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Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine comic books

  • Issue #2
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 2
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    • Cover detached. Full-length spine split.

    Features in this issue include: "Dear Monster" (a letters page that includes a missive by Robert Bloch); "The Monster Who Made a Man" (an article about Boris Karloff); Public Vampire #1 (a piece on Bela Lugosi); "Girls will be Ghouls" (a feature on female monsters); and more. The photo cover is of publisher Jim Warren wearing a horned mask. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #8
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 8
    • Cover detached.

    Features in this issue include: a complete Lon Chaney filmography; a profile of makeup artist Chris Robinson (entitled "The Robinson Gru-so Story"); an editorial called "The Fourth of Ghoul Eye"; and more. Painted cover by Albert Nuetzell is of a creature from William Castle's 13 Ghosts. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #10
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 10
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    • RESTORATION. Spine split glued to first wrap.
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split.

    Features in this issue include: "Fang Mail" (including a new logo by Jack Davis); an article by Robert Bloch comparing older and newer films; "Return of the Phantom" (referring to the Claude Rains version of Phantom of the Opera); and more. Painted cover by Basil Gogos is of a masked Claude Rains as The Phantom. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #12
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 12
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    • 5" cumulative spine split. Tape to interior spine of cover. Cover detached. Centerfold detached.

    Features in this issue include: "Fang Mail" (which includes a letter by Bert I. Gordon); an overview of robot films; an FM obituary of Bride of Frankenstein star Earnest Thesiger; a preview and synopsis of Curse of the Werewolf; the debut of "Inside Darkest Acula" (in which Forry critiques I was a Teenage Frankenstein); and more. Basil Gogos painted the cover, which depicts Oliver Reed as the monster in Hammer's Curse of the Werewolf. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #13
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 13
    • 3" cumulative spine split.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.37) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Coupon filled out on 46th page in pencil.
    • Label #2005552003
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    • 1" spine split from base of comic.

    Features in this issue include: an index on the previous 12 issues; a story about a kid who got to visit Forry's Ackermansion; Forry's take on The Incredible Shrinking Man; an opinionated piece about horror mags by Robert Bloch; the first FM article by Forry's wife (Wendayne Wahrman); and more. The cover is an uncredited painting of a rather generic Frankenstein monster. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #14
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 14
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.13) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    • 2" cumulative spine split.

    Features in this issue include: an article on the films of Bert I. Gordon; a spotlight on makeup artist Dick Smith; a preview and synopsis of Roger Corman's The Pit and the Pendulum; and more. Painted cover by Basil Gogos is of Vincent Price from The Pit and the Pendulum. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #16
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 16
    • 3 1/2" cumulative spine split.

    Features in this issue include: "The Clown at Midnight" (a piece on the nature of horror by Robert "Psycho" Bloch); "The Man Who Lost his Face" (by makeup artist Dick Smith); an AIP contest; and more. FM poster child Basil Gogos painted the Lon Chaney cover. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #18
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 18
    • 3" spine split from top. Cover detached at one staple. Cover to cover tear in margin.

    Features in this issue include: "Tape of Things to Come" (movie previews); Forry's take on The Amazing Colossal Man and War of the Colossal Beast; "Inside Ackerman"; "Dante's Inferno," and an article by future director Joe Dante, who at this time went by Joe Dante Jr. Dante inexplicably slams such B-movie classics as I was a Teenage Werewolf and The Blob. Cover painting by Bernard Jues is of Dracula disciple Renfield. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #19
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 19
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.

    Features in this issue include: a preview and synopsis of Tales of Terror; a Dracula short story called "These Were Their Lives"; a bio of Peter Lorre; and more. Painted Basil Gogos cover depicts Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, and Vincent Price from Roger Corman's Tales of Terror. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #20
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 20
    • Interior complete. Full spine split. Cover detached.

    Features in this issue include: a bio of John Carradine; a feature on Miami horror host John O. Burke; "Son of Kong" (a Forry-penned bio of Ray Harryhausen); and more. The cover painting by Basil Gogos is a truly frightening rendition of Lon Chaney in the lost film London After Midnight. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #22
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 22
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    • Interior is complete. Extensive accumulation of defects. Taped spine. water damage on back cover.

    Features in this issue include: a piece on the late Charles Laughton; "Meal with a Monster" (by future Logan's Run author William F. Nolan); Forry's obituary of King Kong animator Willis O' Brien; bio of Dracula director Tod Browning; a history of Dracula; and more. The cover is a retouched photo of Bela Lugosi as Dracula and Dwight Frye as Renfield. April 1963, 5th Anniversary Special Edition. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #25
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 25
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    Features in this issue include: "Vincent the Invincible" (about Vincent Price); a humorous Larry Talbot (The Wolfman) letter; an article about amateur filmmakers; and more. The cover features several small stills from King Kong. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #27
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 27
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    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split.

