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Castle of Frankenstein (1962) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 1
    • Centerfold detached.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.95) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Mature readers. Issues # 1-25 published by Gothic Castle Publishing Co. thru January 1962-June 1975. This series was restarted in 1999 with issue # 26 by Dennis Druktenis Publishing. A more critical (and sometimes more adult) alternative to the pun-filled Famous Monsters of Filmland, Castle of Frankenstein covered the worlds of horror, fantasy, and science fiction movies. In addition, the magazine published comic strips, articles on genre television shows, book reviews, art, and other related items. This inaugural issue has articles on Universal's Mummy series, The Time Machine, Jack the Ripper, Frankenstein 1970, The Mysterians, and The Pit and the Pendulum. Also includes: "Zacherley's Wife Contest" and "The Boris Karloff Story." Cover art by Larry Ivie. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #2
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 2
    • 2 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
    • Cover coming loose at staples.

    Mature readers. A more critical (and sometimes more adult) alternative to the pun-filled Famous Monsters of Filmland, Castle of Frankenstein covered the worlds of horror, fantasy, and science fiction movies. In addition, the magazine published comic strips, articles on genre television shows, book reviews, art, and other related items. This issue has articles on Phantom of the Opera, flying men in the movies, and Dr. Caligari. Also includes: "The Early Years of Frankenstein" and "The Many Faces of Chistopher Lee." Cover art by Robert Adranga. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #3
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 3

    Cover art by Larry Ivie. Stories and art by Charles Collins, Haywood P. Norton, Mike Parry, Victor Wiscovitch, Edward Conner and Joe Dante. An influential early monster magazine described by Stephen King as "remarkable," Castle of Frankenstein also published some of the earliest comics criticism. This issue features a biography of Frankenstein actor Boris Karloff, stills and discussions of various classic horror movies, and extensive coverage of Frankenstein in film and literature. Also featuring horror film reviews by future "Gremlins" director Joe Dante. Frankenstein Movie Guide; The Forgotten Frankenstein; Master of Horror: The Boris Karloff Story; The Raven; Captain Sindbad; Charnel Chilllers; Son of Chaney; Day of the Triffids; The Hands of Orlac; Baby Jane; The Night Creatures; Monster Crushers; Teenage Monster Makers; Byrdman of Leavenworth; The Birth of Frankenstein; Movie Noose Reel; The Creature's Bookshelf; Franky's Fanzines. 8-in. x 11-in., 64 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #4
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 4
    • 1-1/2" cumulative spine split.
    • Minor chew to interior edges.
    • 1" spine split through cover and interior pages from the bottom.

    Mature readers. This Special Vampire Issue has articles on birds in the movies, Freaks, The Haunting, Blood of the Vampire, Dracula, Kiss of the Vampire, and Black Sunday. Also includes: part two of "The Lon Chaney Jr. Story"; "Continental Creatures"; and "The Wonderful World of George Pal." Cover art by Lee Wanagiel. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #5
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 5
    • Small pieces torn from two interior pages (content not affected).

    Mature readers. This issue has articles on The Evil of Frankenstein, Out of this World (with Boris Karloff), Jean Cocteau, and Arthur Lubin. Also includes: "The Monsters of Edgar Rice Burroughs" and "The Peter Lorre Story." Cover art by Larry Ivie. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #6
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 6

    Mature readers. This issue has articles on Christopher Lee and The Gorgon, radio horrors, and Lon Chaney Jr.'s monsters (Dracula and The Wolfman). Also includes an interview with Alfred Hitchcock. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #7
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 7

    Mature readers. This issue has articles on "Max" the monster (from Hercules and the Princess of Troy), the European film scene, Tomb of Ligeia, She, and The Avengers (television series). Also includes: "A Visit to the Set of Die, Monster, Die"; "Monsters from the Museum of Modern Art"; part four of "The Lon Chaney Jr. Story"; and "The Lon Chaney Jr. Filmography." Cover depicts Frieda Jackson in Die, Monster, Die. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #8
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 8

    Mature readers. This issue has articles on David McCallum, Batman (one page), The Face of Fu Manchu, the last days of Bela Lugosi, and on the sets at Hammer. Also includes an interview with makeup artist Roy Ashton. Cover depicts Christopher Lee as Dracula. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #9
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 9

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    Mature readers. This issue includes an interview with Boris Karloff, a picture review of TV's Batman, articles on Victor Buono, Jack the Ripper, the European screen scene, and more. Includes a Bride of Frankenstein centerfold. Cover depicts Caesar Romero as The Joker in the Batman TV show. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #10
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 10

