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I was a kid when these magazines were new. My mom would leave me in the magazine aisle as she shopped and was appalled when she'd catch me reading them. They are from an era when Photoshop, Painter, and desktop computers would have been considered science fiction. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

 

Creepy

http://www.comics.org/covers.lasso?SeriesID=1640

 

Eerie

http://www.comics.org/covers.lasso?SeriesID=1755

 

Vampirella

http://www.comics.org/covers.lasso?SeriesID=1916

 

 

BONUS links!

Heavy Metal

http://www.comics.org/covers.lasso?SeriesID=7155

http://www.comics.org/covers.lasso?SeriesID=22006

http://www.comics.org/covers.lasso?SeriesID=17214

http://www.comics.org/covers.lasso?SeriesID=17215

 

P.S. Do you remember your first Frazetta?

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I remember those. GORGEOUS covers, back when Frazetta still did work for hire. I used to read 'em off the magazine rack at the store.

 

Mostly, it makes me remember when grocery stores still stocked comics. Sigh. I am old.

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Great stuff! I thumbed through an issue of Heavy Metal a year or two ago at a bookstore... then my wife came up behind me and asked "What in the world are you reading?" Halycon moment ruined by my accursed better half... ::P:

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Yeah, I was surprised that Heavy Metal was still around when I went looking recently! I remember seeing mags like Heavy Metal, Vampirella, etc at a dingy comic store called Mr Monster's Comic Crypt. The store looked exactly as the name sounds. Great memories there! He used to import anime model kits and such before there was a formal anime import industry, besides the comics and pseudo-Goth atmosphere. A store the likes of which may never be seen again...

 

I recall rather than having posters of half-naked pin-up girls as a teen, I had a Vampirella poster instead. I need to get one again for the Mancave...

 

Damon.

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I remember when the Walking Dead comic was new, and I never picked it up because the art just didn't compare to the stuff produced when I was growing up. I suppose all the good art goes into video games nowadays.

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Heavy Metal is still around, and I still buy it. I'd get a subscription, but they seem to live in a different era when it comes to mailing, so I just go and buy the new issue plus one old issue each month. Eventually I'll work my way to the middle, and what's left I don't have I'll find on eBay.

 

It's not the same mag, though. I mean, some months it's so old school it'll make you want to find your high school leather jacket and jeans - but then other months it's just chock full of weird manga porn. Hit or miss, but when it's still good it's very good.

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