Saturday, May 30, 2015

SPRING CLEARANCE SALE!


Hey, monster lover! Are you in the horror mood to add to your collection? Then MONSTER MAGAZINE WORLD'S MONSTER MAIL ORDER might just be your ticket to the horror express. On sale now are collectible Universal monsters action figures and DVD's, both at deep discounts. First come, first served on these one-of-a-kind deals! Just click on the "Shop" button on the menu bar above and start shopping!

Monday, May 25, 2015

DO NOT FORGET THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN


=- In Memory of -=
"Snake" Navroth
(1922-2014)
Army Air Force
320th Bomb Squadron
90th Bomb Group "Jolly Rogers"

Thursday, May 21, 2015

CREEPS NO. 3 DUE IN JUNE -- NO. 4 COVER SNEEK PEEK


The latest in horror comics anthologies, THE CREEPS, has announced its third issue will be shipped on schedule next month. By all indications, this snappy comics magazine "in the Warren tradition" is being well-received by readers thus far.

This issue's cover is by Frazetta (shown above), and the cover for issue #4 (shown below) is by Sanjulian.Warren tradition indeed!





Monday, May 18, 2015

NEW DVD RELEASES


Shown here are images from the latest batch of discounted DVD releases advertised from the folks at OLDIES.com. Many are from the "print-on-demand" Warner Archives Collection and various re-issues from other companies. Oldies is very monster friendly and carries a full line of monster 'zines, books, movies and other items of interest to monster fans.










Saturday, May 16, 2015

HELP KEEP 'THE LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS' OPEN

LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #34 Front Cover by Mark Maddox.

We just got the announcement from Jim Clatterbaugh that the next issue of MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT #34 will be the last. Now comes an appeal from Richard Klemensen to help keep his magazine, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS, from suffering a similar fate.

Ironically, the newest issue of Klemensen's 'zine is also #34 and features the Hammer version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Those of you who are familiar with LSOH know that it will be 100 pages full of jam-packed, chewy monster goodness.

Klemensen faces the same challenge that every other publisher of an independent print magazine does ... how to stay relevant -- and viable -- in the digital age. I think I've made it clear here at MONSTER MAGAZINE WORLD that I am a firm believer in the tradition of the print magazine. Digital is good, but print is better, IMHO, and I much prefer the overall experience of holding in my hand a printed book or magazine.

On his webpage, Klemensen asks: "Support Little Shoppe of Horrors!  In this changing age for print magazines, we need your support more than ever.  We’d like to give you many more issues filled with interesting articles and in-depth interviews.  We've been at it for 42 years.  Help us go on for a few more!"

If you've never had the pleasure of reading an issue of LSOH, now is the time to do it. Here is the contents of the latest issue, now available HERE.


Here is a printable order form for back issues:


Here are the back and inside cover images:

LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #34 Back Cover by Neil Vokes.
LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #34 Inside Front Cover by Adrian Salmon.
LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORROR #34 Inside Back Cover by Paul Watts.
Help keep this great magazine alive -- support LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Saturday, May 9, 2015

MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT'S LAST HURRAH


Well, it finally happened. Editor and Publisher Jim Clatterbaugh has announced the upcoming last issue of his award-winning magazine, MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT. For two decades, Clatterbaugh has brought to his admiring audience some of, if not the best, words and pictures from the era of classic monsters. Jim explains:

"While it's much later than planned, the time has finally come to reveal the contents and covers for the final issue of Monsters from the Vault. The issue was initially set to premiere at Monster Bash in June 2015, but due to a couple of medical setbacks that required both me and my wife to have surgery (she already had hers, and mine will be on May 6th), the issue will now premiere at Monster Bash on the weekend of October 16-18, 2015. First, the issue is going to be huge (over 200-plus pages). Second, the issue will have 5 cover variants (a possible 6th will be revealed at a later date). Because of the size and cover variants, plus my desire to not rack up a HUGE printing bill for my final issue, I've decided to go the print-on-demand route through Amazon's CreateSpace."

The Contents
(Subject to Transformation)

  • ONE HELL OF A RIDE!: The Monsters from the Vault Story by Jim Clatterbaugh & Marian Owens
  • THE MAGAZINE THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING by David Colton
  • THE CENSORSHIP SAGA AND STUDIO POLITICS OF BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN by Greg Mank
  • THE 10 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS I LEARNED FROM CLASSIC HORROR FILMS by Steve Kronenberg
  • THE LITTLE FELLOW WHO CRIED WOLFMAN…AND DRACULA…AND THE MONSTER by John Stell
  • MONSTER FIGHTERS' OFFSPRING: Her Father Fought the Creature and Her Mom Met the Wolf Man, The Daughter of Richard Denning and Evelyn Ankers Tells All! Interview by Tom Weaver
  • OF LOBOS AND HOMBRES: Mexican Werewolf Cinema, 1958-1976 by Bryan Senn
  • ATOMIC GOTHIC: Horror Movies Didn't Die in the 1950s, They Went Into Disguise by Mark Clark
  • THE CAT CREEPS (1930) WHILE THE CANARY SLEEPS by Gary Rhodes
  • THE HUMAN MONSTERS OF PARAMOUNT by Steven Thornton
  • OUR READERS SPEAK!: Recollections and Remembrances of Monsters from the Vault
  • FILMS FROM THE VAULT
  • BOOKS FROM THE VAULT

As usual, the covers are all superb and you'll be seeing them here in future posts. Pictured today is the cover by Michael Kronenberg.

In the meantime, visit MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT blogspot for the rest of the 4-1-1.
 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

THE GOGOS GALLERY



Sold to the highest bidder on June 5, 2008 for the princely sum of $25,095 is this example of Gogos' cover work that he did for FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND (#83, April 1971). Depicting a scene from Universal's THE MUMMY'S TOMB (1942), the work is acrylic on board and measures 23" x 19".



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