Famous Monsters of Filmland #1 (Warren, 1958) When this first Warren monster magazine hit newsstands, it not only started the monster-mag genre, it was the first taste of success for Warren (their only previous publication had been a short-lived Playboy knockoff called After Hours). The combination of monster-flick photos and Forrest Ackerman's text found favor with fans, and the series was off to a run that lasted 35 years. Also of note is a two-page Frankenstein parody by Bill Elder and Harvey Kurtzman. By the way, the masked fellow on the cover is publisher Jim Warren!
FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND
ISSUE No 1
Vol 1, No 1
Our Ivy-League Frankenstein is unhappy because his ghoul friend Marion Moore insisted that he dress for dinner, and poor Frank had to clean all the skeletons out of his closet to get to the clothes.
6 MONSTERS ARE GOOD FOR YOU
Dr. Acula proves Riding Nightmares is a Healthful Hobby.
10 IN MONSTERLAND
A History of Horror Films, from “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” to “I Was A Teenage Brain Surgeon!”
24 THE FRANKENSTEIN STORY
The Biography of Father, Son, Bride, Ghost and All the Gang. Never Before Revealed: Closely Guarded Secrets of the Skeletons in the Closet of the Frankenstein Family!
36 FRANKY AND HUMBUG
In a brilliant display of sheer guts Humbug Magazine explodes an H (for Humor) Bomb on the
Frankenstein legend, The old monster will never be the same after this hilarious comic-strip
treatment by America’s top funnymen.
38 OUT OF THIS WORLD MONSTERS
Go, Ghoul, Go . . . “The Steam Monster Meets the Fire-Bug” . . . “The Jet-Propelled Caterpillar” . . . “Rodant, Son of Rodan” . . . “When the Colossal Frog Croaked” . . . “The Impossible Thing and the Unthinkable Imposter” . . . etc.
46 HOW HOLLYWOOD CREATES A MONSTER
Build your own Beast with a Million Eyes after studying this Easy-to-Understand
Boo-print. Do It Yourself Kid!
52 THE SCREAM TEST
When a Girl with a Million Charms meets a Wolf with a Million Arms, it’s a case of Thingderella and her Beast Fella. The Lowdown on the Hi-Fi Life of Horror Heroines.
58 TV MEANS TERRIFYING VAMPIRES
Tele-Visions, Ghosts, Bats, Wolves and Whatnots Prowl the Video Screens of the
Nation as Dracula Drinks Again!
66 MONSTERAMA QUIZ
Test your Memory at the Same Time you Test Your Lungs. If You can Answer All the Questions Right without Screaming, You Win Your Choice of a Date with a Tarantula or a One-Way Trip to the Black Lagoon.