Started around the mid-1990s, Hammer Horror, which ran for seven issues, was a serious magazine for the British horror fan edited by Marcus Hearn. Published in the UK through Marvel, the magazine was going well...
"Until restructuring within the bigger Marvel empire shoved the Arundel House operations under the auspices of another Marvel subsidiary: the recently acquired Panini sticker business. The Italians had no interest in Marvel UK's ambitions to expand outside kids comics and swiftly shuttered all of M-UK's "older readers" titles including the entire magazines department except DWM. The roll-call of casualties included BLAKE'S SEVEN, PLAYBACK, BIZARRE and CLIVE BARKER's HELLBREED (all of which I've covered in previous posts). Neary's plans to re-enter the US comics market were also nixed by the new management. Hearn did at least get to sign-off in the seventh (and final) issue. He expressed the hope that another publisher would take over the magazine... but that never happened." (Starlogged Blog)
For a newbie to the world of Hammer Studios Horrors, this first issue is a great introduction. (Note: The easiest way to read each page is to right-click and select 'open link in new tab'. You can enlarge it from there.)
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