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    Mature readers. This issue has articles on King Kong, the Batman movie, The Adventures of Rat Pfink and Boo Boo, and The Curse of the Fly. Also includes interviews with Christopher Lee and Lon Chaney Jr. and a feature called "The True Facts behind Lugosi's Tragic Drug Addiction." Cover depicts Van Williams as The Green Hornet. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #11
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 11

    Mature readers. This issue includes Leonard Nimoy on Spock, "The Star Trek Story," "Star Trek Forver" by Calvin Beck, part two of a Christopher Lee interview, the 1966 Necrology, an article on Marvel Comics' Jim Steranko, a look at comic book fandom, a review of The Brides of Fu Manchu, a piece on Wally Wood's Witzend, and William Shatner, Roy Thinnes, and Stuart Whitman on flying saucers. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #12
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 12

    Mature readers. This issue has articles on Planet of the Apes (a photo story special) and The Avengers (TV series). It also includes comic book reviews, an interview with Stan Lee, "Spock Speaks," "Lin Carter Looks at Books," part three of a Christopher Lee interview, and "A Farewell to Basil Rathbone." Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #13
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 13

    Mature readers. This issue includes an analysis/review of 2001: A Space Odyssey, interviews with Basil Rathbone and Ray Bradbury, a feature on Plane of the Apes, a profile on Jonathan Frid, a piece on Raquel Welch, info on Rosemary's Baby, Barbarella, and other movies, and more. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #14
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 14

    Mature readers. This issue has articles on Boris Karloff, The Illustrated Man, the causes and effects of German cinema, Frankenstein Must be Destroyed, and Star Trek. Also includes "My Life as a Monster by Boris Karloff" and an interview with Ray Bradbury. Cover depicts William Shatner as Captain Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as Spock. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #15
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 15
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1497462003

    Mature readers. This issue has articles on Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Taste the Blood of Dracula, witches, the causes and effects of American horror films, Targets, Marooned, The Oblong Box, Frank Brunner, and more. Cover art by Frank Brunner. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #16
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 16

    Mature readers. This issue has articles on Dorian Gray, the causes and effects of horror films, lost horror classics (such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Mystery of the Wax Museum), and Dark Shadows. Also includes part one of an interview with Robert Bloch. Cover art by Ken Kelly. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #17
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 17
    • Staple rust.

    Mature readers. This issue has articles on Scream and Scream Again, fantasy film music, Rondo Hatton, The Crimson Cult, and Santa Berger. Also includes part two of an interview with Robert Bloch. Cover art by Frank Brunner. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #18
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 18
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1497462006

    Mature readers. This issue has articles on The Mephisto Waltz, H.P. Lovecraft, The House that Dripped Blood, El Topo, Night of the Living Dead, and Tales from the Crypt. Also includes interviews with Alexandro Jodorowsky and John Caradine. Cover art by Ken Kelly. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #19
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 19

    Mature readers. This issue has articles on Dracula A.D. 1972, Countess Dracula, Vampire Circus, Twins of Evil, Blood from the Mummy's Tomb, Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, A Clockwork Orange, Z.P.G., and The Pied Piper. Also includes part one of an interview with Ray Harryhausen and an interview with Douglass Trumbull. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #20
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 20

    Mature readers. Mature readers. This issue has articles on Vault of Horror, Theatre of Blood, Grave of the Vampire, and Soylent Green. Also includes part two of a Ray Harryhausen interview. Cover art by Maelo Cintron. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #21
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 21
    • 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 ($5.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Label #1497462018

    Mature readers. This issue has articles on The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, Jonathan (an adult vampire film), Frankenstein: The True Story, and Vampira (the movie). Also includes an interview with Don Siegel. Cover art by Cover art by Marcus the Magnificent. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #22
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 22
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.
    • 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 ($5.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Label #1497462017

    Mature reader. This issue has articles on Mutations, Madhouse, Zardoz, Ingrid Pitt, The Exorcist, and The Legend of Hell House. Also includes "Peter Cushing on Frankenstein & Others" and an interview with William Friedkin. Cover art by Marcus Boas. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #23
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 23
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    Mature reader. This issue has articles on the Planet of the Apes movie and TV series, Doc Savage, and Not of this Earth. Also includes part one of an interview with Roger Corman. Cover art by Marcus Boas. Cover price $0.85.

  • Issue #24
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 24
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    Mature reader. This issue has articles on freaks and other mutations, Boris Karloff (including an interview), Linda Blair and The Exorcist, and The Evil of Frankenstein. Also includes part two of a Roger Corman interview and an interview with Roy Ashton. Cover price $0.85.

