VOLUME 1: 1958 – 1983

*A note about numbering: you will notice that there are no Famous Monsters Issues 70-79. After FM’s sister magazine MONSTER WORLD folded, the publisher determined that those 10 issues would serve as 70-79, as seen below. Regular numbering resumed with Issue 80.

Issue 41
November 1966

The Werewolf (1956)
Artist Unknown

Issue 42
January 1967

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
Artist: Ron Cobb

Issue 43
March 1967

Christopher Lee Dracula
Artist: Ron Cobb

Issue 44
May 1967

King Kong
Artist: Dan Adkins

Issue 45
July 1967

The Projected Man
Artist: Ron Cobb

Issue 46
September 1967

Curse of the Werewolf
Artist Unknown

Issue 47
November 1967

Claude Rains Phantom of the Opera (reused and brightened from Issue 10)
Artist: Basil Gogos

Issue 48
February 1968

Don Post Kharis Mask in a Santa hat
Photo: J. Barry Herron

Issue 49
May 1968

Werewolf of London
Artist: Ron Cobb

Issue 50
July 1968

Gorgo (reused and recolored from Issue 11)
Artist: Basil Gogos

Issue 51
August 1968

Curse of the Werewolf (duplicated and recolored from Issue 12)
Artist: Basil Gogos

Issue 52
October 1968

Dark Shadows
Photo Cover

Issue 53
January 1969

The Amazing Colossal Man (reused from Issue 23)
Artist: Basil Gogos

Issue 54
March 1969

Invasion of the Saucer Men
Artist: Ron Cobb

Issue 55
May 1969

Land of the Giants
Artist Unknown

Issue 56
July 1969
Frankenstein
Artist: Basil Gogos

Issue 57
September 1969
The Green Slime (from the promo poster)
Artist: Vic Livoti

Issue 58
October 1969

The Mummy
Artist: Basil Gogos

Issue 59
November 1969

Dark Shadows
Artist: Basil Gogos

Issue 60
December 1969

Dorian Gray
Artist: Basil Gogos

Issue 61
January 1970

Mark of the Vampire
Artist: Peter Green

Issue 62
February 1970

Mr. Hyde
Artist: Basil Gogos

Issue 63
March 1970

The Hands of Orlac
Artist: Basil Gogos

Issue 64
April 1970

House of Wax
Artist: Basil Gogos

Issue 65
May 1970
The Mask of Fu Manchu
Artist: Basil Gogos

Issue 66
June 1970
The Old Dark House
Artist: Basil Gogos

Issue 67
July 1970

Witchcraft
Artist: Vic Prezio

Issue 68
August 1970
The Mysterious Island
Artist: Vic Prezio

Issue 69
September 1970

London After Midnight (recolored from Issue 20 cover)
Artist: Basil Gogos

Monster World Issue 1
November 1964
The Wolf Man
Artist Unknown

Monster World Issue 2
January 1965
The Munsters
Photo Cover

Monster World Issue 3
April 1965
The She-Creature
Artist: Ron Cobb

Monster World Issue 4
June 1965
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Artist: Vic Prezio

Monster World Issue 5
October 1965

Tor Johnson in Bride of the Monster
Artist: Gray Morrow

Monster World Issue 6
January 1966

Don Post Frankenstein Mask in a Santa Hat
Photo Cover

Monster World Issue 7
March 1966
Son of Frankenstein
Artist: Gray Morrow

Monster World Issue 8
May 1966

Doctor X
Artist: Ron Cobb

Monster World Issue 9
July 1966
The Addams Family
Photo Cover

Monster World Issue 10
September 1966
Hammer’s The Reptile
Photo Cover

Issue 80
October 1970
Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Photo Cover