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on April 16, 2016, 11:09:27 PM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1671/26195006550_bc470382cb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FULfPY)2016-04-16_04-45-25 (https://flic.kr/p/FULfPY) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1473/25865015233_b29b2e9c3d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FpAXUv)2016-04-16_04-44-24 (https://flic.kr/p/FpAXUv) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on April 16, 2016, 11:10:29 PM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1646/26195004330_78457e3cb0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FULfaG)2016-04-16_04-45-15 (https://flic.kr/p/FULfaG) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1600/26441939576_bdf6e35892_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GhzRpW)2016-04-16_04-44-50 (https://flic.kr/p/GhzRpW) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on April 16, 2016, 11:11:24 PM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1606/26467848265_2e7992804a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GjSDat)2016-04-16_04-43-50 (https://flic.kr/p/GjSDat) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1522/26441930746_148c10ab63_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GhzNMG)2016-04-16_04-44-08 (https://flic.kr/p/GhzNMG) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on April 16, 2016, 11:12:34 PM
Ok, last one. I know I'm binge posting, but have to seize the moment kind of thing.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1613/26375578202_37fcff6349_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GbHJuj)2016-04-16_04-46-46 (https://flic.kr/p/GbHJuj) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on April 17, 2016, 10:24:16 PM
Got these three yesterday for five bucks each:

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2nhf51e.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/262v7ma.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/n46rzq.jpg)

Got this one yesterday for ten bucks:

(http://i63.tinypic.com/244d2yf.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on April 19, 2016, 10:45:30 AM
Here are scans of five more of my Demon comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/23-01-201374254PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/23-01-201374257PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-06-201313752PM_zps0204012b.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-06-201313757PM_zps23030c79.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-06-201313802PM_zps8ce8db77.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on April 19, 2016, 11:29:37 PM
Here are scans of three Bronze Age Detective Comics covers with supernatural themes:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-05-201130920PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-05-201131419PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-05-201131454PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on May 01, 2016, 07:52:42 PM
Great stuff Hepcat, thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on May 01, 2016, 07:53:27 PM
Picked this up on ebay the other day:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1684/26488577150_94bb617258_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GmGT93)2016-05-01_08-45-28 (https://flic.kr/p/GmGT93) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 01, 2016, 11:12:17 PM
That Ghosts Digest reminded me of a similar comic from my collection, Shocking Tales Digest Magazine (Harvey, 1981). It reprints horror comic stories from 1957-1958 by Jack Kirby and Bob Powell. This pic is off the net.

(http://s23.postimg.org/ng6qvi89n/Shocking_Tales_Digest.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on May 09, 2016, 11:35:59 AM
This is my second-ever pre-code horror purchase and also my second comic of this age that has now become detached from its cover. Oh well, at least it only cost me a buck to own and it is 63 years old after all.

(http://i63.tinypic.com/29c3nd2.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2nggej9.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/14btkdh.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on May 10, 2016, 11:44:44 AM
(http://i65.tinypic.com/aykj9g.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2wfs17n.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2cy1vn8.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/fcuywl.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on May 10, 2016, 02:40:53 PM
This is my second-ever pre-code horror purchase and also my second comic of this age that has now become detached from its cover. Oh well, at least it only cost me a buck to own and it is 63 years old after all.

A legitimate historical relic!

 ;)

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 17, 2016, 03:02:13 PM
Here are scans of the first 5 issues of my Charlton Gorgo run beginning in 1961:

(http://i66.tinypic.com/10cneap.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/egtxjd.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/2hx397a.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/20j2qzp.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/25g781u.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 17, 2016, 03:13:53 PM
Tomb Of Dracula #s 1-5 from my collection:

(http://i64.tinypic.com/2epock2.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/bed7t.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/1zznwhu.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/n16q81.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/vzwmfb.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on May 17, 2016, 10:50:24 PM
Awesome Tomb of Dracula collection! After Godzilla and Universal Monsters, Marvel Horror prob my third fav category to collect.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on May 17, 2016, 10:52:35 PM
I really dig these mini-comic books from back in the day. Picked this up at Comic-con over the weekend.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7139/27051883906_bf90881e2d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HdtYBu)2016-05-17_11-42-19 (https://flic.kr/p/HdtYBu) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 17, 2016, 11:09:21 PM
Awesome Tomb of Dracula collection! After Godzilla and Universal Monsters, Marvel Horror prob my third fav category to collect.
Thanks. I completed those Marvel monster titles several years ago when they were inexpensive. I love them, and I'm really glad I bought them when they were more affordable.  ;)

I bought TOD #s 40-70 off the newsstands/spinner racks.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on May 18, 2016, 08:48:03 AM
Here are scans of the first 5 issues of my Charlton Gorgo run beginning in 1961:

([url]http://i67.tinypic.com/egtxjd.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i66.tinypic.com/20j2qzp.jpg[/url])


Two of my favourite Gorgo covers!

 cl:)

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on May 18, 2016, 08:51:45 AM
I really dig these mini-comic books from back in the day. Picked this up at Comic-con over the weekend.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7139/27051883906_bf90881e2d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HdtYBu) (https://flic.kr/p/HdtYBu)

Cool! Joe Kubert artwork!

Those comic digests were completely overlooked as a collectible until the past five to ten years or so.

 8)

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 18, 2016, 08:56:52 PM
Two of my favourite Gorgo covers!

 cl:)
Mine as well.  :)

I thought about going for high grade on the Gorgo and Konga runs because I like them so much, but the time and expense involved in completing runs in VF or better for those two titles would be daunting. Chances are when a person would find Gorgo and Konga issues in high grade they would be slabbed and cost 10-30 times what the same issue would be in mid-grade, and it could take a VERY long time to put together high grade runs even if one were willing to spend the thousands of dollars to do so. I decided to put those resources toward other areas of my collection and be happy with nice mid-grade copies.

Those high res scans exaggerate every flaw, so the books look much better in hand. That Gorgo #1 is in FN and looks pretty nice in person. Considering it's difficult to find issues of Gorgo/Konga in better than low grade (especially early issues) I'm happy with my mid-grade runs (some of the later issues are around VF). Mid-grade books take a hit from some collectors but there is something to be said for wear that speaks to the history of the enjoyment the book has given to readers over the years (Monsterkids). Also, mid-grade books can be handled carefully with no fear of damage. Like anyone else I prefer high grade, but on some books the difference in price is more than it's worth to me.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on May 20, 2016, 10:42:16 AM
Those high res scans exaggerate every flaw, so the books look much better in hand.

Truth! i've noticed that myself.

I thought about going for high grade on the Gorgo and Konga runs because I like them so much, but the time and expense involved in completing runs in VF or better for those two titles would be daunting ... and it could take a VERY long time to put together high grade runs even if one were willing to spend the thousands of dollars to do so.

Very true. Charlton comics are brutally difficult to complete in high grade. First of all, Charlton's production values were very low. Miswraps/miscuts are therefore common. The quality of the paper used for Charlton comics was very low so that Charlton comics deteriorate more quickly over time. Finally, Charltons have never been very popular among comic collectors with the partial exception of those issues including Gorgo and Konga ones with Steve Ditko artwork. As a result, Charltons have never been that widely hoarded and thus preserved.

Chances are when a person would find Gorgo and Konga issues in high grade they would be slabbed....

Because they're not nearly as avidly collected, Charltons escape slabbing much more often than the more widely collected titles, e.g. Marvel and DC suoerhero, pre-code horror and crime, etc.

 :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on May 21, 2016, 05:34:44 PM
(http://i65.tinypic.com/2yu0odx.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2qjm8w7.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 22, 2016, 04:59:27 PM
Some of my ECs:

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/ax000g.jpg)

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/r0ppac.jpg)

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/dgpa10.jpg)

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/dqp4kl.jpg)

Scanner shadows are evident.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on May 23, 2016, 12:10:40 PM
I very recently won all six of these in one fell swoop via an eBay auction for $26.50 shipped:

(http://i64.tinypic.com/wiq009.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/34znitx.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/95rcwm.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2damyyd.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/25s3fjs.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/jr6829.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 23, 2016, 02:40:36 PM
GS Chillers #1 and GS Creatures #1 from my collection.

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/rhpc8i.jpg)

(http://oi64.tinypic.com/2elxgte.jpg)

GS Chillers became GS Dracula with #2, and GS Creatures became GS Werewolf with #2.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Memphremagog on May 25, 2016, 10:18:11 AM
From my own collection:

First Morbius

(http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060215002356/marveldatabase/images/e/e7/Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_1_101.jpg)

Team up of Man Wolf & Morbius

(https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.M172625bbad0a23336f9aadd461d70373o0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300)

First Man Wolf

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RGml5B8bYFY/TpF8TP3NBmI/AAAAAAAABeU/uowzr1ZX1c8/s1600/amazing+spider-man+124+man-wolf.jpg)

First Marvel Frankenstein Monster

(https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.Me1e0cfa05d3ee5391736273f284acd9cH0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300)

First Ghost Rider

(https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.M5d22a24bc1264e579bdb1b2c00f78828o0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300)

First Werewolf By Night

(https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.M83cfcc966d4f86795f107120f6ba68ffo0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300)

First Son Of Satan

(http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100703233825/marveldatabase/images/c/c9/Marvel_Spotlight_Vol_1_12.jpg)

First Tigra

(https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.M2c97c022cc6dd30a112871bb86ead79bo0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300)

First Man-Thing

(https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.M0992a3c6e08ad989ec0a705fa9dd5feco0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300)

First Dracula

(https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.M435de3d7734fc694a7241e8457aaab75o0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300)

First Living Mummy

(http://comicattack.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/mummy1.jpg)

First Brother Voodoo(now Doctor Voodoo)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e0/BrotherVoodoo.JPG/220px-BrotherVoodoo.JPG)

First  Simon Garth, the Zombie

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8b/TalesOfTheZombie1.jpg/250px-TalesOfTheZombie1.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on May 25, 2016, 04:13:13 PM
From my own collection:

First Man-Thing

([url]https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.M0992a3c6e08ad989ec0a705fa9dd5feco0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300[/url])

First  Simon Garth, the Zombie

([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8b/TalesOfTheZombie1.jpg/250px-TalesOfTheZombie1.jpg[/url])


Technically, their first appearances are Savage Tales #1 (http://www.comics.org/issue/24237/) and Menace #5 (http://www.comics.org/issue/10664/), respectivley  :P
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 25, 2016, 09:12:31 PM
Scans of my HOS #92 (1st Swamp Thing) and Swamp Thing #s 1 and 2:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/HouseOfSecrets92_zpsca8c6dba.jpg)

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/2cpx63k.jpg)

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/5x0w1k.jpg)

I bought the HOS #92 for $6 in the late '70s at a comic shop in Brunswick Ga. The Swamp Thing issues were purchased from Bob Overstreet in 1976 around the time I first started collecting (I had read comics starting in '63 at 4 years old). I paid $5 for ST1 and $3 for ST2. Bernie Wrightson is my favorite comic book artist. The late '60s through mid '70s were an excellent time for monster comics, and most of my favorite comics were from that period.

note: Bernie Wrightson spelled his name "Berni" for years when he first started drawing published work in the late '60s. At some point he added the "e" to the end of his first name, and it became "Bernie" after that.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on May 26, 2016, 01:39:09 AM
HH, do you happen to have a Marvel Spotlight #2 (http://www.comics.org/issue/24881/), by any chance?
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 26, 2016, 09:57:46 AM
HH, do you happen to have a Marvel Spotlight #2 ([url]http://www.comics.org/issue/24881/[/url]), by any chance?

Yep. Here are scans of some of my Marvel Spotlights:

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/34ex74g.jpg)

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/sc5o3r.jpg)

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/6ekd9u.jpg)

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/6ogzk0.jpg)

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/35bhtte.jpg)


They aren't high grade, more in the FN range, but I'm glad to have them in that condition. These things are so expensive anymore I'd hate to have to pay up for them these days.  ;)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 27, 2016, 04:28:52 PM
Here are some of my House Of Mystery comics beginning with #174 which was the first issue of DC's "Mystery" (really Horror) line of comics helmed by Joe Orlando. These featured some of the best Horror Comics in comic book history with fantastic art by the likes of Wrightson and Adams.

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/HOM174_zpsb16644c5.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/HOM175_zps2abeb49c.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/HOM176_zpsd898e266.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/HOM177_zps4a4c1c56.jpg)

1st Wrightson pro work:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/HOM179_zpsc1a3c9b9.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 28, 2016, 12:53:20 PM
DC tried to take advantage of the popularity of Dark Shadows with Gothic Romance/Horror titles like Sinister House Of Secret Love. Here are scans of my copies of #s 1-3.

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/SHOSL1a_zps21d79750.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/SHOSL2_zpse9224892.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/SHOSL3_zpsb83520e9.jpg)

Sinister House Of Secret Love began in 1972 and with #5 it became Secrets Of Sinister House which ended with #18 in '74. The Gothic Romance theme must not have been as popular with Horror comics fans as DC had hoped, so they changed the title to something more in the standard Horror vein. A sister DC title was Dark Mansion Of Forbidden Love (#s 1-4  '71-'72) which changed to Forbidden Tales Of Dark Mansion (#s 5-15  '72-'74). These books are highly valued now, especially the early title(s) issues which are fairly hard to find. The early issues have beautiful covers which accounts for much of the demand for them.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 03, 2016, 11:41:15 AM
Yep. Here are scans of some of my Marvel Spotlights:

([url]http://oi66.tinypic.com/34ex74g.jpg[/url])

([url]http://oi66.tinypic.com/sc5o3r.jpg[/url])

([url]http://oi63.tinypic.com/6ekd9u.jpg[/url])

([url]http://oi67.tinypic.com/6ogzk0.jpg[/url])

([url]http://oi68.tinypic.com/35bhtte.jpg[/url])


They aren't high grade, more in the FN range, but I'm glad to have them in that condition. These things are so expensive anymore I'd hate to have to pay up for them these days.  ;)


Really classic. Most of my Werewolf by Night and Tomb of Dracula are in average condition. Which doesn't matter, just as long as I have the series.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on June 03, 2016, 01:16:54 PM
Really classic. Most of my Werewolf by Night and Tomb of Dracula are in average condition. Which doesn't matter, just as long as I have the series.
That's pretty much how I feel about it. Most of my early issues of the Marvel monster titles are around FN with some being VG, and most of the later issues are around VF. My TOD #1 is in the VF range as are my TOD #s 40-70 because I bought those new off the stands. I finished those runs in the '90s for the most part and upgraded some of the beaters that I picked up at flea markets and used book stores back in the '70s and '80s. Man, I'm glad I bought them all those years ago. It would be financially daunting to finish all those runs now in FN-VF. I wouldn't even attempt to buy them in NM nowadays. You would probably have to buy slabbed ones to get true NM copies, and it would be ridiculously expensive. I prefer FN-VF books because they can be handled carefully without risking a reduction in condition which means you can actually read them instead of feeling compelled to leave them entombed in a slab of plastic to protect your investment. Even though most of those books are easily accessible through reprint volumes and online reprints I still prefer to read the original books and go over all the ads, letters, and editorials. Even the smell of the original books brings back fond memories.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on June 03, 2016, 02:59:10 PM
HH, did you manage to get a Tomb of Dracula #10 (http://www.comics.org/issue/26456/)?
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on June 03, 2016, 03:28:12 PM
HH, did you manage to get a Tomb of Dracula #10 ([url]http://www.comics.org/issue/26456/[/url])?

Yeah, I have the full run, 1-70. My #10 is in FN+ (6.5). I don't have a scan handy.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on June 03, 2016, 05:15:03 PM
Yeah, I have the full run, 1-70. My #10 is in FN+ (6.5). I don't have a scan handy.


Then you probably don't have your Werewolf by Night #32 (http://www.comics.org/issue/28920/) scanned either, right?
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on June 03, 2016, 05:17:53 PM
Then you probably don't have your  scanned either, right?
 ([url]http://Werewolf[/url] by Night #32[/url)

 ???  :laugh:
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on June 03, 2016, 06:32:39 PM
Now you see what happens when one leaves out something as important as the website address when inserting a hyperlink because I meant to ask this:

Then you probably don't have your Werewolf by Night #32 ([url]http://www.comics.org/issue/28920/[/url]) scanned either, right?
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on June 03, 2016, 07:35:07 PM
Now you see what happens when one leave out something as significant as the website address when inserting a hyperlink because I meant to ask this:
Gotcha.

Yeah, my WBN #32 isn't scanned in either. I bought it new off the stands and it's in VF (8.0) condition (nice gloss).
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on June 04, 2016, 02:17:47 PM
I just upgraded my copy of Tomb of Dracula #3 (http://www.comics.org/issue/25291/) from a Fair/Good (1.5) to a Fine+ (6.5)!

Before:

(http://i68.tinypic.com/656gqv.jpg)


After:

(http://i64.tinypic.com/5l4gih.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on June 04, 2016, 03:01:47 PM
I just upgraded my copy of Tomb of Dracula #3 ([url]http://www.comics.org/issue/25291/[/url]) from a Fair/Good (1.5) to a Fine+ (6.5)!

Good work. Those early TODs are difficult to find in nice condition.

Many of the '70s monster comics were sold unbagged in flea markets/yard sales, used book stores, and comic convention quarter boxes, up to the '90s and were beat all to crap. Not that many nice ones around anymore. In the '90s collectors and dealers began to realize how cool they are and they went from trash to treasure pretty quickly. The comics glut of the early '90s produced a resurgence of many monster comics in new series which probably had a lot to do with renewed interest in the original (and best) '70s monster comics. That glut set the market back and nearly destroyed it, but it did bring some of the original comics to the attention of thousands of new collectors. Nothing quite like late '60s-mid '70s monster mags and comics.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on June 11, 2016, 10:47:33 AM
I got the first slab in my collection from eBay for $24.98 shipped!

(http://i65.tinypic.com/9id8hz.jpg)(http://i65.tinypic.com/25zpm2q.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on June 11, 2016, 04:15:44 PM
Here are scans of my new copies of Swamp Thing #s 3-5.

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/rkubu0.jpg)

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/2vcgh3r.jpg)

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/5aflhv.jpg)

Got these in an eBay auction lot including these three and #10. My previous copies of these issues ranged from VG to FN, and these are significant improvements being in the VF range. The seller claimed they were in NM but I knew better than that after examining his detailed scans of the front and back covers. He even supplied pics of the interior pages (which range from cream to off-white). Still, these are nice, and I knew this was my best chance to upgrade some of my worst condition copies for the least money since it was an auction. I ended up getting the books for a little less than $16 a copy including shipping. They would cost $25-$40 each in this condition at a comic convention, and more at a retail shop. Now I can sell my old copies over time and probably recoup most, if not all, of what I spent.

Bernie Wrightson is my favorite comic book artist, and Swamp Thing #s 1-10 is his most iconic run. It's important to me to have nice copies of these books. Very happy with the upgrades.  :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on June 12, 2016, 02:21:41 PM
My Swamp Thing #s 6-10:

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/2hokcix.jpg)

(http://oi64.tinypic.com/oau5j5.jpg)

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/xbidjq.jpg)

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/m79i6x.jpg)

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/28a02z5.jpg)

Issues 6-8 are in the FN range, and 9 and 10 are VF/NM (9.0). Weird scanner reflections/shadows are pronounced on issues 9 and 10. The printing process for certain colors shows up strangely on some scans. Issues 9 and 10 are very glossy so maybe that's causing reflection issues with the scans.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 12, 2016, 02:50:46 PM
Wow! A plethora of cool Swamp Thing comicbooks.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on June 12, 2016, 03:00:24 PM
Wow! A plethora of cool Swamp Thing comicbooks.
Thanks. I like the Nestor Redondo issues too, but the Wrightson run is classic. I have the full run of volume 1 and the only stinker in the bunch was the last issue, #24. Too bad it had to end on such a sour note. Of course, Alan Moore did great things with the character later on. But, the Wrightson issues will always be the best Swamp Thing issues to me.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on June 12, 2016, 08:05:32 PM
HH, do you have any graded comics?
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on June 12, 2016, 09:48:36 PM
HH, do you have any graded comics?
No. I'm not a fan of comic slabbing. I don't mind slabbed trading cards, just not comics. I like to look through my comics too much to want them in a slab. The cost of slabbing usually increases the cost of the comic, especially less expensive books. I don't need CGC to tell me the grade of a book since I can read the Overstreet Grading Guide myself, and I've been grading books for over 40 years so I've seen the changes that comic book grading has gone through. Besides, CGC and the other grading companies are often wrong anyway. That's why some collectors keep resubmitting the same expensive books for re-grading hoping to get that tiny increase in grade which will translate to big bucks when they sell it. It's all a little absurd when you think about it.

I'm happy with nice looking books that I can look through when I want to. On expensive books I often settle for mid-grade just to be practical, but I prefer books in the VF range when I can get a good deal on them (and that's accurately graded VF, what many sellers call "NM", in other words it looks nearly new with hardly any wear and nice gloss). If I were stinkin' filthy rich I might get duplicates of everything slabbed in NM (9.4) but I'm not. I collect a lot of stuff besides just comics so I try to get the best value for my money. Nope, no slabbed books in my collection, cf95.  ;)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on June 13, 2016, 09:47:59 AM
Nothing quite like late '60s-mid '70s monster mags and comics.

Truth!

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on June 20, 2016, 06:11:21 PM
I got these seven comics for five bucks each:

(http://i66.tinypic.com/mvqihk.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/sztv03.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/261z2ip.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/10ydyr9.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/1zm2qnk.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/10fvmf7.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/o5okt0.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on June 21, 2016, 10:38:40 PM
The Redondo Swamp Things are cool. He had some tough shoes to fill following Wrightson, and he ended up doing an admirable job.

