Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cover Swipe #2

Men's magazine Knave, July 1959 (Loki Publishing Inc.) swipes it's cover model (Arlene Dahl?) from Monster Parade #1, Sep. 1958 (Magnum Publishing).

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sci-Fi Mags Part 3

Two more short lived, quality publications.

Science Fiction Horror & Fantasy, published and edited by Douglas Wright and Fantasy Film Journal from Quarterly Nostalgia Graphics. Both 1977/1978.

No. 1

No. 2


 No. 2

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sci-Fi Mags Part 2

Two of my favorite mags in the wake of Star Wars were Science Fantasy Film Classics and it's even shorter lived sister mag Incredible Science Fiction. The mags had high production values and were well written. What I found most interesting was that each issue featured a film from the '50s, one from the '60s and one fron the '70s (a current hit like Star Wars). Each issue also featured a fold out poster of original art (no great shakes), based on the current hit movie featured in the mag.

SFFC and ISF were both published by Ron Fenton in 1977 and 1978. Editors were Irv Karchmar and Curt Clemmer. The Art Director of SFFC was Michael Stein, who with Karchmar would start Fantastic Films in '78 and later, Stein would go on to create Filmfax.

No. 1

No. 2

No. 3

No. 4

No. 1

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sci-Fi Movie Mags

Although this site is about "monster mags", that went out of style when Star Wars and Starlog/Fangoria came along. The permanent galleries will still be reserved for those old style mags, but that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun posting a few covers, in this blog, of those sci-fi and horror (as apposed to "monster") mags from later years!

Here's one thing I just happened to have scanned, so let's get the ball rolling. This is Science Fiction Illustrated: 1977, from L/C Print Publications in 1977. You can see that it's mostly made up of  1976 movies (King Kong, Sinbad and Logan's Run), Star Wars having not yet been released. Anybody remember this one-shot?

Here's a further list of US and UK prozine titles, just from the late '70s!

(Anybody see posterbooks, anymore?)

Alien - Official Poster Magazine - 1-2
Battlestar Galactica - Official Poster Magazine - 1-4
The Black Hole - Official Poster Magazine
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Official Poster Magazine (US & UK editions)
Close Encounders of the Third Kind - Official Poster Monthly - 1-3
Dawn of the Dead
Doc Savage (UK)
Dracula (1979) - Official Poster Magazine
The Island of Dr. Moreau - The Official Poster Magazine (UK)
Jaws - Souvenir Poster Magazine
King Kong (Sportscene)
King Kong - Official Poster Magazine (UK)
Magic- A Terrifying Love Story (Posterbook)
Movie Monsters - Giant Poster Book
Planet of the Apes (UK)
Six Million Dollar Man (UK)
SF Color Poster Book (Starlog/Future Poster Book Series) - 1-5
Star Trek - Giant Poster Book - 1-17
Star Wars - Official Poster Monthly - 1-18
Star Wars - Official Poster Magazine (UK) - ?? issues


CE3K - Official Collector's Magazine
Cinemagic (Starlog) - 1-37
Dracula (1979) - Official Movie Magazine
Dracula (1979) - Souvenir Issue Series
Fangoria 1-291
Fantastic Films - 1-46
Fantasy Film Journal - 1-2
Future (Life) - 1-31
Future Fantasy - 1-3
Incredible Science Fiction
Media Spotlight - 1-5
Outer Space (UK)
Questar - 1-13
Reel Fantasy
Science & Fantasy Film Classics - 1-4
Science Fiction Horror & Fantasy - 1-2
Science Fiction Illustrated
Sci-Fi Monthly - 1-8 (UK)
Screen Superstar Star Wars
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (UK)
Space Odysseys
Space Stars of Movies & TV (?)
Space Trek - 1-4
Space Wars - 1-12
Space Wars Heroes (?)
Starburst - 1-365 (UK)
Star Encounters - 1-3
Starlog - 1-374
Starforce (US Reliance)
Starforce (UK)
Star Trek - TMP
Starwarp - 1-7
Star Wars vs Alien

Monday, March 15, 2010

"Favorite/Wildest Westerns" Cover Gallery

I'll edit this post and the STI post, after I find some interesting info on them.

Wildest Westerns

Sunday, March 14, 2010

"Screen Thrills Ill" Gallery

And here you go, all 10 covers for STI for all you action fans.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Screen Thrills and Wildest Westerns ?

My, time does get away from you!

I know these aren't exactly monster mags, but would anybody be interested in cover galleries of STI and WW? I thought it might be interesting to have the only other Warren film magazines.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

"The Monster Times" Gallery


Here is the link to the TMT cover gallery.
The Monster Times

Still need the covers for Sp#2 with grey background and Sp#3 ("All Giant Monsters" posters).

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Message to Phantom of Pulp

Phantom of Pulp said...

Great magazine.
Totally original in style and content.
Thanks for giving it its due.

March 2, 2010 6:00 PM

Oh for heaven sakes! I started the message on The Monster Times in the wrong blog! Please repost your comment in the gallery blog. My apologies for the inconvenience!