“Famous Monsters of Filmland” covers, Part three: Issues 11-15

To start from the beginning, click here. Famous Monsters of Filmland #11 For the first time since issue 4, Famous Monsters went with a non-humanoid cover monster, and the result is quite successful. Basil Gogos' rendition of the Godzilla-like reptilian giant Gorgo is a seminar in blending texture, color, modeling, and composition to create a superior magazine …

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“Famous Monsters of Filmland” covers, part two: Issues 6 through 10

I gave all the blah blah blah last time. Let's get to it! Famous Monsters of Filmland #6 Albert Nuetzell's third cover for Famous Monsters is a fairly steep drop from his excellent War of the Worlds alien portrait that graced issue #4 (see last entry), though the relative mediocrity here is not entirely on the shoulders of the artist. …

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Reviewing classic “Famous Monsters of Filmland” covers, part one: Issues 1 through 5

  Horror and science fiction are visual genres, and artwork, fonts, and illustrations are critical in connecting fans to the content they desire. For many of us, a great horror poster or movie still is at once a nostalgia trip and a reminder of why we love the genre. I'd bet that most serious genre fans share the same childhood …

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