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Author Schelly, William, 1951- author.

Title James Warren : empire of monsters : the man behind Creepy, Vampirella, and famous monsters / a biography by Bill Schelly.

Publication Info. Seattle, Washington : Fantagraphics Books, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Warren,J SCH    Available
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Description 352 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 329-344) and index.
Contents The boy who could fly -- College, military and making a living -- "Welcome, monster lovers" -- Expansion: 1960 -- Ups and downs -- Creepy beginnings -- On the firing line -- An empire of monsters -- Downturn -- Vampirella -- Recovery -- Enter: Bill Dubay -- Will Eisner and The Spirit magazine -- Louise Jones, editor -- Warren's silver age continues -- The end in slow motion -- Vanishing act -- The return of James Warren.
Summary "This heavily illustrated biography features eye-opening often outrageous anecdotes about Warren, a larger-than-life figure whose ability as a publisher, promoter, and provocateur make him a fascinating figure. In addition to Forrest J. Ackermans Famous Monsters of Filmland, he published Help!, a magazine created by MADs Harvey Kurtzman, which featured early work by John Cleese, Gloria Steinem, Terry Gilliam, Robert Crumb, and Diane Arbus; Creepy and Eerie magazines, with covers by painter Frank Frazetta and comics art by Steve Ditko, Wallace Wood, Bernie Wrightson, Al Williamson, and many others. His most famous co-creation, the character Vampirella, debuted in her own magazine in 1969, and continues to be published today."--
Subject Warren, James, 1930-
Publishers and publishing -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title Empire of monsters : the man behind Creepy, Vampirella, and famous monsters
ISBN 1683961471 (hardcover)
9781683961475 (hardcover)

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