The original Swamp Thing title was just ending when I started collecting comics and religiously buying new ones off the stands. The first Swamp Thing I bought new was #23 and then it ended with that lousy #24. They tried to superhero it up and it crashed and burned. That was a sad comedown considering how good it was a couple of years earlier with the Wrightson issues. But, like I said, I thought the Redondo issues in the teens weren't bad.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on July 02, 2016, 06:16:48 PM
Just picked up this interesting collection:

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7391/27943780022_3e4ce84aa0.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JzibfJ)2016-07-02_06-56-51 (https://flic.kr/p/JzibfJ) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on July 02, 2016, 06:27:38 PM
IDW just put out this really cool over-sized comic book:

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7326/27968551071_a3a62fe9dc.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JBu8PM)2016-07-02_06-57-11 (https://flic.kr/p/JBu8PM) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7569/27968549041_516f7253da.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JBu8dM)2016-07-02_06-57-01 (https://flic.kr/p/JBu8dM) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on July 02, 2016, 07:09:41 PM
IDW just put out this really cool over-sized comic book:
Dude, that's really cool.  8)

I still have most of my Treasuries from the '70s including Superman Vs. Spider-man, Superman Vs. Muhammed Ali (Neal Adams), House Of Mystery, and the early Marvel Treasuries. I thought about posting them but they're too big for my scanner.  ::)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on July 24, 2016, 08:01:47 PM
More Marvel super hero horror crossovers:

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7564/27910467454_cd962b9a3e.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JwmrA7)2016-07-24_08-34-18 (https://flic.kr/p/JwmrA7) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8817/28494936796_822f156dd5.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KpZZXJ)2016-07-24_08-34-29 (https://flic.kr/p/KpZZXJ) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8789/28449284791_51f306990c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KkY2dc)2016-07-24_08-36-18 (https://flic.kr/p/KkY2dc) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8177/28243436740_951fec79e0.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/K2LZKS)2016-07-24_08-36-29 (https://flic.kr/p/K2LZKS) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on July 24, 2016, 08:05:08 PM
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8822/28527070895_d4bc7264f0.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KsQGiV)2016-07-24_08-38-09 (https://flic.kr/p/KsQGiV) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8684/28243462480_2228974243.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/K2M8pE)2016-07-24_08-37-48 (https://flic.kr/p/K2M8pE) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8569/28527044935_669ebda40c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KsQyAk)2016-07-24_08-37-24 (https://flic.kr/p/KsQyAk) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8475/28527566765_9d004962a2.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KsTeHp)2016-07-24_09-04-32 (https://flic.kr/p/KsTeHp) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on July 24, 2016, 08:06:09 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8770/28527455745_cc1c200892.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KsSEHg)2016-07-24_08-59-19 (https://flic.kr/p/KsSEHg) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8661/28527048995_04c2c76f7b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KsQzNk)2016-07-24_08-37-35 (https://flic.kr/p/KsQzNk) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on July 24, 2016, 08:07:25 PM
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8427/28421048562_bd54168cec.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KitiyE)2016-07-24_08-26-14 (https://flic.kr/p/KitiyE) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8602/27910539814_78d0d9a5b5.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JwmP6G)2016-07-24_08-38-50 (https://flic.kr/p/JwmP6G) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on July 24, 2016, 09:54:52 PM
More Marvel super hero horror crossovers:
I decided to stop collecting most superhero comics about a decade ago and focus mainly on monster oriented comics. I'm keeping a few superhero comics like Silver Surfer 1-18, the Surfer FF appearances (48-50 and up), Avengers Kree-Skrull War issues (Neal Adams), and some others. I pulled all of the Marvel monster character appearances in superhero books to keep. I have full runs of Marvel Team-Up, Two-In-One, and similar titles, and I pulled any monster character appearances to keep, along with monster appearances in mainstream superhero books from the '70s back. I've been selling a few more expensive superhero books on eBay, but I'm hanging on to anything worth less than around $60 to sell down the road in my retirement. At some point I'll probably run a little collectibles store out of an indoor flea market to generate some income.

But, I'm keeping all of my monster comics. When I moved a few years ago I discovered I just had too many comics and I was burned out on superheroes in general. I'll have around 10K comics to sell over the years, including some nice Silver and Bronze. That makes my collection a lot more manageable, and allows me to focus on my favorite stuff- monsters. I'm mainly a monster magazine guy anyway. I ended up with about 3K monster mags and 4K comics, but it's all stuff I really enjoy, and it's all in Mylar/acid-free boards and acid-free boxes.

Would anyone else like to share any info about their comic book collections including future plans? We would like to read about them.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on July 25, 2016, 08:52:24 PM
I decided to stop collecting most superhero comics about a decade ago and focus mainly on monster oriented comics. I'm keeping a few superhero comics like Silver Surfer 1-18, the Surfer FF appearances (48-50 and up), Avengers Kree-Skrull War issues (Neal Adams), and some others. I pulled all of the Marvel monster character appearances in superhero books to keep. I have full runs of Marvel Team-Up, Two-In-One, and similar titles, and I pulled any monster character appearances to keep, along with monster appearances in mainstream superhero books from the '70s back. I've been selling a few more expensive superhero books on eBay, but I'm hanging on to anything worth less than around $60 to sell down the road in my retirement. At some point I'll probably run a little collectibles store out of an indoor flea market to generate some income.

But, I'm keeping all of my monster comics. When I moved a few years ago I discovered I just had too many comics and I was burned out on superheroes in general. I'll have around 10K comics to sell over the years, including some nice Silver and Bronze. That makes my collection a lot more manageable, and allows me to focus on my favorite stuff- monsters. I'm mainly a monster magazine guy anyway. I ended up with about 3K monster mags and 4K comics, but it's all stuff I really enjoy, and it's all in Mylar/acid-free boards and acid-free boxes.

Would anyone else like to share any info about their comic book collections including future plans? We would like to read about them.

Yeah I'm trying to figure out my comic book collecting status right now. Several years ago I either traded, gave away or sold most of my super-hero comics. I kept a long box of horror comics and a short box of super-hero titles. Then 4 or 5 years ago DC launched the 'new 52' line. The line included several horror titles like Swamp Thing, I Vampire, Frankenstein, Resurrection Man, Demon Knights among others. I thought that was cool and started reading these books. Well they get their hooks into you by crossing over the horror stories with the super-hero titles. So next thing you know I'm buying Justice League, Aquaman and whatever, in order to keep up with various storylines. Didn't take long before I thought "You know what, I'd like to read the other Batman stories, Superman stories etc." At one point I was pulling like 24 DC titles each week! I had to back off my collectibles because I was spending so much on comic books.  DC canceled all their horror titles so I'm down to like a dozen titles in my pull box. But anyhow, I'm moving---relocating to new state actually, so I think this maybe time to rethink this and shut down buying new titles and concentrate on finishing sets of older horror books like Swamp Thing, Tomb of Dracula, Ghost Rider et al.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on July 25, 2016, 10:44:19 PM
I think this maybe time to rethink this and shut down buying new titles and concentrate on finishing sets of older horror books like Swamp Thing, Tomb of Dracula, Ghost Rider et al.
That's exactly what I started doing several years ago for the most part. The only new comics I was buying were monster oriented books and anything Conan related. I don't buy new comics now at all. I have full runs of most of the monster titles from the '70s like TOD and WBN, and 90% of some titles like House Of Mystery and House Of Secrets. I also have full runs of Gorgo and Konga from the '60s as well as several other different Charlton Horror comics from the '60s and '70s. Most of the superhero comics I ended up keeping are certain short titles, story arcs, and artist issues (love anything Wrightson or Adams), as well as monster character crossovers. I still plan to pick up a few things as time goes on but I much prefer putting my comic book money into back issues I need as opposed to buying new books. Cool back issues can often be had for less than new comics, if you buy in lots sometimes MUCH less.

Older comics in mid-grade are still affordable for the most part but I believe this will gradually change as the supply continues to dry up. Just like monster comics from the '70s went from quarter boxes to being fairly expensive depending on grade I believe even mid and lower grade books will continue to rise in price over the next few years. If you buy the older books now instead of those new comics you'll be much better off in a few years when those older books will be trading for much more, and the new comics of today will be trading for much less.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on July 27, 2016, 05:33:07 PM
I got this for 15 bucks:

(http://i64.tinypic.com/351gutv.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 27, 2016, 05:36:39 PM
I got this for 15 bucks:

([url]http://i64.tinypic.com/351gutv.jpg[/url])


DCs answer to Tomb of Dracula?
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Gory Glenn on July 27, 2016, 06:08:34 PM
Found this image of some old 1964 Dell Universal Monsters comics.

(http://www.rollanet.org/~vbeydler/van/3dreview/creature-dells.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 27, 2016, 06:48:43 PM
Found this image of some old 1964 Dell Universal Monsters comics.

([url]http://www.rollanet.org/~vbeydler/van/3dreview/creature-dells.jpg[/url])


Extremely cool. Why is the Wolfman invisible?
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Gory Glenn on July 27, 2016, 07:00:01 PM
Extremely cool. Why is the Wolfman invisible?


Good question. If I had to guess I'd say it's symbolic of the fear that he has spread. Here's a couple of panels from it.

http://www.clubdesmonstres.com/best/htm/wolfman_dell.html (http://www.clubdesmonstres.com/best/htm/wolfman_dell.html)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on July 28, 2016, 08:26:52 PM
Found this image of some old 1964 Dell Universal Monsters comics.

([url]http://www.rollanet.org/~vbeydler/van/3dreview/creature-dells.jpg[/url])


Way cool GG. Anyone know how much these go for? I'd like pick up a set.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on July 28, 2016, 08:29:24 PM
DCs answer to Tomb of Dracula?

Yeah sort of. I really like the I Vampire series from DC. They re-launched the title as part of the new 52 line a few years ago, but it is since canceled. I collected it, but it was nowhere as good as original. The vampire character Andrew Bennett appeared in some of the Justice League Dark issues too.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on July 28, 2016, 10:48:19 PM
Way cool GG. Anyone know how much these go for? I'd like pick up a set.
I have the Frankenstein and Creature Dell comics. I bought them a few years ago off evilBay in around FN for $10 each, give or take a $1. I've only ever seen them offered singly so I suspect a person would have to be very lucky to find all of them for sale in a group.

I never knew about the other titles. I never saw these when I was a kid or I would have been all over them. I bought every monster or dinosaur comic I could get my hands on.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on August 07, 2016, 01:55:24 PM
Who here likes Weird War Tales?

(http://i64.tinypic.com/4t0he9.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2rpz4gp.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/nvy0js.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/30lgi88.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/30blkhw.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2qtekp3.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/29mr7g6.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/sc9cnc.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/i1zj0o.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2yjvkpj.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/2w3wcao.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2kiiav.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/2v99n3l.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/103blzp.jpg)

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(http://i63.tinypic.com/2qkqnur.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/30x8ydw.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/nn9nqs.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on August 12, 2016, 11:34:30 PM
Great collection creaturefan95! I'm huge fan of WWT. I especially like the Creature Commando issues.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Memphremagog on August 13, 2016, 04:38:19 PM
Some issues I have of DC's GHOSTS title:

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/ghosts/26-1.jpg)

(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081226145721/marvel_dc/images/f/fb/Ghosts_41.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OlbVrRU_G8U/Uaeszugne7I/AAAAAAAAEPQ/b1pyr7t6sqE/s1600/6997.jpg)

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081226145846/marvel_dc/images/3/34/Ghosts_49.jpg)

(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080619122524/marvel_dc/images/3/33/Ghosts_5.jpg)

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/7a/4d/13/7a4d13093330f4eb8e4a7d8c88cd9dc1.jpg)

(http://comicbookrealm.com/cover-scan/debcfcbcdbc48a17e199bca9d040a4d2/l/dc-comics-ghosts-issue-30.jpg)

(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/ed/79/a0/ed79a0a15f18982e826b388a9b306f4a.jpg)

(http://wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com/blogs/panmankey/files/2012/08/ghosts-limited-collectors-edition-dc-comics.jpeg)

(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081226145013/marvel_dc/images/2/26/Ghosts_6.jpg)

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e8/a6/87/e8a6879381d50eda41b3d44af8ce399c.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-48DgTOSixWA/TqiFiA_XLpI/AAAAAAAAChE/ccZtt2nWQ0I/s1600/ghosts15.jpg)

(http://comicmegastore.com/images/dc-misc/ghosts-comic-44.jpg)

(https://img1.etsystatic.com/030/1/9007682/il_fullxfull.622468491_o1px.jpg)

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/9d/a8/5b/9da85b5ced50264045bdc4e3a9f15d1e.jpg)

(http://comicbookrealm.com/cover-scan/a73e4449f58424e309862baa32667f88/l/dc-comics-ghosts-issue-50.jpg)

(http://comicbookrealm.com/cover-scan/fbb00e1e842e9e5350a7643e6d014863/l/dc-comics-ghosts-issue-43.jpg)

(http://comicbookrealm.com/cover-scan/073e5e79f59c74ffd24ba6dc6648ce7c/l/dc-comics-ghosts-issue-35.jpg)

(http://comicbookrealm.com/cover-scan/e0d4257499d364fe49a49c0f4a7b5380/l/dc-comics-ghosts-issue-33.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on August 13, 2016, 05:26:01 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/2cicqi9.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/5p3r61.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/a5bx44.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2lnhiz5.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on August 14, 2016, 09:31:50 PM
So about a week ago I went to comic book yard sale. Everything had to go, so $1 a book. The guy knew he had some valuable stuff, but just wanted to unload everything. I found some good Ghost Rider, Doctor Strange and Darkhorse Godzilla stuff.

But here are the real scores:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8024/28704146120_00466f7238_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KJufB3)2016-08-14_07-12-10 (https://flic.kr/p/KJufB3) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

Can you freakin' believe it? I've been trying to hunt down this set for years. This is very difficult to find, unless you want to pay $170 on ebay. I snagged it for $3.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on August 14, 2016, 09:33:59 PM
Here are the other big scores:

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7680/28913983811_40a30767c0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/L42J3g)2016-08-14_07-11-06 (https://flic.kr/p/L42J3g) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

The Godzilla vs Barkley is like $20-30 book.

And the biggest score of all:

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8323/28704103910_2b71d667c5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KJu34h)2016-08-14_07-10-18 (https://flic.kr/p/KJu34h) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

Both for $1 each!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on August 29, 2016, 05:30:46 PM
The very first letter column that DC published was back in 1946 in Real Fact Comics 3:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v328/Osgood39/Album%202/RF3LC.jpg)

The third letter printed was by a fellow whose name would in due course become associated with monsterdom and all those things we UMAers hold dear to our hearts.

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on September 01, 2016, 08:48:56 PM
Who here likes Weird War Tales?

([url]http://i64.tinypic.com/4t0he9.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i63.tinypic.com/2rpz4gp.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i66.tinypic.com/nvy0js.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i64.tinypic.com/30lgi88.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i67.tinypic.com/30blkhw.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i63.tinypic.com/2qtekp3.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i63.tinypic.com/29mr7g6.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i68.tinypic.com/sc9cnc.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i67.tinypic.com/i1zj0o.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i63.tinypic.com/2yjvkpj.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i64.tinypic.com/2w3wcao.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i66.tinypic.com/2kiiav.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i64.tinypic.com/2v99n3l.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i66.tinypic.com/103blzp.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i68.tinypic.com/33tiflf.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i66.tinypic.com/2hgzeok.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i67.tinypic.com/zv1mo0.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i64.tinypic.com/ou9l3r.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i63.tinypic.com/2qkqnur.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i63.tinypic.com/30x8ydw.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i68.tinypic.com/nn9nqs.jpg[/url])


I have quite a few issues totally drenched in nostalgia. Both original and private comic.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on September 06, 2016, 10:31:43 AM
Here are the other big scores:

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7680/28913983811_40a30767c0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/L42J3g)2016-08-14_07-11-06 (https://flic.kr/p/L42J3g) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

The Godzilla vs Barkley is like $20-30 book.

Godzilla versus King Kong, yes, Godzilla versus Rodan, yes, Godzilla versus Mothra, yes, but this matchup? I dunno....

 :-\
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: VoorheesPhan138 on September 18, 2016, 03:04:23 PM
Hey guys,

I love horror comics.

Here's my EC collection:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/My%20EC%20Comics%20Collection/10520785_10204938459840249_1843949978076237716_n_zps3ixo8njc.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/My%20EC%20Comics%20Collection/10520785_10204938459840249_1843949978076237716_n_zps3ixo8njc.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/My%20EC%20Comics%20Collection/12642972_10208855435162184_598633662494505496_n_zpsfwb8o9zz.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/My%20EC%20Comics%20Collection/12642972_10208855435162184_598633662494505496_n_zpsfwb8o9zz.jpg.html)

Here's The rest of My EC items! http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/library/My%20EC%20Comics%20Collection?sort=4&page=1 (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/library/My%20EC%20Comics%20Collection?sort=4&page=1)

My Original Ghost Rider Collection:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/10983464_10206273477534857_131227114426064530_o_zpspwfbvvqd.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/10983464_10206273477534857_131227114426064530_o_zpspwfbvvqd.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/10960015_10206273477574858_3137384808920784351_o_zpsswfgatlv.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/10960015_10206273477574858_3137384808920784351_o_zpsswfgatlv.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/10983268_10206273448774138_6395433469090049090_o_zpshf4tqwri.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/10983268_10206273448774138_6395433469090049090_o_zpshf4tqwri.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/10955667_10206273449614159_5036703404920464529_o_zpshq2dn6od.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/10955667_10206273449614159_5036703404920464529_o_zpshq2dn6od.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/10983492_10206273465294551_8485480793943163804_o_zpsxxcr6cxb.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/10983492_10206273465294551_8485480793943163804_o_zpsxxcr6cxb.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/10984172_10206273462254475_1986859721364855217_o_zpsd61gqn4n.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/10984172_10206273462254475_1986859721364855217_o_zpsd61gqn4n.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/10991509_10206273479894916_2339249962871823507_o_zpskqs8nwko.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/10991509_10206273479894916_2339249962871823507_o_zpskqs8nwko.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/10985938_10206273462654485_4555822244351870575_o_zpsafkurr5p.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/10985938_10206273462654485_4555822244351870575_o_zpsafkurr5p.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/10985524_10206273448294126_8376973422099206399_o_zpse27qqvgl.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/10985524_10206273448294126_8376973422099206399_o_zpse27qqvgl.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/10947384_10206273465094546_1767719186101155152_o_zpsvkdidzoj.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/10947384_10206273465094546_1767719186101155152_o_zpsvkdidzoj.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/10944815_10206273479014894_9073819474829880824_o_zpscxrub6t2.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/10944815_10206273479014894_9073819474829880824_o_zpscxrub6t2.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/1801237_10206273447894116_331344412795465910_o_zpstederytg.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/1801237_10206273447894116_331344412795465910_o_zpstederytg.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/10629444_10206273476054820_3141904984577964924_o_zpsybpv0xrs.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/10629444_10206273476054820_3141904984577964924_o_zpsybpv0xrs.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/1425253_10206273464414529_3381084475905164170_o_zpsyblamu3z.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/1425253_10206273464414529_3381084475905164170_o_zpsyblamu3z.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/10855013_10206273479494906_681084568798154364_o_zpsyaw7clec.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/10855013_10206273479494906_681084568798154364_o_zpsyaw7clec.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/885983_10206273463614509_8577556273776984727_o_zpsfw0v0ekm.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/885983_10206273463614509_8577556273776984727_o_zpsfw0v0ekm.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/10929122_10206273448694136_8935123393723847635_o_zpsvpm5jear.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/10929122_10206273448694136_8935123393723847635_o_zpsvpm5jear.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/10923660_10206273477934867_6163385559479406826_o_zpspophe7xj.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/10923660_10206273477934867_6163385559479406826_o_zpspophe7xj.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/10916319_10206273478454880_8444371556664136734_o_zpszz2axygm.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/10916319_10206273478454880_8444371556664136734_o_zpszz2axygm.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/BnBEVOL/Ghost%20Rider/10478395_10206273448334127_3315039658252065599_o_zps1elvxbgg.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BnBEVOL/media/Ghost%20Rider/10478395_10206273448334127_3315039658252065599_o_zps1elvxbgg.jpg.html)









 

 

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wich2 on September 18, 2016, 07:22:41 PM
Bronze Age DC has some GREAT covers - alas, the often bland-ish stories inside almost never did them justice.

Charlton stuff of the era (at its best) has more of a rough, real-horror edge.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on October 02, 2016, 10:07:38 PM
(http://i64.tinypic.com/8wbg40.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/28165go.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/i6axio.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/fmng1u.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on November 25, 2016, 06:47:11 PM
(http://i65.tinypic.com/72btao.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: John Pertwee on November 26, 2016, 08:30:00 AM
I just picked up a Tomb of Dracula #1 signed by Neal Adams for $45.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 01, 2016, 12:23:24 PM
I just picked up a Tomb of Dracula #1 signed by Neal Adams for $45.

Fantastic.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Scatter on December 12, 2016, 09:32:15 PM
I just picked up a Tomb of Dracula #1 signed by Neal Adams for $45.

WOW!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on December 29, 2016, 06:01:03 PM
In the late '50s through the '60s Dinosaurs were considered monsters by millions of Monsterkids/Dinokids. So, here we go...

Scans of a few of my Turok comics:

#1 (Four Color #596) (1954)
(http://oi63.tinypic.com/al6yqw.jpg)

The next three are favorites that I had copies of as a kid.

#38 (1964)
(http://oi66.tinypic.com/2nqvc4x.jpg)

#58 (1967)
(http://oi67.tinypic.com/2rxw6eb.jpg)

Giant #1 (1966) (one shot)
(http://oi65.tinypic.com/4szp5j.jpg)

#115 (1978) One of the two 48 page issues when Western raised cover price briefly to 50 cents.
(http://oi66.tinypic.com/24glf90.jpg)

French version #4 (1973)
(http://oi64.tinypic.com/xglj5w.jpg)

I had been buying Turoks off eBay for a few months and recently I picked up a near-complete run. I'm keeping the best duplicates and eventually I'll get the 8 issues I need to complete the run. I plan to upgrade some of the lower grade copies but I'll patiently wait for good deals on those. Really stoked to have the run nearly complete.  :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Ludi on December 29, 2016, 07:33:05 PM
I was super into Indians and Dinosaurs at different points of my childhood, but I didn't know about this unbeatable combination of Indians and Dinosaurs together!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on December 29, 2016, 08:51:19 PM
I was super into Indians and Dinosaurs at different points of my childhood, but I didn't know about this unbeatable combination of Indians and Dinosaurs together!  :laugh:
Turok ran from 1954-1982 and ran 130 issues in addition to the Giant #1 one shot. I was crazy about dinosaurs as a kid and began buying Turok in 1963 when I was 4 years old. My parents bought me several issues through the '60s and even though I don't still have those original copies (they were read to death) I still have the love for the comic similar to my affection for toy dinosaurs by Marx and MPC. I've collected comics for 40 years but only recently began the daunting task of putting together a complete Turok collection. I'm glad I finally got around to it.  :)

Here's a link to some info on Turok: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turok
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on December 30, 2016, 02:23:11 AM
Here are some cool, newer titles out:

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/1/508/31852265691_52c0fe791d.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QwFbSF)2016-12-29_04-44-47 (https://flic.kr/p/QwFbSF) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on December 31, 2016, 12:57:00 PM
Finally got some more pre-code horror!

