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« Reply #570 on: March 29, 2017, 12:57:04 AM »
And lastly, the most difficult of the Dell monster comics to find. This one has both Dracula and the Mummy and also some other short stories...


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« Reply #571 on: March 29, 2017, 09:25:17 AM »
Love those comics! If I recall, the stories were original, not retellings of the movies?

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« Reply #572 on: March 29, 2017, 10:53:42 AM »
In 1972 my older brother took me to my first comic book convention. It was at a hotel in Boston. It was small compared to more recent conventions I've been to. Anyway, the very first comic book I ever bought that was second hand was the Dell Frankenstein from 1963. I paid two dollars for it._zps2c311032.jpg[/img][/URL]

In 1972 that was a lot (maybe too much) for a comic in less than pristine right off the newsstand condition.

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« Reply #573 on: March 29, 2017, 01:07:57 PM »
In 1972 that was a lot (maybe too much) for a comic in less than pristine right off the newsstand condition.

One from the early '60s, for sure.
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« Reply #574 on: March 29, 2017, 01:27:24 PM »
In 1972 that was a lot (maybe too much) for a comic in less than pristine right off the newsstand condition.

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Heck yeah! In '72 you could get original E.C.s for 2 bucks! Of course they were probably in low to mid-grade for that but condition wasn't that big a deal in those days. In the earliest editions of the Overstreet Guide in the early '70s a Good condition comic listed for more than half what a Mint one did. And, what passed for Mint in those days might grade as low as VF/NM (9.0) or even VF (8.0) currently. Most mail order dealers just guaranteed comics to be in Good condition which was pretty much just complete with heavy wear. Most of the newer comics you got from dealers back then were in the Fine range but sometimes you got a real dog and you were just glad to get the issue period. Of course comics didn't cost hundreds or thousands of dollars back then either, so people didn't split hairs over condition. When I first started collecting in 1975 you could get Amazing Fantasy #15 or FF #1 for a hundred bucks in what they called "Mint" which would probably be about 8.0-9.0 now as I mentioned before. But jeez, look what AF #15 sells for now in 8.0!  :o It's a whole different world comic book-wise.
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« Reply #575 on: March 29, 2017, 02:12:43 PM »
Here's one of my favorite monster comics- Fantastic Giants #24 (Charlton, 1966, 1-shot):



This pic I grabbed off the interwebbings.

I bought a copy of this off the spinner rack when I was 7 and I've loved the issue ever since. I had bought a few issues of Gorgo and Konga from a year or two before and I was already a fan, but this square-bound 25 cent issue had me enthralled until I wore it out. I picked up a nice copy from an eBay seller a few years ago to replace the one I wore out as a kid. Gorgo and Konga both ended at #23 and Charlton gave us this awesome book to cap off their respective runs. It reprints the origin stories for both monsters from the first issues as well as presenting two new monster tales by the great Steve Ditko. It's one of my favorite books of all time.  :)
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« Reply #576 on: March 29, 2017, 02:37:54 PM »
Nice covers on those last two! 

Here's a CREEPY and an EERIE 
 

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« Reply #577 on: March 29, 2017, 03:25:54 PM »
I bought a copy of this off the spinner rack when I was 7 and I've loved the issue ever since. I had bought a few issues of Gorgo and Konga from a year or two before and I was already a fan, but this square-bound 25 cent issue had me enthralled until I wore it out.

Wow! At the tender age of seven I would have been knocked out by a Giant devoted to a pair of matinee idols with their imposing stature. And I still say that you can't go too far wrong with Gorgo or Konga.

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« Reply #578 on: March 29, 2017, 03:34:23 PM »
Nice covers on those last two! 

Here's a CREEPY and an EERIE 

Frazetta and Ken Kelly...nice.

Here's a net pic of The Monsters Color The Creature Book by Wrightson:



I ordered mine from Bud Plant back in the day. Still nice except for some foxing, and uncolored (natch!). I do have a framed copy of the Axe Murderer that another fellow colored nicely. He was coloring copies of different pages from the Color The Creature book for a nominal fee and I hired him to do one while I perused the show. Something else adorning my walls.
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« Reply #579 on: March 29, 2017, 03:38:39 PM »
A net pic of that Axe Murderer illo:

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« Reply #580 on: March 29, 2017, 03:48:15 PM »
And, my favorite illustration from The Monsters Color The Creature Book:

The Creeping Dead


Too bad the guy at the comic con didn't have a copy of this one to color.

I think Wrightson did better zombies than ANYONE. That's my opinion and I'm stickin' to it.  ;D
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« Reply #581 on: March 29, 2017, 11:42:51 PM »
Love those comics! If I recall, the stories were original, not retellings of the movies?

It's been years since I've read them, but I remember the Creature comic is pretty close to the movie, and the Wolfman is very different than the movie. The others have some similarities and some differences, to varying degrees, from the movies.

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« Reply #582 on: March 29, 2017, 11:49:33 PM »
In 1972 that was a lot (maybe too much) for a comic in less than pristine right off the newsstand condition.

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It was the first comic I ever bought on the secondary market. I didn't even know that the Dell Frankenstein comic existed until I saw it. It was the most money I had ever paid for a comic, but I had to have it, so I splurged. I think I did alright, in the long run. If you find a copy online now, you'll pay two dollars, or more just for shipping.

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« Reply #583 on: March 30, 2017, 09:49:03 AM »
Here are scans of four more of my Gorgo comics:

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« Reply #584 on: March 31, 2017, 12:40:47 PM »
I have this "Big Daddy" Roth Coloring Book:



And no, I haven't coloured any of the pictures!

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I have a photocopy though of every page in case I want to do precisely that!

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