Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Movie Monsters #4, Part 4!

And we lead off this installment ith pages 32 and 33, house ads!


Some cool stuff being offered there, eh? Most of it's Aurora stuff... the Super Heroes kits are the "Comic Scenes" reissues, and of course, the monster kits were the glow-in-the-dark reissues. Those jigsaw puzzles, on the other hand, I don't think I've come across, ever!

Am I mistaken, or is the Monster Who's Who a book that was reviewed in one of the Castle of Frankenstein issues I've already covered? I know the Dracula recording offered on the same page was also offered in Castle of Frankenstein.


Page 34 starts the article "Disney: The Monster Factory!", which basically talks about horrific or sci-fi elements in Disney movies, such as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Three Lives of Thomasina, Darby O'Gill and the Little People, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and others.



To be honest, a lot of the article kind of reads like a modern-day stand-up comic's act in which he points out things you never realized about stuff you liked growing up... mostly by putting a spin on things that were never intended.


Of course, the author of this article wasn't trying to be funny... in fact, the sheer earnestness of the text almost makes me think that this article is, in fact, a reworking of a college or high school paper of some kind, for a pop culture/mass media course! If only I had a better idea of what kind of classes were being offered in hte 1970s, I could probably make a better argument for that.

Next time: The Atlas Fantasy Shop and The Day the Earth Stood Still!



  1. Everyone's got such great banners this year. I knew I should have done one.

    You're off to a great start, really packing quite a punch right out of the gate. I can't what to see what's coming for the rest of the month. Thanks for the castle of Frankenstein Disney article, too.

  2. Thanks, John! I'm hoping that there'll be enough variety of Halloween-related stuff for everyone's tastes -- while still keeping with the other geekery!

    I can't believe I forgot to put the countdown banner with the CoF post, though!

    I've been enjoying creating new banners for the blog... especially when it ties in to a month's theme! And I honestly am amazed at how many of the participating blogs are using the countdown banner I created -- I figured most everyone would say, "Oh, I want to do something better than that!" But there you go!

    Looks like the countdown is off to a great start on all the blogs... I enjoyed your initial post, too, by the way!


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