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Horror Monsters

Entry updated 4 April 2017. Tagged: Publication.

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on cheap newsprint. Published by Charlton Comics. Editor credited as "Sanzar Quasatood". Ten issues, 1961 to 1965. No regular publication schedule stated.

This title suffered from Charlton's usual low production values; it printed some short Horror fiction among the film and Television articles, although no authors were credited for such material. Films covered included Frankenstein 1970 (1958), The Fly (1958) and The Day of the Triffids (1963). An effort was made to include "filmbooks" of some titles, after the manner of Famous Monsters of Filmland. A virtually identical companion magazine was Mad Monsters which also produced ten highly irregular issues from 1961 to 1965. Both titles often had striking cover artwork; copies in good condition command fairly high prices. Artists, like authors, were not credited. Charlton's business manager Ed Konick is believed to have been the actual editor for both Horror Monsters and Mad Monsters. [GSt]

see also: Media Magazines.

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