Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Ban-It-Yourself Exorcism Products

A funny section in the September 1975 issue of The Monster Times #43, aka the ALL-DEMON ISSUE, entitled Ban-It-Yourself Exorcism Products-- from the headline: Merchants and advertisers have barely yet begun to plumb the enormous commercial possibilities of the Occult. This is puzzling, because the very drives which lead people to turn to the occult-- mainly a deep-rooted horror and revulsion of the Flesh, and a desire to achieve some super-human, ultra-antiseptic "Perfection of Spirit" --are precisely the same drives that keep them buying deodorant soap and air freshener. Certainly the hysterical popularity of THE EXORCIST should've given Madison Avenue a hint, and set them to merchandising products like this.















Friday, April 13, 2018

Kitty and Bob: The "Hep" Cats

Highly unique looking funny animal story from Hi-Ho Comics #1, illustrated by the ever awesome Ellis Chambers for Four Star Publications in 1946. This series only ran for 3 issues, but the "Hep" Cats appeared in every one of them. Cute stuff, and "Lord! What corn!" --I love that silly writing!















Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Universal Studios Monsters Big Coloring Book: Wolfman

Mr. Cavin asked to see the Wolfman pages from the Universal Studios Monsters Big Coloring Book, and here they are --see our last post too! I suppose some of these images could've been a bit more exciting, but the few that are, truly are. Hope to see more superb colored versions too!















***UPDATE!!!*** Mr. Cavin does it again! 



***UPDATE #2!!!*** JMR777 gets in on the coloring book fun too!







Thanks again to everyone that participated! :)

Monday, April 9, 2018

Universal Studios Monsters Big Coloring Book: Creature from the Black Lagoon

I found a copy of this Universal Studios Monsters coloring book a few weeks back at an antique mall, and though it's not too terribly vintage, it does contain some super cool artwork inside that is definitely worth getting out your coloring crayons and/or markers for! The six big ones are featured on the cover, (but unfortunately no Invisible Man!), and lo and behold there's an individual, multi-page chapter inside for each monster-- but for today's post we'll focus on my all time favorite Universal creation-- The Creature from the Black Lagoon!












If anyone's interested, I'll scan more pages for upcoming posts-- have fun!

***UPDATE!!!***

Mr. Cavin took the plunge and expertly colored one of the pages! Anyone else up for the challenge?



Thursday, April 5, 2018

Donkey Kong is Real!

Found this interesting photo on the internet last night and it reminded me of a certain video game that I love and I couldn't resist giving it an 8-bit make-over! Now-- SAVE THE PRINCESS!!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail

You didn't really think I'd leave you without an Easter treat this year, did you? Well, sink your teeth into this tale of holiday fun and fear and long ears and BIG appetites! Hope everyone had a hoppin' great April Fools day too! From the September 1980 issue of The Unexpected #202.











Thursday, March 29, 2018

Star Wars or Kingdom of the Spiders?

Had to share one more item from the same issue of SUPERMAG as seen in our previous post. Yes, Gwen Anne Barret's "Super Scoops" feature was THE place to find up-to-the-minute news and info on all that was cool in every area of entertainment in '77! And I've always loved Kingdom of the Spiders starring William Shatner, so it was neat to time travel back and read an early mention of it, hypin' up all of us monster kids to some creepy, weird web action coming soon to the big screen! Also of recommendation, a suspenseful adventure film that Gwen thought we should definitely not miss, which I will admit sounds pretty interesting, but seriously now, only the test of time will determine if out-of-this world fantasy films with robots and evil empires can stand up to Captain Kirk vs. tarantulas! Good luck to that little sci-fi flick from a galaxy far, far away, anyway...