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  • Issue #51
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 51

    Features in this issue include: a preview of Jane Fonda's Barbarella; a preview of King Kong vs. Godzilla; The Wolfman filmbook; a reprinting of the article by William F. Nolan in which he dines with Boris Karloff, Richard Matheson, and Robert Bloch; a reprint of "The Black Heart of Dorian Grey"; and more. The Warhol-influenced cover of Oliver Reed in Curse of the Werewolf is by Basil Gogos. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #52
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 52

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    Features in this issue include: a preview of vampire soap opera Dark Shadows; an obituary of Albert Dekker (Doctor Cyclops); Son of Frankenstein filmbook; a preview of Planet of the Apes by Verne Langdon; and more. Cover photo is of Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #53
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 53
    • Cover glued to first wrap at spine.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($5.64) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Both left pegs loose inside case.
    • Label #1240770011
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0351024013

    Features in this issue include: "Horror in the Lighthouse" (short story by Poe and Robert Bloch); "Castle of Terror" (reprint of William Castle article); "Face 1001" (reprint of Chaney Sr. article); a feature on Hammer Horror films; movie previews; and more. Stunning realistic cover painting by Basil Gogos is of The Amazing Colossal Man. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #54
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 54
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1999124006
    • 1/2" tear.

    Features in this issue include: an article by Lon Chaney Sr.!; "Behind the Ape Ball"; "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (reprinted article); and more. The continuing trend of reprinting articles from previous issues is a disturbing cost-cutting measure, but the magazine remains a favorite of film fans and monster buffs. Ron Cobb provides the cover painting of the Martian from the underrated Invasion of the Saucer Men. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #55
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 55

    Features in this issue include: a reprint of the "Hunchback of Notre Dame" filmbook; an obituary of legendary makeup artist Jack Pierce; "Fang Mail" (featuring a picture of artist Richard Corben in monster makeup); short story "Dracula 2000"; and more. The uncredited cover painting is of a snake on the make in Land of the Giants (the mag contains a preview of the film). Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #56
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 56

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    Features in this issue include: a reprint of "Karloff in the Magic Castle" parts one and two; an article by Dracula Society president Donald Reed; a complete list of Karloff films; "The Bride of Frankenstein Speaks" by Elsa Lanchester; lots of Karloff photos; and more. The masterful cover painting of Karloff as the Frankenstein monster is by FM hall of famer Basil Gogos. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #57
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 57
    • Water damage. Cover detached at one staple.

    Features in this issue include: "Fang Mail" (including a letter by Robert "Psycho" Bloch); an Invasion of the Vampires filmbook; a synopsis and preview of guilty pleasure The Green Slime; and more. A scene from The Green Slime (by artist Vic Livoti) graces the cover. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #58
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 58

    Features in this issue include: an article about Basil Rathbone; a filmbook of Die Monster Die; "The Maddest Doctor" (reviewing the films of Son of Frankenstein's Lionel Atwill); a comic book adaptation of Universal's The Mummy; a synopsis of Return of the Vampire; and more. Basil Gogos once again provides a stunning cover painting, this time of Karloff as The Mummy. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #59
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 59

    Features in this issue include: filmbooks of Dracula has Risen from the Grave and Frankenstein Must be Destroyed; a reprint of the John Carradine feature "The Thin Monster Captured"; an article about Jonathan Frid; and more. Basil Gogos provides the eerily realistic cover painting of Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #60
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 60
    • 1/2" spine split.

