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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 #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

    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
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.47) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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 #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.