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A weekly comedy/horror themed comic from IPC, Monster Fun began publication on 14th June 1975.
One of its best attributes was the small pull out comic in the centre pages called the Badtime Bedtime story book. This consisted of eight pages and usually drawn by Leo Baxendale, with titles like Moby Duck, Little Bo Creep, Punch & Chewday, Jack the Nipper's School Days.
The nominal editor was Ken Reid's Frankie Stein, previously one of the characters who had appeared in Wham! (in keeping with a meme of the time for having comic strip characters presented to the readers as editor of the comics, cf. Captain Hurricane in Battle Picture Weekly, Starlord in Starlord, Big E in Tornado, Ghastly McNasty in Scream, Mrs. Bruin in Rainbow, and, most famously, 2000 AD's editor Tharg). Monster Fun lasted just over a year, cancelling with its 73rd issue on 30th October 1976, after which it merged into Buster. Despite this relatively short run, it also enjoyed nine annuals, cover dated 1977 through 1985, plus two Summer Specials, 1975 and 1976, pre-merger, and seventeen, 1976 through 1995, after the merger.