Mail Order Monsters
Hey everyone! Well this week has been a lot crazier than I thought it would be, but I’m still planning on getting my act together enough to post a few more pre-Halloween audio goodies. In the meantime however I figured I’d issue a stop-gap in the form of some visual treats, specifically several scans I’ve made of (mostly) monster-related mail order items from the 1960′s.
Some background: The majority of these come from Charlton Press’ “Mad Monsters” & “Horror Monsters” magazines, and a smaller percentage are from even less common mags like “Modern Monsters” (Prestige Publications), “3-D Monsters” (“Fair Publishing” — actually Myron Fass!) and “Monster Mania”(Renaissance Productions).
Warren Publications and the Captain Company are represented by a few pages from “Monster World” & “Spacemen” (most of the “Spacemen” ones are at the end of page 4 — some cool stuff I’d love to check out there), but for the most part I tried to avoid the big guns (Famous Monsters, Creepy, Eerie, etc) since many of those ads are readily available online (case in point: here’s a great Flickr set.)
I also avoided using anything from the 1970′s (Monster Times, Castle of Frankenstein, House of Hammer, etc etc), but I bet I eventually break down & just start scanning everything in. That’s how this stuff always starts, isn’t it? Anyway, enjoy!