Classic Monster Magazines

 Classic Monster Magazines Every few weeks, I will go in-depth on a classic monster magazine from my personal collection. We’ll kick this new series off with one of one my favorite comic book monsters, the Man Thing … Monsters Unleashed #5 Marvel Comics Group, April 1974 Fantastic Cover by Bob Larkin Printed on the interior of both … Continue reading Classic Monster Magazines

(Book) Horrormania ’79: Journal of a ’70s Monster Kid

Horrormania ’79: Memoirs of a 10 Year Old Horror Fan is a Great Read I’m always honored when a creator reaches out to me about a new project they are working on to ask my opinion or feedback. While I understand that I provide a media forum to promote their project, at the end of … Continue reading (Book) Horrormania ’79: Journal of a ’70s Monster Kid

My Conversation with SCARY MONSTERS’ Don Smeraldi

I Met Up with New SCARY MONSTERS Publisher Don Smeraldi at SDCC 2017 – Here’s Our Conversation George: First off all, congratulations on taking over the helm of Scary Monsters! It’s a big responsibility you’ve shouldered taking over a magazine that has been around for 25 years. Having just shipped your 6th issue, I’d love to … Continue reading My Conversation with SCARY MONSTERS’ Don Smeraldi

Classic Monster Trading Cards: Topps Monster Initials

1970s Nostalgia in a Wax Wrapper! Released by the Topps Company from 1973 to 1974, these stickers captured the imagination of kids and wound up stuck on just about everything.  It’s a simple idea; design stickers for each letter of the alphabet, so kids can spell their name.  But rather than just do alphabet stickers, … Continue reading Classic Monster Trading Cards: Topps Monster Initials

Take a Virtual Tour of Guillermo del Toro AT HOME WITH MONSTERS Exhibit

Opening Night of Guillermo del Toro’s                    AT HOME WITH MONSTERS Exhibit Collecting Classic Monsters HQ is located in the heartland of the U.S. And while that means not having the abundance of film memorabilia events that our friends in say Los Angeles or New York, we seem … Continue reading Take a Virtual Tour of Guillermo del Toro AT HOME WITH MONSTERS Exhibit

Championship Round: Classic Monster Magazine Challenge

We Started With 16 Classic Monster Magazines; Only Two Remain We started with 16 classic monster magazines from the heyday of Monster Kid-dom.  Over the course of several months, we’ve pitted two magazines against each other and readers have selected their favorite magazine.  16 became 8 and then 8 was whittled to four.  Now, only … Continue reading Championship Round: Classic Monster Magazine Challenge

Classic Monster Magazine Final Four

Who Will Be Champion of the Monster Magazines? We took a break from the action with during the holidays but it’s time to pick up where we left off – the Final Four in our Classic Monster Magazine Challenge! You may recall we kicked off the Classic Monster Magazine Challenge in October with 16 of the … Continue reading Classic Monster Magazine Final Four

Celebrate October with Our Classic Monster Magazine Challenge

The Greatest Classic Monster Magazine of All Time? You Decide! It’s October.  Or, as we call it here at CCM, The 31 Days of Halloween. No matter what you call it, we can all agree it’s the most wonderful time of year and to celebrate, we’re hosting our first-ever March-Madness style competition featuring those classic … Continue reading Celebrate October with Our Classic Monster Magazine Challenge

Classic Monster Kid Ads: The Moon Monster & Horror Fan Club

This Iconic Vintage Ad Captured The Collective Imaginations of Monster Kids Everywhere! If you grew up in the 1960s or 70s, and you read comic books or monster magazines, chances are you came across this ad.  You may remember it as an ad for the Absolutely FREE Giant Life-Size Moon  Monster (which was actually a black and … Continue reading Classic Monster Kid Ads: The Moon Monster & Horror Fan Club