Suspense #12 (http://www.comics.org/issue/76037/):

(http://i68.tinypic.com/1179t82.jpg)

The Thing #2 (http://www.comics.org/issue/247255/):

(http://i63.tinypic.com/11hbfdj.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/9uvspy.jpg)

Witches Tales #11 (http://www.comics.org/issue/9709/):

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2eezq55.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/vypfnl.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/4tplr7.jpg)

Adventures Into Weird Worlds #9 (http://www.comics.org/issue/75626/):

(http://i66.tinypic.com/syxvti.jpg)

Strange Stories from Another World #4 (http://www.comics.org/issue/248980/):

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2hyast1.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/ekomk8.jpg)

Baffling Mysteries #15 (http://www.comics.org/issue/94334/):

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2mpfwoz.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/ws3cx4.jpg)

Journey into Mystery #5 (http://www.comics.org/issue/10309/):

(http://i66.tinypic.com/muwn7q.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/15ppp1t.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 01, 2017, 10:26:15 PM
Since I can neither edit nor delete the above post of mine, here it is again with the images resized to my liking:

Finally got some more pre-code horror!

Suspense #12 ([url]http://www.comics.org/issue/76037/[/url]):

([url]http://i64.tinypic.com/c2rzp.jpg[/url])

The Thing #2 ([url]http://www.comics.org/issue/247255/[/url]):

([url]http://i64.tinypic.com/16ge9w5.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i68.tinypic.com/68c4g0.jpg[/url])

Witches Tales #11 ([url]http://www.comics.org/issue/9709/[/url]):

([url]http://i67.tinypic.com/j7rlft.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i66.tinypic.com/lv3ie.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i64.tinypic.com/k4tbme.jpg[/url])

Adventures Into Weird Worlds #9 ([url]http://www.comics.org/issue/75626/[/url]):

([url]http://i63.tinypic.com/28hlf1i.jpg[/url])

Strange Stories from Another World #4 ([url]http://www.comics.org/issue/248980/[/url]):

([url]http://i64.tinypic.com/auxvu8.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i65.tinypic.com/30j5me1.jpg[/url])

Baffling Mysteries #15 ([url]http://www.comics.org/issue/94334/[/url]):

([url]http://i67.tinypic.com/x6iemv.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i66.tinypic.com/veuetz.jpg[/url])

Journey into Mystery #5 ([url]http://www.comics.org/issue/10309/[/url]):

([url]http://i66.tinypic.com/rm89pg.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i64.tinypic.com/dwucxy.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on January 02, 2017, 01:01:58 AM
Some of my Silver Surfer comics with Horror/Monster themes and covers:

#3 (Mephisto)
(http://oi68.tinypic.com/25i5c90.jpg)

#7 (heir of Frankenstein)
(http://oi67.tinypic.com/huo8cn.jpg)

#9 (Van Straaten- The Ghost)
(http://oi67.tinypic.com/qp134l.jpg)

#12 (Witches, The Abomination)
(http://oi68.tinypic.com/rh7hp5.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on January 03, 2017, 09:32:29 AM
I was super into Indians and Dinosaurs at different points of my childhood, but I didn't know about this unbeatable combination of Indians and Dinosaurs together!


I posted some Turoks earlier in this thread:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=5212.msg438900;topicseen#msg438900 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=5212.msg438900;topicseen#msg438900)

 :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 03, 2017, 01:48:57 PM
HH, How much PCH do you have in your collection?
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on January 03, 2017, 02:27:49 PM
HH, How much PCH do you have in your collection?
Not many. I love that stuff and wish I'd jumped on it back when I first started collecting in 1975. You could get mid-grade Pre-Code Horror for cheap in those days, and even high grade (IF you could find it!) was not much more. Of course, every comic was dirt cheap back then compared to what they are now from Action #1 to the latest Richie Rich. I used to hit yard sales, flea markets, and used book stores in those days and find all kinds of comics for 10-15 cents, some for nickel, and there was quite a bit of Silver Age stuff still turning up at yard sales and flea markets too.

To answer your question I have 8 original ECs and that's about it, and 2 of them are SF. I have some other '50s comics like early Turoks and the Personal Love issue with the Frazetta safari story, and also a few Pre-Hero Marvel monster comics, but my collection of pre-code anything is scant. I've picked up just about all the EC reprints including the slipcased hardback sets for Tales From The Crypt, Vault Of Horror, and Haunt Of Fear. I didn't grow up reading Pre-Code Horror (it was before my time) so I didn't go after it until just a few years ago when I realized how much I love it. By the time I started trying to buy it it was already VERY expensive, so I probably won't be trying to put together any PCH runs... just grab something here and there when I can afford it.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on January 05, 2017, 02:32:33 PM
Horror Comics Of The 1950s (Nostalgia Press, 1971, Gaines, Feldstein, Stewart, Barlow)

This is a great oversized hardback which gloriously reprints several classic EC stories. I picked up a nice copy a few years ago after hunting for one for quite some time. They turn up on eBay but are usually pricey in nice condition. This was the first EC reprint volume. Highly recommended.

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/48/a3/9d/48a39df7a156375cd3290543809d5021.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on January 09, 2017, 05:24:43 PM
Still working on the Turok run (Dell/Gold Key- 130 issues, 1 Giant, Digest). Four Color #656 (Turok #2, 1955) arrived today. I grabbed a pic off the net but mine is in G- (1.8 ).

(http://pristine.webspaceforme.net/Facebook/comicbookmemories2/turok/turok2.jpg)

I bought mine for only $10 from an eBay seller who didn't know comics and didn't list it properly. I was relieved when I confirmed the issue is complete with no cutouts. I also received #98 (FN) today, and #15 (FN range) is on the way. Just 3 more issues and the run will be complete except for the digest which I should be able to pick up for cheap.

Many of my 1950s issues are in the GOOD (2.0) range while most of the later ones are in the FN-VF range. It would be extremely difficult to complete a Turok run in high grade (VF or better) because it's nearly impossible to find the early ones in high grade and the prices would be staggering. I'm not wealthy and I don't want to wait forever so I realistically chose to accept low-mid grade copies of the early issues and mid-high grade copies of the later issues. Since I remember them from childhood as being well read it's appropriate to accept lesser condition copies where necessary. The most important thing for me is just to HAVE them, not reprint volumes but the actual books. As long as they are complete and acceptable in appearance I'm satisfied with them. Never thought I would have a whole run of Turok but it's a great thing for a Dinokid!  :)

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on January 10, 2017, 06:37:38 PM
Incredible Hulk Annual #5 (1976) (pic below is not mine but I do have a high grade copy, probably 9.4).

(https://image.invaluable.com/housePhotos/sellersville/76/596476/H5607-L104941611.jpg)

I was going through my superhero comics deciding what to keep when I ran across my copy of Incredible Hulk Annual #5. I thought to post it on UMA since it features so many classic Marvel monsters. I just look for pics on the net for common stuff like this instead of going to the trouble to scan mine. Anywho, I came across this pic and thought "Why the hell would anyone have that book slabbed?!". Then I saw Groot and realized it was because of Guardians Of The Galaxy mania  ::)  ;D. I have all of that GOTG stuff and I'm selling all of it except certain issues like the book above and the Marvel Preview issues. I have an extra copy of the Preview with Satana (1st Rocket Racoon) so that's going too. The GOTG movie was okay, but I never really cared for the characters and now's a good time to cash in. The Hulk, on the other hand, I care about, so I'm keeping those up to Incredible Hulk #200 as well as the Annuals up #5 (love those Marvel monsters  ;)).

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on January 11, 2017, 01:28:31 PM
Dark Shadows #2 (Gold Key, 1969)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZqZdlteSxws/WHLGSHU46-I/AAAAAAAAnR0/fXNgYv7YMykLphATHC0_-K-EnzgQVPaywCLcB/s1600/DarkShadows02-00cvr.jpg)



DARK SHADOWS
Vol. 1 No. 2
August 1969
Western Publishing Company (Gold Key Comics)
Editor: Wally Green
Scripter: Don Arneson
Pencils: Joe Certa
Inks: Joe Certa
Cover: Photographic

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qPL1gYEBMAs/WHLGGZt0cAI/AAAAAAAAnRw/ekwnUCaggiQu_9FbTyU1wWOH1JDfkjMJACLcB/s1600/Dark%2BShadows%2BBlog%2BTitle.jpg)



With more action than a week's worth of TV episodes, the second issue of Gold Key's DARK SHADOWS has Barnabas once again embroiled in a drama entitled, "The Fires of Darkness". Included in this issue is the "Gold Key Comics Club News", that announces news from two more of their supernatural titles, BORIS KARLOFF TALES OF MYSTERY, and RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! -- TRUE GHOST STORIES, plus a reader's art page featuring drawings of monsters with names like "The Comb Monster" and "The Dreaded Plutotion Monster" (!). EEEEEEEEE!!!!!


To see the entire issue go to Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

Part 1 is up now, and part 2 will be posted soon.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on January 21, 2017, 12:38:52 PM
Marvel unleashes the monsters!

Link to info: https://news.marvel.com/comics/26736/marvel_unleashes_the_monsters/

(https://a.dilcdn.com/bl/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2016/09/57e028339ae37.jpg)

Go Fin Fang Foom!!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on January 21, 2017, 01:23:18 PM
Still working on the Turok run (Dell/Gold Key- 130 issues, 1 Giant, Digest). Four Color #656 (Turok #2, 1955) arrived today.

I bought mine for only $10 from an eBay seller who didn't know comics and didn't list it properly. I was relieved when I confirmed the issue is complete with no cutouts. I also received #98 (FN) today, and #15 (FN range) is on the way. Just 3 more issues and the run will be complete except for the digest which I should be able to pick up for cheap.

Since I remember them from childhood as being well read it's appropriate to accept lesser condition copies where necessary. The most important thing for me is just to HAVE them, not reprint volumes but the actual books. As long as they are complete and acceptable in appearance I'm satisfied with them. Never thought I would have a whole run of Turok but it's a great thing for a Dinokid!  :)

Yay! Glad to hear that the end of your noble quest is finally within sight!

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on January 21, 2017, 03:50:29 PM
Yay! Glad to hear that the end of your noble quest is finally within sight!

 8)
Thanks, Hep!

BTW, I won an eBay auction for the Golden Comics Digest #31 (Turok) today so barring mail catastrophe that should be taken care of. Oh, and contrary to my post above that Digest issue isn't cheap... none of this stuff is cheap. Must be quite a few Dinokids out there who value the original Turok run highly as do I. The newer versions of Turok from Valiant and other companies ARE cheap but I don't care about that stuff.. it's nothing like the Turok I grew up with.  ;)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on January 21, 2017, 05:24:45 PM
Here's a fun blog for monster comics lovers: http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/ (http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-io421ANLvyo/WGxvOOyUDCI/AAAAAAAAz7Q/paagzZnnAu8Xl20LjR_sRTZYYHlRsEVvwCK4B/s1600/blog%2Bbanner.jpg)

Several Skywald stories posted there, like--

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-czyCANl-80A/WH9wy4U9-tI/AAAAAAAA0CM/NXlgOPYDpjk59imbY80UPEWLNeGia1z2ACK4B/s1600/hous%2Bof%2Bdemons%2B1.jpg)

Check 'em out.  ;)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 21, 2017, 05:53:38 PM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/2cy44kx.jpg)(http://i67.tinypic.com/118ogm0.jpg)(http://i68.tinypic.com/2u56jr5.jpg)(http://i66.tinypic.com/2hrmhpu.jpg)(http://i63.tinypic.com/24qoha0.jpg)(http://i67.tinypic.com/255nxhy.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on January 21, 2017, 07:19:37 PM
([url]http://i67.tinypic.com/2cy44kx.jpg[/url])([url]http://i67.tinypic.com/118ogm0.jpg[/url])([url]http://i68.tinypic.com/2u56jr5.jpg[/url])

Love that Ploog!

I recommend this book to all Mike Ploog fans.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51mj%2BPjj6dL.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/517dJpSZG6L.jpg)

https://www.amazon.com/Art-Ploog-Mike/dp/099666890X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485044968&sr=8-1&keywords=the+art+of+ploog (https://www.amazon.com/Art-Ploog-Mike/dp/099666890X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485044968&sr=8-1&keywords=the+art+of+ploog)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on January 23, 2017, 09:17:30 AM
DC's Challengers of the Unknown title was full of aliens, monsters and giants, particularly in the early years:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Challengers5.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Challengers7.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Challengers10.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Challengers16-1.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/02-06-201181956PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on January 23, 2017, 09:20:15 AM

Several Skywald stories posted there, like--

([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-czyCANl-80A/WH9wy4U9-tI/AAAAAAAA0CM/NXlgOPYDpjk59imbY80UPEWLNeGia1z2ACK4B/s1600/hous%2Bof%2Bdemons%2B1.jpg[/url])

Check 'em out.  ;)


That looks like an interesting story!

 :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on January 23, 2017, 04:37:15 PM
That looks like an interesting story!

 :)
Those Skywald monster mags are great! For years a lot of collectors treated them like they were trash and then a few years ago the prices started to rise and all of a sudden they got some respect among those same collectors.  ::) I used to buy Psycho when I was a kid and loved it. I would have bought the others but I could never find them. Print runs were low and distribution was poor for the Skywalds. When I started seriously completing runs of monster mags about 15 years ago I made the Warrens a priority but right after them I made sure to get the Marvels and Skywalds. The ones I don't have most of are the Eerie Pubs and Stanleys. I do have over a hundred different Eerie Pubs but that's less than half the total output. The Stanleys are the scarcest of all and I have less than twenty of those. Anyway, I rate the Skywalds right up there with Warren. I think the reason Skywalds got no respect for the most part back in the '80s and '90s was because most collectors didn't read them and were ignorant of the quality Al Hewetson invested them with. And most of the Skywald covers are gorgeous to boot.

What's really weird to me is the high prices for Eerie Pubs in low and mid grades. In the '80s and '90s most comic collectors wouldn't wipe their caboose with a Eerie Pub rag, and in the last few years they've become highly sought after because of the garish gory covers. Go figure the fickle whims of the public.  ::) It's like the way most younger fans collect these days, it's all about key issues. So many obsess on key issues but don't really try to finish runs. And all this slabbing hoopla. People spend a fortune to either get books slabbed or buy slabbed books. I'm not going to pay good money to "professional graders" that could be put toward more books or other collectibles. I've seen the variances in grade among the grading services and I'm not impressed. I also don't obsess over ultra high grade books. To me a VF (8.0) is more than acceptable if graded accurately, and I don't mind mid-grade books either. I don't follow the herd.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on January 24, 2017, 04:08:27 PM
What's really weird to me is the high prices for Eerie Pubs in low and mid grades. In the '80s and '90s most comic collectors wouldn't wipe their caboose with a Eerie Pub rag, and in the last few years they've become highly sought after because of the garish gory covers.

I suspect that the reason behind the high prices now fetched by Eerie Publication mags is precisely because they were such crap that they were previously used for caboose wiping purposes. Therefore when monster mag collectors finished putting together their runs of the Warren and Skywald mags and looked to expand their collections with Eerie Publications mags, they couldn't find any nice ones.

It's like the way most younger fans collect these days, it's all about key issues. So many obsess on key issues but don't really try to finish runs.

That's a pet peeve of mine as well. To me any comic I need to complete a run is a "key", particularly if I remember having or even coveting it as a kid. But if I buy one issue of a series, I know I've in effect opened a can of worms because it means I've essentially decided to collect the whole run.

Worse yet movies have become the tail that wags the dog. Any comic with the first appearance of a character (no matter how obscure) showcased in some new movie becomes a key to the speculator crowd. This really annoys me since I'm a comic fan and have no interest in movies.

And all this slabbing hoopla. People spend a fortune to either get books slabbed or buy slabbed books. I'm not going to pay good money to "professional graders" that could be put toward more books or other collectibles.

Yes. Very annoying. Since I don't want my comics or magazines encased in plastic, this slabbing craze has acted to reduce the supply of comics available for me to purchase.

I also don't obsess over ultra high grade books. To me a VF (8.0) is more than acceptable if graded accurately, and I don't mind mid-grade books either.

1. I understand that the comic that's in the best condition will fetch the highest price. Quite simply, every collector interested in that issue prefers the very best copy. Therefore the collector willing to pay the silliest price will get that "best" copy. I'm not willing to be the one to pay that silliest price though.

   A) For one thing to a disinterested observer, a comic graded as 9.8 is not perceptibly better than one graded 9.4. They're both in "like new" condition. Yet the copy in 9.8 could very well fetch ten times the price of a 9.4 because of the ego factor. A certain sub-set of collectors is determined to own the "very best" copy of a comic prized by other collectors. I lack this ego element in my makeup.

   B) The "highest graded" copy is not a static determination. Better copies are still coming out of the woodwork, i.e. private collections. Worse still, "lesser" copies are pressed and massaged in various ways and then resubmitted for a higher grade. This means that the previous highest graded copy is no longer so, and then is valued by the ego motivated collectors at but a fraction of its previous price.

   C) Finally, if the top bidder for a comic has to sell due to disaster, e.g. illness or death, the second highest bidder then only has to outbid the third highest bidder, which could be but a fraction of what the highest bidder just paid for the comic.

2. My ultimate grading criteria is that a comic is "nice" enough to fit in my collection. You can see from my scans that my standards are pretty high, but my comics don't necessarily grade out to NM(9.4).

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on January 24, 2017, 07:18:38 PM
We seem to be in agreement, Hep.

If you check out the videos on You Tube from the Comic Book Collecting Community you will be deluged with vids that focus on "hauls", "keys", and "slabs". Most of those guys worship at the altar of plastic slabs and numerical grades. They don't focus on the comics themselves, but on the status of owning "key" books with that grade number to crow about. Now understand that there are some substantive comic book videos on You Tube that focus on classic story arcs, artists, writers, characters, memories of buying books as kid, memories of conventions, etc. But, most of the You Tube vids are all about that slab with that number and what's going to be the next "hot" book because of some TV show or movie. I can only assume the YT community is indicative of collecting in general these days. I enjoy watching the videos from the guys who bought comics as kids in the '60s and '70s and actually value the books instead the status of owning high grade keys encased in plastic. I enjoy the vids about monster mags even more but those are much less plentiful.

About 10 years ago I decided to trim my collection to something more manageable so that I could enjoy my favorite books without having to deal with such quantity. I was honestly burned out on most newer books anyway, especially mainstream superhero titles. So, I kept all my monster mags (about 3K) and trimmed my comic collection down to 5K from 13K. I ended up keeping my monster/horror titles, a few subgenres like Sword & Sorcery (Conan), and most of my older Superhero books from the mid '70s and before. I'm going to eventually sell the 8K I decided not to collect anymore. Maybe when I retire I'll open a small business with a combination of an indoor flea market booth and eBay. I've been selling off a few things on eBay so I'm slowly breaking into dealing. I enjoy my actual collection much more now that I don't feel so encumbered by books I lost interest in.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on January 25, 2017, 10:59:45 AM
If you check out the videos on You Tube from the Comic Book Collecting Community you will be deluged with vids that focus on "hauls", "keys", and "slabs". Most of those guys worship at the altar of plastic slabs and numerical grades. They don't focus on the comics themselves, but on the status of owning "key" books with that grade number to crow about. Now understand that there are some substantive comic book videos on You Tube that focus on classic story arcs, artists, writers, characters, memories of buying books as kid, memories of conventions, etc. But, most of the You Tube vids are all about that slab with that number and what's going to be the next "hot" book because of some TV show or movie. I can only assume the YT community is indicative of collecting in general these days. I enjoy watching the videos from the guys who bought comics as kids in the '60s and '70s and actually value the books instead the status of owning high grade keys encased in plastic.


Like the Youtube videos you mention, the focus of most comic discussion forums is the comic marketplace as opposed to the appreciation of the comics themselves and the joy of collecting. The Marvelmasterworks forum is one devoted to the appreciation of vintage comics. I've posted lots of collecting stories in this thread, particularly in the newer pages:

http://marvelmasterworksfansite.yuku.com/topic/17333/My-comic-collection?page=1#.WIjLT1MrLIU (http://marvelmasterworksfansite.yuku.com/topic/17333/My-comic-collection?page=1#.WIjLT1MrLIU)

 :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wich2 on January 27, 2017, 03:59:36 PM
If you haven't read it, you haven't appreciated it.

Free it, so someone can!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on January 28, 2017, 03:51:56 PM
I picked up issues #16 and #17 of Crypt Of Horror from an eBay seller.

(http://www.accomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/COH16.gif)

(http://www.accomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/COH17cvr.gif)

COH is by AC Comics and reprints classic Pre-Code Horror stories from various defunct publishers. They are comic book size but super thick, each of these issues is 140 pages and reprints 21 stories in B&W. I love PCH so I've been wanting to check out COH for awhile but the cover prices are a bit off-putting at 30 bucks. I finally took the plunge when I scored a good deal on a Make Offer with the seller. The books are in high grade and they were around 1/3rd cover price. Lots of good PCH reading there. The cover for #16 is an old Eerie Pubs cover by Bob Powell. #17 has a classic Steve Ditko cover.  :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on February 09, 2017, 11:41:40 AM
Here are scans of five more of my early Challengers of the Unknown comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/02-06-201182000PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/02-06-201182004PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/12-07-2011105332PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/12-07-2011105338PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/12-07-2011105341PM.jpg)

 8)

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on February 21, 2017, 11:28:09 PM
This Frazetta painting was used for the cover of the Tales From The Crypt paperback.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/94/28/73/9428731e69e43989964fea8584106859.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on February 21, 2017, 11:32:58 PM
This Frazetta painting was used for the cover of The Autumn People paperback.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/c5/cf/4b/c5cf4bb68212a88e0c355000b13d3fc7.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 22, 2017, 06:53:03 PM
This Frazetta painting was used for the cover of the Tales From The Crypt paperback.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/94/28/73/9428731e69e43989964fea8584106859.jpg)

Holy, wow!!!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on February 23, 2017, 01:19:26 PM
This is Limited Collectors Edition C-23 (DC, 1973).

