The Monster Times Publishing Co.
Published and Designed by Larry Brill and Les Waldstein
Editors: Chuck R. McNaughton, Allen Asherman, Joe Brancatelli,
Tom Rogers and Joe Kane
1972 - 1976
The world's first monster newspaper was one of the best new monster mags of the '70s and developed a good following in it's four year run. Brill and Waldstein had previously designed Famous Monsters and other mags. Joe ("Phantom of the Movies") Kane edited the mag from no. 11 till the end of it's run. Other contributors included writers like Allan Asherman, Mark Evanier, Mark Frank, Ron Haydock, Gary Svehla, Lon Talbot, Steve Vertlieb, Jim Winoroski, Gary Gerani, Toni Isabella and Marv Wolfman and artists like Neal Adams, Frank Brunner, John Byrne, Jeff Jones, Mike Kaluta, Gray Morrow, Bill Nelson, Tom Sutton, Larry Todd and Bernie Wrightson. Each issue contained a feature article on a current or classic horror or sci-fi film, plus book reviews, news of upcoming comics and sci-fi conventions, color center-fold poster, a two page comic story and ads for fanzines. At first publishing bi-monthly (once every 2 weeks), TMT became a monthly after issue #14 and the page count was reduced in latter issues.
TMT also published three special issues.
Star Trek Lives #1 (Special Collector Issue).
Star Trek Lives #2. (Super Special Monster Times Collector's Issue No. 2) The blue background version was the newsstand issue. The grey background version (not pictured) was distributed at the 1974 Star Trek Convention.
The Worlds Greatest Monsters (First Giant Collector's Edition) was an all giant monster poster special and is the rarest of all issues of TMT.
Though still fondly remembered by it's readers, TMT has never caught on with collectors and issues can often be picked up for less than the cost of most new mags.
Thanks to Terry Ingram from the Universal Monster Army for several scans!