DescriptionFamous Monsters of Filmland #1 (Warren, 1958) CGC NM- 9.2 Off-White to White Pages. CGC has certified this copy as 9.2 (1975323001) for this key monster mag, which Jerry Weist's Comic Art Price Guide notes is "extremely scarce in conditions above a strict Very Fine." CGC only shows 3 copies with higher grading. When this first Warren monster magazine hit newsstands, it not only started the monster-mag genre, it was the first taste of success for Warren (their only previous publication was a short-lived Playboy knockoff called After Hours). The combination of monster-flick photos and Forrest J Ackerman's text found favor with fans, and the series was off to a run that lasted 35 years. Also of note is a two-page Frankenstein parody by Bill Elder and Harvey Kurtzman. By the way, the masked fellow on the cover is publisher Jim Warren himself! Comes with a COA from Heritage Auctions.
More Information: From the collection of Kevin Burns.
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