Wednesday, March 29, 2017


The well-dressed monster knows that it can never have enough bling to add to its fashion repertoire. Offered for pre-order by the gang at MONSTERS IN MOTION are the first in the series of Universal Classic Monster Lovers rings featuring the Frankenstein monster and his lovely bride. Shipping begins April 25, 2017.

From the MIM website:
Whether honoring your favorite Universal Monster or vows to your true love, wear it proudly! These Universal Monsters Sterling Rings feature the head of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. Made of Sterling, these officially licensed rings come packaged in a window display box.

For our first Universal Monsters activation, we are doing the Monster Lovers Collection featuring Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. Considering how iconic both Frankenstein and Bride are, the vast cross over appeal of these characters across multiple genres and sub cultures and the fact that there is virtually no officially licensed jewelry on the market, we’re super hyped on the potential here.

Material: Sterling Silver .925
Sizes: Whole sizes (Check website for availability)
Type: Ring
Description: Officially Licensed - Universal Monsters
Made to Order
7-14 Day Production time

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


SCARY MONSTERS #104 is off to the printer and due to hit the stands in April! This issue is dedicated to the late, great makeup artist, Paul Blaisdell. Above is a peek at the marvelous cover.

From the SCARY MONSTERS Facebook page:
In #104 we highlight the quintessential creator of monsters for B movies in the 1950s. Paul Blaisdell was a one-of-a-kind monster maker who literally stepped inside his own creations, bringing them to life before the cameras and movie-goers worldwide. We also ask, “Can You Tame the Tingler?” in a review of the William Castle-Vincent Price shock-fest from a scientific perspective. Then there’s our music-monster mash up with “Gravesy Gravesum’s American Chop 40 Monster Hits Edition.” Godzilla fans will appreciate a convenient guide to the 29 G films released by Toho. We also visit with Dark Shadows alumna Marie Wallace and Vincent Price protégé David Frankham of Return of the Fly, Tales of Terror, The Outer Limits, and Star Trek. And there’s much, much more in 144 vintage pulp pages for Monster Kids of all ages!

Monday, March 27, 2017


Since this weekend's topic of "Spacemen", this item was coincidentally spotted up for sale at auction. There were a lot of spaceman movies and chapter serials in the 30s, but Buster Crabbe's Flash Gordon was the most popular. Posters for these movies aren't always seen these days and, according to the Auction House, this is one of the rarest.

Flash Gordon (Universal, 1936). One Sheet (27" X 41") Chapter 2 -- "Tunnel of Terror."
An incredibly rare original poster for one of the most lavishly produced and wildly popular serials of its day, this scarce one sheet is seldom offered at auction. It features stupendous graphics of Buster Crabbe as Flash Gordon, Charles Middleton as Ming the Merciless, Priscilla Lawson as Princess Aura, and Jean Rogers as Dale Arden. The poster has a small right corner chip, pinpoint cross fold separation, edge wear with a small chip in the left edge, and several enlarged pinholes in the top left corner and one with a tear in Aura's hair with cellophane tape on the verso. There are pinpoint stains in the borders and a few in the image area. Fine/Very Fine. 

Value Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000.

Saturday, March 25, 2017


Vol. 1 No. 4
July 1962
Spacemen, Inc.
Editor: Forrest J Ackerman
Cover artist: Basil Gogos
Pages: 68

Behind one of Basil Gogos' more uninspired covers of the "World's Only Space-Picture Magazine" is another great issue of Warren's SPACEMEN. Leading off is the "Shape of Wings to Come", describing what's in store for fans of science-fiction and fantasy films. a brief look at EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS, "They Came From Outer Space", a pictorial that shows the similarities between later sci-fi scenes and monsters and their earlier depiction on pulp cover art, "The Ace of Space", a feature on Buster Crabbe as the famous "Flash" Gordon, and a short story reprint by Donald A. Wollheim lauded by the father of pulp science-fiction magazines (including AMAZING STORIES), Hugo Gernsback. Also included is the second part of the coverage of Fritz Lang's FRAU IM MOND (GIRL IN THE MOON).

Not known for its in depth and insightful articles, SPACEMEN is, at the very least, an important archive of sci-fi and fantasy films, and early science-fiction history.


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