Sunday, November 29, 2009

No New Posts

Do to illness there will be no new posts at this time.

Updates available from Universal Monster Army.

Monday, November 16, 2009

New Website for "Mad Scientist" Magazine

Martin Arlt's Mad Scientist mag has a new website. (I already said that, didn't I.) Check out the upcoming 10th anniversary issue.

#20 (Fall 2009) - 48 pages
A full-color cover by Pete Von Sholly
I Bid You Welcome... (Editorial)
Retrospective: 10 Years of Mad Scientist
War Eagles: Willis O'Brien's lost film project
Universal's The Mummy's Curse
Tales from the Lab: Zombie squirrels (trust me!
Doctor Who Season 5: 1967-1968
Vault of Comics: Chamber of Chills 17
Art by Don Marquez, Dave Aikins, Mark Jiro, Okui, and John Rozum
Plus more!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Cover Art Reference #2.5

Here's another one of those "What the heck movie is that from?" covers.

Famous Monsters of Filmland No. 45

What is this Ron Cobb cover from?

It's not from "House of Wax".

Could it be "Dr. Blood"?

Or maybe "The Projected Man"?

D. None of the above?

It's not from a movie, of course. It's Florida TV "Horror Host" John Burke in one of his many character make-ups (a cryptkeeper type character).

John hosted "Nightmare Theatre" on Channel 38 (WSUN-TV) in Tampa-St. Petersburg in the late '50s and into the '60s. His host character was called "The Outsider" (not shown).

There is a six page article on Burke ("Lurk Burke Lurk") in FM no. 19 which shows several of his character make-ups, including the one above. Fantastic Monsters no. 6 has a four page article on "The Outsider", also with several pics.

John Burke out of character.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Warren Cover Artist Index

If you have any use for something like this, here it is.

Index Of Cover Artists For Warren Film Mags

FM = Famous Monsters
MW = Monster World
SM = Spacemen
STI = Screen Thrills Illus.
WW = Favorite/Wildest Westerns
FF = Famous Films

(R) = Art was reused from a previously published Warren magazine cover.
* = Uncredited on mag, but either the artist has been identified, or there seems to be no dispute that this is the artist.


Dan Adkins:
FM #44

James Bama:
FM 1965YB* (Aurora model kit box art))
Son of Famous Monsters(R)*

John Berkey:
FM #125* (movie poster art)

Maelo Cintron:
FM #140

Ron Cobb:
FM #33, 40, 41*, 42, 43, 45, 49, 54, 87(R), 1968YB*
MW #3, 8

Randy Counts:
FM #98

Jack Davis:
WW #2, 3, 4

Luis Dominguez:
FM #93, 95

Norm Eastman:
STI #2

H. R. Giger:
FM #158 (movie production art)

Basil Gogos:
FM #9-12, 13*, 14, 15, 16*, 17-23, 24*, 47(R), 50(R), 51(R), 53(R), 56, 58-60, 62-65, 66*, 69(R), 83, 99, 100, 101*, 103, 105, 106, 108, 109*, 110-112, 115, 126, 130, 132, 134, 135, 147, 169, 171*(R), 176, 179, 188(R), 1964YB(R), 1969YB*(R), 1970YB*, 1971YB*
SM #1, 3-6
STI #1
WW #5, 6
Dracula '79(R)

Peter Green:
FM #61

Russ Jones:
FM #30
MW #1*
SM 1965YB
FF #1* (Horror of Party Beach)
FF #2* (Curse of Frankenstein/Horror of Dracula)
FF #3* (The Mole People)
Famous Monsters Strikes Back(R)

Ken Kelly:
FM #90 (movie poster art), 91, 104, 113*, 114, 116, 117, 119, 121-124, 127, 129
1975 FM Con Program

Bob Larkin:
FM #146

Vic Livoti:
FM #57 (movie poster art)

Don Maitz:
FM #138

Barry Morgan:
FM #92

Gray Morrow:
FM #37
MW #5, 7

Albert Nuetzell:
FM #4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 27

Vic Prezio:
FM #35, 36, 38, 39, 67, 68, 1966YB*, 1967YB*
MW #2*, 4

Harry Roland:
FM #118, 120

FM #94, 185

Harry Schaare:
FM #55 (Aurora model kit box art)

Bill Selby:
FM #133, 191

Harold Shull:
FM #81

Drew Struzan:
FM #128* (movie poster art)

James Warren:
FM #3*, 102(R)*

Maurice Whitman:
FM #31, 34

Wally Wood:
SM 1965YB



Famous Monsters #26, 28, 29, 46, 97, 180, 189
FM 1974 Con program
Spacemen #8
House of Horror #1 (Same as FM #180)

Movie Poster/Ad/Production Art used on the following covers:
FM #86, 107, 136, 160, 190
Lord of the Rings, Meteor, Moonraker

Warren Memo (FM #70-79)

I guess this thing has been around the block, but here it is, again, anyway. Pretty self explanatory and yes, Greg was fired. Click the pic.

Friday, November 6, 2009

FM Club Kit 1958

Starting in the second issue, FM began running an ad for it's new "Famous Monsters Club". If you sent in 75¢ for your lifetime membership, you got a "Vice President" badge (1.5"), wallet size membership card, a certificate (8.5" x 11") and a free classifieds ad in the mag. The certificate is extremely rare! I've only seen one sell on ebay (2005 for $405).

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Spacemen, again

Speaking of Spacemen no. 1. Here is an early cover mock-up, where the mag is called SPACEMAG and Gogos added a pic of Mickey Mouse on the helmet in his cover art rough.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Spacemen Ad

Sorry for the long lag between posting, but "things happened"!

Let's kill two birds with one post and have a combo monster mag ad and cover art source. In the early days, Warren bought some army surplus stuff to sell in his mags. This "Astronaut Space Helmet" (i.e. ordinary military jet pilot helmet) was used by Basil Gogos for reference for his cover art for Spacemen no. 1.