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Archive for October 13th, 2008

 What’s better than comic book ads? Monster-themed comic book ads! Here are a few I recently dug up

 

 What if Mr. Bones hangs out all year long? When does creepy and horrifying simply become sad and pathetic?

 

What a great idea! Inviting my friends over and throwing on a record that tells them they are going to die one by one! I wish I had thought of this years ago!

These costumes are supposedly flame-retardant, but no one said anything about being retarded-retardant. I can smell the stale stench of plastic sweat even now!

 Anything with characters named “Jack the Nipper” and “Draculass” has to be good.

 A Moon Monster? What the hell is a Moon Monster? It looks like Dick Cavet after a bender.

 Didn’t I see this thing in a Brady Bunch episode? Watch out kids, especially if you have high-strung maids that are dating maladjusted family butchers.

 This one has lawsuit written all over it. A giant “Life-Sized” Frankenstein that you could use to scare the crap out of friends, and or parents who won’t give into your demands for more Sea-Monkeys. And then there’s Boney the Skelton. He looks as if some other bone has recently risen as well! (Cue laugh track) Of course, you get your money back if you’re not sufficiently horrified.

This ad is just plain creepy. It looks like some kid from a religous commune/cult is ushering a midget dressed in a Frankenstein costume to his doom. “Frankenstein worried…”

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Here’s some great examples of monster-themed comic book covers. My criteria was basically covers that had interesting/striking compositions, displayed solid draftsmanship, telegraphed strong atmopshere and theme, and were just plain fun to look at because they are so odd in their presnentation (some of course have all four). The greats are also included in this gallery of covers: Jack Davis, Frank Frazetta and Wally Wood.

If anyone else has any other examples of monster-themed comic covers send them my way!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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