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pgbrMS-4W-I/TnDcv4aXweI/AAAAAAAABRU/6hMnPZP-Ig4/s1600/House+of+mystery+limited+collectors+edition.jpg)

It features reprints from House Of Mystery as well as a spectacular centerfold by Bernie Wrightson featuring Cain and Gregory. Some of the reprinted stories include work by Wrightson and Neal Adams which are beautiful in the oversized format. I never had one of these when I was a kid but I wanted one. In the '80s I found a coverless copy at a flea market for a quarter and snapped it up. I saved the Wrightson centerfold and have it in a poster frame hanging up with some of my other monster posters. It's well tanned from age but still one of my favorite posters. I scored a FN copy of the comic from an eBay seller a few years ago for around $12. It's great to finally have one in my collection. Those oversized "Treasury Edition" format comics are hard to find in nice condition because the size made them difficult to store properly. It's very hard to find them in high grade.

I have a few Marvel Treasury Editions including #1 (Spider-Man), #2 (Fantastic Four), and the Marvel/DC crossover Superman Vs Spider-Man which I bought new off the stands and is in VF/NM condition. I also bought the Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali DC Limited Collectors Edition new and that one is in VF and has the beautiful Neal Adams art. The premise sounds preposterous but the story is actually pretty good and the Adams art raises it to the status of a classic.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wich2 on February 23, 2017, 02:50:58 PM
The Treasury was one of THE best formats ever in the medium - and killed off by silly-*ss thinking from collectors. I have many DCs & Marvels, as well as oddballs from EC, Gold Key (Donald Duck) and Archie (Christmas.)

It never fails to amaze me:

In an era where we went for ever-larger TV screens to see classic movies more faithfully, comix fans accept SMALLER repros of classic Gold and Silver Age classics! (Not to mention, on shiny paper, with day-glo ink!)

Sheesh!

-Craig
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on February 23, 2017, 05:38:53 PM
Wham-O Giant Comics #1 (April, 1967):

(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/96/9f/bf/969fbfe91071c7abfa206ae508d35d47.jpg)

This baby dwarfed even the Treasuries and measured a whopping 21"X13"! It featured work by Wally Wood, Lou Fine, and several others. I never owned it but I remember seeing it at the Hobby Mart & Camera Center in the Village Mall in my home town. 98 cents was a chunk of money for me to throw down on a comic book in 1967 and I never could scrape it up. These things must be quite scarce these days since the incredible size made it vulnerable to damage. High grade ones must be rare (or nonexistent). It lives up to the cover hype "World's Largest Comic Book!".

BTW, Hobby Mart & Camera Center carried lots of cool monster oriented stuff like Castle and Ken Films 8mm monster movies (still have the catalogs), Aurora Monster Models with plastic cement and paints, and some really cool posters. I remember drooling over the Raquel Welch poster from One Million Years B.C. in the late '60s before I even knew I liked girls. Raquel will do that to a guy...even a kid!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on February 25, 2017, 12:33:27 PM
My favorite Uncle by fantastic Frank Frazetta!

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/31/92/fb/3192fb59a37e15a77bf8d21923879adf.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Lazarus on February 26, 2017, 01:34:31 PM
Supernatural Thrillers #9 Page 1 opening splash.  One of my favorite images in comics.  I love the Marvel monster titles.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6Mhm45vEa3U/VWT0n_IwYWI/AAAAAAABJz8/W2wCjIoTjSM/s1600/supernatural%2B%2Bthrillers%2B7%2B02.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on February 26, 2017, 03:09:25 PM
Supernatural Thrillers #9 Page 1 opening splash.  One of my favorite images in comics.  I love the Marvel monster titles.

Val Mayerik did some really nice work. Very Wrightsonesque! Maybe a bit of Ploog, too.

Here's a Mayerik splash page featuring Man-Thing:

(http://lrpctech.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/00005.jpg?w=500&h=671)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wich2 on February 26, 2017, 04:27:22 PM
Though Marvel's Monster is not really a fave, Mayerik's version of him may be!

(https://comicwatcher.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/mayerik-monster-unleash-7-p14.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on March 07, 2017, 08:00:06 PM
(http://i65.tinypic.com/15h1nau.jpg)(http://i65.tinypic.com/a4t1e9.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Lazarus on March 07, 2017, 08:30:54 PM
Elmer, from Sub-Mariner Comics #35

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kxF371gMSro/S_8zrZHgZGI/AAAAAAAANFQ/iHX0TPUzlMY/s1600/scan0085.jpg)

Poor Elmer exploded.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Fantomah on March 12, 2017, 03:05:56 PM
Some great comics and incredible art here--thanks for posting. I'm a comic book fan, interested in Golden through early Bronze Age, but I'm not so well-versed in horror comics so I love seeing these covers and art.

Just curious, where do you folks usually buy these older comics? Online comics vendors (which ones), eBay, your LCS, local yard sales, elsewhere?
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on March 12, 2017, 04:35:56 PM
Just curious, where do you folks usually buy these older comics? Online comics vendors (which ones), eBay, your LCS, local yard sales, elsewhere?

I'm nearly out of room so I've been doing more selling of books I no longer collect than buying. When I do buy it's almost always on eBay but you have to be very careful and know what things are selling for and how to grade. You can do an eBay search for SOLD listings to get an idea of fair market value for a given book, as well as check other sources online such as price guides and major dealers' lists. Most of the prices in print guides like Overstreet are too high on common books and not high enough on keys. Unless I can get a book really cheap I won't buy from a vendor unless good scans are posted of the front and back covers, or I've dealt with the seller enough before to trust them. Most eBay sellers over-grade by at least a full grade and then price the book a bit below that which means you're still over-paying. Learn to see through the BS. Everybody sells on eBay- big dealers, small dealers, collectors, and people who don't know anything about comics. There are good deals to be had but it takes knowledge and work to find them in all that chaos, ineptitude, and sometimes downright dishonesty.

When I went after my Turok run I bought a few cheap eBay lots including a near full run with many that needed upgrading. The remaining issues I needed to upgrade I saved eBay searches for those particular issues and waited for auction listings to bid on instead of using Buy It Nows which are usually more expensive (but not always). With this approach you end up with a few duplicates which can be sold or traded later, but I've found this is the most economical way to complete a title if you don't mind going to some extra trouble and waiting awhile for the auction listings to come up. I'm happy with accurately graded VG-FN older books, or even G-VG expensive older books. Many of my older Turoks are in the G-VG range, but I upgraded the ones in FAIR (those are just too ugly). I don't have a lot of money to throw around and I don't buy slabbed books. If you can grade and know what you're doing you can build a nice collection without going the slabbed route. But, if someone chooses to collect slabbed books then that's their business. It's just not for me.

I recently bought a copy of Weird Tales Of The Macabre #2 from an eBay seller who actually seems to grade accurately by the scans/descriptions of this book and some of their other offerings. Here's a link to their listings: http://www.ebay.com/usr/andymac2570?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2754 (http://www.ebay.com/usr/andymac2570?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2754) I haven't received the book yet but from what I can tell this seller seems a cut above most on eBay. They had that book in FN listed at $20 on a BIN with Make Offer and when I offered $15 it was immediately accepted. They offered a choice of shipping with fair prices. If the book checks out okay when it arrives this dealer will be the first place I check when I (rarely) seek more books.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on March 12, 2017, 05:12:14 PM
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Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Fantomah on March 13, 2017, 04:39:18 PM
I'm nearly out of room so I've been doing more selling of books I no longer collect than buying. When I do buy it's almost always on eBay but you have to be very careful and know what things are selling for and how to grade. You can do an eBay search for SOLD listings to get an idea of fair market value for a given book, as well as check other sources online such as price guides and major dealers' lists. Most of the prices in print guides like Overstreet are too high on common books and not high enough on keys. Unless I can get a book really cheap I won't buy from a vendor unless good scans are posted of the front and back covers, or I've dealt with the seller enough before to trust them. Most eBay sellers over-grade by at least a full grade and then price the book a bit below that which means you're still over-paying. Learn to see through the BS. Everybody sells on eBay- big dealers, small dealers, collectors, and people who don't know anything about comics. There are good deals to be had but it takes knowledge and work to find them in all that chaos, ineptitude, and sometimes downright dishonesty.
...

Many thanks for the details and tips, hh. Very, very helpful!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on March 13, 2017, 05:03:00 PM
Many thanks for the details and tips, hh. Very, very helpful!
You're welcome, Fantomah.

I get a little long winded sometimes when I discuss something that really interests me. I've collected comics since 1975 and have been reading them since I was 4 years of age in 1963. Horror/Monster comics and mags are my favorites, and are the focus of my collection.  :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on March 16, 2017, 12:23:27 AM
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Great stuff! Always enjoy looking at Marvel Horror covers.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on March 16, 2017, 02:48:00 PM
Picked up a copy of SWAMPMEN: Muck-Monsters And Their Makers! (Twomorrows Publishing, 2014) from an eBay seller.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ncYAAOSw8RJXDOTG/s-l500.jpg)

Twomorrows always does good work and this is no exception. It covers Swamp Thing, Man-Thing, The Heap, and all the rest of the Muck-Monsters from comics and monster mags. The only one I believe they overlooked is Sludge from Malibu Comics, but man they sure included every other obscure swamp dude from the world of comic book monsters! Recommended, especially if you grew up loving these slimey characters.

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on March 18, 2017, 05:38:01 PM
This one of my all time fave Sci-Fi covers. Very Mars Attacks like. Love to have a poster minus the title

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/ef/21/7f/ef217fe5c4bab3f558733669a1fb3868.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wich2 on March 18, 2017, 08:04:00 PM
I bought all of those Russ Jones comics as they came out.

But I've kept only a few, as the stories tend to all run together.

-Craig
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on March 30, 2017, 10:38:05 AM
Classic Horror Hotties by Dan Brereton:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/78/5f/fa/785ffac9a9c3118b4547a416c7c9cdb4.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Lazarus on March 30, 2017, 02:27:19 PM
I would kill for a new Addams Family sitcom.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on March 30, 2017, 03:24:31 PM
This one of my all time fave Sci-Fi covers. Very Mars Attacks like. Love to have a poster minus the title

Oh yeah! Great cover.

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on March 30, 2017, 06:15:12 PM
Got these Atlas issues from an eBay seller- Tales Of Evil #s 1-3 (VF-NM range):

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/rf0AAOSw9GhYeEe5/s-l1600.jpg)

Atlas/Seaboard was a short lived company who published 61 total comic books in 1975 and 11 total magazines in late 1974 through 1975. They turned out some pretty good stuff along with their share of mediocre books as well. Some of the top comic guys then working for Marvel, DC, and Charlton, did work for Atlas/Seaboard including Neal Adams, Steve Ditko, Wally Wood, Boris Vallejo, Tom Sutton, Ralph Reese, Dick Giordano, Pablo Marcos, and many others. Here's a link to a cool website which gives the scoop on all things Atlas/Seaboard: http://www.atlasarchives.com/ (http://www.atlasarchives.com/)

I have most of the Atlas comics and all of the mags except for Gothic Romances which is scarce. The Atlas books have a fond place in my heart due to my buying them in flea markets, yard sales, used book stores, and quarter boxes at comic cons back in the '70s. I started collecting at the end of 1975 so these things were all over the place for those of us who sought out comics through second hand market sources. I recommend them for anyone who enjoys that 1970s comic/monster mag vibe. They're still relatively cheap for reading copies but high grade examples have been creeping up in price the last few years. As with any older comics buy them sooner rather than later and save some bucks. Now I have all of the Bog Beast appearances...yay me!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Count Zero on April 01, 2017, 09:46:57 AM
i can't read in spanish...but it's still a fun book to have

(https://i.imgflip.com/1mi1rw.jpg)
front

(https://i.imgflip.com/1mi1wa.jpg)
back
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on April 01, 2017, 09:44:26 PM
Got this for 20 bucks:

(http://i64.tinypic.com/15zmhch.jpg)


Got this for 30 bucks:

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2gw9bg2.jpg)

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on April 01, 2017, 11:41:28 PM
In this day of comic book value-hyping due to movies and TV shows it's a real testament to the quality of Werewolf By Night that it commands a high value among collectors, and specifically to the superior work of Mike Ploog.

Jeez, I'm glad I bought all of those issues years ago when they were cheap. I still have my original copies of Marvel Spotlight #2 and Werewolf By Night #1 that I bought off the spinner rack when I was a kid. I remember for several years all of those '70s monster issues could be found in quarter boxes in varying conditions. I bought most of mine from the cheap boxes in mid-grade and then wisely upgraded most of them before they got expensive. I started collecting in '75 so I purchased a good part of the Tomb Of Dracula run off the racks.

That whole period from late '60s through mid '70s was magic for monster fans who bought comics and mags. It featured a plethora of some of the best monster related publications ever. The prices some of that stuff brings nowadays is scary. Anybody been shopping for a Savage Tales #1 (1st Man-Thing), or House Of Secrets #92 (1st Swamp Thing) lately? Check evilBay and be amazed.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on May 01, 2017, 08:57:31 AM
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Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 01, 2017, 11:25:18 AM
Got this for 20 bucks:

([url]http://i64.tinypic.com/15zmhch.jpg[/url])


Got this for 30 bucks:

([url]http://i65.tinypic.com/2gw9bg2.jpg[/url])


Werewolf by Night is such a great comicbook. As is Tomb of Dracula.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 01, 2017, 04:06:45 PM
Got a great deal on some cool Richard Corben Underground Horror comics as well as a nice copy of Red Circle Sorcery #6 with the classic Gray Morrow vampire cover.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/nToAAOSwRUhY9VK8/s-l1600.jpg)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/HmwAAOSw7U5Y9VWG/s-l1600.jpg)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/~1IAAOSw5UZY9Vbp/s-l1600.jpg)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/lvgAAOSwVm5Y9U~V/s-l1600.jpg)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/gT4AAOSwtZJY9Vc4/s-l1600.jpg)

That #1 finishes my Skull run. By the pic I thought that was paper loss on the upper right corner but it turned out to be a printing error. It's actually a pretty nice copy. The seller made the mistake of listing these as auctions with $2.99 minimum bids. I won all of these for minimum bid plus combined shipping. For less widely collected items like Undergrounds and Fanzines from the '60s and early '70s I would only list them as Buy It Nows at near full retail. Serious buyers are out there, they're just less plentiful. On some items it just takes awhile to get a decent price for them. Since most collectors are so obsessed with "key" issues of the latest hot characters featured on movies and TV shows, a lot of the really cool books like vintage Undergrounds and Fanzines get overlooked. A lot of current collectors dropping big money on "keys" don't even know about Undergrounds and Fanzines. Now is a good time to buy that stuff. The window has closed for cheap prices on most nicer vintage comics and monster mags, but not for Undergrounds and Fanzines. Those can still be found very cheaply on eBay if you're patient and use saved searches.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 02, 2017, 10:45:13 AM
Bernie Wrightson illustration of House Of Mystery caretaker Cain:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/8c/75/a3/8c75a375ecec8a2946ab116079883eed.jpg)

A colored version of this was the centerfold of the House Of Mystery "Treasury" edition. I found a coverless copy of that book at a flea market back in the late '70s for a quarter. I kept the centerfold and put it in a poster frame a few years ago. It makes a great poster to hang with the monster stuff. The newsprint has tanned over the years and gives it a cool look. I bought a FN copy of that book from an eBay seller a few years ago for my collection. It's a nice oversized book which reprints some of the best stories from House Of Mystery including work by Neal Adams.

 cl:)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 03, 2017, 10:55:18 AM
FRANK BRUNNER'S 'FEAR'

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ao89vsURmbM/WQiT8CU9T7I/AAAAAAAApsM/Egh16qplZWY1gUB0rrGzLUDhbiYwmddKACLcB/s1600/MARVEL%2BMONSTERS%2BTITLE%2BMMW.jpg)

Frank Brunner has been a long-time artist and illustrator and is well known for his work since the 1960s when he first started submitting fan art to the monster magazines of the times. With influences from Frank Frazetta and Berni Wrightson, Brunner's work is best suited towards fantasy and horror themes.

 As an example, presented here is his original art for Marvel's ADVENTURE INTO FEAR #15 (Aug 1973), featuring everybody's favorite muck monster, Man-Thing.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KB18Pz-JyAI/WQiUSDQ5k_I/AAAAAAAApsQ/2Z7-tIHEr2kfReQoVQ8u_6sJt8jiYDT0QCLcB/s1600/HA%2BFrank%2BBrunner%2BFear%2Bn15%2BCover%2B01.jpg)

"Frank Brunner Fear #15 Cover Man-Thing Original Art (Marvel, 1973). Frank Brunner's very first Man-Thing work! Here, Man-Thing takes an Adventure Into Fear in the story "From Here To Infinity!" It's a flashback tale to pre-King Kull era Atlantis. This awe-inspiring cover is a flaming masterpiece by Brunner, who signed in the image area on the left, and then again in the lower margin. Created in ink and white paint over graphite on World Color cover stock Bristol board with an image area of 10" x 15". The header, logo, and corner box are all stat paste-ups, with production tape and glue residue. The main image area is lightly toned and in otherwise Excellent condition."

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZS0UgWn_Bkc/WQiUdYBNHvI/AAAAAAAApsY/r-43-Ca6r548ZRZsyDseKN53bSwa1O-CQCLcB/s1600/HA%2BFrank%2BBrunner%2BFear%2Bn15%2BCover%2B02.jpg) (https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-r2LxqvM7KlU/WQiUc3ohnnI/AAAAAAAApsU/QjTEHFE35DsOqZ_NWpbtf-G9SBo79dDcwCLcB/s1600/HA%2BFrank%2BBrunner%2BFear%2Bn15%2BCover%2B03.jpg)


https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/?zx=19f76c9a5f2eb4a7
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 03, 2017, 03:02:55 PM
Classic Wrightson zombie.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/27/d3/f7/27d3f70a06dbed2e959c09295c3e7c36.jpg)

I believe this was the cover illustration for an early issue of Comics Buyer's Guide (CBG) back when it was called The Buyer's Guide For Comic Fandom (TBG). I started subscribing to TBG in 1976 and continued to subscribe for years. It was a thick newspaper (tabloid) format that was heavy and took up a lot of room to store in stacks. I still have a few issues of it but threw away most of them. Like everything else I ever got rid of I regret doing that, even though I would be hard pressed now to find the room to store them. Before the internet TBG (later CBG) was THE marketplace for comics and comic related things. It was also a very entertaining read and often contained some damn fine art.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 04, 2017, 11:26:21 AM
Wrightson original art for House Of Mystery #211:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/19/f9/4f/19f94f0f5d1fa22cc207cf9b9b00ef99.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 04, 2017, 02:19:18 PM
Wrightson original art for House Of Mystery #211:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/19/f9/4f/19f94f0f5d1fa22cc207cf9b9b00ef99.jpg)

Wow, wow!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 07, 2017, 12:39:31 PM
DELL COMICS' 'GHOST STORIES' NO. 5 ORIGINAL COVER ART

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NXl2RKfe5KQ/WQyND44dHdI/AAAAAAAApt8/RVV_tOWwbdIdsou4IYaVNFKrS6i2rNhDACLcB/s1600/HA%2BGhost%2BStories%2Bn5%2BCover%2B01.jpg)

An unknown artist painted this cover for Dell Comics' GHOST STORIES #5 (Jan-Mar 1964). GHOST STORIES had a fairly long run (37 issues) and, in general, was an entertaining title. Readers wouldn't see the blood, gore, irony, or revenge like in horror comics a decade before, but in their place were stories that relied instead on suspense and atmosphere.

 Each issue's cover featured a shrouded skeleton "ghost" and early numbers featured the excellent artwork of Gerald "Jerry" McCann (1916-1995), a largely unsung comic book illustrator who was lauded by the great Everett Raymond Kinstler. McCann is probably best known for his western art, whose style is reminiscent of Charles M. Russell.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-o32TNk7D420/WQyNOfuu-OI/AAAAAAAApuA/FqtoYkKhM8IE-jKiQ324RmeoixNyqcOPQCLcB/s1600/HA%2BGhost%2BStories%2Bn5%2BCover%2B02.jpg)

This cover painting was done in mixed media and has an overall image area of 11.75" x 17.5".

 BONUS: GHOST STORIES #5 complete issue!

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-G7IEv0Gcdtg/WQyODr4lAbI/AAAAAAAApuI/OMQbhMLlm7YodD773_fRw82fHIw3r63tgCLcB/s1600/ghost_stories05pg00FC.jpg)

Read the whole issue at MONSTER MAGAZINE WORLD: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/?zx=a861ff412e76dc72
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 08, 2017, 10:18:33 AM
'WITCHES TALES' ORIGINAL COVER ART

This original WITCHES TALES cover art by Lee Elias is augmented with recreations of the title, header and side margins. Elias (1920-1998) was a prolific comic book artist whose covers for Harvey's horror titles have become legendary for their outrageous depictions of terrifying imagery.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-clqNmJFmIJc/WQyT1GpY7xI/AAAAAAAApws/MfI1pB4JnrciYqEZDs3F9Jy5IY7A2tX1ACLcB/s1600/HA%2BLee%2BElias%2BWitches%2BTales%2Bn24%2BCover%2B01.jpg)

Lee Elias Witches Tales #24 Cover Original Art (Harvey, 1954). Even the dead fear... "The Undertaker". Creepy and spooky... just as you like it. This cover has a wonderful use of shadows and lighting to set up a chilling image that makes you surprisingly sympathetic to the corpse! Created in ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 10.5" x 15.5". The logo, header, and side margins are all modern recreations. The original art image area measures 10.5" x 10". The "City Morgue" sign is an original hand-lettered paste-up with a touch of glue residue near it. Overall in Very Good condition.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4hFfoz707MQ/WQyT_dwMunI/AAAAAAAApww/HoM1D0VjRjkuZyi81nCAZmgmkPIAg2B6QCLcB/s1600/HA%2BLee%2BElias%2BWitches%2BTales%2Bn24%2BCover%2B02.jpg)

https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/?zx=2a015068dc110e6a
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 16, 2017, 10:40:06 AM
Cool new book I'll probably be seeking:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4k5iNBerCgI/WRmyE-j_W_I/AAAAAAAAp5E/Szf7G9zA9D44xGfsgrRfFSpD6Q8UzVbVACLcB/s1600/Masters%2Bof%2BSpanish%2BArt.jpg)

Just ordered one from Barnes & Noble via eBay. Here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Masters-of-Spanish-Comic-Book-Art-by-David-Roach-2017-Hardcover-/302287107685?hash=item4661b73665:g:rWYAAOSw4A5YsuF~ (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Masters-of-Spanish-Comic-Book-Art-by-David-Roach-2017-Hardcover-/302287107685?hash=item4661b73665:g:rWYAAOSw4A5YsuF~)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 16, 2017, 06:31:54 PM
Cool new book I'll probably be seeking:

([url]https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4k5iNBerCgI/WRmyE-j_W_I/AAAAAAAAp5E/Szf7G9zA9D44xGfsgrRfFSpD6Q8UzVbVACLcB/s1600/Masters%2Bof%2BSpanish%2BArt.jpg[/url])

Just ordered one from Barnes & Noble via eBay. Here's the link: [url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/Masters-of-Spanish-Comic-Book-Art-by-David-Roach-2017-Hardcover-/302287107685?hash=item4661b73665:g:rWYAAOSw4A5YsuF~[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/Masters-of-Spanish-Comic-Book-Art-by-David-Roach-2017-Hardcover-/302287107685?hash=item4661b73665:g:rWYAAOSw4A5YsuF~[/url])


This looks interesting, h.h.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 16, 2017, 08:54:44 PM
This looks interesting, h.h.
I'll let you know when I get it.  :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 17, 2017, 08:31:26 AM
I'll let you know when I get it.  :)

 ;D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 17, 2017, 08:35:26 AM
In about five days, THIS will be arriving in the mail
https://www.amazon.com/Creepshow-Stephen-King/dp/1501163221 (https://www.amazon.com/Creepshow-Stephen-King/dp/1501163221)


Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 17, 2017, 10:48:23 AM
In about five days, THIS will be arriving in the mail
https://www.amazon.com/Creepshow-Stephen-King/dp/1501163221 (https://www.amazon.com/Creepshow-Stephen-King/dp/1501163221)
Big fun! I still have my copy from 1982. I was a Wrightson nut by then and I was overjoyed when I found that copy at Bookland in our local mall. You'll definitely enjoy it.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 18, 2017, 10:05:40 AM
Big fun! I still have my copy from 1982. I was a Wrightson nut by then and I was overjoyed when I found that copy at Bookland in our local mall. You'll definitely enjoy it.

