In 1965, the corner store's magazine rack was filled with monster magazines and young monsterkids reaching up to grab them. Gorged on the zany, horror host, hosted Shock! television packages of classic (and spastic) horror and science fiction movies, monsterish humor was all the rage by the middle 1960s. It would take the 1970s and maturing monsterkids to clamor for more sophisticated reading, but until then, blame Forrest J. Ackerman's Famous Monsters of Filmland for making horror movies fun and cool by poking a little fun and a lot of puns their way. Carrying the humor to the extreme was Cracked's For Monsters Only. Cartoons, wacky John Severin drawn comics, and photo-captioned mutants, aliens, monsters, and other assorted nasties went for the readers funny bone instead of his or her jugular vein. Here's issue 1.
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