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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #15 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
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2009, 02:46:09 AM »
Type3Toys, those customs are freaking incredible!!!! Great work!  :)

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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2009, 07:22:02 AM »
Yep, Cyber - THAT's the stuff! Charton horror comics.




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?
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #18 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.

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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2009, 11:42:21 AM »
Leaving poor Karen to fend for herself then, are we?? ;D
   
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #20 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).
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #21 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.

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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #22 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.
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2014, 11:24:50 AM »
How the heck did I miss this one?? Love Corben's work...




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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2014, 12:07:53 PM »
How the heck did I miss this one?? Love Corben's work...






I just 'gagged' at the price .. $3.99 for a comic!!!
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #25 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.

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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #26 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.
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #27 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

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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #28 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:).
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #29 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.