Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monster Magazine Indexes
Forrest J Ackerman, Famous Monster of Filmland
Published in 1986 by Imagine Inc. (Bob Michelucci et al) and written by Uncle Forry, these books were designed in the style of early FM's and include Forry's reminiscences of editing the first fifty issues of FM. Filled with way too much good stuff to list here, the book has an introduction by Vincent Price, a new Graveyard Examiner and You Axed For It, an alumni section of fans turned pro, a look at the Captain Company, plus 150 fascinating photos and much more.
Vol. 2 (1991 Hollywood Publishing Co.) covers FM #51 - #100 and has a forward by Bill Warren and 60th and 50th anniversary tributes to Universal Studios' Frankenstein, Dracula and The Wolf Man.
Famous Monsters Chronicles
Published by Fantaco Inc. in 1991 and edited by Dennis Daniel.
A complete index to all 191 issues of FM, the Yearbooks, Monster World #1-10 and the FM paperbacks. Each listing also contains a cover photo. Too much to cover here, but there's Greg Theakston's Warren Report, interviews with FM cover artists and others, tributes from top writers, reminiscences from actors, writers and directors and a wonderfully nostalgiac cover by Theakston. A must for the FM fan.