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Modern Monsters

Entry updated 4 April 2017. Tagged: Publication.

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on newsprint-quality paper. Publisher: Prestige Publications. Four bimonthly issues, April 1966 to October/November 1966. Editors: Gunther Collins and Donald F Glut (uncredited).

A good-quality magazine which tried to imitate Famous Monsters of Filmland, although with a slightly more mature slant. Modern Monsters ran the usual material on current and past genre films, as well as James Bond and Batman. Some short Horror fiction also appeared. A poster was bound into each issue: as so often with such publications, the poster is frequently missing from surviving copies.

Prestige Publications also printed a 1966 Halloween calendar with each month featuring masks of various Monsters from the Don Post Studios; this is now a sought-after collector's item. Don Post (1902-1979) and studio co-owner Verne Langdon (1941-2011) produced masks and items for various films and Television programmes for a number of years, as well as selling them to the general public. [GSt]

see also: Media Magazines.

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