    Features in this issue include: "Shape of Screams to Come" (movie previews); an editorial called "Inside Ackerman"; "Terrors of the Man Eating Plants"; and more. The stunning Portrait of Dorian Grey cover painting is by fan-favorite Basil Gogos. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #61
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 61

    Features in this issue include: part one of an abridged version of John W. Campbell's classic story "Who Goes There?"; "Fang Mail" (including a letter by Ed Naha); "The Clown at Midnight" (a reprint of a Robert Bloch article); a reprint of the famous photo featuring Phantom of the Opera (Claude Rains) unmasked; Mark of the Vampire filmbook; and more. Cover painting of Lugosi and Carroll Borland from Mark of the Vampire is by Peter Green. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #62
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 62

    Features in this issue include: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932 version) filmbook; part two of an abridged version of John W. Campbell's classic story "Who Goes There?"; part two of Robert Bloch's "The Clown at Midnight" article (reprinted from a previous issue of FM); and more. Cover painting by the great Basil Gogos is of Fredric March as a shifty-eyed Mr. Hyde. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #63
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 63

    Features in this issue include: a "Mystery Photo" of Boris Karloff's daughter; "The Weird and Wonderful Pictures of Edgar Allan Poe"; "The Many Hands of Orlac" (an article about the various films based on the story); and more. Famed cover artist Basil Gogos painted the striking figure of Peter Lorre from The Hands of Orlac. The back of the mag features an ad for Monster World magazine. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #64
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 64

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    Features in this issue include: a synopsis Robert Bloch's "Catspaw" episode of Star Trek; an article about 3D movies by Jerry Neeley; "Diary of a Monster" (about Karloff's daughter and grandsons); "Girls and Ghouls" (featuring The Bride of Frankenstein); and more. Cover painting by Basil Gogos is of Vincent Price in House of Wax. The back of the mag is an ad for Vampirella magazine, the title character of which was co-created by FM editor Forry Ackerman and FM publisher James Warren. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #65
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 65

    Features in this issue include: filmbooks The Phantom of the Opera (Chaney version) and The Mask of Fu Manchu; the making of The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao; an obituary of Karl Freund; "Professor Gruebeard" (debut of Answer Man column); "Karloff's Air-Raising Interview"; and more. Cover painting by Basil Gogos features Karloff in The Mask of Fu Manchu. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #66
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 66

    Features in this issue include: filmbook The Old Dark House; "The Change of the Leech Woman"; "The Apes of Wrath" by Vern Langdon; "Professor Gruebeard" (featuring the Answer Man); and more. The cover painting is of a terrorized woman from The Old Dark House. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #67
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 67

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    Features in this issue include: an article on witches and demons in the movies; filmbook The Black Cat; "Professor Gruebeard" (featuring the Answer Man); "Girls and Ghouls Gallery"; and more. Excellent cover painting by Vic Prezio of Lon Chaney Jr. in Witchcraft. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #68
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 68

    Features in this issue include: filmbook The Mysterious Island; "Time Traveler #1" (about George Pal); "The Phantom Revisited" (a nicely researched article by Rudy Belmer about Chaney's Phantom of the Opera); an article about astrology and monsters; reprint article "When Dracula Invaded England"; and more. Vic Prezio painted the Mysterious Island cover. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #69
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 69

    Features in this issue include: "Mister Monster, The Legendary Lon"; an article about the Tales of Frankenstein television series; filmbook London After Midnight; "Professor Gruebeard" (featuring the Answer Man); a synopsis of The Tropi; and more. Basil Gogos' cover painting is of Lon Chaney from the lost film London After Midnight. Issues 70-79 of Famous Monsters exist in the form of Monster World 1-10. Beginning with #80, the magazine returns to its original name. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #70
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 70

    Features in this issue include: "Mister Monster, The Legendary Lon"; an article about the Tales of Frankenstein television series; filmbook London After Midnight; "Professor Gruebeard" (featuring the Answer Man); a synopsis of The Tropi; and more. Basil Gogos' cover painting is of Lon Chaney from the lost film London After Midnight. Issues 70-79 of Famous Monsters exist in the form of Monster World 1-10. Beginning with #80, the magazine returns to its original name. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #71
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 71

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    Continuing with the "lost" issues of Famous Monsters of Filmland, issue #71 will bring more of the classic style that made FM the iconic magazine it has become. This issue will feature an original Frankenstein vs. The Wolfman cover by artist Joe Jusko, with accompanying film book. Classic staples like The Graveyard Examiner, Professor Gruebeard, Mystery Photo, and "You Axed for It" will all be included, along with some of the best horror of the late 60s! Cover price $8.99.

