It’s Halloween and I have nothing to post! Quick, to the book shelves — I have to find something creepy and scary! Whew, this should do the trick. Here’s a treat for any monster fan — a couple of issues of The Monster Times!
The Monster Times was a tabloid newspaper produced in the 70’s that covered horror, sci-fi, and fantasy movies and comic books. Each issue was packed with photos, artwork, news, and historical information.
I was terrified of biker gangs as a kid.
These newsletters were made in the days of paste-up and I love the look of the layouts. No Photoshop here! The paper stock was a heavyweight newsprint, which unfortunately, gets yellow and brittle with age.
Any publication that covers King Kong and Planet of the Apes is okay in my book.
Monsters always get the ladies, don’t they?
If only my time machine was working…
Each issue of The Monster Times had a full color pin-up poster like this gem.
It’s Buck’n Flash, man!
I’ve only tracked down two issues of The Monster Times, but clearly, I need to find more. These are such a great reminder of the monster culture of the time.
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John Gaither says
Love these! And Happy Halloween Brian. : )
You too, John!
Thanks for this post. I never heard of “The Monster Times” until now. Very cool.