The shop keepers at Gaia Online are once again dressed up in costumes and handing out candy for Halloween. One of the most interesting is Edmund at H&R Wesley. He is obviously dressed up as Batman with a white pointy beard. Too bad Louie is dressed as a white suited vampire instead of Robin.
Released as a limited pressing in 2009 by Target in Canada, Elvira's Heavy Metal Halloween has twelve bone crunching heavy metal versions of Halloween classics. The only appearance that the Mistress of the Dark makes is on the cover so do not expect her voice on the CD itself. The tracks include:
1. Exorcist (Main Theme)
3. Toccata and Fugue - Bach
4. Hells Bells
5. Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
6. Funeral March Of A Marionette - Goundd
8. Black Cat
9. Phantom Of The Opera
10. In The Hall Of The Mountain King - Grieg
11. Carmina Burana, O Fortuna - Orff
12. Halloween (Main Theme)
Femme Fatales volume 6, number 7 (January 1998) had eight pages devoted to Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Your Halloween treat for today is the front cover, index, all eight feature pages and the back cover. Each page can be clicked on for the full size image.
Fleer's Mr Bones coffins had candy pieces that you could assemble to make a skeleton. Most of the time, the candy pieces were broken or missing so you could not finish making the bony figure. A diagram on the inside lid showed how Mr Bones would look assembled. I have the orange, yellow and red versions but the candy has long since been consumed. I found them at a local convenience store years ago. Instead, I have various trinkets inside each little plastic coffin. The orange has five miniature six sided dice but only two match. The yellow has various items from vending machines: a blue spider ring, a red spider ring different from the previous one, a spiral flat metal ring and a silver werewolf head charm. The red one contains a brown derringer charm and a blue telephone charm that were also available in vending machines.
The comic world is mourning the passing of Mike Esposito. The cover artist/inker/penciller/writer passed away on October 24, 2010 at the age of 83. He did work for DC, Marvel and Archie including the cover of Marvel Chillers #6 (August 1975) featuring Tigra the Were-Woman that he did with William F. Buckler.
Yesterday, I presented the cover of Famous Monsters of Filmland #59 (November 1969), which had a painting of Barnabas Collins on the cover. Today, I present the pictures and article about Dark Shadows from that very same issue. The inside front cover features Barnabas Collins as he would look at his actual age:
The index states that the article can be found on page forty-four:
In actuality, the seven page article starts on page forty and right after the "No Fair!" comic that I posted yesterday. Simon Laurie wrote "Who's A-Frid of the Big Bad Vampire?"
Wow, only seven more days to Halloween. Today is a special treat as I present a six page comic from Famous Monsters of Filmland #59 (November 1969). The cover illustration of Barnabas Collins from ABC's Dark Shadows was done by Basil Gogos.
"No Fair" was illustrated by Tom Sutton and written by Bill Parente.