OK, time for American Comics Group to get a title in the By the 10's! And by the way, yes, I know Halloween's drawing near, and if your favorite horror title doesn't get covered this month... well, there's always next year, right?
There's just something appealing, as hokey as they are, about ACG's thriller titles... perhaps it's the sheer spectacle of imitation or combination of things into new menaces... or maybe it's a case of "so bad it's good"... who knows?
Issue 20 - That's some big Zombies there!
Issue 30 - Here's an example of combining two things together... combine a werewolf with a ghost, and get a werewolf's ghost! This long before the Scooby-Doo gang would encounter the ghost of all kinds of monsters!
Issue 50 - Another combination threat with a Vampire Spider!
Issue 60 - No, these guys wearing stuff they bought at Jay Garrick's garage sale aren't worried about being shrunken... it's the menace that can't exist that bothers them!
Issue 70 - Beware the clutching hand!
Issue 80 - Cover-featuring a tale that had to at least be inspired by "I Was a Teenage Werewolf"!
Issue 90 - Now, if this guy read comic books, he'd have been able to figure out immediately what's happened to New York, wouldn't he?
Issue 100 - A rather tame cover for this series, isn't it?
Issue 110 - Featuring a rather nifty painted cover... it's Albert Einstein, Robot Fighter!
Issue 120 - A fairly lame threat here... I mean, a tiny man with a ray-gun???
Issue 130 - Now that's what I'm talking about! Dinosaurs, plus a giant human!
Issue 140 - The little man on the cover of 120 must've sold some issues, because here's another one!
Issue 150 - See, Jonny Quest wasn't the only adventurer to meet up with pterodactyls (or is that a pteranodon?)!
Issue 160 - At this point, the super-hero Nemesis had taken over the cover spot, but he didn't last long!
Issue 170 - See? I told you Nemesis didn't last long! Then again, the book itself only lasted four more issues after this one!
So, since Give-A-Show Fridays is so far behind from where the Give-A-Show Blog is now, I figured maybe it's time to retire Give-A-Show Fridays from here...
Since today I'm posting the last two slides from the 1962 "Red" set, I figured it's a good idea to throw this out there before I start on 1963 stuff! So, please vote and make yourself heard! I'll keep this poll up until next Friday, when I'll present the results and either continue or discontinue Give-A-Show Fridays!
Let's see what goodies I have to show you in this bonus post!
Ah, here's a nice box of unopened monster rings... It appears you couldn't quite tell which ring was in which envelope, so you pays your dime, you takes your chances!
I wish I had a better photo of this game - heck, I wish I had the game! Famous Monsters seems to be a role-playing game (like D&D) featuring classic monsters!
It seems at least once a week, one of the many "Wear-A-Weirdo" head necklaces appears on eBay... I have no idea how many different ones there were!
Here's another one of those items I wish I could've bid on and won... check out the ten different iron-on transfers! If I had one of these, I'd scan each one at high resolution and print out my own transfers, so I wouldn't have to worry about them wearing out!
I think these very cool monster cards are from the "Old Maid" style game that's never offered often enough! Note that the card labeled "Teen-Age Werewolf" isn't from that movie... and the "Wolf Man" card uses the Curse of the Werewolf (I believe) while the Werewolf Card has the Wolf Man! And you'll note, too, that the Phantom of the Opera and Hunchback of Notre Dame cards aren't using Lon Chaney's interpretation of either one...
Still, I'd love to have these!
Monster from Green Hell!
MONSTER FROM GREEN HELL!
Is that thing a giant killer caterpillar (like It Challenged The World), or what?
Here's a cool item... an 8mm movie with scenes from the giant squid sequence from my favorite Disney movie, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea!
Here's a fun book I think I may have seen as a child! I know one of my fellow bloggers has posted stuff out of it, too! Hmmm... "Norman Bridwell"... that's the creator of Clifford, The Big Red Dog! (Wow, something I learned by having a 4-year-old becomes helpful on this blog!)
I may have posted a photo of Ideal's Monster Lab before... but never one with all these views PLUS super-sizing available to let you look at the glory and spectacle that is this wonderful monster toy!
One of my fellow bloggers posted photos of this game, "Monster Madness," back in August...
Since I don't have this game in my meager collection, I envy him.
But wait... that green Frankenstein Monster? That's the same thing that's included in the Escape From Frankenstein game I do have!!! I wonder if the seller threw that in by accident, or if it really comes with the game?
I don't know of any blogger who's got these cool monster birthday cards with records... at least, none who've shared or shown them off yet!
Look cool as hell, don't they?
Ah, here's some vending machine monster rings... and with that, I'll close out this installment!
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