The Monster Times Magazine Needs List


A new found hobby of mine is collecting issues of the short-lived Monster Times magazines that were published between 1972 to 1976. They are amazing colorful pieces of art that are oversized that allow for a huge middle poster that was just begging to be hung on a bedroom wall.

Issue No. 14 was the focused on Lon Chaney Jr.'s Wolf Man and includes a poster with a famous quote from the 1941 film. The freshness of the poster surprised me for basically a newspaper that is approaching 50 years of age. 


Every issue has hidden treasures. Just take a look at this amazing Vincent Price subscription form. It is a piece of art. 


Another issue I had to pick up immediately was No. 12, featuring the monster Gorgo in gorgeous orange. Mystery Science Theater 3000 lampooned the "horror" movie in Season 9 and it is one of my favorites and so this issue is an all-time favorite.


The poster is amazing, showing Gorko torching London with Big Ben and Tower Bridge destroyed. I may have to find another copy to frame someday.


In total, there were 48 issues and most copies can be found pretty easily for about $10.00. There are some exceptions through. Issue No. 2 featured Star Trek long before became the pop culture behemoth it is today. Issue No. 13 features Spider-Man on the cover and is one issue that you don't typically see for less than $50.

The Monster Times Needs List

Last updated: 08-01-20

1 King Kong
2 Star Trek
3 Bugs
4 Bride of Frankenstein
5 Creature of the Black Lagoon
6 Zombies
7 Godzilla
8 Christopher Lee Dracula
9 This Island Earth
10 EC Comics
11 Planet of the Apes
12 Gorgo
13 Spider-Man
14 Wolf Man
15 Mummy
16 Spider
17 Fish Monster
18 Christopher Lee Dracula A.D. 1972
19 Tarantula
20 Star Trek/Lizard Monster
21 Frankenstein
22 Hand
23 Godzilla
24 Skull Eyes
25 Satan Biker
26 Destroy All Monsters
27 Dracula
28 Hunchback
29 Abominable Snowman
30 Teenage Werewolf
31 All-Martian Issue
32 The Bigg
33 Planet of the Apes
34 Girl Holding Snake
35 Return of Godzilla
36 Curse of Werewolf
37 Gammera
38 Giants
39 Godzilla - 12 posters
40 Phantom of the Opera
41 Frankenstein/Dracula
42 Godzilla vs. The Thing
43 Demon Issue
44 Raquel Welch
45 Barbarella
46 Vampire Issue
47 Spock
48 Six Million Dollar Man

Comments

Fuji said…
Never heard of this magazine, but I'd love to track down some of these posters. That Gorgo is gorgeous. If I found one of these, I'd probably frame it up.
dayf said…
WHOAH! THESE ARE NEAT. I WANT THAT VINCENT PRICE ART UP ON MY WALL. EXCELLENT MONSTER CONTENT

I ACCIDENTALLY LEFT CAPS ON BECAUSE I JUST FINISHED A BLOG POST AND I'M NOT RE-TYPING ALL THIS

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