  • Issue #25
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 25

    Mature reader. Last issue published by Gothic Castle Publishing Co. thru January 1962-June 1975. This series was restarted in 1999 with issue # 26 by Dennis Druktenis Publishing. This issue has articles on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Andy Warhol's Dracula and Frankenstein, Ed Parker, Phantom of the Paradise, Young Frankenstein, and Kolchak: The Night Stalker (including interviews with Darren McGavin and Barry Atwater). Also includes an interview with George Pal. Cover art by Marcus Boas. Cover price $0.85.

  • Issue #26
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 26

    Cover art by Larry Ivie. Stories and art by Dennis Druktenis, Jeff Kurta, Ron Adams, Larry Ivie, Dr. Lady, Dick Nitelinger, Tom Triman, Christine Young, Rick Mountfort, Scott Pensak, and John Skerchock. An influential early monster magazine described by Stephen King as "remarkable," Castle of Frankenstein was revived in 1999 by Scary Monsters publisher Dennis Druktenis. This issue features a look at latex Frankenstein's Monster masks, and reviews of Frankenstein in literature and film. Also featuring a cover by original Castle of Frankenstein cover artist Larry Ivie that was originally intended for the very first issue, but never used until now. Frankenstein Movie Guide; Frankenstein Focus; Frankenstein: A Review; Frankenstein Flashbacks; Frankenstein Meets the Mask Collectors!; Zacherley Is Eternal; The Curse of Frankenstein; In the Kingdom of Karloff; Horrors! A Frankenstein Book Review; Metropolis; Chamber of Horrors. 8-in. x 11-in., 64 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $6.00.

  • Issue #27
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 27

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    Cover art by Larry Ivie. Stories and art by Dennis Druktenis, Jeff Kurta, Ron Adams, Larry Ivie, Dr. Lady, Dick Nitelinger, Tom Triman, Christine Young, Rick Mountfort, Scott Pensak, and John Skerchock. An influential early monster magazine described by Stephen King as "remarkable," Castle of Frankenstein was revived in 1999 by Scary Monsters publisher Dennis Druktenis. This issue features a look at classic vampire films, a profile of original Frankenstein makeup artist Jack Pierce, and a tribute to underground comix artist Joel Beck. Also featuring a cover by original Castle of Frankenstein cover artist Larry Ivie that was originally intended for the second issue, but never used until now. Frankenstein Movie Guide; Frankenstein Focus; Joel Beck Tribute; Frankenstein Flashbacks; Dracula 1931; Children of the Night: What Music They Make; Nosferatu; Jack Pierce, Creator of Monsters; The Return of the Monster Chapter 2; Son of Dracula; Chamber of Horrors. 8-in. x 11-in., 64 pages, B&W. Mature readers.

  • Issue #28
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 28

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    Cover art by Larry Ivie. Stories and art by Dennis Druktenis, Jeff Kurta, Ron Adams, Larry Ivie, Dr. Lady, Dick Nitelinger, Tom Triman, Christine Young, Rick Mountfort, Scott Pensak, and John Skerchock. An influential early monster magazine described by Stephen King as "remarkable," Castle of Frankenstein was revived in 1999 by Scary Monsters publisher Dennis Druktenis. This issue features a look at classic werewolf films, and a profile of legendary horror actress Barbara Steele. Remembering the sci-fi Western serial Phantom Empire. Also featuring a cover by original Castle of Frankenstein cover artist Larry Ivie. Frankenstein Movie Guide; Frankenstein Focus; Frankenstein Flashbacks; The Wolfman 1941; Phantom Empire; Barbara Steele: Queen of Horror; Seven Footprints to Satan; Behind the Howls of the Werewolf; Chamber of Horrors. 8-in. x 11-in., 64 pages, B&W. Mature readers.

  • Issue #29
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 29

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    Cover art by Larry Ivie. Stories and art by Dennis Druktenis, Jeff Kurta, Ron Adams, Larry Ivie, Dr. Lady, Dick Nitelinger, Tom Triman, Christine Young, Rick Mountfort, Scott Pensak, and John Skerchock. An influential early monster magazine described by Stephen King as "remarkable," Castle of Frankenstein was revived in 1999 by Scary Monsters publisher Dennis Druktenis. This issue features a look at classic mummy films, and the return of CoF's sister publication, The New Adventures of Frankenstein novels by Don Glut. Also featuring a cover by original Castle of Frankenstein cover artist Larry Ivie. Frankenstein Movie Guide; Frankenstein Focus; Frankenstein Flashbacks; The Secret Past of Castle; The Universal Mummies; The New Adventures of Frankenstein Lives Again!; The Return of Dracula; The Phantom Empire; Unwrapping a Hammer Mummy; Chamber of Horrors. 8-in. x 11-in., 64 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $6.00.

