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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #450 on: February 04, 2017, 12:37:23 AM »
Zoo Pic I-Scream Spoons:



There's a pic of the complete set of spoons and sticks in the gallery. Click Media.
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« Reply #451 on: February 04, 2017, 10:32:52 AM »
And here is the small B&W ash can Eerie #1 that Warren rushed to publication to ensure that he held copyright to the name.



200 were printed and the few that turn up in the marketplace are quite expensive. Counterfeits were also printed and even those trade for big bucks.


The cover of Eerie 1 was taken from the subscription ad that had made up the back cover of  Creepy 2:



The artwork was by the incomparable Jack Davis of course.

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #452 on: February 04, 2017, 10:37:54 AM »
Warren beat Myron Fass of Eerie Publications infamy to the punch and out of spite Fass named his company Eerie which evidently didn't infringe on the copyright for the mag title.

Myron's middle finger salute to Warren.

A well-deserved middle finger to James Warren in this case. The ashcan was a pr*ck move.

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« Reply #453 on: February 04, 2017, 12:48:30 PM »
The cover of Eerie 1 was taken from the subscription ad that had made up the back cover of  Creepy 2:

Everything in EERIE #1 was swiped from CREEPY!  ;D
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« Reply #454 on: February 04, 2017, 01:38:20 PM »
A well-deserved middle finger to James Warren in this case. The ashcan was a pr*ck move.

Why so, Hep? That was not uncommon in pulp publishing then. The comix folks did it, too.

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« Reply #455 on: February 04, 2017, 02:03:06 PM »
Yep, it was dog eat dog in the world of comic/monster mag publishing in the '50s-'70s. Marvel turned out to be the biggest dog, but Warren was king on the monster mag side. Jim Warren made his regular artists and writers sign agreements that they wouldn't work for any other publishing house but most of them just used a pseudonym and did it anyway. It really pissed Warren off in the mid '70s when Marvel attempted to take over his territory with a deluge of monster mag titles, but it kind of backfired on them when the oversaturation of the market led to poor sales and eventual cancellation of all of those titles with the exception of Savage Sword Of Conan. That move sure finished off Skywald though. But, the Eerie Pubs rags persevered and stayed on the stands right till the end in the early '80s. The competition of the monster mag wars led to some of the best stories and art in comic book history. There will never be anything like it again. It begs for a lengthy tome giving all the sordid details, but it should be written by someone who was actually there and worked for those companies first hand. Those folks aren't getting any younger so I hope it happens before it's too late.
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« Reply #456 on: February 04, 2017, 03:22:46 PM »
Why so, Hep? That was not uncommon in pulp publishing then. The comix folks did it, too.

Just because it was widely done does not mean it was not sleazy. Eerie 1 was just a piece of junk.

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #457 on: February 06, 2017, 12:35:37 PM »
Unlike so many other movie stars, Gorgo was not a one-dimensional talent. True, it was with a blockbuster Academy Award worthy performance that he burst upon the scene in 1961:



Gorgo Trailer


But Gorgo then immediately transitioned to the literary field with this bestseller:



Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, how many of these other Hollywood matinee idols can boast of that?

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« Reply #458 on: February 06, 2017, 01:19:59 PM »
Actually...

Quite a few! And ever since the beginning of the flickers:


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« Reply #459 on: February 06, 2017, 01:22:11 PM »
None of them had even a shadow of Gorgo's screen presence or animal magnetism though. Gorgo was huge!

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« Reply #460 on: February 06, 2017, 03:04:39 PM »
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« Reply #461 on: February 06, 2017, 04:17:07 PM »
"YUUUUUUUUGE!!!"




A monster but not a favorite of mine.
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #462 on: February 06, 2017, 05:35:27 PM »
Is he still bragging about the one that got away?
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #463 on: February 06, 2017, 06:27:02 PM »
Isn't he ALWAYS bragging about SOMETHING?

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #464 on: February 07, 2017, 01:25:13 PM »
Here's an A.B.G. pencil sharpener display dating from 1964:



The pencil sharpeners are placed inside four different heads - Frankenstein, the Mummy, Wolf Man and Etta the Ghoul. There was evidently a warehouse find of these sharpeners in the early nineties but the find did not include any Frankenstein sharpeners so that the Frankie sharpeners are now the toughest to find.

Orange, green and purple are the most common colours with grey a distant fourth. White ones can also be found but only if a person is very fortunate. The actual sharpener inserts come in many colours including red, yellow, green, blue and white.

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