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The Weird World of Eerie Publications: Comic Gore That Warped Millions of Young Mindsby Mike Howlett
This is the history of Myron Fass and his Eerie Publications line, some of the sleaziest, goriest magazines ever produced in America. Exploitation gold. It's filled with color reproductions of cover art from the titles Weird, Tales of Voodoo, Witches' Tales, and more. My fifth grade teacher took a copy of Terror Tales away from me when she saw it in my desk. She did give it back at the end of the day, but not before getting her digs in by asking, "Do your parents know you're reading this trash?" Now, she's forever linked with trash in my mind. Can't recommend any more heartily.
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Eerie Publications' horror magazines brought blood and bad taste to America's newsstands from 1965 through 1975. Ultra-gory covers and bottom-of-the-barrel production values lent an air of danger to every issue, daring you to look at (and purchase) them.
The Weird of World of Eerie Publications introduces the reader to Myron Fass, the gun-toting megalomaniac publisher who, with tyranny and glee, made a career of fishing pocketbook change from young readers with the most insidious sort of exploitation. You'll also meet Carl Burgos, who, as editor of Eerie Publications, ground his axe against the entire comics industry. Slumming comic art greats and unknown hacks were both employed by Eerie to plagiarize the more inspired work of pre-Code comic art of the 1950s.
Somehow these lowbrow abominations influenced a generation of artists who proudly blame career choices (and mental problems) on Eerie Publications. One of them, Stephen R. Bissette (Swamp Thing, Taboo, Tyrant), provides the introduction for this volume.
Here's the sordid background behind this mysterious comics publisher, featuring astonishingly red reproductions of many covers and the most spectacularly creepy art.
Gory, prurient, and dangerous, this is the story of the most maligned comics in the history of the medium.
Eerie Publications' horror magazines brought blood and bad taste to America's newsstands from 1965 through 1975. Here's the sordid background behind this mysterious comics publisher, featuring astonishingly red reproductions of many covers and the most spectacularly creepy art.
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