  • Issue #30
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 30

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    Cover by Larry Ivie. Only in this issue will you meet the unknown Frankenstein in a revealing article by Larry Ivie. "Frankenstein: The Toho Terrors" tells the entire terror tale of the Japanese Frankenstein movies. Read "The Mummy's Tomb" and "The Universal Mummies: Part 2." More monster DVD reviews are featured in "Son of Digital Horror: More Universal Monsters on DVD: Part 1." The "Frankenstein Video Movie Guide" features capsulized information on classic horror and science fiction starting with the letter "H" in this issue. Plus the Frankenstein book review and much more! Magazine. Mature Readers. Cover price $6.00.

  • Issue #31
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 31

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    Cover by Larry Ivie. In this issue: "The Faces of Fu-Manchu," by Allan Warren, examines Dr. Fu in not only literatures, but the many films Sax Rohmer's criminal mastermind character appeared in. Take another look at Hitchcock's fine feathered fiends, beware of the mummy's curse in "The Universal Mummies: Part 3," more DVD reviews are featured in "Son of Digital Horror: More Universal Monsters: Part 2," a detailed article by Rondo Hatton, "The Creeper Walks Among Us," and the "Frankenstein Video Movie Guide" features capsulized information on classic horror and science fiction starting with the letter "I" -- all in this issue! Magazine. Mature Readers. Cover price $6.00.

  • Issue #32
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 32

    Cover by Larry Ivie. This issue continues its classic monster coverage starting with long-time consulting editor Larry Ivie's all-new "Invisibility" cover. The Invisible Man from 1933 is reviewed in an in-depth feature, as all the facts surrounding this classic monster movie are made visible. A look at The Invisible Man Returns starts off Part 1 of "Universal's Invisible Thrillers." The "Frankenstein Video Movie Guide" features capsulated information on classic horror and science fiction starting with the letter "J" in this issue. "Frankenstein Book Reviews" examines H.G. Wells' The Invisible Man, as well as several other books. Dr. Fu-Manchu is back again this issue as his TV adventures are examined and more vintage Fu-Manchu book covers are spotlighted. The 1929 film Woman in the Moon is also discussed, and much more, all in issue #32! Magazine. Mature Readers.

  • Issue #33
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 33

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    Cover by Larry Ivie. This issue looks at Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, with an in-depth article and many rare photos. Plus: The Invisible Agent and The Invisible Man's Revenge are featured in "Universal's Invisible Thrillers: Part 2." The "Frankenstein Video Movie Guide" features capsulized information on classic horror and science fiction movies starting with the letter "L." "Fahrmann Maria Meets The Strangler of the Swamp" explores director Frank Wysbar movies. And the original CoF is remembered in "Castle Fever!" Magazine. Mature Readers.

  • Issue #34
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 34

    Cover art by Larry Ivie. Stories and art by Dennis Druktenis, Jeff Kurta, Ron Adams, Larry Ivie, Dr. Lady, Dick Nitelinger, Tom Triman, Christine Young, Rick Mountfort, Scott Pensak, and John Skerchock. An influential early monster magazine described by Stephen King as "remarkable," Castle of Frankenstein was revived in 1999 by Scary Monsters publisher Dennis Druktenis. This issue features a look at the film versions of The Phantom of the Opera, and Polar Lights' revival of the classic Aurora monster model kits. Also featuring a cover by original Castle of Frankenstein cover artist Larry Ivie. Frankenstein Movie Guide; Frankenstein Focus; Frankenstein Flashbacks; The Phantom of the Opera; The Face Behind the Phantom's Mask; Polar Lights and the Return of the Great Aurora Monster Kits; It's Alive! Welcome to Franken-Park: Fear Behind the Science; Frankenstein Stalks; Chamber of Horrors. 8-in. x 11-in., 64 pages, B&W. Mature readers.

  • Issue #35
    Castle of Frankenstein (1962) 35

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    Cover by Larry Ivie. Long-time consulting editor Larry Ivie creates a "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" cover! Inside this issue are articles including "The Horrific Cinema Heritage of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Part 1," and "The Naked Soul of Man: Henry Jekyll and Lawrence Talbot." Related themes explored include "Architects of Adventure: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," a review of Ang Lee's Hulk, and more. Plus: The Frankenstein monster still lives in Chapter 12 of Return of the Monster! Magazine. Mature Readers.