13 COVERS: A FORREST J. ACKERMAN Birthday Celebration

The late, great Famous Monsters of Filmland impresario was born 105 years ago…

The world of comics, horror and sci-fi would not be what it is without the pioneers who obsessively chronicled all that we love about such genres. A classic example is the late editor/writer Forrest J. Ackerman, who was born 105 years ago on Nov. 24, 1916.

Ackerman was the driving force behind Famous Monsters of Filmland, which is arguably the greatest monster mag of all time.

Well, with Ackerman’s birthday upon us, we’ve got a 13 COVERS tribute for you to enjoy — a collection from Famous Monsters’ first 20 years, from 1958 to 1978.


Issue #1, 1958. Marion Moore and publisher Jim Warren (masked).

1964. Art by Russ Jones.

1972, Luis Dominguez


1969, Ron Cobb

1973, Basil Gogos


1973, Gogos

1978, Bob Larkin


1974, Gogos


1968, Gogos


— 13 ACKER-MANSION Monsters You Gotta See. Click here.

— 13 COVERS: A 50th Anniversary VAMPIRELLA Celebration. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. So many great issues and covers. Still have the 1972 Fearbook.

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