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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2014, 08:26:20 PM »


I posted these a couple years ago in the Comics thread, but this run captured my 10 year old mind.
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2014, 09:51:10 PM »
I need to duplicate that library of hardcovers...

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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #32 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.
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #33 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.



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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #34 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.



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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #35 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.
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #36 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




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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #37 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.
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2014, 03:14:04 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.


Yes, the artwork seemed a lot more stylised and unique in the Charlton horror comics!
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #39 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!
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2014, 08:50:22 AM »
Here are scans of my two copies of Tales from the Crypt:





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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #41 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.

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




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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.

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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #42 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.
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #43 on: May 30, 2014, 09:42:48 AM »
Here's a scan of another one of my oldest horror comics:



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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #44 on: May 30, 2014, 02:16:27 PM »
Here's a scan of another one of my oldest horror comics:



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