Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Frankenstein Monster 'NERDS' comic ad

I really love this ad for 'Nerds' sweets with Frankenstein's Monster, a really stunning peice of art, full of atmosphere and great colours. Electrifying. From a 1988 Buster Comic.

Monday, April 28, 2008


Here at last is the 'Bats' packet from the Horror Bags range. These scans were from an ebay seller just recently. As usual a nice looking wrapper, not sure what year this will be from but Bats was the last of the range of Horror Bags. I would guess that it will be late 70's early 80's. I should think that this shade of gray used on the packet was probally the first time this colour was used on any crisp packets.

Thanks to darren

The post I did on the Horror Bags T-Shirt transfer and the Horror Bags offer in which I said that I wasn't sure where the pictures came from...well I came across a page I printed from ebay back in 2004 and the T-shirt transfer also came with the Horror Bags offer page, also the instructions on how to do the iron-on transfer. The seller explains that the transfer measures 9 inches by 7 inches and arrived folded from the suppliers.

Sunday, April 27, 2008


The short lived and unusual title of 'Legend Horror Classics' (1974/75) only lasted for 13 issues was similar in format to the more well known title 'Monster Mag'. Legend Horror Classics contained a comic adaptation usually of a classic Horror story. The first issue would feature Dracula, the second issue Frankenstein...These comicstrip stories were drawn by Kevin O'Neil and were usually in 3 colours [see scan above]. The magazine of course contained a wonderful colour horror poster of a still from a British horror film. These posters were usually about 4 A4 page size. It was a little unusual to have a comic adaptation in a poster magazine format, which I suppose sets it apart from other similar formats. The Comics would be dropped from issue 11 when Legend Horror Classics format was revamped and now would contain colour features on a particular monster from films, issue 11 would concentrate on Vampires, issue 12 Werewolves, and issue 13 on Frankenstein. this change of format would now give it a closer feel to 'Monster Mag' although Legend Horror Classics's features and posters were not so gory and as big as those covered in Monster Mag. Legend would also contain a portrait of a classic film star such as Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchecster, Peter Cushing etc in a famous characterisation. These wonderful peices of artwork were created using the dotting process, I forget what this process is called, but it is very effective [see scan above]. All in all Legend Horror Classics although short lived was a nice addition to British horror collectables and the posters sure would look great on the wall.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

'NASTIES' Collecter's Sticker Album

Most sticker albums are usually published by Panini or Merlin, but the one featured here was published by a company called 'FKS Publishers Ltd' of London. At a guess judging by the cover price this sticker album most likely came out during the 1970's. Anybody heard of it before or know when it did come out?

The 'Nasties' stickers are colour cartoons of an assorted range of monster/creature characters such as The Murks, Beastlies, Grizzlies, Creepies, Hairies, etc. these Nasties are featured on there own page/s and show the Nasties in funny situations and with the one line joke underneath the sticker [see The Murks page above]. The stickers are basically a comic picture joke like what you used to get in comics such as Monster Fun, Shiver and shake, etc.

The Pictures above feature example page of stickers, the front cover, inside front cover, inside back cover, and back cover.

Saturday, April 19, 2008


This is the 3rd picture I found from my discs. I really have no idea where I got this picture originally but I'm pleased that I kept a copy of it. Looks to be from a comic or an issue of Look-in.

As you can see from the ad, there was an offer for the 70's game 'Scream Inn' which I believe was based on the comicstrip of the same name. I have never seen the game myself but from pictures I have seen of it, it looks great. The second offer we have a Horror Bags T-shirt which is a different and probally better design than the Iron on transfer as featured in the earlier post. Fangtastic image, I wonder if any of these T-shirts have survived. Its a shame that the ad isn't a lot more clearer as you can't read the small text, maybe another better pic will turn up sometime.


Here is another picture that I came across while looking through my pictures on disc. This time its what looks to be the same transfer that you could send for from packs of Horror Bags [see pic of pack in an earlier post]. Looks great, this is probally another ebay item the picture came from.

'EAT HORROR BAGS' now there's a demand, I wouldn't advice it now though if you have any 30 plus year old packs of Bones etc. Urrgghh.


I was having a look through some discs I have of pictures I have saved over the years from the internet and came across 3 pictures that I totally forgot I had. The first picture we have here is a photo of the Alphabetti Spagetti 'Spooky Old House' game and the original envelope that it came with. I've been wondering what this game looked like and all a long I had a picture already. Looks like it was probally an ebay item.