Monsters for Free: Anchor Hocking Universal Monsters Drinking Glasses

The Coolest Gas Station Giveaways of the 1960s Anchor Hocking Universal Monsters Drinking Glasses             Set of 4 – 1963 The mid-1960s was the peak of the Monster Craze in the U.S. and classic monsters were everywhere; on Saturday afternoon television, in toy and hobby stores, on the magazine rack and … Continue reading Monsters for Free: Anchor Hocking Universal Monsters Drinking Glasses

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

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

(Video) Relive Your 1960s Monster Kid Childhood Through FLIP

Meet Flip, a 1960s Monster Kid That Would Have Been My Best Friend The short film FLIP: a short film follows the exploits of a 1960s Monster Kid who, flush with birthday money from his grandmother, turns directly to the siren’s call of those wondrous novelty ads in the back of his (and our) favorite comic books.  It’s … Continue reading (Video) Relive Your 1960s Monster Kid Childhood Through FLIP

Colors of a Monster Kid: Monster Gallery Coloring Book

This Wasn’t Your Ordinary Coloring Book Monster Gallery coloring book (Troubadour Press, 1973) Troubadour Press published  beautifully crafted coloring books that stood head and shoulders above the usual coloring book fair.  They specialized in genre content and  treated these subjects with the same reverence as the kids who these books were made for. These 11×14″, heavy paper … Continue reading Colors of a Monster Kid: Monster Gallery Coloring Book

(Video) Monsterama Episode 19: Basil Gogos Artwork

Basil Gogos is THE Artist for Generations of Monster Kids Like a bizarro-world Norman Rockwell, Basil Gogos artwork changed the face of classic horror.  For 25 years, Monster Kids delighted in his horrifying yet dazzling images of their ghoulish heroes on their favorite magazine covers. His film monster portrait art of Frankenstein, the Creature from the Black … Continue reading (Video) Monsterama Episode 19: Basil Gogos Artwork

Classic Monster Comics: Dell Comics The Creature

Classic Monster Comics – Dell Comics The Creature: Movie Classics #142 THE CREATURE, No. 1 (Dell Comics, 1963) An unbelievable thing emerges from the murky Amazon jungle…a Monster! Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide lists this as Movie Classic #12-142-302, but “Movie Classic” does NOT appear on cover. Indicia title is “THE CREATURE, No. 1.” In … Continue reading Classic Monster Comics: Dell Comics The Creature