Originally the first publication (February, 1958) of "Famous Monsters of Filmland", by publisher James Warren and editor Forrest Ackerman (inventor of the term “Sci-Fi”) was intended to be a one-shot event. But alas, this was not to be. The first issue attracted so much ghoulish interest that it immediately went into a second printing. The high level of demand was a clear sign to the duo that they were definitely on to something big! The magazine provided high-interest articles, complete with graphic artwork, on horror movies both current and past. "Famous Monsters of Filmland’s" best years were from 1958 through the late 1960’s. During the 1970’s, "Famous Monsters of Filmland" began to depend heavily on reprints of articles from earlier issues. In 1983, the original magazine by creators Warren and Ackerman, after a successful run of 191 issues, ceased publication. Back issues of the magazine continue to be highly collectible.
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