  • Issue #80
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 80

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    Features in this issue include: London After Midnight filmbook part two; tons of movie previews; Beneath the Planet of the Apes filmbook; "Professor Gruebeard" (starring the Answer Man); "Graveyard Examiner" (featuring a drawing of the Queen of Blood by Richard Corben); and more. Cover photo depicts a gorillas from Beneath the Planet of the Apes. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #81
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 81

    Features in this issue include: filmbooks Captive Wildwoman and Island of Lost Souls; "Fires of Death" (an article about a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode); a feature on Dick Smith's Dorian Gray makeup (TV version); a photo of FM editor Forrest J Ackerman in his living room, surrounded by collectibles; and more. Jungle Captive cover painting by Harold Shull. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #82
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 82

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    Features in this issue include: The Mummy's Tomb filmbook; part two of the Island of Lost Souls filmbook; House of Dark Shadows preview; "Professor Gruebeard" (featuring the Answer Man); an inviting preview of Disneyland's now famous Haunted Mansion attraction; and more. The cover has photos from House of Dark Shadows. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #83
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 83

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    Features in this issue include: part two of The Mummy's Tomb filmbook; a synopsis and preview of When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth; an article about the various actors who portrayed The Hunchback of Notre Dame; The Raven (Karloff and Lugosi version) filmbook; and more. The cover painting by Basil Gogos depicts a scene from The Mummy's Tomb. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #84
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 84

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    Features in this issue include: The Devil Commands filmbook; "Professor Gruebeard" (featuring the Answer Man); part two of The Raven (Karloff and Lugosi version) filmbook; House of Dracula filmbook; reprint articles "The Monster that Challenged the World" and "The Hunchbacks of Notre Dame"; and more. Photo cover depicts Hammer Dracula Christopher Lee. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #85
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 85

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    Features in this issue include: filmbooks of Escape from the Planet of the Apes and The Ghost of Frankenstein; "Professor Gruebeard" (featuring the Answer Man); reprinted article "Faces that Launched 1000 Shrieks"; and more. Cover photo depicts Roddy McDowall as Cornelius from Escape from the Planet of the Apes. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #86
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 86

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    Features in this issue include: synopses of The House that Dripped Blood and Devil Bat; "Professor Gruebeard" (ask the Answer Man); a quiz by John and Michael Brunas; reprint of Edward Eustace's article "Compared to Werewolf of London, Dracula was a Sissy"; and more. Uncredited cover painting is from The House that Dripped Blood (featuring a stunning likeness of Peter Cushing). Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #87
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 87

    Features in this issue include: synopsis of The Abominable Dr. Phibes; fumetti (comic using photos instead of drawings) of Curse of Frankenstein; reprinted She-Creature article; "Professor Gruebeard" (with the Answer Man); and more. Painted cover of The She-Creature by Ron Cobb. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #88
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 88

    Features in this issue include: synopsis of Night of Dark Shadows; obituary of Michael Rennie; reprinted article "In the Days of the Dinosaurs"; reprinted article "Famous Munsters of Ticklevision"; and more. Cover photo depicts scene from Night of Dark Shadows. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #89
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 89

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    Features in this issue include: Dracula vs. Frankenstein synopsis; reprinted feature "Do You Recall the Black Zoo"; reprinted article by G. John Edwards called "Rip Van Dracula"; "The Black Heart of Dorian Gray" reprint; "Professor Gruebeard" (ask the Answer Man); and more. Cover photo depicts Zondor Vorkov as Dracula in Dracula vs. Frankenstein. (FM editor Forry Ackerman had a role in the film). Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #90
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 90

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    Features in this issue include: "Professor Gruebeard" (with the Answer Man); synopses of Cry of the Banshee, Scream and Scream Again, and The Vampire Lovers; "Attack of the Giant Tarantula" reprint; Tor Johnson obituary; "The Call of Dracula" reprint; and more. The cover features promotional art from Scream and Scream Again. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #91
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 91