Ya know.....
I totally regret not purchasing a copy when the comic magazine first arrived on magazine stands. This time,
I bought two. Unfortunately, the comic magazine is a reprint.
But, I will enjoy reading Creepshow.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 22, 2017, 11:50:19 AM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/86/90/c2/8690c2b83177931f6d211781d29abe6d.jpg)

This one never really happened, at least not in our corner of the multiverse, but it would be cool if it did.

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 23, 2017, 02:34:02 PM
This looks interesting, h.h.

I finally received the book, mars, and as promised here's the scoop. I ordered it from Barnes & Noble through an eBay listing. This is the best deal I could find on it, and considering the size and quality of the printing I think it's an excellent value. It's only $26 and change with free shipping. The book is a large hardback and is 272 pages with many quality illustrations. I recommend it for anyone interested in 1970s monster magazines, or just the history of comic art in general. I was afraid it might be shipped in one of those sorry vacuum corrugated mailers that offer no protection since it was free shipping but Barnes & Noble did the right thing and shipped it in a box with adequate packing. It arrived undamaged. It's a nice book that looks great on your library shelf with your other genre books.

Here's a link to the eBay listing for anyone interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/302287107685?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.com/itm/302287107685?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4k5iNBerCgI/WRmyE-j_W_I/AAAAAAAAp5E/Szf7G9zA9D44xGfsgrRfFSpD6Q8UzVbVACLcB/s1600/Masters%2Bof%2BSpanish%2BArt.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 23, 2017, 06:58:56 PM
I finally received the book, mars, and as promised here's the scoop. I ordered it from Barnes & Noble through an eBay listing. This is the best deal I could find on it, and considering the size and quality of the printing I think it's an excellent value. It's only $26 and change with free shipping. The book is a large hardback and is 272 pages with many quality illustrations. I recommend it for anyone interested in 1970s monster magazines, or just the history of comic art in general. I was afraid it might be shipped in one of those sorry vacuum corrugated mailers that offer no protection since it was free shipping but Barnes & Noble did the right thing and shipped it in a box with adequate packing. It arrived undamaged. It's a nice book that looks great on your library shelf with your other genre books.

Here's a link to the eBay listing for anyone interested: [url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/302287107685?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/302287107685?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT[/url])

([url]https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4k5iNBerCgI/WRmyE-j_W_I/AAAAAAAAp5E/Szf7G9zA9D44xGfsgrRfFSpD6Q8UzVbVACLcB/s1600/Masters%2Bof%2BSpanish%2BArt.jpg[/url])


I will definitely pick this up. Thanks, h.h. ;D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wich2 on May 23, 2017, 10:22:57 PM
([url]https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/86/90/c2/8690c2b83177931f6d211781d29abe6d.jpg[/url])

This one never really happened, at least not in our corner of the multiverse, but it would be cool if it did.

 8)


(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/u9YAAOSwjVVV0htu/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on May 23, 2017, 10:34:29 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/86/90/c2/8690c2b83177931f6d211781d29abe6d.jpg)

This one never really happened, at least not in our corner of the multiverse, but it would be cool if it did.

 8)


That's awesome HH!!! Wish it were true. I'd hunt one down for sure. I did pick up the illustrated Kong book at motorcity comic con. I'll post image when i get back home.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 24, 2017, 06:56:42 AM
Well...the reprint of CREEPSHOW arrived today.  Unfortunately,  my pix aren't loading.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on May 25, 2017, 12:32:32 AM
([url]http://i65.tinypic.com/2dqvha8.jpg[/url])([url]http://i68.tinypic.com/fa9zrs.jpg[/url])([url]http://i65.tinypic.com/2zxm3gw.jpg[/url])([url]http://i63.tinypic.com/jb7040.jpg[/url])([url]http://i65.tinypic.com/28s7lvl.jpg[/url])([url]http://i65.tinypic.com/e0ok91.jpg[/url])([url]http://i66.tinypic.com/6jonrt.jpg[/url])([url]http://i67.tinypic.com/ei73np.jpg[/url])


Somehow, I forgot to post this one that I bought on the same day as the purchases above:

(http://i68.tinypic.com/abm0s2.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Creepy on May 26, 2017, 02:43:14 PM
I love the covers of Weird War Tales!!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on May 27, 2017, 12:24:40 PM
(https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/uploads/monthly_2017_05/59299f11c178c_Fear11.thumb.jpg.160658c765af0f9418eecc295e678766.jpg)(https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/uploads/monthly_2017_05/59299fcfaedb4_Fear15.thumb.jpg.d1ce47c98a5a818d41ba3ed68c63c81e.jpg)(https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/uploads/monthly_2017_05/5929a561d547a_WerewolfbyNight8.thumb.jpg.13876bbebff4a1cb0fc891edf2926586.jpg)(https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/uploads/monthly_2017_05/5929ac0681f41_WerewolfbyNight9.thumb.jpg.88a0bbc4fbd09114e40683f9d0068940.jpg)(https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/uploads/monthly_2017_05/5929ad53813c2_MarvelTeam-Up68.thumb.jpg.61941c440b7c48d29bc9f2833e8c313b.jpg)(https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/uploads/monthly_2017_05/5929aed2eb722_Micronauts7.thumb.jpg.b3ae64783ec28ca7160eaba4c775d0a5.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on May 28, 2017, 02:20:23 PM
Picked up a copy of SWAMPMEN: Muck-Monsters And Their Makers! (Twomorrows Publishing, 2014) from an eBay seller.

([url]http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ncYAAOSw8RJXDOTG/s-l500.jpg[/url])

Twomorrows always does good work and this is no exception. It covers Swamp Thing, Man-Thing, The Heap, and all the rest of the Muck-Monsters from comics and monster mags. The only one I believe they overlooked is Sludge from Malibu Comics, but man they sure included every other obscure swamp dude from the world of comic book monsters! Recommended, especially if you grew up loving these slimey characters.

 8)


I have that book too! I got my copy two years ago (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=21580.msg449599#msg449599) on Amazon.

Got these Atlas issues from an eBay seller- Tales Of Evil #s 1-3 (VF-NM range):

([url]http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/rf0AAOSw9GhYeEe5/s-l1600.jpg[/url])

Atlas/Seaboard was a short lived company who published 61 total comic books in 1975 and 11 total magazines in late 1974 through 1975. They turned out some pretty good stuff along with their share of mediocre books as well. Some of the top comic guys then working for Marvel, DC, and Charlton, did work for Atlas/Seaboard including Neal Adams, Steve Ditko, Wally Wood, Boris Vallejo, Tom Sutton, Ralph Reese, Dick Giordano, Pablo Marcos, and many others. Here's a link to a cool website which gives the scoop on all things Atlas/Seaboard: [url]http://www.atlasarchives.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.atlasarchives.com/[/url])

I have most of the Atlas comics and all of the mags except for Gothic Romances which is scarce. The Atlas books have a fond place in my heart due to my buying them in flea markets, yard sales, used book stores, and quarter boxes at comic cons back in the '70s. I started collecting at the end of 1975 so these things were all over the place for those of us who sought out comics through second hand market sources. I recommend them for anyone who enjoys that 1970s comic/monster mag vibe. They're still relatively cheap for reading copies but high grade examples have been creeping up in price the last few years. As with any older comics buy them sooner rather than later and save some bucks. Now I have all of the Bog Beast appearances...yay me!  :laugh:


I bought the first appearance of the Bog Beast last year (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=5212.msg479749#msg479749) on a visit to a local shop I had not been to in awhile!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on May 28, 2017, 04:31:53 PM
I have that book too! I got my copy two years ago ([url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=21580.msg449599#msg449599[/url]) on Amazon.

I bought the first appearance of the Bog Beast last year ([url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=5212.msg479749#msg479749[/url]) on a visit to a local shop I had not been to in awhile!

The Atlas comics are still pretty cheap, though they are seeing price increases for nice copies (around $5-$10 each in VF or better). Those books were bargain box material for years but now it's hard to find any comics from the '70s in nice condition in the cheap boxes. With new comics costing $4-$5 each I can't imagine selling '70s books in bargain boxes unless they were incomplete or in very low grade.

I see an occasional You Tube "haul" video of a collector claiming he bought stacks of Bronze Age comics in nice condition for 50 cents or even a quarter each recently. There may be some sellers that desperate out there but I sure wouldn't give away books like that. Check eBay and see how many 40 year old comics you can buy for a quarter (after you factor in shipping costs especially).

I like the Atlas-Seaboard comics and have most of them. The Seaboard mags are even better with covers by Jeff Jones, Boris, and Neal Adams. I have all of the mags except for the scarce Gothic Romances.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: John Pertwee on June 05, 2017, 09:31:33 AM
One or two shows a year that I get to, there is a vendor there that is selling the Bronze Age stuff for a buck or less. I usually clean them out every time I see it. Last year it was twenty or so issues of Tomb of Dracula for a buck a pop and about forty other issues of Superman, Spiderman, and Batman.

Yesterday here in Wichita I got this beauty at Wichicon at Riverfest.

First Print.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/johnpertwee/18836056_1563657080332954_1751192951289519602_n.jpg) (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/johnpertwee/media/18836056_1563657080332954_1751192951289519602_n.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Lazarus on June 08, 2017, 07:20:36 PM
One or two shows a year that I get to, there is a vendor there that is selling the Bronze Age stuff for a buck or less. I usually clean them out every time I see it. Last year it was twenty or so issues of Tomb of Dracula for a buck a pop and about forty other issues of Superman, Spiderman, and Batman.

Yesterday here in Wichita I got this beauty at Wichicon at Riverfest.

First Print.
([url]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/johnpertwee/18836056_1563657080332954_1751192951289519602_n.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s6.photobucket.com/user/johnpertwee/media/18836056_1563657080332954_1751192951289519602_n.jpg.html[/url])


SUPER JEALOUS.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Mike Scott on June 24, 2017, 05:27:08 PM
Saw this on the net. If you're not familiar with it (I wasn't), it was a short series from 1939. This was the last issue and the only horror cover. I think these used photos from the movies, with captions.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img923/9586/Hzs0rU.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 28, 2017, 04:44:09 PM
I love the Phantom Creeps, serial.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Creepy on June 28, 2017, 06:11:07 PM
One or two shows a year that I get to, there is a vendor there that is selling the Bronze Age stuff for a buck or less. I usually clean them out every time I see it. Last year it was twenty or so issues of Tomb of Dracula for a buck a pop and about forty other issues of Superman, Spiderman, and Batman.

Yesterday here in Wichita I got this beauty at Wichicon at Riverfest.

First Print.
([url]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/johnpertwee/18836056_1563657080332954_1751192951289519602_n.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s6.photobucket.com/user/johnpertwee/media/18836056_1563657080332954_1751192951289519602_n.jpg.html[/url])


So great!! I love the old horror comics! I would love to find a bunch of Tomb of Dracula back issues for $1.00 each.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on July 06, 2017, 06:46:41 PM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/14l20dd.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on July 08, 2017, 06:56:55 PM
(http://i65.tinypic.com/20pbrix.jpg)(http://i65.tinypic.com/of22io.jpg)(http://i63.tinypic.com/21jujo1.jpg)(http://i68.tinypic.com/n6bcsh.jpg)(http://i64.tinypic.com/5wzhgh.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 09, 2017, 06:35:10 AM
([url]http://i65.tinypic.com/20pbrix.jpg[/url])([url]http://i65.tinypic.com/of22io.jpg[/url])([url]http://i63.tinypic.com/21jujo1.jpg[/url])([url]http://i68.tinypic.com/n6bcsh.jpg[/url])([url]http://i64.tinypic.com/5wzhgh.jpg[/url])



Love these covers
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on July 09, 2017, 09:44:57 AM

Love these covers

Which one is your favorite?
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wich2 on July 09, 2017, 06:50:47 PM
Old School.

(http://images.yuku.com/image/jpeg/dcf150c6c1cbb1201e75388c24e51faec035ed2.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on July 09, 2017, 07:19:58 PM
Great stuff creaturefan95!!! Love collecting Marvel Horror.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Mike Scott on July 09, 2017, 07:41:01 PM
Old School.

When the T-Rex's were as tall as the ESB!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on July 09, 2017, 10:10:41 PM
Here is a slightly better scan of my copy of Man-Thing #18:

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2cxt30j.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wich2 on July 10, 2017, 10:17:24 AM
When the T-Rex's were as tall as the ESB!


1998:

(http://cdn1us.denofgeek.com/sites/denofgeekus/files/godzilla-1998.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Mike Scott on July 10, 2017, 10:53:20 AM
1998:

Well, that's Godzilla. He was always a big'n!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Creepy on July 22, 2017, 01:05:08 PM
Picked these up today at my friendly local comic shop.

Ghost Rider #11 which features Ghost Rider fighting The Hulk

(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/5479/NNUN6Z.jpg)

The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen #1. The Howling is one of my favorite monster flicks, and I was pleasantly suprised to see this new title on the stand. I love how the cover mimics the original poster.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/5595/nMRL7Q.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 22, 2017, 10:04:14 PM
Picked these up today at my friendly local comic shop.

Ghost Rider #11 which features Ghost Rider fighting The Hulk

([url]http://imageshack.com/a/img924/5479/NNUN6Z.jpg[/url])

The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen #1. The Howling is one of my favorite monster flicks, and I was pleasantly suprised to see this new title on the stand. I love how the cover mimics the original poster.

([url]http://imageshack.com/a/img924/5595/nMRL7Q.jpg[/url])



Cool covers
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on December 29, 2017, 12:05:51 AM
I forgot to post all these monster comics that I've added to my collection since the summer:

(http://i66.tinypic.com/t5rkfm.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/s2zf4m.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/vy87jo.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/i24k5l.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/141jl7c.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/rjf8fp.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/s24h11.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/33asz84.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/9av7o5.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/11glxlj.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/6pm8wl.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2urazpi.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/1znstbp.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/hvtcfs.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/206iln5.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/sxbvrl.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/28im7lv.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/291nwk8.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/30biu6g.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/344v6o6.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2ji8eo.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2e1ssnn.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/29eoohv.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/2mpmtn4.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/15rno5d.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/a15lpl.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2li91u1.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2mcwn10.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/29p80o7.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/123shet.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/313hn2g.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 21, 2018, 08:48:50 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/2vrv8s7.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/1zppt3p.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 27, 2018, 10:48:53 PM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/28md5hs.jpg)(http://i67.tinypic.com/122cby1.jpg)(http://i63.tinypic.com/655rfq.jpg)(http://i63.tinypic.com/2wbxqx5.jpg)(http://i66.tinypic.com/2hwehxe.jpg)(http://i63.tinypic.com/14k8f3a.jpg)(http://i68.tinypic.com/s4zbi8.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on February 24, 2018, 10:16:59 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/169iyiu.jpg)(http://i64.tinypic.com/zpkso.jpg)(http://i68.tinypic.com/rkop45.jpg)(http://i64.tinypic.com/2l9qo2q.jpg)(http://i64.tinypic.com/2hhgehv.jpg)(http://i65.tinypic.com/2s8mwiq.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on February 28, 2018, 12:17:12 AM
Cool! I'm a huge Joe Kubert fan.

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on February 28, 2018, 03:03:43 AM
As usual creaturefan95 your collection is stellar!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on March 12, 2018, 11:03:21 AM
(http://i66.tinypic.com/2gxmv5v.jpg)(http://i64.tinypic.com/hx9emx.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: tv horror on March 18, 2018, 12:07:57 AM
Some of those covers are beautiful I just can't get enough grinning skulls they just sell the covers. I'm not surprised that the Showcase presents reprints command so high a resale price these stories look fantastic. 
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on March 24, 2018, 02:12:25 PM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/2hov6vd.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: the_horror_man on March 24, 2018, 08:27:26 PM
Here are some that I have had since childhood.

thm

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/ZjM42g.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmZjM42gj)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/AO1lJv.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnAO1lJvp)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/Ubn87D.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poUbn87Dj)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/Q0urG4.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmQ0urG4p)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/PptVVi.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnPptVVip)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/QF22MP.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/poQF22MPp)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/Zq0nR7.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnZq0nR7p)





Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on March 25, 2018, 08:31:34 AM
Here are some that I have had since childhood.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/ZjM42g.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmZjM42gj)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/AO1lJv.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnAO1lJvp)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/Ubn87D.jpg)

Wow! Where/how did you get those?

 :o
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: the_horror_man on March 25, 2018, 11:12:19 AM
Wow! Where/how did you get those?

 :o

Back around 1981, I was at a flea market with my parents. They bought them for me. ;D

thm
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on April 16, 2018, 01:30:22 AM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/wclkpz.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2yzcrxs.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/xgazxy.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/23k5k5z.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2ln8pzp.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/5cmxwj.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2hqgtnc.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/30xfjgi.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2d9bclv.jpg)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/e5g0hy.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2dj2wbm.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Jim Bertges on May 11, 2018, 01:52:41 PM
Here are a couple of comics you don't see very often.

Two issues of It The Terror From Beyond Space--
(https://s20.postimg.cc/ks8jnxf31/100_4618.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/j0fkt0vq1/)

And four issues of a six issue series of King Kong. Those with a keen eye for artists will notice art by Bill Stout, Dave Stevens and Dwight Schultz on the covers.

(https://s20.postimg.cc/5v02na4j1/100_4104.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/s6xvgo3mx/)

(https://s20.postimg.cc/67rgth9y5/100_4103.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/joofcck9l/)

(https://s20.postimg.cc/iz5mzz4al/100_4102.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ubi8hrczd/)

(https://s20.postimg.cc/nl1r8bxjh/100_4101.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/xics1e555/)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Mike Scott on May 11, 2018, 03:35:35 PM
I've got the KONG set.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Lazarus on May 18, 2018, 11:32:44 PM
 How could we not notice Dave Stevens?  Hubba hubba!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on May 24, 2018, 08:23:55 PM
Was in Motown last week, went to Motor City CC. Picked up some fun stuff:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1737/40527099250_b217da8a76.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24KeYEw)2018-05-24_06-11-02 (https://flic.kr/p/24KeYEw) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/874/40527096390_e86b268e11.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24KeXPd)2018-05-24_06-10-51 (https://flic.kr/p/24KeXPd) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1737/42333668031_1eb4e07b5c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27uT7C8)2018-05-24_06-10-42 (https://flic.kr/p/27uT7C8) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1731/42286080712_2464c0b26a.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27qFdz7)2018-05-24_06-10-30 (https://flic.kr/p/27qFdz7) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1724/40527088600_47c7fd961d.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24KeVuU)2018-05-24_06-10-18 (https://flic.kr/p/24KeVuU) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1734/27464180757_617db06e3a.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HQV76T)2018-05-24_06-10-00 (https://flic.kr/p/HQV76T) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/961/42333651831_1fa7161f61.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27uT2NP)2018-05-24_06-09-49 (https://flic.kr/p/27uT2NP) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Monolith on May 28, 2018, 02:23:00 AM
Here's one I got years ago...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3884/14826795507_4852d98656_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oAccKi)Archie&#x27;s Mad House Annual (https://flic.kr/p/oAccKi) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Monolith on May 29, 2018, 01:05:53 AM
This one I got at a flea market about four years ago...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3841/15131372886_23bf8a71ef_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p47eZq)The Munsters #1 (Gold Key 1964) (https://flic.kr/p/p47eZq) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Monolith on May 31, 2018, 05:10:29 PM
Here's a classic with a cover by Norman Saunders...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3893/15140864266_738993fb3a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p4WTrU)Classics Illustrated Frankenstein Comic (https://flic.kr/p/p4WTrU) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Rex fury on June 01, 2018, 11:23:30 AM
Has anyone read the Creature From The Black Lagoon comic Dell published in the 1960's? I enjoyed the way they changed the ending of the story to leave it open for future adventures, which unfortunately never happened. I loved the Art Adams adaption that Dark Horse produced , but was disappointed by the prose novel. Any thoughts about the two comic versions or the paperback? Also does anyone know why Dave Cockrum's. proposed comic was never produced? I'd love to see more of his CFTBL artwork if anyone has some to share.
RF
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Monolith on June 09, 2018, 02:33:20 AM
This is the Dell comic you mention. It's been years since I read it, but I remember I liked it, too.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7368/16292182199_99bed26369_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qPFGa6)The Creature Comic (Dell 1963) (https://flic.kr/p/qPFGa6) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
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Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on June 09, 2018, 03:46:37 PM
WOW!
 A few years back I had a full run of Weird War. $$ crunch hit and I ended up having to sell them. I think I might still have later issues with Creature Commandos.

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Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on June 10, 2018, 01:13:18 PM
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Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on June 24, 2018, 09:30:08 PM
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Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on June 24, 2018, 10:49:22 PM
Quick observation: Bronze Age Horror comics are noticeably more expensive in just the last couple of years. Looks like the popularity of the movies and TV shows for Superheroes have caused more interest in other genres and higher prices as a result. Of course, Horror and Monster comics have always been very popular.

