Classic Monsters, Horror Fanzine from United States
Ceased publication

- First and last issue: 1962-1966
- Horror film fanzine, inspired by the success of Famous Monsters of Filmland.
- First editor was Dave Keil then Gary Collins and later Frederick S. Clarke (Cinefantastique).
- 21 issues were published.

Notes: The first ever fanzine dedicated to Forrest J. Ackerman.
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Info from the Database
Listing is not complete, so it is not known what is missing.
There are 21 issues listed in the database

Info from the Cover Gallery
Covers found: 18
Covers missing: Not known
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CONTENTS: 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 All GALLERIES: 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 All

Issue 14

Issue 13
The Bela Lugosi cover artwork is by fanzine artist Larry Byrd and articles include fan fiction, poetry, monster crossword puzzle and book reviews. There's a preview of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds"; a biography of Bela Lugosi; a reprint of the 1958 story "But Who Can Replace a Man?" by famed British author Brian W. Aldiss ("Frankenstein Unbound"); plus the usual letters column.

Issue 12
8 page fanzine include editorial by Dave Keil, crossword puzzle, letters column and short reviews of then-current horror films Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds", Hammer films, "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"; "Varan the Unbelievable"; "First Spaceship On Venus"; "The Manchurian Candidate" and others.

Issue 11
Articles include a review of the 1962 Hammer "The Phantom of the Opera" directed by Terence Fisher as well as the previous Lon Chaney and Claude Rains versions; there's a new films column; retro-review of the Boris Karloff "Mr. Wong, Detective"; article on the holiday of Halloween; G. R. Guy laments that publisher James Warren won't allow Forry Ackerman "to write seriously for F.M.". Noted fanzine artist Larry Byrd provides fiction ("Cosmonaut") and a reprint of the original 1934 Paul Ernst story, "The Thing in the Pond".

Issue 10

Issue 9
- Interview with Forrest J Ackerman by Dave Keil; review of "Five Weeks in a Balloon" (with Peter Lorre); book review of "The Survivor and Others" by H. P. Lovecraft; new film/fan news and coverage of the 1962 World SF Convention.

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