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    Features in this issue include: synopses of Tales from the Crypt, Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster, and Frogs; "Professor Gruebeard"; reprint of "Smile if you...Call him monster"; and more. The "frog-tastic" cover by the great Ken Kelly is ad art from Frogs. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #92
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 92

    This special Bela Lugosi issue of FM includes the following features: a review of Lugosi's life; Dracula filmbook; "Public Vampire #1" reprint; "Great Lugosi Mystery!" reprint; "Professor Gruebeard"; "Graveyard Examiner": and more. The cover painting of Lugosi is by Barry Morgan. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #93
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 93

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    This issue has lots of reprinted articles, including "Inside Darkest Acula, I was a Teenage Frankenstein," "Terrors of the Man Eating Plants," "Monster Kicks on Route 66," "The Beasts of Tarzan," and "King Kong is Comic Back." Fortunately, there's also some original material, including "Famous Monsters Salutes Sir Cedric Hardwick" and "These Were Their Lives" by Peter Wang and Spencer Strong. Painted by Luis Dominguez, the excellent cover art is a skull from Tales from the Crypt. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #94
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 94

    Features in this issue include: an article by Thomas Rogers about surprise endings in horror films; a synopsis of Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde; "How to Make a Mummy" reprint; "In the Days of the Dinosaurs" reprint; an overview of the Rue Morgue films; "Fascinating Karloff Facts" reprint; and more. Gracing the cover is a stunning painting of the Frankenstein monster (from Bride of Frankenstein) by Sanjulian. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #95
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 95

    Features in this issue include: "Attack of the Giant Insects" reprint; filmbooks of Dr. Phibes Rises Again and Conquest of the Planet of the Apes; "Graveyard Examiner"; synopsis of Blacula; "The Unerving Night Stalker"; and more. Luis Dominquez painted the cover, which depicts Claudia Barron from Guess What Happened to Count Dracula." Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #96
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 96

    Features in this issue include: reminiscence by Forry regarding the death of Lon Chaney; synopses of Twins of Evil, Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman, and Hands of the Ripper; preview of Scars of Dracula; and "The Critics Crypt" (featuring book reviews); and more. The cover combines two previous cover paintings: Mr. Hyde from the 1967 Yearbook and the werewolf from issue #41. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #97
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 97

    Features in this issue include: feature on a movie marathon at the Cocoanut Grove Hollywood nightclub; "Farewell to a Super Fan, James Nicholson" (obituary); synopsis of Baron Blood; preview of Dracula, A.D. 1972; and more. Uncredited cover painting is from Asylum. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #98
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 98

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    Features in this issue include: article about the first Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Festival; obituaries of Akim Tamiroff and Leo G. Carroll; synopses of Blood from the Mummy's Tomb and The Thing with Two Heads; celebration of what would have been Lon Chaney's 90th birthday; and more. Nifty cover painting by Randy Counts is of a Martian from Invasion of the Saucer Men. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #99
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 99
    • 8" cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Features in this issue include: "Blobs, Brains and other Gooey Objects" by Thomas Rogers; a request for get well letters to Henry Hull; "The Island of Lost Stills"; synopsis of The Mad Doctor of Blood Island; and more. Another great cover painting by Basil Gogos, this one of Lon Chaney Jr. as The Wolfman. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #100
    Famous Monsters of Filmland (1958) Magazine 100

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    Features in this special anniversary issue include: obituary of Edward G. Robinson; a feature on the first 15 years of FM; a continuation of the Lugosi filmography; Mae Clark interviewed by Forry; "Kong Men Die" (obits for Robert Armstrong and Merian C. Cooper): "Professor Gruebeard"; and more. Boris Karloff as the Frankenstein monster cover painting is by Basil Gogos, a natural for the 100th issue. The back cover is an enlargement of the front cover painting of Karloff. Cover price $1.25.