I've been pecking away at most Bronze Monster titles for the past several years and books that sold for a couple of bucks not that long ago sell for more like $5-$10 now. Even low/mid grade books sell for $2-$3 each now, even in eBay lots. And these are just common issues I'm referring to... so-called keys range from expensive to outrageous in any grade. Check out what House Of Secrets 92, Werewolf By Night 32, Savage Tales 1, and Tomb Of Dracula 10, are selling for and be amazed (if you haven't kept up with prices).

Thankfully I finished nearly all of my Monster Mag runs years ago when they were cheap, as well as major Marvel Monster comics like TOD, WBN, Ghost Rider, Monster Of Frankenstein, Man-Thing, etc. I'm also getting close on most of the DC stuff and the Marvel reprint titles like Crypt Of Shadows and Tomb Of Darkness. I'm way behind on Charlton and Gold Key titles, but at least I finished Gorgo and Konga a few years ago. Even the '70s Charltons are getting pricey and for years those were considered prime quarter box material. People finally wised up to some of the great art in the Charltons by Ditko, Sutton, Staton, Zeck, and many others. Also finished Turok which is fairly close in genre since Dinosaurs were treated like Monsters in the '60s.

I'm still pecking away for the issues I need and I'm not nearly as picky as I used to be regarding grade. Strictly graded FNs are great and even the low grade copies certainly beat not having the issue at all. Of course I'm always looking to upgrade when I buy eBay lots. I very much prefer buying lots and accumulating duplicates to sell later over trying to buy single issues on BINs. I believe high grade books are overvalued these days as a general thing, especially the way so many sellers overgrade. Too many sellers use the "grading is totally subjective" line these days. It's somewhat subjective, but not "totally subjective". Anyone being honest can pick up an Overstreet Guide and at least get close on grading. The biggest problem is that so many sellers let greed be their grading influence instead of objectivity.

Anyway, aside from a little comic book collecting conversation, my main point is that books from the '70s and earlier are going up fast in any grade. So, if you're interested in completing runs it's going to be more expensive the longer you wait. Get 'em ASAP and save yourself some money. I don't think we'll see another comic book market crash like we did in the '90s, at least not in the next few years. Also, the newer books for the most part won't be going up like the older stuff. I'm mainly referring to comics from the '70s and earlier.

Anyone else have observations or opinions regarding the comic market, Monster or otherwise?
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Rex fury on June 25, 2018, 05:53:13 PM
I watch the market quite a bit even though I don't set up and sell at conventions any longer. I miss the magazine Comic Book Marketplace because they did a great job of describing regional sales. I agree with you that prices have been on the rise for Bronze age material, but I'm not sure that necessarily equates to sales? When you mentioned Savage Tales 1 ( a book I picked up for under 20.00 a few years back) I popped over to EBay to see what the book was going for there. Prices ranged from the ridiculous to the moderate, but I didn't notice a whole lot of folks bidding in any price range.  I found I can read 95% of the books I'm interested in online at sites like Comic Book Plus. So maybe internet accessibility is eroding sales? At any rate I became disenfranchised with the market when it became vogue to "slab" books and demand high prices rather than read, trade and reflect on the stories and artwork.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on June 25, 2018, 06:58:23 PM
I watch the market quite a bit even though I don't set up and sell at conventions any longer. I miss the magazine Comic Book Marketplace because they did a great job of describing regional sales. I agree with you that prices have been on the rise for Bronze age material, but I'm not sure that necessarily equates to sales? When you mentioned Savage Tales 1 ( a book I picked up for under 20.00 a few years back) I popped over to EBay to see what the book was going for there. Prices ranged from the ridiculous to the moderate, but I didn't notice a whole lot of folks bidding in any price range.  I found I can read 95% of the books I'm interested in online at sites like Comic Book Plus. So maybe internet accessibility is eroding sales? At any rate I became disenfranchised with the market when it became vogue to "slab" books and demand high prices rather than read, trade and reflect on the stories and artwork.
I've been in the trenches actually buying this stuff for the past several years and I can attest to the fact that comics from the '70s and earlier are actually selling for much more than they were just a few years ago. Competition is fierce in eBay auctions for nice older books. Sometimes better deals are had through BIN listings that are underpriced to sell quickly just because of the bidding competition. If you don't think people are actually paying some hefty prices for key issues then check out some "sold" listings. Some of the ridiculously priced books go unsold as would be expected, but collectors are paying a grand plus for high grade WBN 32s and FN/VF copies of HOS 92. Six or seven years ago you could get a FN HOS 92 for $150. Man, those days are gone. Wrightson's passing probably has a lot to do with price increases on that particular book. I bought my FN HOS 92 back in the late '70s for 6 bucks. I sure wish I had bought many more desirable books back then than I did. When I got into collecting in the mid '70s you could buy high grade AF 15s and FF 1s for $100! I was a kid and had very little money back then.

I don't own any slabbed books. The premium most sellers put on slabbed book prices makes it something I avoid. I understand paying extra for a professionally graded book to insure that it's in a certain grade range and unrestored if it's a book you can't personally inspect when you buy it, but I probably already own all of the really expensive books I'll ever own anyway. Now, I'm looking to complete runs with the nicest copies possible for the least expenditure. I'm not interested in slabbed books.

If you just want to read the stories there are many reprint volumes available as well as internet sources as you stated. I like to read them as well as collect the original issues. Sales are brisk on older material so evidently reading sources haven't influenced prices much.

If you want to check the pulse of the current comic back issue market then check out a few of the many related videos on You Tube. YT has thousands of "haul" videos as well as other related comic vids by wannabe experts and regular collectors. I don't think the market has ever been more popular.

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Rex fury on June 26, 2018, 10:05:37 AM
I was buying the reprint volumes , but literally ran out of room to store them! The internet turned out to be the best solution for me. Glad to hear the market is healthy. I started collecting in 1965 and stayed with it until just a few years ago. I appreciate your in site as to why people buy slabbed comics, it just wasn't for me. Id be just as happy with a Pop Hollinger's rebuild that I can touch, read and smell (ha ha- only a true comic geek would say that) rather than a hunk of plastic which resembles the amber encased insects from Jurassic World. Thanks too for mentioning YouTube as a source. I hadn't thought to look there for back issue sales reports. Do you get the impression that they reflect national or regional trends in sales? Perhaps both?  I'll check it out.
RF
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on June 26, 2018, 11:07:01 AM
I was buying the reprint volumes , but literally ran out of room to store them! The internet turned out to be the best solution for me. Glad to hear the market is healthy. I started collecting in 1965 and stayed with it until just a few years ago. I appreciate your in site as to why people buy slabbed comics, it just wasn't for me. Id be just as happy with a Pop Hollinger's rebuild that I can touch, read and smell (ha ha- only a true comic geek would say that) rather than a hunk of plastic which resembles the amber encased insects from Jurassic World. Thanks too for mentioning YouTube as a source. I hadn't thought to look there for back issue sales reports. Do you get the impression that they reflect national or regional trends in sales? Perhaps both?  I'll check it out.
RF
You Tube is an avalanche of chaos but if you check a few of the comic book videos you can get a very broad idea of the popularity of the back issue market. It's mostly collectors bragging about their latest "haul" but occasionally you run across some solid content and good info. With the popularity of eBay and dealers websites I doubt if regional has much to do with sales trends these days. Sales and pricing trends seem to be more national or even global now. However, probably on a small scale some regional trends persist.

From what I gather from some You Tube videos it seems that the best deals on cheap books are still at conventions in bargain boxes. It's a little difficult to sort out the truth though because of people bragging about the unbelievable deals they got on valuable books by finding them in the cheap boxes. Probably only a few of those reports are actually true. I find it hard to believe that you could find a $50 book in a 3/$1.00 box. As expensive as things are these days I even find it hard to believe dealers still have 3/$1.00 boxes. I live in the Southeast so there aren't many cons to check out around here. I have to get my books online, mostly through eBay, these days. And, let me tell you, common issues have gotten fairly expensive on eBay, especially when you factor in shipping costs. I mostly buy cheap lots and accumulate duplicates to sell in the future. Big dealers' single issue BIN prices are generally too high for me to accept.

The touch of a comic and the smell of old newsprint are a big part of the charm for veteran collectors. I store my books in Mylar and acid-free boards and boxes to preserve them, so I'm current in that regard, but I don't care for plastic slabs. I might buy a slabbed book if it were the same price as an unslabbed copy, but I'd probably crack it out pretty quick. I also don't trust the pro grading on very high grade books. A CGC grader might call a book a 9.8 one day and a 9.6 the next, and with the ridiculous price spreads between the two grades I certainly wouldn't sink money into it. I'm perfectly okay with a strictly graded FN (6.0) to VF (8.0) that I'm not afraid to read, touch, and smell. CGC grading standards are looser than Overstreet standards anyway. I'm surprised so many people put stock in professionally graded books to be honest. And, BTW, I think current prices on books in higher than VF are overblown anyway.

Good conversation. I'm actually a little surprised that someone posted interesting responses. One of the reasons I don't post here much anymore is because of the lack of actual conversation. One of the other reasons is the BS involved with posting photos and expecting them to stay up long enough to make it worthwhile.

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: John Pertwee on June 30, 2018, 09:51:53 AM
 I was extremely lucky to have bought most of the issues I wanted in the 80s and early 90s. I bought every issue of Tomb of Dracula for a buck or two each, spending about $3 for #1 and only $4 for #10. A year ago I bought a Tomb of Dracula #1 signed by Neal Adams at a show for $50. The dealer said as I was paying "I probably under priced that"

Tomb is by far my favorite Comic Book series. Seeing what these go for now makes me wish I had held on to my older copies. I would systematically upgrade books and trade off ones that were deemed to be in worse condition.
The two I never needed to upgrade were #1 and #10, lucky for me, but I passed those up years ago when I could have bought them cheap.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on June 30, 2018, 11:04:47 AM
I was extremely lucky to have bought most of the issues I wanted in the 80s and early 90s. I bought every issue of Tomb of Dracula for a buck or two each, spending about $3 for #1 and only $4 for #10. A year ago I bought a Tomb of Dracula #1 signed by Neal Adams at a show for $50. The dealer said as I was paying "I probably under priced that"

Tomb is by far my favorite Comic Book series. Seeing what these go for now makes me wish I had held on to my older copies. I would systematically upgrade books and trade off ones that were deemed to be in worse condition.
The two I never needed to upgrade were #1 and #10, lucky for me, but I passed those up years ago when I could have bought them cheap.
The original Tomb Of Dracula is a great series, no doubt about that. And, yeah, $50 is way underpriced for a TOD #1 signed by Neal Adams even if mid grade. If it's a nice copy then you got a real steal. I finished my TOD run back in the '90s along with most of the other Marvel Monster titles. I bought TOD issues 40-70 off the rack and bought the earlier ones, including the GS issues, from dealers for cheap in those days. I have a high grade #1 I paid $5 for and my #10 is FN/VF and was bought for a couple of bucks just like the other issues. Those were great days to collect comics. You could finish runs without spending much. Nowadays it costs a small fortune to get high grade runs of most books from the '70s and earlier. Keys like TOD #10 are usually slabbed and are very expensive in any grade, ridiculously so in high grade.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
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Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on July 14, 2018, 06:25:27 AM
Great selection as usual cf95. We have alotta the same books.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on July 14, 2018, 02:24:07 PM
Comic prices usually go the way of the economy. One thing I have noticed is that B/W comic mags such as those from Eerie Publications and Skywald,when in higher grade go for some pretty good $$.

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(http://www.empire-of-the-claw.com/images/EeriePubs/covers/terr273.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/97/10/e3/9710e3a4fd210600dd52cb23ea899bb3.jpg)

For most Eerie pubs it was usually about the crazy violent covers that was the selling point.
The stories were usually weak with sub standard artwork.

However,if you had bought this book,(which I HIGHLY recommend) you will see that certain issues revamped Precode horro and usually made it all that much more.

(http://www.idwpublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/WorstEerie.jpg)

Unfortunately I sold my runs of titles for maybe $3-5 each and now in same higher grade condition are going for 4-5X that and then some
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on July 14, 2018, 09:30:35 PM
Comic prices usually go the way of the economy. One thing I have noticed is that B/W comic mags such as those from Eerie Publications and Skywald,when in higher grade go for some pretty good $$.

For most Eerie pubs it was usually about the crazy violent covers that was the selling point.
The stories were usually weak with sub standard artwork.
Not just high grade copies. It's hard to find Eerie Pubs, Skywalds, or even Stanleys, for less than $10 each on eBay even in low grade. Since sellers commonly call a FAIR a GOOD, or a GOOD a VG, that ends up being VERY low grade sometimes. Those things usually get bid up to that in auctions now. High grade examples usually get priced in the $30-$50 range for BINs, and what passes for high grade with some sellers is really around a FN. True high grade examples sell for what we would have considered stupid money 20 years ago- like $60-$75 or more for early or key issues.

I'm always on the hunt for these rags on eBay and occasionally I do get lucky. I bid low on an auction for 6 Eerie Pubs that are actually in properly (Overstreet) graded FN and FN/VF for around $5 each- I felt like I got a steal the way prices are now. I used to buy this stuff and most Warrens and Marvel/Curtis for a buck each back in the '90s in any grade (of course I cherry-picked the nicest copies I could find), and I bought similar nice mags for around $5 each in the early 2000s. Man, those days are gone and the cheap prices with them.

Some of the highest priced monster mags these days are the Australian Gredowns. Check eBay and prepare to be shocked by the crazy prices for copies ranging from FAIR to GOOD, and rarely as high as VG. The covers are new but the interiors are reprints from various mags and comics. Some of those things are so ragged out it would be painful to put them in the collection and those sellers are asking $30-$75, and sometimes more, on BINs...and then you have the freakin' ridiculous shipping charges. I have a few Aussie monster mags in my collection and only one Gredown. At those prices and conditions they can keep them. I do have a collection of pics of the covers though. The covers are the real attraction to the Gredowns, and swiping a pic is free.

The covers are the best part of the Eerie Pubs, but even with somewhat weaker stories and art the Pubs and the Stanleys have that '60s/'70s charm that makes them desirable. I just wish I had sought out all of the Eerie Pubs issues back when they were dirt cheap. I only have 86 issues and that's only around a third of all they published. Completing all the Eerie Pubs titles now would be a daunting task even if you had thousands of $$$ to spend on it...just finding them all would take several years.

Skywalds are just plain good- stories, art, and covers. I think they rival Warrens. The Marvel/Curtis mags are on that level too. My favorite monster mags of all are the three issues of Web Of Horror. Too bad Sproul wasn't interested in continuing the book after Terry Bisson flaked out and joined his hippy commune. Wrightson and Bruce Jones could have made the mag legendary if they were allowed to take over editorship. Now we just have those 3 WOH issues from '69-'70 which are largely unknown among many comic fans, even though #3 features the first Wrightson pro cover.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on August 09, 2018, 05:35:29 PM
Here's a scan of my House Of Secrets #92.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1799/30085428608_7e7a90e523_c.jpg)

The high res scan is tough on that black cover. It looks pretty nice in person and is in FN condition by Overstreet standards. I bought it in the late '70s at a Brunswick Ga. comic shop during a family vacation for $6. Bernie Wrightson is my favorite artist so this book is one of my most prized possessions. It isn't Wrightson's 1st pro work (that would be House Of Mystery #179), but it is perhaps Wrightson's most iconic comic book and the one Wrightson fans covet the most. BTW, to non comic collectors it's the first appearance of Swamp Thing.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on August 20, 2018, 07:21:10 PM
Received my Zombie #6 (Soundtrack Edition) from Eibon Press the other day.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1336/1883/products/ZOMBEI_6_SIGNATURE_EXTRAS-min_1024x1024.jpg?v=1532488391)

The Eibon Press comics come with an insane amount of extras and they're all shrinkwrapped inside a cardboard slipcase with alternate cover art called an Eibon sleeve. They would be rated R mostly, hard R for some of them. The Zombie title is a fave. Zombie 1-4 adapted Fulci's classic with some extra scenes added, and starting with #5 they continue the story past the movie.

https://eibon-press.myshopify.com/
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on August 20, 2018, 10:40:03 PM
Here's a scan of my House Of Secrets #92.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1799/30085428608_7e7a90e523_c.jpg)

The high res scan is tough on that black cover. It looks pretty nice in person and is in FN condition by Overstreet standards. I bought it in the late '70s at a Brunswick Ga. comic shop during a family vacation for $6. Bernie Wrightson is my favorite artist so this book is one of my most prized possessions. It isn't Wrightson's 1st pro work (that would be House Of Mystery #179), but it is perhaps Wrightson's most iconic comic book and the one Wrightson fans covet the most. BTW, to non comic collectors it's the first appearance of Swamp Thing.

Man thats awesome HH!! And what a great story to go along with it. I hope one day to own a copy, but wont be as satisfying as how you obtained your book.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on August 21, 2018, 12:05:28 AM
Man thats awesome HH!! And what a great story to go along with it. I hope one day to own a copy, but wont be as satisfying as how you obtained your book.
Thanks, geezer.

Yeah, man, HOS 92 has been on fire since Wrightson passed. FN copies are breaking through that $1K wall these days. I've been bargain hunting buying eBay lots of Monster comics from the Bronze Age and before. Working on DC and Charlton mostly, while finishing up the odd Marvel title and grabbing Gold Keys and others when a good deal can be had. I'm scrambling to complete whatever runs I can because I fear older comics prices may really increase in the next few years and I'm gettin' 'em while the gettin's good.  ;)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 07, 2018, 01:04:46 PM
After 55 years of reading, then later collecting, comics, I finally picked up a copy of the Gold Key King Kong Giant. Here's the eBay pic:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/D2kAAOSwAspbTeWs/s-l1600.jpg)

I've been meaning to buy a copy for decades but it somehow eluded me. I bought this copy in G/VG (3.0) from an eBay seller (who graded it accurately...surprising!) for $4 plus cheap SH. It's a solid, low-grade, copy and for that amount I couldn't pass it up. I was going to BIN for $5 and I noticed the seller had "Make Offer", so I offered $4 and it was accepted. This is somewhat of a Monster Kid key and copies have gotten expensive in the last few years.

I don't mind mid-grade, or even low grade, copies in the current marketplace because I feel they're undervalued when compared to high grade examples. Since most sellers over-grade anyway it just makes buying high grade even more precarious. There is very little difference between the appearance of a VF/NM (9.0) comic and a NM (9.4) comic, but the difference in cost is substantial. A little over-grading results in a lot of money on high grade books. Since grading is somewhat subjective anyway (though not as much as some sellers would contend) it's a risky proposition buying high grade nowadays unless it's marked well below full retail. Since slabbing became popular the cost of high grade books have become extremely expensive compared to lesser condition books, and I think in the current comic book marketplace mid and low grade books are a good value. Of course it really depends on your tolerance for different defects. I very rarely collect anything below G (2.0). I shun any book missing coupons or Marvel Value Stamps (which are really in FAIR (1.0) regardless of seller BS). I avoid books with nasty staining, soiling, or water damage...a little goes a long way to drop the grade. I'm fine with normal wear or chipping on low-grade copies but I don't want unusual defects like tape, rusty staples, or lots of writing.

Low/mid grade books that are structurally sound with good paper quality are a bargain these days. They have the advantage that you're not afraid to actually read them. My sweet spot is the FN (6.0) to VF (8.0) range, but I'm okay with books all the way down to G (2.0) if they're solid with good supple paper and they just have regular wear. A comic with normal wear has character all it's own. It was enjoyed, probably by some appreciative kid or two, and it bears the look of a well loved comic.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Mike Scott on September 07, 2018, 01:09:08 PM
Gold Key King Kong Giant.

Always loved that cover!  :)  Is there a cover artist mentioned, anywhere?
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 07, 2018, 01:30:07 PM
Always loved that cover!  :)  Is there a cover artist mentioned, anywhere?
George Wilson
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Mike Scott on September 07, 2018, 02:26:31 PM
George Wilson

Don't know him, but a good artist!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 07, 2018, 02:36:45 PM
Don't know him, but a good artist!
George Wilson painted a lot of the Gold Key Turok covers in the '60s, including my favorite one- #38.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ef/82/59/ef8259d9bcd8d8a8631d341ddb4b6e33.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 08, 2018, 11:31:56 AM
Death Rattle #1 is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

Dig that Corben cover.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MtBs9ReaRLE/W5MpjrxWQOI/AAAAAAAA2No/MFcpTK484tkIAOeKl2RLWpK3nllerT-EwCLcBGAs/s1600/Death%2BRattle%2Bv1%2B01_0000001.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on September 08, 2018, 12:17:00 PM
NICE! Corben is one of my all time fave comic book artists.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 09, 2018, 12:12:43 AM
eBay purchases:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/UTsAAOSwV0NbDzze/s-l1600.jpg)

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(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/SrgAAOSwi0RbDy~h/s-l1600.jpg)

The Creatures On The Loose #32 finishes the Man-Wolf issues I needed. Just need 2 issues to finish that title. Still pecking away on House Of Mystery and The Witching Hour. Need about 20 issues of HOM to have issues 174-321 (the Mystery/Horror issues) and fortunately they're the later ones so not quite as expensive. Still need about 20 issues of The Witching Hour as well and most of those are later issues. That Godzilla #17 finishes my Marvel Godzilla run. I had the whole run having bought them off-the-rack back in the late '70s but foolishly sold them in the '80s during a "downsizing" move. It's nice to have them back, and mostly in high grade. Marvel's Godzilla is a bit cheezy but if you're a Marvel fan and a G fan it's something you'll want, especially if you bought them new in the '70s.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 11, 2018, 11:37:15 AM
Gasp! #1 is posted in it's entirety at MONSTER MAGAZINE WORLD: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

Here's the cover and some cool ad pages:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CtJ6hzUIh_8/W5Z-yf-XwqI/AAAAAAAA2ZU/UuDjbGj68ho70GX34Ss3O4Zvxh8xcMfggCLcBGAs/s1600/Gasp%2B01_0000001.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-N0WSj_ov9y8/W5Z-5gCMAUI/AAAAAAAA2ZY/kP6im8fwhOEzPlVc7bhh78fhFOA-UYG0QCLcBGAs/s1600/Gasp%2B01_0000002.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mz77XNPl5j0/W5Z-8OFunHI/AAAAAAAA2aI/cSX3Cms0W6wjh4xNGY-3U7A8IzoEUVuBQCLcBGAs/s1600/Gasp%2B01_0000014.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FuznkZ981Hc/W5Z_AKZmnBI/AAAAAAAA2bI/Q3HbNNbnQnUAEtYxwuZji0CzR4iENsx2gCLcBGAs/s1600/Gasp%2B01_0000030.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on September 13, 2018, 08:30:32 PM
eBay purchases:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/UTsAAOSwV0NbDzze/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/1WMAAOSw1zpbN-WJ/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/10sAAOSwkEtbXnv2/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/SrgAAOSwi0RbDy~h/s-l1600.jpg)

The Creatures On The Loose #32 finishes the Man-Wolf issues I needed. Just need 2 issues to finish that title. Still pecking away on House Of Mystery and The Witching Hour. Need about 20 issues of HOM to have issues 174-321 (the Mystery/Horror issues) and fortunately they're the later ones so not quite as expensive. Still need about 20 issues of The Witching Hour as well and most of those are later issues. That Godzilla #17 finishes my Marvel Godzilla run. I had the whole run having bought them off-the-rack back in the late '70s but foolishly sold them in the '80s during a "downsizing" move. It's nice to have them back, and mostly in high grade. Marvel's Godzilla is a bit cheezy but if you're a Marvel fan and a G fan it's something you'll want, especially if you bought them new in the '70s.

