This will require a bit of explaining... a long time ago (it feels now), I used to write a weekly column for World Famous Comics called "Cover Stories," in which I'd usually present five comics covers with a related theme. But once a month, I'd have "Comics They Never Made," in which I faked up comics based on licensed properties that didn't actually exist, and I even came up with some stories for the comics or other stuff.
Anyway, somewhere along the line, I thought, "What if Charlton Comics had produced their own line of movie adaptation comics, like Dell Comics did? What movies would be adapted?" Since they had actually published comics based on Gorgo, Konga, and Reptilicus, I figured they'd go for genre stuff, and so I came up with the title "Drive-In Movie Classics," and started creating the series! This was issue 46 of the fictional series.
This photo is of an item in my personal collection... it's pieces of "The Monster Game," where the object is to collect all the pieces you need to build your monster, and the first to do so gets to assemble the monster on the lab table, and turn the crank to put him upright... and the monster's eyes open!
The Blog of Frankenstein is your daily destination for vintage Frankenstein-related goodies, including posters, lobby cards, stills, toys, and other coolness! And yes, I know that Frankenstein was the doctor, and not the monster... but the term has become such common use thanks to toys and the like over the years that I don't have a problem sometimes using "Frankenstein" to refer to the monster.
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