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January 30, 2022

Amazing Cover Photos of the Famous Monsters of Filmland in the 1970s

Famous Monsters of Filmland is an American genre-specific film magazine, started in 1958 by publisher James Warren and editor Forrest J Ackerman.

Covers of the Famous Monsters of Filmland in the 1970s

Famous Monsters of Filmland directly inspired the creation of many other similar publications, including Castle of Frankenstein, Cinefantastique, Fangoria, The Monster Times, and Video Watchdog. In addition, hundreds, if not thousands, of FM-influenced horror, fantasy and science fiction film-related fanzines have been produced, some of which have continued to publish for decades, such as Midnight Marquee and Little Shoppe of Horrors.

In the early 1980s, the magazine folded after Warren became ill and unable to carry on as publisher, and Ackerman resigned as editor in the face of the increasing disorganization within the leaderless Warren Publishing Company. The magazine stopped publication in 1983 after a run of 191 issues.

Here below is a set of amazing illustration photos that shows the covers of the Famous Monsters of Filmland during the 1970s.

Famous Monsters #63, 1970, cover by Basil Gogos

Famous Monsters #66, 1970, cover by Basil Gogos

Famous Monsters #68, 1970, cover by Vic Prezio

Famous Monsters #81, 1970, cover by Harold Shull

Famous Monsters #87, 1971, cover by Ron Cobb

Famous Monsters #94, 1972, cover by Sanjulian

Famous Monsters #101, 1973, cover by Basil Gogos

Famous Monsters #104, 1974, cover by Ken Kelly

Famous Monsters #105, 1974, cover by Basil Gogos

Famous Monsters #107, 1974

Famous Monsters #108, 1974, cover by Basil Gogos

Famous Monsters #109, 1974, cover by Basil Gogos

Famous Monsters #112, 1974, cover by Basil Gogos

Famous Monsters #113, 1975

Famous Monsters #114, 1975, cover by Ken Kelly

Famous Monsters #115, 1975, cover by Basil Gogos

Famous Monsters #116, 1975, cover by Ken Kelly

Famous Monsters #117, 1975, cover by Ken Kelly

Famous Monsters #119, 1975, cover by Ken Kelly

Famous Monsters #120, 1975, cover by Roland

Famous Monsters #121, 1975, cover by Ken Kelly

Famous Monsters #125, 1976, cover by John Berkey

Famous Monsters #127, 1976, cover by Ken Kelly

Famous Monsters #129, 1976, cover by Ken Kelly

Famous Monsters #130, 1976, cover by Basil Gogos

Famous Monsters #132, 1977, cover by Basil Gogos

Famous Monsters #133, 1977, cover by Bill Selby

Famous Monsters #134, 1977, cover by Basil Gogos

Famous Monsters #136, 1977

Famous Monsters #138, 1977, cover by Don Maitz

Famous Monsters #142, 1978

Famous Monsters #146, 1978, cover by Bob Larkin

Famous Monsters #147, 1978, cover by Basil Gogos

Famous Monsters #148, 1978

Famous Monsters #150, 1979

Famous Monsters #151, 1979

Famous Monsters #155, 1979




1 comment:

  1. Forrest J Ackerman was one of my heroes as a kid. Most of my fairly encyclopedic knowledge of early horror movies is thanks to him. He apparently remained accessible to all the magazines fans until his death in 2008.
    Thanks for posting this.
    Dave
    PS- most of the magazines issues are available on line at Archive.org.

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