Great pick ups HH. Huge fan of the Marvel Godzilla series. Shogun Warriors another underrated series from Marvel around the same time.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 14, 2018, 12:12:50 PM
Great pick ups HH. Huge fan of the Marvel Godzilla series. Shogun Warriors another underrated series from Marvel around the same time.
Thanks, man. I'm still pecking away at many of those '70s series trying to finish runs before they get more expensive. Hard to believe those '70s comics are over 40 years old now.  :o
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on September 15, 2018, 04:37:41 PM
Thanks, man. I'm still pecking away at many of those '70s series trying to finish runs before they get more expensive. Hard to believe those '70s comics are over 40 years old now.  :o

Yeah I'm trying to complete my favorite 70s Marvel monster/horror titles too. The Godzilla and Shogun Warriors sets were easy. Shoot, you can find SW issues in the dollar bins. Godzilla pretty affordable too. It's the other series that are more challenging. I try to find issues for less than $10. So that's not easy when it comes to Tomb of Dracula and Werewolf by Night. Comic book stores especially put high sticker prices on those titles. So i try to find issues at used book stores, antique shops etc.

I have more than half of the Werewolf by Night series (including a reader copy of #1). But I'm afraid the first appearance of Moon Knight issue is way out of reach. I probably need 2/3 of the Tomb of Dracula series too. Although I have a reader copy of #1 as well. I need quite a few Ghost Rider issues.

I've had more luck with the less expensive titles like Man-Thing, Morbius (Adventures in Fear), Living Mummy, Monster of Frankenstein, Son of Satan, and Dead of Night. Even some of those titles can cost you a few bucks, depending on the condition.

I do have complete sets of Tales of the Zombie and Monsters Unleashed.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 15, 2018, 07:42:52 PM
Yeah I'm trying to complete my favorite 70s Marvel monster/horror titles too. The Godzilla and Shogun Warriors sets were easy. Shoot, you can find SW issues in the dollar bins. Godzilla pretty affordable too. It's the other series that are more challenging. I try to find issues for less than $10. So that's not easy when it comes to Tomb of Dracula and Werewolf by Night. Comic book stores especially put high sticker prices on those titles. So i try to find issues at used book stores, antique shops etc.

I have more than half of the Werewolf by Night series (including a reader copy of #1). But I'm afraid the first appearance of Moon Knight issue is way out of reach. I probably need 2/3 of the Tomb of Dracula series too. Although I have a reader copy of #1 as well. I need quite a few Ghost Rider issues.

I've had more luck with the less expensive titles like Man-Thing, Morbius (Adventures in Fear), Living Mummy, Monster of Frankenstein, Son of Satan, and Dead of Night. Even some of those titles can cost you a few bucks, depending on the condition.

I do have complete sets of Tales of the Zombie and Monsters Unleashed.
Awesome that you're making good progress, geezer. I've noticed that many of the lower/mid grade Bronze Age Monster/Horror comics that used to be plentiful in bargain bins are starting to sell more in the $2-$5 range these days on eBay, then you have shipping $ tacked onto that. Keep pluggin' away, dude...that's what I'm doin'.  ;)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on September 16, 2018, 06:00:34 AM
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/V6AAAOSwx3dbmwl7/s-l1600.jpg)

$21 delivered in VF 7.5. Last week. 8)

Pretty stoked to read The Invisible Man. One of my FAVE Uni horror flicks.

And to those that don't consider him a MONSTER. Remember He derailed a train and killed a ton of people.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on September 16, 2018, 06:11:18 AM
Looks like I double dipped on this. Ignore :angel:
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 16, 2018, 12:07:22 PM
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/V6AAAOSwx3dbmwl7/s-l1600.jpg)

$21 delivered in VF 7.5. Last week. 8)

Pretty stoked to read The Invisible Man. One of my FAVE Uni horror flicks.

And to those that don't consider him a MONSTER. Remember He derailed a train and killed a ton of people.
Congrats. Cool mags.

I finally picked these 2 issues up a few weeks ago. I procrastinated for years because they featured reprints from Supernatural Thrillers and other Marvel titles, but after waiting for a decent deal I pulled the trigger. The covers are new and they're monster mags from that magic time in the '70s so they really are must-haves for monster mag collectors. The cover of Masters Of Terror #1 is by the great Gray Morrow after the cover of Supernatural Thrillers #1 by (the also great) Jim Steranko. Bronze Age monster mags are among the coolest collectibles for sure.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Dr. Acula on September 16, 2018, 10:12:15 PM
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/V6AAAOSwx3dbmwl7/s-l1600.jpg)

$21 delivered in VF 7.5. Last week. 8)

Pretty stoked to read The Invisible Man. One of my FAVE Uni horror flicks.

And to those that don't consider him a MONSTER. Remember He derailed a train and killed a ton of people.

I remember I bought that Invisible Man issue when it first came out back in the day. Unfortunately, I don't know where it is now. :'(
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on September 17, 2018, 07:46:29 AM
With stories by the likes of R.E Howard,HP Lovecraft and Robert Bloch how can ya go wrong. 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 17, 2018, 05:26:41 PM
Picked up this copy of Classics Illustrated #26 (Frankenstein) from 1964 a few weeks back.

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/OaIAAOSwgu9bNta5/s-l1600.jpg)

Solid VG (4.0) with Off White/Cream pages and no exotic defects (just normal wear) for $5.50 plus combined SH. My parents bought a copy of this for me OTR (off-the-rack) when I was 5 years old and it was read to pieces and discarded sometime in the '60s. It's nice to get a copy of it back. There's your time machine. Cover by Norm Saunders of Mars Attacks Trading Card fame.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 18, 2018, 10:32:20 AM
The Thing #1 (1952) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-buZCYXy33XA/W56Wmxw1ocI/AAAAAAAA2xo/ksb9GmUqtIQvOFtlh5366h9wf7Qz2on2wCLcBGAs/s1600/Thing%2B01_0000001.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fN5bBVb2yyw/W56WyytEn2I/AAAAAAAA2xw/oDRXfgMjUkQcFYtwsL2JfSHCdmQ9Zz6ngCLcBGAs/s1600/Thing%2B01_0000002.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 19, 2018, 09:50:49 AM
The Thing #1 (1952) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-buZCYXy33XA/W56Wmxw1ocI/AAAAAAAA2xo/ksb9GmUqtIQvOFtlh5366h9wf7Qz2on2wCLcBGAs/s1600/Thing%2B01_0000001.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fN5bBVb2yyw/W56WyytEn2I/AAAAAAAA2xw/oDRXfgMjUkQcFYtwsL2JfSHCdmQ9Zz6ngCLcBGAs/s1600/Thing%2B01_0000002.jpg)

Great cover
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on September 19, 2018, 12:31:01 PM
http://www.psartbooks.com/catalog/the-thing-tabbed.html (http://www.psartbooks.com/catalog/the-thing-tabbed.html)

PS Artbooks put out a great slip case edition. Sold out but still available on Ebay. I paid $60 for mine.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 25, 2018, 12:20:53 PM
Giant-Size Creatures #1 (1974) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oadDO2cuRo0/W6e1H0eU-eI/AAAAAAAA3VQ/ratDOx3O1-YMu0Urt_TFvTyS0T7s1X0SACLcBGAs/s1600/Werewolf%2BBy%2BNight%2BGiant-Size%2BCreatures%2B01_0000001.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PW_lUVBn8wY/W6e1WrzQRPI/AAAAAAAA3Xk/9w7sSuiS0F8Gwy3NRwRA-CruOksK_pb7ACLcBGAs/s1600/Werewolf%2BBy%2BNight%2BGiant-Size%2BCreatures%2B01_0000038.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Cz_B1oHuG08/W6e1Wz57gyI/AAAAAAAA3Xo/2VwwDYVsZwoc8OgPlNooSG6gjfx07a6wACLcBGAs/s1600/Werewolf%2BBy%2BNight%2BGiant-Size%2BCreatures%2B01_0000039.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on September 25, 2018, 06:34:07 PM
Funny HH, I literally read that issue a few nights ago. I read along with the Giant Size Spider-Man with Morbius and Man-Wolf, and Giant Size Chillers issues with Drac and Lilith on cover. Great stuff.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 25, 2018, 08:02:49 PM
Funny HH, I literally read that issue a few nights ago. I read along with the Giant Size Spider-Man with Morbius and Man-Wolf, and Giant Size Chillers issues with Drac and Lilith on cover. Great stuff.
Man, those books are fun!

Yeah, it's hard to beat the "Marvel Age of Monsters" from the '70s. Some older fans made light of those issues when they first came out and I remember them being relegated to quarter boxes at cons in the '70s and '80s. In the last few years people have realized how good those books are and current prices reflect that. You get some really good monster comics along with the Marvel Bullpen ambience from the classic Bronze Age. I loved them from the beginning and bought many of them new OTR (off-the-rack) including Marvel Spotlight #2 and #6 (missed that #5 OTR), Werewolf By Night #1 and #32, and TOD #s 40 and up. In the later '70s-the '90s I went back and grabbed most of what I had missed including DCs, especially anything by Wrightson.

After the CCA lightened up in 1971 to allow vampires, werewolves, and other 'classic monsters', we got some great monster books from every company up until the mid '70s, and to a lesser extent right into the early '80s. Same for the mags...'69-'75 featured probably the best time in history for comic art monster mags with work by Bernie Wrightson, Neal Adams, Richard Corben, Jeff Jones, Mike Kaluta, Bruce Jones, Gene Colan, and so many more great talents. No wonder the scramble to get this stuff has driven up prices over the years.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 25, 2018, 08:27:58 PM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Cz_B1oHuG08/W6e1Wz57gyI/AAAAAAAA3Xo/2VwwDYVsZwoc8OgPlNooSG6gjfx07a6wACLcBGAs/s1600/Werewolf%2BBy%2BNight%2BGiant-Size%2BCreatures%2B01_0000039.jpg)
This is interesting. The ad at the bottom of the page is for "Giant-Size Super-Teams #1 featuring the Defenders" but this book never came out under that title. It started as simply Giant-Size Defenders and ran for 5 issues.

Those Marvel Giant-Size titles that ran from 1974-1975 were a great value at 50 cents each (the first 3 started out at 35 cents each and those were an even better value- GS Creatures #1, GS Chillers #1, and GS Superheroes #1). They were double size issues like the old 25 cent annuals from the 1960s. They did include reprints in the back in most of them but even the reprints were desirable being mostly Golden Age stories. Marvel phased out the Giant-Size titles in '75 probably because they would have had to increase cover price to an undesirable price point due to printing costs.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 26, 2018, 11:09:18 AM
Giant-Size Werewolf #2 (Oct. 1974) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

Gil Kane/Tom Palmer cover:
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qt-OoElRJ0k/W6j46fNq44I/AAAAAAAA3Yk/my5rcuCQWEYmPOEIbCsQAdMHtSM4ZTM8QCLcBGAs/s1600/Werewolf%2BGiant%2BSize%2B02_0000001.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sccbKAtEMMg/W6j5QV1v7EI/AAAAAAAA3cI/eM8u4GVrANcN5YbGTixuak2qKPi16hNBgCLcBGAs/s1600/Werewolf%2BGiant%2BSize%2B02_0000059.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 26, 2018, 04:27:28 PM
Giant-Size Werewolf #2 (Oct. 1974) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

Gil Kane/Tom Palmer cover:
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qt-OoElRJ0k/W6j46fNq44I/AAAAAAAA3Yk/my5rcuCQWEYmPOEIbCsQAdMHtSM4ZTM8QCLcBGAs/s1600/Werewolf%2BGiant%2BSize%2B02_0000001.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sccbKAtEMMg/W6j5QV1v7EI/AAAAAAAA3cI/eM8u4GVrANcN5YbGTixuak2qKPi16hNBgCLcBGAs/s1600/Werewolf%2BGiant%2BSize%2B02_0000059.jpg)

Gil Kane(R.I.P.). Probably one of my most favorite of the Spiderman artist. Besides John Romita Sr. and Todd McFarlane
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Rex fury on September 27, 2018, 11:25:11 AM
I am a big fan of those .50 books too. I think Marvel advertised several variations and then ended up publishing the "Giant Size" line. Seeing that Spectacular Spidey cover reminded me that I sent away for, and still have the signed edition mentioned in the advertisement. Those were good years to be a comic book fan.

On another note, I'm a big fan of underwater themed horror comics. Three of my favorites are This Magazine Is Haunted 16,  by Ditko , Weird Terror 2, and Weird Thrillers 4. Also loved the various Weird War Tales that featured underwater themes. Seeing the pic Of the Thing slipcase edition got me thinking of those comics. Anybody else collect a certain theme in horror comics?
RF
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 27, 2018, 12:37:17 PM
Giant-Size Werewolf #3 (Jan. 1975) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

Cover by Gil Kane/Tom Palmer:
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vsOhtuAO2zw/W6pC7Wcc-II/AAAAAAAA3eU/etitV4CLSHwu3e0V87HwW5iUM5AQ3IggwCLcBGAs/s1600/Werewolf%2BGiant%2BSize%2B03_0000001.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Lz-1kfYQUjo/W6pDEtidmlI/AAAAAAAA3fM/uTWl3JjziaAgVii20Hm7iN7FdPiCrJqVQCLcBGAs/s1600/Werewolf%2BGiant%2BSize%2B03_0000016.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wPQ23qQmLc4/W6pDMNGhmBI/AAAAAAAA3hA/P4UZ7x2Ef_Y_j7epL6h7WryuRy-nSknTgCLcBGAs/s1600/Werewolf%2BGiant%2BSize%2B03_0000045.jpg)

The ad for Origins Of Marvel Comics brings back a lot of memories. I bought my copy new from Haslams Books in St. Petersburg Florida when my family was on vacation. I still have my original copy purchased on that trip and it has a store stamp inside the cover. Also have my original OTR copies of Son Of Origins Of Marvel Comics and Bring On The Bad Guys.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 27, 2018, 12:41:14 PM
Anybody else collect a certain theme in horror comics?
I collect anything by Bernie Wrightson. Probably not the narrow theme you were referring to but a certain artist's work is a theme I guess.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 28, 2018, 01:46:56 PM
Giant-Size Werewolf #4 (Apr. 1975) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

Cover by Gil Kane:
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UmrtLznEV7o/W6xHSONeWTI/AAAAAAAA3lc/A75L5dOK2yUXR7kBFcl-2zVAajHuAgLEQCLcBGAs/s1600/Werewolf%2BGiant%2BSize%2B04_0000001.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hvHSiD56YJk/W6xHgRyuazI/AAAAAAAA3nc/SenPYREIDxUeeLH2hiKvltT2ecYGuf9RgCLcBGAs/s1600/Werewolf%2BGiant%2BSize%2B04_0000033.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 29, 2018, 11:47:33 AM
Giant-Size Werewolf #5 (July 1975) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

Cover by Gil Kane/Tom Palmer:
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XVqgbFB5F5E/W64tjBKq-yI/AAAAAAAA3uo/hzWHIAB4xnU5SyvUAtWCnCCtsktu984QwCLcBGAs/s1600/Werewolf%2BGiant%2BSize%2B05_0000001.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gP3RsjoY7_Q/W64tpY_u3sI/AAAAAAAA3us/I-rJc7sa5OwfO1FbOVnzYCU5uq5GF4VZwCLcBGAs/s1600/Werewolf%2BGiant%2BSize%2B05_0000003.jpg)

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on September 29, 2018, 06:27:15 PM
Giant-Size Werewolf #4 (Apr. 1975) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

Cover by Gil Kane:
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UmrtLznEV7o/W6xHSONeWTI/AAAAAAAA3lc/A75L5dOK2yUXR7kBFcl-2zVAajHuAgLEQCLcBGAs/s1600/Werewolf%2BGiant%2BSize%2B04_0000001.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hvHSiD56YJk/W6xHgRyuazI/AAAAAAAA3nc/SenPYREIDxUeeLH2hiKvltT2ecYGuf9RgCLcBGAs/s1600/Werewolf%2BGiant%2BSize%2B04_0000033.jpg)

Outstanding!! I went to a small comic book show today and found some deals on Tomb of Dracula, Living Mummy, Son of Satan, Werewolf by Night, and Man-Thing. Also scored #1 issues Marvel Dead by Night and Devil Dinosaur. I plan on posting pics soon---just too lazy lately ;)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on September 29, 2018, 08:54:55 PM
Outstanding!! I went to a small comic book show today and found some deals on Tomb of Dracula, Living Mummy, Son of Satan, Werewolf by Night, and Man-Thing. Also scored #1 issues Marvel Dead by Night and Devil Dinosaur. I plan on posting pics soon---just too lazy lately ;)
Congrats on the new acquisitions.

Yeah, I know what you mean about posting pics of comics. It's gets to be a pain to take out the book, scan it, put it back in the bag, etc., and with so many books it's a bit annoying to only post one book per pic as with a scan. If I post many of my own books from now on I think I'll post 2 or 3 issues per pic still in the bag instead of a scan. When I sell books I always post big hi-res scans of the books out of the bag so prospective buyers can see condition details, but for posting here who cares if every detail is seen. People just want to see the cover art anyway.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on October 03, 2018, 02:44:48 PM
Here are some House Of Mystery issues I bought from an eBay seller:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/P6cAAOSwEVpbnVWN/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/~NgAAOSwk6dbnVev/s-l1600.jpg)

All high grade except for #258 which is in FN/VF (7.0). I needed 2 of these and 3 more turned out to be significant upgrades. If this guy had posted big scans of the front and back covers these books would have sold for much more. I took a bit of a chance and got a bargain.

Got a really good deal on these two lots. I'll sell my upgraded dupes in a few years and make a good profit on what I spent for the lot. I usually buy in lots and hang onto my duplicates to sell later as opposed to buying single issues (especially from big dealers). Single issues bought from the likes of Lone Star Comics and Mile High Comics are very expensive and I've learned I can't really rely on accurate grading regardless of how well established the dealer is. If I don't see good scans of the actual book I'm buying then I don't pay anywhere near full current retail. I'll take a chance on bargain lots with crappy pics if they're cheap enough.

I'm getting close on the full run of House Of Mystery 174-321, just need 19 more. Thankfully they're the later less expensive issues. I grabbed the early ones with the Wrightson and Adams art first. I'm complete on House Of Secrets 81-154, and I'm getting close on Witching Hour. Anyone else trying to finish DC Bronze Horror runs?
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on October 04, 2018, 01:57:52 PM
Received this Boris Karloff Thriller #1 today:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/8o0AAOSw0odbptAJ/s-l1600.jpg)

The eBay seller listed it with a $9.99 opening bid and I bid low and won it ($11). It's in VG (4.0). I don't mind lower grade copies when I can get a good deal, as long as they're complete with good paper quality and no exotic defects that really detract from appearance and condition sustainability (such as rusty staples, heavy soiling, tape, excessive writing, etc.). High grade copies of this book fetch more than I want to pay right now. Everything is always upgradeable. This is a bit of a key issue from a Monster Kid standpoint.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on October 04, 2018, 02:26:07 PM
Those House of Mystery issues very cool HH. I don't collect the entire run, but I do collect the I Vampire issues. I'm only missing one issue. I do have a handful of other HOM issues, but mainly collect IV. DC produced some great stuff in the tail end of the bronze era---I Vampire, Swamp Thing vol. II, and Creature Commandos (WWT).
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 04, 2018, 03:41:09 PM
Soon, I will be posting some of my Monster Comics :D
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on October 04, 2018, 04:21:24 PM
Those House of Mystery issues very cool HH. I don't collect the entire run, but I do collect the I Vampire issues. I'm only missing one issue. I do have a handful of other HOM issues, but mainly collect IV. DC produced some great stuff in the tail end of the bronze era---I Vampire, Swamp Thing vol. II, and Creature Commandos (WWT).
I, Vampire is a fun series.

I like all of the late Silver through Bronze Horror stuff from every company.  ;D That's a lot of stuff, and I'll probably never get it all, but with the huge chunk I have now I'll still keep plugging away at it. Sure is getting expensive though...collectively. My favorite time for this stuff is '60s through the mid '70s. Love that Wrightson, Frazetta (Warren covers), Adams, Ploog, Colan, Kaluta, Jones (Jeff and Bruce), Orlando, Corben, work from that era.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Rex fury on October 05, 2018, 09:41:59 AM
I put together complete, or near complete runs of Ghosts, Weird War, HOM, HOS, The unexpected and others from DC a few years ago. In fact they were the last comic collections I actively pursued before the hobby reached a point where the comics became too expensive for my tastes. I don't know if they "count" here, but I also enjoyed the old giant size Halloween specials featuring Bugs Bunny, etc. I momentarily thought about DC's new Halloween special (from Walmart) , but 5 bucks for only 12 new pages seemed a little steep.
RF
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on October 05, 2018, 10:45:52 AM
I momentarily thought about DC's new Halloween special (from Walmart) , but 5 bucks for only 12 new pages seemed a little steep.
That's the problem with nearly all new comics, the price outstrips the entertainment value (at least for me).

