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Monster World

Entry updated 24 September 2021. Tagged: Publication.

1. Letter-size Cinema Magazine in perfect-bound format, printed on newsprint-quality paper. Publisher: Warren Publishing Editor: Forrest J Ackerman. Ten issues, November 1964 to September 1966. Publication was nominally bimonthly but in fact sporadic.

Monster World was an attempt at a companion title to Famous Monsters of Filmland, and was almost identical to its parent magazine. Sales were much lower than expected, however, and it soon folded. The publisher James Warren retroactively numbered its ten issues as #70 to #79 of Famous Monsters of Filmland in order to speed the latter magazine's progress to the landmark issue #100; this caused some confusion to collectors. Material covered included such vintage films as Son of Frankenstein (1939) (see Frankenstein) and Doctor X (1932), plus then-contemporary productions like the comic-fantasy Television series The Addams Family (1964-1966) (see Charles Addams). The magazine is mildly notable for running the first Comics content from Warren Publishing, immediately prior to establishing its line of black-and-white comics-format magazines with Creepy. Cover artists included Ron Cobb, Russ Jones, and Gray Morrow. [GSt/DRL]

2. See Quasimodo's Monster Magazine.

see also: Media Magazines.

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