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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #615 on: September 16, 2018, 10:12:15 PM »


$21 delivered in VF 7.5. Last week. 8)

Pretty stoked to read The Invisible Man. One of my FAVE Uni horror flicks.

And to those that don't consider him a MONSTER. Remember He derailed a train and killed a ton of people.

I remember I bought that Invisible Man issue when it first came out back in the day. Unfortunately, I don't know where it is now. :'(

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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #616 on: September 17, 2018, 07:46:29 AM »
With stories by the likes of R.E Howard,HP Lovecraft and Robert Bloch how can ya go wrong. 8)

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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #617 on: September 17, 2018, 05:26:41 PM »
Picked up this copy of Classics Illustrated #26 (Frankenstein) from 1964 a few weeks back.



Solid VG (4.0) with Off White/Cream pages and no exotic defects (just normal wear) for $5.50 plus combined SH. My parents bought a copy of this for me OTR (off-the-rack) when I was 5 years old and it was read to pieces and discarded sometime in the '60s. It's nice to get a copy of it back. There's your time machine. Cover by Norm Saunders of Mars Attacks Trading Card fame.
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #618 on: September 18, 2018, 10:32:20 AM »
The Thing #1 (1952) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/



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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #619 on: September 19, 2018, 09:50:49 AM »
The Thing #1 (1952) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/





Great cover
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #620 on: September 19, 2018, 12:31:01 PM »
http://www.psartbooks.com/catalog/the-thing-tabbed.html

PS Artbooks put out a great slip case edition. Sold out but still available on Ebay. I paid $60 for mine.

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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #621 on: September 25, 2018, 12:20:53 PM »
Giant-Size Creatures #1 (1974) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/





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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #622 on: September 25, 2018, 06:34:07 PM »
Funny HH, I literally read that issue a few nights ago. I read along with the Giant Size Spider-Man with Morbius and Man-Wolf, and Giant Size Chillers issues with Drac and Lilith on cover. Great stuff.

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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #623 on: September 25, 2018, 08:02:49 PM »
Funny HH, I literally read that issue a few nights ago. I read along with the Giant Size Spider-Man with Morbius and Man-Wolf, and Giant Size Chillers issues with Drac and Lilith on cover. Great stuff.
Man, those books are fun!

Yeah, it's hard to beat the "Marvel Age of Monsters" from the '70s. Some older fans made light of those issues when they first came out and I remember them being relegated to quarter boxes at cons in the '70s and '80s. In the last few years people have realized how good those books are and current prices reflect that. You get some really good monster comics along with the Marvel Bullpen ambience from the classic Bronze Age. I loved them from the beginning and bought many of them new OTR (off-the-rack) including Marvel Spotlight #2 and #6 (missed that #5 OTR), Werewolf By Night #1 and #32, and TOD #s 40 and up. In the later '70s-the '90s I went back and grabbed most of what I had missed including DCs, especially anything by Wrightson.

After the CCA lightened up in 1971 to allow vampires, werewolves, and other 'classic monsters', we got some great monster books from every company up until the mid '70s, and to a lesser extent right into the early '80s. Same for the mags...'69-'75 featured probably the best time in history for comic art monster mags with work by Bernie Wrightson, Neal Adams, Richard Corben, Jeff Jones, Mike Kaluta, Bruce Jones, Gene Colan, and so many more great talents. No wonder the scramble to get this stuff has driven up prices over the years.
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #624 on: September 25, 2018, 08:27:58 PM »

This is interesting. The ad at the bottom of the page is for "Giant-Size Super-Teams #1 featuring the Defenders" but this book never came out under that title. It started as simply Giant-Size Defenders and ran for 5 issues.

Those Marvel Giant-Size titles that ran from 1974-1975 were a great value at 50 cents each (the first 3 started out at 35 cents each and those were an even better value- GS Creatures #1, GS Chillers #1, and GS Superheroes #1). They were double size issues like the old 25 cent annuals from the 1960s. They did include reprints in the back in most of them but even the reprints were desirable being mostly Golden Age stories. Marvel phased out the Giant-Size titles in '75 probably because they would have had to increase cover price to an undesirable price point due to printing costs.
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #625 on: September 26, 2018, 11:09:18 AM »
Giant-Size Werewolf #2 (Oct. 1974) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

Gil Kane/Tom Palmer cover:


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« Reply #626 on: September 26, 2018, 04:27:28 PM »
Giant-Size Werewolf #2 (Oct. 1974) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

Gil Kane/Tom Palmer cover:




Gil Kane(R.I.P.). Probably one of my most favorite of the Spiderman artist. Besides John Romita Sr. and Todd McFarlane
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« Reply #627 on: September 27, 2018, 11:25:11 AM »
I am a big fan of those .50 books too. I think Marvel advertised several variations and then ended up publishing the "Giant Size" line. Seeing that Spectacular Spidey cover reminded me that I sent away for, and still have the signed edition mentioned in the advertisement. Those were good years to be a comic book fan.

On another note, I'm a big fan of underwater themed horror comics. Three of my favorites are This Magazine Is Haunted 16,  by Ditko , Weird Terror 2, and Weird Thrillers 4. Also loved the various Weird War Tales that featured underwater themes. Seeing the pic Of the Thing slipcase edition got me thinking of those comics. Anybody else collect a certain theme in horror comics?
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #628 on: September 27, 2018, 12:37:17 PM »
Giant-Size Werewolf #3 (Jan. 1975) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/

Cover by Gil Kane/Tom Palmer:






The ad for Origins Of Marvel Comics brings back a lot of memories. I bought my copy new from Haslams Books in St. Petersburg Florida when my family was on vacation. I still have my original copy purchased on that trip and it has a store stamp inside the cover. Also have my original OTR copies of Son Of Origins Of Marvel Comics and Bring On The Bad Guys.
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #629 on: September 27, 2018, 12:41:14 PM »
Anybody else collect a certain theme in horror comics?
I collect anything by Bernie Wrightson. Probably not the narrow theme you were referring to but a certain artist's work is a theme I guess.
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