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    Famous Monsters of Filmland #1 (Warren, 1958) CGC VF 8.0 Cream to off-white pages. When this first Warren monster magazine hit newsstands, it not only started the monster-mag genre, it was the first taste of success for Warren (their only previous publication had been a short-lived Playboy knockoff called After Hours). The combination of monster-flick photos and Forrest Ackerman's text found favor with fans, and the series was off to a run that lasted 35 years. Also of note is a two-page Frankenstein parody by Bill Elder and Harvey Kurtzman. By the way, the masked fellow on the cover is publisher Jim Warren! Jerry Weist notes in his Comic Art Price Guide that #1 "is extremely scarce in conditions above a strict very fine." Weist's book, published in 2000, lists values of $550 in Fine and $1,500 in Near Mint condition. CGC notes, "'Warmest wishes to Tony & Adrienne, Forry Ackerman 1990' written on 2nd page in pen." CGC census 1/05: 1 in 8.0, 6 higher.

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