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Castle of Frankenstein (1962) comic books 1962

  • 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.