With limited funds in my current situation, and so much I still want to get, I just stopped buying new comics. The only new comic related publication I buy religiously is The Creeps. My comic money is much better spent trying to complete favorite runs from the '70s and earlier. I know back issues are expensive these days, but buying a stack from the LCS every week or two is very expensive as well. The Silver and Bronze books mean a lot more to me than most of the current stuff.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on October 08, 2018, 12:33:05 PM
Elvira's House Of Mystery #1 (Jan. 1986) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VaOCEYyw7gw/W7o0Itrou7I/AAAAAAAA39w/v7aFPOqYFZUHllAoPcIrD7qpEWOVRbAnACLcBGAs/s1600/Elvira%2BHouse%2BOf%2BMystery%2B01_0000001.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/---uvn_pDzfw/W7o0IfQDARI/AAAAAAAA39s/mGIrmZnQq_MmuBtXc5kkTTT3aQPsW00dQCLcBGAs/s1600/Elvira%2BHouse%2BOf%2BMystery%2B01_0000002.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2dVlHqYXjQE/W7o0MTIpUXI/AAAAAAAA3-w/v-VJQ_9Cn3QiyrT6GFuheU0qflTWt4HGgCLcBGAs/s1600/Elvira%2BHouse%2BOf%2BMystery%2B01_0000018.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 08, 2018, 01:56:07 PM
Elvira's House Of Mystery #1 (Jan. 1986) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VaOCEYyw7gw/W7o0Itrou7I/AAAAAAAA39w/v7aFPOqYFZUHllAoPcIrD7qpEWOVRbAnACLcBGAs/s1600/Elvira%2BHouse%2BOf%2BMystery%2B01_0000001.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/---uvn_pDzfw/W7o0IfQDARI/AAAAAAAA39s/mGIrmZnQq_MmuBtXc5kkTTT3aQPsW00dQCLcBGAs/s1600/Elvira%2BHouse%2BOf%2BMystery%2B01_0000002.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2dVlHqYXjQE/W7o0MTIpUXI/AAAAAAAA3-w/v-VJQ_9Cn3QiyrT6GFuheU0qflTWt4HGgCLcBGAs/s1600/Elvira%2BHouse%2BOf%2BMystery%2B01_0000018.jpg)

I really enjoy this comicbook. Really great artwork and story-line.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Rex fury on October 08, 2018, 04:20:19 PM
I liked this series too ! The issues with Dave Stevens covers were awesome. I always thought this title was DC's last real effort at their  (non vertigo) mystery line. I seem to recall another company publishing Elvira as well; was it Chaos? I remember it was a black and white, smaller company who's name escapes me at the moment. This is a fun thread! Thanks for keeping it going .
RF
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Rex fury on October 08, 2018, 05:00:56 PM
Claypool, not Chaos. The memory just isn't what it used to be, lol!
Rf
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on October 08, 2018, 07:32:17 PM
Claypool published Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark for 166 issues beginning in 1993. I have the first 114 or so issues. I've been meaning to finish the run for years and just haven't gotten to it. There are sooo many comics to get, and the more you have the more you need to get.  :laugh:

(https://comicbookrealm.com/cover-scan/3a22c3433330648ec2a8b5e80d9fc2e5/l/claypool-comics-elvira-mistress-of-the-dark-issue-29.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Rex fury on October 09, 2018, 10:07:15 AM
Wow, have I been living under a coffin lid for too long! I had no idea there were so many issues of Elvira's Claypool series. I went to buy a few via ebay and was equally surprised at what they're fetching price wise. I also noted that Dynamite is currently (?)   publishing a series. Is that any good? I totally agree that there are too many good comics and not enough money or lifetimes to get all the cool stuff!
RF
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Lazarus on October 10, 2018, 10:00:32 PM
We got a huge lot of them in at my store a while back.   Never seen that run before,  just House of Mystery.  They were gone pretty quickly. 
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on October 13, 2018, 01:40:43 PM
Weird War Tales #3 (1972) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zZqpd2d1OPw/W7zF4Eo4KpI/AAAAAAAA4L8/Xa132T8bZAEsoK2X2bcYYK7to0TckA3jgCEwYBhgL/s1600/Weird%2BWar%2BTales%2B003_0000001.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hJ94NpMjPew/W7zGCySfUrI/AAAAAAAA4JU/YWkc_14ASW4oukWojbSxJyfs2BPpxdhlgCLcBGAs/s1600/Weird%2BWar%2BTales%2B003_0000013.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--B3jmoD5-eU/W7zGGuzyNoI/AAAAAAAA4KM/gGmG2L-1UXYAkbObsxiiZeebUvKI1pi6gCLcBGAs/s1600/Weird%2BWar%2BTales%2B003_0000027.jpg)

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on October 29, 2018, 08:53:40 PM
I bought 3 lots of Charlton's Haunted title via eBay auction. Here's a pic of the first lot, issues 1-8:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/MdoAAOSwUIxbxOYH/s-l1600.jpg)

In all I scored 36 issues of Haunted for a little over 2 bucks each in mostly mid-grade. Pretty good for Bronze Age Horror. Haunted began in 1971 and lasted 75 issues. Later, on the cover, it was called Baron Weirwolf's Haunted Library. The run contains a lot of good work by Steve Ditko, Tom Sutton, and Joe Staton. That copy of #1 alone is in FN+ (6.5) and is a $25 book. In all I either added, or upgraded, around 30 issues. Have about 2/3 of the run now. Always pecking away at Silver and Bronze Horror comic runs...
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on October 30, 2018, 02:38:29 PM
Got more Charltons today via eBay- Ghost Manor (1971) #s 1-5, 10. More good Ditko work, and some by Wayne Howard.

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/6O8AAOSwPxRbx9p-/s-l1600.jpg)

Issues 1 (FN) and 2 (FN+) are nice. #s 3-5 are in the VG-FN range, and #10 is only in G (2.0). I've become much more accepting of lower grade books these days since price ranges have widened so due to grade. They can, and eventually do, get upgraded anyway. My sweet spot is FN (6.0) to VF (8.0). I'll take the highest grade I can get but with high grade books being so expensive these days I usually defer to nice mid-grade books. I think books better than VF are overpriced in the marketplace currently. Factor in seller's over-grading (which is common), and how similar high grade books appear, and the cost outstrips the value for me. I had rather have 10 issues of a run in the FN range than 1 or 2 in the VF-NM range for the same price. Appearance is so similar on high grade books that even slabbed examples are sometimes off by a quarter or half grade, and for each grading increment over NM (9.4) the cost increases in multiples. It's madness as far as I'm concerned and I won't play that game. I want the books, not some number on a slab to brag about.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Wicked Lester on October 30, 2018, 06:29:39 PM
All the Charlton horror are always fun and featured some really good artists.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on October 30, 2018, 08:40:38 PM
All the Charlton horror are always fun and featured some really good artists.
Yep. I've always liked them. Finished Gorgo and Konga a few years ago and I'm steadily working on the rest.

Funny how for years many collectors looked down on Charlton comics just like they did Eerie Pubs mags. Now Eerie Pubs sell for big bucks and Charlton books are avidly sought by collectors. Things have sure changed since I first started collecting in 1975.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on November 06, 2018, 02:31:41 PM
The Addams Family #3 (Gold Key, 1975) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WwDEAIQKMlY/W-DsQOV92jI/AAAAAAAA5U8/d7F99AuqL48k1A00aAAJCc9-aWcPXtvDACLcBGAs/s1600/Addams%2BFamily%2B03_0000001.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-F1pe9hG4KFU/W-DsZJrXQbI/AAAAAAAA5Vw/PsJHYIPb6akgqtr55vHRNWy36vfH8HC3gCLcBGAs/s1600/Addams%2BFamily%2B03_0000014.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QFskg58P2Oo/W-DseBtR9NI/AAAAAAAA5Ww/XM0tw5caaBU22FPJC46ntqj8nyo-yfayQCLcBGAs/s1600/Addams%2BFamily%2B03_0000030.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: horrorhunter on November 11, 2018, 02:15:31 PM
Beneath The Planet Of The Apes #1 (1 Shot) (Gold Key, Dec. 1970) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-f6X-j49kkxw/W-cf-aRM7xI/AAAAAAAA5jM/zQhIoN42kWQ9mfxZAFndEzjkaOGAGmdlgCLcBGAs/s1600/beneath_page_01_cover.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hj5Zsnt-YSw/W-cf-QXL2UI/AAAAAAAA5jE/P1Lqk9iDR7cFlH-cvcWDAbQ3V59Y1ogkgCLcBGAs/s1600/beneath_page_02_insidecover.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UPvGHQ_18LA/W-cgHjaVOqI/AAAAAAAA5lQ/nZ_01WJnd9gC6x7TvqZOjt6510Sj7627QCLcBGAs/s1600/beneath_page_36_eBay.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on November 12, 2018, 01:33:11 PM
Beneath The Planet Of The Apes #1 (1 Shot) (Gold Key, Dec. 1970) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-f6X-j49kkxw/W-cf-aRM7xI/AAAAAAAA5jM/zQhIoN42kWQ9mfxZAFndEzjkaOGAGmdlgCLcBGAs/s1600/beneath_page_01_cover.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hj5Zsnt-YSw/W-cf-QXL2UI/AAAAAAAA5jE/P1Lqk9iDR7cFlH-cvcWDAbQ3V59Y1ogkgCLcBGAs/s1600/beneath_page_02_insidecover.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UPvGHQ_18LA/W-cgHjaVOqI/AAAAAAAA5lQ/nZ_01WJnd9gC6x7TvqZOjt6510Sj7627QCLcBGAs/s1600/beneath_page_36_eBay.jpg)

Cool! I can never get tired of any Planet if the Apes merch. All of it is so rad.

Oh?! SSPs, too.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Rex fury on November 18, 2018, 02:21:50 PM
After discussing the Claypool Elvira comics here, I bought a big lot of them from EBay. They are very fun and Iíd forgotten Kurt Busiek used to write them. I also hit a back issue store and picked up a couple Hulk, Savage Sword, and Deadly Hands magazines. While I need more comics like another hole in my head I must admit Iíd missed how much fun it is to shop for this old stuff!
RF
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on December 05, 2018, 12:10:10 AM
The Addams Family #3 (Gold Key, 1975)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-F1pe9hG4KFU/W-DsZJrXQbI/AAAAAAAA5Vw/PsJHYIPb6akgqtr55vHRNWy36vfH8HC3gCLcBGAs/s1600/Addams%2BFamily%2B03_0000014.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QFskg58P2Oo/W-DseBtR9NI/AAAAAAAA5Ww/XM0tw5caaBU22FPJC46ntqj8nyo-yfayQCLcBGAs/s1600/Addams%2BFamily%2B03_0000030.jpg)

I love all those comic mag ads!

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: jimm on January 22, 2019, 03:03:51 PM
The Charlton Ditko's... quite a bargain. Love the Apes as well

Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Rex fury on January 23, 2019, 01:48:16 PM
I just finished reading Marvelís new release of ďCrypt of ShadowsĒ, 1. I enjoyed the storyline and thought it tied the two shorter stories together nicely. Unfortunately the surprise ending wasnít much of a surprise. The comic was a fun nostalgic effort, but not quite as memorable as other notable entries in the genre.  Iíd be curious to learn what other monster kids think of this comic?
RF
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 26, 2019, 05:04:53 PM
I added these monster comics to my collection during the rest of last year:

(https://d3nvbf5pqk2vjh.cloudfront.net/cgccomics/monthly_2018_08/752497073_TwilightZone27.jpg.a71f072be81bf9f173444396b8cda19e.jpg)

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(https://d3nvbf5pqk2vjh.cloudfront.net/cgccomics/monthly_2018_08/195172245_TwistedTales2.jpg.247034e3d6118ee8aee0adfb1dae9c73.jpg)

(https://d3nvbf5pqk2vjh.cloudfront.net/cgccomics/monthly_2018_08/76670156_TwistedTales6.jpg.fd94030cb0d1b0b43e00fd18a278cc15.jpg)

(https://d3nvbf5pqk2vjh.cloudfront.net/cgccomics/monthly_2018_08/1013862204_TwistedTales9.jpg.d63edccd3185f7ce875e8a0497fc580c.jpg)

(https://d3nvbf5pqk2vjh.cloudfront.net/cgccomics/monthly_2018_08/1240693788_TwistedTales10.jpg.2d5809bde7374a1caaf383c47f5272eb.jpg)

(https://d3nvbf5pqk2vjh.cloudfront.net/cgccomics/monthly_2018_08/1774315923_TalesofTerror1.jpg.3ee9bcac26b11bb06a55f5d7c6868479.jpg)

(https://d3nvbf5pqk2vjh.cloudfront.net/cgccomics/monthly_2018_08/1019407719_GoreShriek2.jpg.4e05fe2e7a23b690dfa2902805300522.jpg)

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(https://d3nvbf5pqk2vjh.cloudfront.net/cgccomics/monthly_2018_10/74114738_Ghosts20.jpg.fe063402841ae387c2b033c42e9487e8.jpg)

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(https://d3nvbf5pqk2vjh.cloudfront.net/cgccomics/monthly_2018_10/103025857_WitchingHour48.jpg.2b2d3fffac74dd417c44d632e6d77df1.jpg)

(https://d3nvbf5pqk2vjh.cloudfront.net/cgccomics/monthly_2018_10/221681486_Ghosts82.jpg.8fe935142fc8e6bd13d478a32c9ff930.jpg)

(https://d3nvbf5pqk2vjh.cloudfront.net/cgccomics/monthly_2018_10/2113536369_WeirdWarTales87.jpg.1068cd6d11f42388e256c8d2cdfe92df.jpg)

(https://d3nvbf5pqk2vjh.cloudfront.net/cgccomics/monthly_2018_10/1086013857_WeirdWarTales113.jpg.132fd352e8d2a2d7fa1718ed1c623f90.jpg)

(https://d3nvbf5pqk2vjh.cloudfront.net/cgccomics/monthly_2018_11/1299230679_SwampThing23.jpg.8fbddf411a2f58ff08e8462cae3a824b.jpg)

(https://d3nvbf5pqk2vjh.cloudfront.net/cgccomics/monthly_2018_12/975975858_Ghosts33.jpg.15af838c79ec4af440ee4a29eae68736.jpg)

(https://d3nvbf5pqk2vjh.cloudfront.net/cgccomics/monthly_2018_12/777679418_Ghosts1.jpg.26f976ab0c4b42897243667a24e7f746.jpg)

(https://d3nvbf5pqk2vjh.cloudfront.net/cgccomics/monthly_2018_12/872337308_Ghosts11.jpg.642b5dc765113dbd17bbc7b03eb3fdf3.jpg)

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Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Mike Scott on January 26, 2019, 06:07:07 PM
Damn! That's a bunch!

Love that John Bolton werewolf on that "Tales of Terror" cover!  :)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on January 27, 2019, 11:28:32 PM
Damn! That's a bunch!

Love that John Bolton werewolf on that "Tales of Terror" cover!  :)

I do too because it reminds me of An American Werewolf in London.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on January 28, 2019, 07:16:12 PM
Wow!
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Lazarus on February 03, 2019, 01:32:15 PM
Those Tales of Terror issues look pretty good.  I'm not terribly familiar with that series.  Gore Shriek is a good get, though!  Those are very hard to come by.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on February 20, 2019, 02:03:29 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/2itsjyr.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on February 21, 2019, 01:50:15 AM
Cool WWT books. I just completed my "Creature Commandos" collection of WWT a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: jimm on March 05, 2019, 02:54:20 PM
Silver and Bronze horror... a deal at times... gold, rarely
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on March 17, 2019, 11:46:38 PM
Oh yeah! Great cover.

 8)


It is a swipe of this (not mine):

(http://i67.tinypic.com/dc7h91.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 20, 2019, 06:01:49 PM
Purchased this beauty today.

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/1/12/Secrets_of_Haunted_House_Vol_1_25.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090804022740)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on April 20, 2019, 06:28:02 PM
(http://i65.tinypic.com/zk2tlz.jpg)(http://i66.tinypic.com/11rc29i.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on April 28, 2019, 12:05:54 AM
(http://i66.tinypic.com/3167ona.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 28, 2019, 08:18:59 AM
([url]http://i66.tinypic.com/3167ona.jpg[/url])


I dig this cover. So much so, I had to buy the comic book. The cover reminds me of Mark of the Vampire. In which Luna also produces bat wings in the film.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Rex fury on April 28, 2019, 08:58:47 AM
I always liked the Werewolf By Night - Tomb of Dracula crossover from issues 15 and 18 respectively. The Werewolf By Night cover especially has that classic Universal vibe.
RF
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 28, 2019, 10:12:41 AM
I always liked the Werewolf By Night - Tomb of Dracula crossover from issues 15 and 18 respectively. The Werewolf By Night cover especially has that classic Universal vibe.
RF

🤟🧟‍♂️
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: jimm on May 11, 2019, 12:44:49 PM
Love bronze DC(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190511/299d9d2fb5dacbf53db8f43cbdca3f12.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190511/4ff53e868b3d3c13033a895d4f3d90cb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190511/7ffbb13ca3c3aec71cad4910a5b15860.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190511/568982f1a380c622566382e49485c0ed.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on May 18, 2019, 12:38:20 PM
(http://i65.tinypic.com/2cy1vf9.jpg)(http://i68.tinypic.com/343sp3r.jpg)(http://i67.tinypic.com/118ok94.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on June 02, 2019, 01:20:38 PM
(http://i66.tinypic.com/1rdeec.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on June 02, 2019, 08:51:55 PM
More great selections creature
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on June 02, 2019, 08:52:45 PM
Fun ad from 1977 Invaders comic I was reading other night

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47989968441_8bc4cc81ea_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7H8EZ)2019-06-02_08-52-13 (https://flic.kr/p/2g7H8EZ) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 02, 2019, 09:47:04 PM
Fun ad from 1977 Invaders comic I was reading other night

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47989968441_8bc4cc81ea_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7H8EZ)2019-06-02_08-52-13 (https://flic.kr/p/2g7H8EZ) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

That ad is rad.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: jimm on June 08, 2019, 09:06:06 AM
Love Weird War! Thats a great cover! Heres a couple more new DC for me(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190608/4a3b33cd0ad11a0c9fc8ef4540c262e8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190608/06d11190b362c3b66c0502d21f1e93b7.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on June 15, 2019, 03:34:57 PM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/21cgfno.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 21, 2019, 10:16:02 PM
Found this today.

(https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images1/1/0507/20/this-magazine-is-haunted-14-fine-classic-skull_1_4a9ef357017f2ae2eef0a31c9f5b4f44.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on June 24, 2019, 01:37:41 PM
If anyone here is still buying modern comics, Immortal Hulk is a straight up horror comic. I've been loving it.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on June 24, 2019, 04:00:45 PM
Found this today.

(https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images1/1/0507/20/this-magazine-is-haunted-14-fine-classic-skull_1_4a9ef357017f2ae2eef0a31c9f5b4f44.jpg)

I don't see any pic mars.  ???
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 24, 2019, 07:08:35 PM
(https://box00.comicbookplus.com/viewer/4b/4b9be192c69ef2f4576fa1bd2bddef7d/0.jpg)


This Magazine is Haunted-1952
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Rex fury on June 25, 2019, 11:16:18 AM
Iíve always been fond of this non EC horror comic. TMIH had some of the best covers by Ditko and always seemed to have stories I enjoyed reading.
RF
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Rex fury on June 27, 2019, 06:48:56 PM
If you need comics and are in the Phoenix AZ area, check out Monster Comics, located in Tempe. Iím in the area for Mad Monster Party, but Iím also hitting the local comics stores. I found several early Silver Age books there and also picked up Marvel Spotlight 22and 23. The store owner was very friendly and gave me a good buy on my comics😁
RF
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on June 30, 2019, 04:31:25 PM
Love this ad, would like to see this as poster. From 1978  Invaders comic book.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48154488977_49f2847959_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gnfkTX)2019-06-29_04-37-01 (https://flic.kr/p/2gnfkTX) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 30, 2019, 07:12:55 PM
Love this ad, would like to see this as poster. From 1978  Invaders comic book.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48154488977_49f2847959_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gnfkTX)2019-06-29_04-37-01 (https://flic.kr/p/2gnfkTX) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

That is rad.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: jimm on July 04, 2019, 12:51:05 PM
HOM(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190704/a3d106e0e2124efe39928920e1810c6a.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Monolith on July 04, 2019, 01:21:45 PM
Here's a comic I got recently. It's a Mexican King Kong comic. It has a date of 1966 on it, but the cover price says one dollar, which would be a lot for the 1960's. Anyway, it features Kong fighting a kind of giant Creature From The Black Lagoon...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48157009641_56469b81b2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gntgcF)Mexican King Kong Comic No.36 ( 1966 ) (https://flic.kr/p/2gntgcF) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: creaturefan95 on July 14, 2019, 02:14:44 PM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/xoo4eo.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Mord on July 17, 2019, 01:32:12 PM
Here's a comic I got recently. It's a Mexican King Kong comic. It has a date of 1966 on it, but the cover price says one dollar, which would be a lot for the 1960's.
 
   Mexico uses $ to represent their peso (which may have been 6 to 10 cents in the 60s).
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Monolith on July 18, 2019, 01:24:48 PM
 
   Mexico uses $ to represent their peso (which may have been 6 to 10 cents in the 60s).

Aaah. That's right I just wasn't thinking. Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Rex fury on July 18, 2019, 08:18:03 PM
Thatís a great WW7 cover posted above. Iíve recently started filling in the numbers of that title to complete my run. Another fun comic I recently acquired was Captain Storm 17. From 1967, the story is sort of a precursor to Weird War. Storm deals with the desire of a ghost sailor to continue the fight even in the afterlife. Itís worth a look if youíre a fan of this genre.
RF
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on July 22, 2019, 05:47:19 PM
This is an ad from 1979 Marvel comic. So awesome!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335669832_ed39081fee.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gDfWDN)2019-07-21_03-36-13 (https://flic.kr/p/2gDfWDN) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 23, 2019, 06:32:42 PM
This is an ad from 1979 Marvel comic. So awesome!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335669832_ed39081fee.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gDfWDN)2019-07-21_03-36-13 (https://flic.kr/p/2gDfWDN) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

Geezer, what comic book? If I may ask? There is the same as on the back of Marvel Super Special #5. Featuring KISS.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: geezer butler on July 24, 2019, 04:50:26 AM
Hey, Mars

I think it was issue 38 or 39 of Marvel's 1970s Invaders run.
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 24, 2019, 07:04:47 AM
Hey, Mars

I think it was issue 38 or 39 of Marvel's 1970s Invaders run.

Thank you🤟
Title: Re: Monster Comics
Post by: Hepcat on July 31, 2019, 10:08:56 AM
Freddie Poe scored this batch of comics a few weeks ago at the July Brimfield Antique Show:

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Comics_zpsoxxq0q6a.jpg)

And all of the above cost him only $180!

Incidentally the Brimfield (Massachusetts) Antique Show is the largest such in North America.

 8)