Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Black and White Wednesday: The Fiendish New Features of Monster Madness #3

What it is, Groove-ophiles! Waaaaaay back in the spring of 2009, Ol' Groove shared a post about Marvel's Monster Madness mag in which Stan Lee put goofy gags into the mouths of still pics from a variety of classic monster flicks--like the one on the cover to 1973's Monster Madness #3...

But that third issue also beget some far-out creature-featurettes about horror movies and Marvel monsters, kinda sorta previewing Marvel's Famous Monsters--rip-off--er competitor, Monsters of the Movies that would debut in 1974. Lotsa cool stuff from magnificent Marvel scribes like Chris Claremont, Don McGregor, and Tony Isabella, plus some superb art by Dave Cockrum, Neal Adams, Mike Ploog, and Herb Trimpe. Let's take a look-see!


  1. Awesome! Man I'd especially loved all Marvel's b & w & color mags! Wendigo! Cockrum's love for the Create like my own! The Ploog monster invasion! All in one mag! I always loved the Wendigo too!

  2. Actually, Marvel's Monsters of the Movies was infinitely superior to anything Famous Monsters was doing in the 1970s. Marvel actually treated the films with more intelligence and respect; I wish they were first out of the gate with a horror film magazine, as it would've raised the bar for the competition. In addition -- they had much better writers than FM!



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