    Features in this issue include: an article on fanzines; a preview of They Saved Hitler's Brain; an obituary of actor Henry Daniell; and more. The cover is an uncredited painting of the Cyclops from The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #30
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 30
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    Features in this issue include: an article about Peter Lorre; "The Powers of Dracula-28 Fascinating Facts about the Vampire Count"; "Giants from Japan"; a feature on Fay Wray; and more. Russ Jones supplies the painted cover depicting Bela Lugosi as Dracula. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #31
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 31
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    Features in this issue include: previews of The Creeping Terror and Monster on Campus; an obituary of Edward Van Sloan (of Dracula fame); "Myths of Mister Monster" (about Lon Chaney Sr.); and more. Maurice Whitman's painted cover is of Boris Karloff as The Mummy. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #33
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 33
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0342771012
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    • Staple rust.
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    Features in this issue include: "The Ape and the Ape Girl"; a filmbook of The Hunchback of Notre Dame; "Castle of Terror" (about William Castle); and more. Ron Cobb's expertly painted rendition of Lon Chaney from The Hunchback of Notre Dame graces the cover. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #34
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 34
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #0348355006
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0348355005
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    Features in this issue include: previews of "Future Fright Films"; a feature on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde films; "The Change of the Leech Woman"; "Cheers Chaney"; and more. Maurice Whitman's spot-on painting of Fredric March as Mr. Hyde graces the cover. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #35
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 35

    Features in this issue include: an article about Lugosi's 1951 trip to England; "Monsters are Good for Your Children, Yours Too!"; "Godzilla! King of the Creatures" filmbook; an article on Richard and Alex Gordon; a feature on an obscure Charlton Heston movie (called Peer Gynt); and more. The Bela Lugosi as Dracula cover painting is by Vic Prezio. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #36
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 36
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    Features in this issue include: a "Monster Makeup Handbook" by Dick Smith; a transcript of Forry's appearance on a television program called The Joe Franklin Show; filmbooks of The Alligator People, St. George and the Seven Curses, The Return of the Fly; and The Mummy's Ghost; and more. The cover painting of Lon Chaney Jr. as The Mummy is by Vic Prezio. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #37
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 37
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.56) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Features in this issue include: Forry's take on Fiend Without a Face; an unlikely story about Bela Lugosi and a bat; a Boris Karloff interview; "Hunch Facts of Notre Dame"; filmbooks of Curse of Dracula and 20 Million Miles to Earth; and more. Gray Morrow provides the cover painting of The Ymir from 20 Million Miles to Earth. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #39
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 39
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Minor side edge cracks. Cracking to top right corner of slab with corner popping open. Scuffing to front and back of slab.
    • Label #0608594001
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0348355008

    Features in this issue include: an obituary on actor Herbert Marshall (star of The Fly); an article on makeup artists such as Mike Westmore and Jack Pierce; an overview of Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster; a Forry-conducted interview of Carroll Borland (Mark of the Vampire); fascinating drawings by Kong animator Willis O'Brien of Frankenstein battling King Kong; and more. Vic Prezio provides the cover painting of the monster from the very odd Frankenstein Conquers the World. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #40
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 40
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    Features in this issue include: "Great Lugosi Mystery" (an unlikely story of Lugosi and a ghost haunting); a comic adaptation of The Mummy's Hand; a preview of The Deadly Bees; a feature on Dick Smith, Bud Westmore, and other makeup artists; a filmbook of The She Creature; and more. The cover painting by Ron Cobb is of a monster from Horror Hotel. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #41
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 41
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    Features in this issue include: an obituary of actor Wally Ford (The Ape Man, The Mummy's Tomb); "The Thin Man Captured" (referring to John Carradine); filmbooks of Munster Go Home and The Curse of The Mummy's Tomb"; and more. The mangy (but scary) looking werewolf painting on the cover is by an uncredited artist. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #43
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 43
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    Features in this issue include: Forry's firsthand account of the Count Dracula Society Awards Dinner; a feature on Fantastic Voyage; a House of Dracula filmbook; and more. Ron Cobb's painting of Christopher Lee as Dracula graces the cover. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #45
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 45
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($7.50) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Scuffing to inner well of case.
    • Label #0501446006

    Features in this issue include: a very cool article about "House of Wax"; a synopsis of Return of the Vampire; "Monster Mail Call" (including a letter by Richard Corben); filmbooks of The Projected Man and The Human Monster; and more. The creepy/goofy cover painting of the Projected Man is by Ron Cobb. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #46
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 46

    Features in this issue include: a Boris Karloff press conference; synopses of The Mummy's Shroud and The Vampire and the Ballerina; the making of The Devil Commands; and more. Sports cover painting of Oliver Reed in Curse of the Werewolf (artist unknown). Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #47
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 47
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks; Scuffing on front of case; Scuffing on back of case; Scuffing on front and back of case; Other - see grading notes
    • Crack to upper right corner of slab.
    • Label #0098284013
    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split.

    Features in this issue include: "Return of the Phantom" (about the less than stellar Claude Rains version of Phantom of the Opera); a Claude Rains obituary; a preview of James Bond film You Only Live Twice; a feature on black cats in films; and more. Highly realistic Basil Gogos cover painting of Claude Rains as The Phantom. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #49
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 49

    Features in this issue include: a Frankenstein comic; a feature on Bela Lugosi's career in films as Dracula; "The Undead" (Dracula short story); part two of The Ghost of Frankenstein filmbook; movie previews; and more. Ron Cobb's creepy cool painting of Henry Hull as The Werewolf of London is on the cover. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #50
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 50
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    Features in this issue include: movie previews; a synopsis of Lugosi's The Devil Bat; Gorgo the Gargantuan filmbook; a feature on makeup artist Ben Nye; "Horror of Dracula" (reprinted comic); and more. The Basil Gogos cover painting of Gorgo is reprinted from issue #11. Cover price $0.50.