Author Topic: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!  (Read 117127 times)

Hepcat

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 15982
Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #495 on: February 19, 2017, 09:24:43 AM »
and don't get me wrong, i LOVE warren publications...marvel monster mags too.
but skywalds...stanleys...eeries... were just a whole nother flavor.

I wouldn't lump the Skywalds in with the Eeries and Stanleys though. The Skywalds are much closer in quality to the Warren mags than to the Eeries or Stanleys.

 cl:)
« Last Edit: February 19, 2017, 09:30:46 AM by Hepcat »
Collecting! It's what I do!

Hepcat

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 15982
Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #496 on: February 19, 2017, 09:29:45 AM »
My Web Of Horror issues I posted earlier in this thread since I mentioned them above.... Jaw dropping early art by Wrightson, Kaluta, Reese, and others. Issues 1 and 2 have Jeff Jones covers. #3 sports Wrightson's first pro cover.

Those are fabulous! Do you have a source/link for interiors?

 ???
Collecting! It's what I do!

horrorhunter

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 8894
  • Haunted Hulk...The Horror Of The Seven Seas
Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #497 on: February 19, 2017, 02:24:02 PM »
Those are fabulous! Do you have a source/link for interiors?

 ???
No. I heard someone is doing a WOH Archives volume (Dark Horse?) but I have yet to see it. Reader copies of all three issues occasionally turn up on eBay for around $15-$20 each. High grade copies are expensive.

Web Of Horror featured an art contest on the centerfold of each issue with some pretty spectacular background art by Wrightson and others. Enough empty space was left so that kids could draw in their own monsters and send it in to the contest. I bought issue #2 off the stands in 1970 and I removed the centerfold and drew some crude monsters in but never sent it in to the contest. I still have that #2 but I don't know what ever happened to the centerfold/artwork. I upgraded my readers with the copies in the scans at the 2001 Monster Bash. The contest winners were supposed to be revealed in issue #4 which was never finished because publisher Sproul stole some of the artwork and skipped town. Some of the art/stories for #4 by Wrightson and Bruce Jones (that Sproul didn't steal) were eventually published in various fanzines in the early '70s. It could have been the greatest monster mag ever if not for the ineptitude and crookery of Sproul. Jim Warren was worried about the competition but I guess he breathed a sigh of relief when WOH came to a screeching halt. As cutthroat as Warren was it makes me wonder if he was somehow involved in the plot to bring down WOH before it built up steam. Maybe he offered Robert Sproul a chunk of money to pull the plug. Who knows at this point? It's just another mystery in the Monster Magazine Wars '50s-'70s Saga.

Here's a link to some info regarding Major Publications and Web Of Horror: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Publications
« Last Edit: February 19, 2017, 02:51:59 PM by horrorhunter »
ALWAYS MONSTERING...

Hepcat

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 15982
Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #498 on: February 21, 2017, 11:40:15 AM »
Anyone who's still reeling from the Stanley cover art on the previous page and needing an antidote might want to feast his eyes on this scan of the Frazetta cover for the second issue of Eerie:



 ;)
« Last Edit: February 21, 2017, 02:57:18 PM by Hepcat »
Collecting! It's what I do!

Hepcat

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 15982
Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #499 on: February 22, 2017, 10:42:36 AM »
My two Weird-Ohs magic slates:





 8)
Collecting! It's what I do!

Count Zero

  • Specialist
  • ***
  • Posts: 222
Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #500 on: February 22, 2017, 02:16:25 PM »


ive seen a few of these little franky heads over the years
they seem far less common than the other gumball pencil topper charms that are circulating about.

can anyone fill me in on this little guy?
looking for vhs recordings of tnt's monstervision with joe bob briggs

Wich2

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 2651
Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #501 on: February 22, 2017, 07:39:27 PM »


Cross-pollination:


Hepcat

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 15982
Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #502 on: February 23, 2017, 04:17:29 PM »
Here are a couple close-up photos of my RCA Victor Monster Rally LP from 1959 with sleeve art by the incomparable Jack Davis:





And here's a more detailed picture of the sleeve that I lifted off the net:



 cl:)
Collecting! It's what I do!

Allhallowsday

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 951
  • Either he's dead or my watch has stopped!
Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #503 on: February 23, 2017, 04:47:45 PM »
...


That is a GREAT album... if one likes that type of stuff... I love it!    ;D

If you want to view Paradise, simply look around and view it.

horrorhunter

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 8894
  • Haunted Hulk...The Horror Of The Seven Seas
Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #504 on: February 23, 2017, 05:08:56 PM »
The Dracula Trot:

https://youtu.be/EsX-NGOwTSA

All of those songs from Monster Rally are on You Tube. Another favorite of mine is Close The Door.

I know them all practically by heart since I listened to that album so much when I was a kid. My Dad worked at a radio station and brought Monster Rally home to me around 1966. The radio station was getting rid of some older albums and Dad knew I was a monster nut so he corralled that one for me. I still have it and it still plays. I put that album and some other monster albums on a cassette tape in 1984 when I went into the Army and I still listen to that tape every Halloween. Love the Jack Davis cover art!

 cl:)
ALWAYS MONSTERING...

Count Zero

  • Specialist
  • ***
  • Posts: 222
Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #505 on: February 24, 2017, 01:47:19 PM »


if you havent had a chance to give this a listen - i recommend it.
definitely one of my favorite 45s
looking for vhs recordings of tnt's monstervision with joe bob briggs

Hepcat

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 15982
Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #506 on: February 24, 2017, 04:11:27 PM »
I like the way Mr. Enamel has painted up the Mummy to duplicate James Bama's box art:



 cl:)
Collecting! It's what I do!

Mike Scott

  • Army General
  • *****
  • Posts: 22395
  • So terrifying only screams can describe it!
    • Monster Magazines
Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #507 on: February 24, 2017, 04:17:16 PM »
I like the way Mr. Enamel has painted up the Mummy to duplicate James Bama's box art:

Oh, that's cool! Does he have any more?
CREATURE FAN

Visit My Monster Magazines Website

Hepcat

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 15982
Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #508 on: February 24, 2017, 05:05:59 PM »
I don't know him personally, but I'll try to track him down. Maybe I can get him to join UMA!

 8)
Collecting! It's what I do!

horrorhunter

  • Sergeant
  • *****
  • Posts: 8894
  • Haunted Hulk...The Horror Of The Seven Seas
Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #509 on: February 24, 2017, 06:52:44 PM »
I like the way Mr. Enamel has painted up the Mummy to duplicate James Bama's box art:



 cl:)

Gorgeous! Following Bama is the way to go!  ;)
ALWAYS MONSTERING...