SuperMag is a small format magazine that was available through paperback book clubs in the mid to late 70’s. I’m pretty sure this was a precursor to Dynamite and Hot Dog magazines, and you would probably have bought these through your school book fairs and subscriptions. Each issue of SuperMag featured pop culture icons and celebrities, and the second issue showcased King Kong. Unfortunately, the cover image on my copy has been attacked by a kid with a black marker.
Kong is king! The photo on the right shows the animatronic controls that made Kong come to life.
This is a fairly grim page spread for a kids’ publication–not one, but two photos of the defeated Kong, lying dead in the streets of Manhattan. Way to spoil the movie!
Now this is more like what you might expect to see in a kids’ magazine–King Kong playing Ping Pong! Isn’t there a joke in there somewhere?
I REALLY dig that World Trade Center maze, and might need to recreate that one for the kids.
“Don’t be alarmed, ladies and gentlemen. Those chains are made of chrome steel.” All month long, I will be showing off King Kong collectibles from my personal collection in a series called KONGTOBER, so if you’re a fan of King Kong and movie monsters, I think you’re going to like what you see.