Thursday, March 3, 2011
Monster Mania #1
I recently posted CREEPY #1 on this blog. CREEPY was created and edited by Russ Jones. Jones left Warren and later was approached by Kable News Distibutors when Warren went to another distributor. Kable wanted Jones to create a monster magazine to replace FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND. Jones gave them MONSTER MANIA. I’m posting issue #1 here in its entirety.
MONSTER MANIA looks to be a more serious attempt to critique then-current horror and monster movies, much more so than FAMOUS MONSTERS, a magazine full of puns and editor Forrest J. Ackerman’s ego.
More of Russ Jones’ history with Warren and Jones’ own monster magazine is here.
MONSTER MANIA #1 Copyright 1966 Renaissance Productions