Monster Magazines for Halloween!

Monster Magazines for Halloween! Here are some classic monster magazine covers guaranteed to make you forget Frankenstorm (at least for a few minutes)! We know a lot of art directors and illustrators who grew up in the 1960s and 70s used to curl up with monster magazines (and comics) clutched in their sweaty hands. And we're also guessing that they spent a lot of sleepless hours laying in bed wondering if the Creature from the Black Lagoon or the Wolfman was going to crawl out from under the bed or from inside the closet.

Art director Jesse Marinoff Reyes and illustrator David Cowles have been posting a series of classic movie monster graphic memorabilia on their respective social media pages this month, and we've collected our favorites here for SPD. The magazine covers include The Monster Times, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Creepy, and more, and feature illustrations by Jack Davis, Basil Gogos, Frank Frazetta, Norman Mingo, and Steve Ditko. They're guaranteed to warm the hearts of monster nerds of all ages!

Thanks to Jesse Marinoff Reyes for collaborating on this post and collection.

(Above): Famous Monsters of Filmland, June 1961, featuring Curse of the Werewolf. Illustration: Basil Gogos.

  • The Monster Times, April 1974, featuring The Beast from 20, 000 Fathoms
    The Monster Times, April 1974, featuring The Beast from 20, 000 Fathoms
  • The Mole People magazine, featuring The Mole People
    The Mole People magazine, featuring The Mole People
  • Mad, September 1964, featuring Frankenstein. Illustration: Norman Mingo.
    Mad, September 1964, featuring Frankenstein. Illustration: Norman Mingo.
  • Famous Monsters of Filmland, March 1964, featuring The Cyclops from Seventh Voyage of Sinbad. Illustration: Albert Nuetzell.
    Famous Monsters of Filmland, March 1964, featuring The Cyclops from Seventh Voyage of Sinbad. Illustration: Albert Nuetzell.
  • Mechanix Illustrated, May 1954, featuring The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
    Mechanix Illustrated, May 1954, featuring The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
  • The Monster Times, April 1975, featuring The Phantom of the Opera.
    The Monster Times, April 1975, featuring The Phantom of the Opera.
  • Famous Monsters of Filmland, May 1962, featuring The Bride of Frankenstein. Illustration: Basil Gogos.
    Famous Monsters of Filmland, May 1962, featuring The Bride of Frankenstein. Illustration: Basil Gogos.
  • Creepy, August 1965, featuring Frankenstein. Illustration: Frank Frazetta.
    Creepy, August 1965, featuring Frankenstein. Illustration: Frank Frazetta.
  • Mad Monsters, 1961, featuring The Wolfman. Illustration: Steve Ditko.
    Mad Monsters, 1961, featuring The Wolfman. Illustration: Steve Ditko.
  • Sick, December 1962, featuring Frankenstein. Illustration: Jack Davis.
    Sick, December 1962, featuring Frankenstein. Illustration: Jack Davis.


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Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design on Facebook
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