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 monster magazines of the 1960s and 70s.
Each day for the rest of the month, we will pit 2 classic monster movie magazines against each other and you, fellow Monster Kids, will choose who goes home and who lives to fight another day. The competition will occur on the Collecting Classic Monsters Twitter and Facebook pages.
To participate, just follow us on Twitter @CollectMonsters or Like us on Facebook.com/CollectingClassicMonsters where we will post the daily competition, announce the previous day’s winner and share details on each magazine title included in this year’s challenge.
In case you’re wondering why certain magazines aren’t included, here’s the criteria used for our selection:
- originally published beginning during the primary Monster Kid era of the 1960s and 70s
- First issue appeared prior to 1980
- Editorial focus on Classic Monsters and Monster Kid genre films, not Horror or Sci-Fi exclusively
- Magazines must be editorial/fanzine focused rather than comic anthologies such as Creepy or Vampirella
That said, let us know if there are glaring omissions from our list so we can include them in our next competition — there’s no grand prize here; just some fun in the digital clubhouse for Monster Kids and Collectors.
And while you’re at it, check out our Monster Magazine Archives to read up on all the past articles we’ve written about one of our favorite collectible categories!