I know I've been posting a lot on Cracked magazine lately, so I promise this'll be the last for a while. But I would not be doing my job as custodian of Retrospace if I didn't give a big shout out to Cracked for their brilliant monster issues.
As someone who grew up in the 1970's, I can testify to the fact that monsters were huge during this decade. Everybody loved Bigfoot (he was on the Six Million Dollar Man, Leonard Nimoy's In Search of...and who can forget Bigfoot and Wildboy?) and the Loch Ness Monster. Monsters were used as cereal mascots (i.e. Count Chocula), cartoon characters (Groovie Ghoulies, Frankenstein Jr.), Godzilla was in full effect, and they were remaking King Kong. I could go on and on.
So, when Cracked started coming out with monster issues, it was like candy spiked with heroine for kids. The art was quality, and kids (much like kids of the 60's were treated to Famous Monsters of Filmland) lapped it up and begged for more.
So, I present to you pages from Cracked monster issues which deal specifically with my favorite monster, Frankenstein...... excuse me, Frankenstein's monster - the doctor was Frankenstein, the big green dude was his monster (I hate when I get corrected on this, even though they know damn well what I meant).
Anyway, click on the images to enlarge or
download the zip file from rapidshare. Enjoy!