Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Monster Times Issue #5

From March 29, 1972, comes this complete issue #5 of The Monster Times, with the cover article on The Creature From the Black Lagoon!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

"Dr. Phibes Rises Again" article from TMT

Since starting my Facebook group devoted to The Monster Times (go here to join), I have more pages of TMT to post than ever before, and I will be posting some of them here.

When I was a teen, I had never seen most of the movies I read about in TMT, and they seemed out of my reach, unless I lucked out and one was playing on TV while I visited my Grandma's house (I had few TV privileges at my own house). So my love for monsters was fed mainly by magazines like FM, COF and TMT. The Phibes films particularly fascinated me, as I picked up on their weirdness from the commercials that played on TV and the articles I read... and the adult themes that were apparent intrigued me. Here is an article from issue 16, published in October of 1972, on the sequel "Dr. Phibes Rises Again."

As always, click on the image to enlarge; once open, you may have to click it again to magnify to full-size.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Monster Times Star Trek Special #2: Part One

In 1974, while perusing the latest issue of The Monster Times I had just picked up, I saw an advertisement for both the Sci-Fi Special (in magazine format) and the newspaper format Star Trek Special #2. Since my grandmother's house was a haven where I could be myself and read what I wanted, and where I stored my collection of magazines and comics to keep them safe from my stepdad, I ordered both and had them delivered to her house. A few weeks later when I visited again, they had arrived and were waiting for me! It was an exciting afternoon and evening, I can tell you that, as I soaked in all the great stuff contained therein.

Below you will find scans of the issue's first half, with the second half coming soon.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Monster Times article: The Creature Speaks!

Welcome back! We Monster Kids all went cuckoo for The Monster Times, and to celebrate that fact I have started a new group over on Facebook devoted exclusively to it! Go there now and join:

One of our members is Gary Gerani, contributor to TMT and a beloved genre author and expert. Here is his first contribution to TMT, which also happened to be his first professional paying gig!

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