Eerie was a comics magazine, by Warren Publishing, that ran from 1966 to 1983. It was a (mostly) black-and-white magazine that featured original and adapted stories. Unlike most contemporary comics of its era it didn’t submit the Comics Code Authority so its stories could feature nudity, blood, and plenty of other gruesome goodness.
Below you’ll find some of the many ads for spoken word record albums that ran in the mag. The only one I’ve ever come across myself was the audio drama adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea |READ OUR REVIEW|.
I’ve received dozens of emails over the years asking about this edition of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. If you’ve got some of the records below, or know of others from similar magazine ads, please leave comments!
Eerie magazine ad from 1975 – “SUPER ADVENTURE RECORD ALBUMS” and “12 EVIL EDGAR ALLAN POE RECORDS!”:
EERIE 1979 – “Fantastical LP Record Albums”:
Eerie 1967 – “An Evening With Boris Karloff And His Friends”:
Eerie 1968 – “Wild, New Adventure LP Records”:
Eerie magazine ad from 1966 – “Now You Can Hear Your Favorite Monsters”:
Eerie magazine ad from 1966 – “Famous Monsters Speak”:
Posted by Jesse Willis
2 thoughts to “Eerie magazine ads for vintage spoken word record and audio drama albums”
Nice post. I’m hoping this stirs up some favorable comments because I’ve long been curious about most of the listings.
My family owned THE FAMOUS MONSTERS SPEAK brand-new when I was still a kid. Don’t know where my parents purchased it (and never thought to ask until many years later when it was gone and couldn’t remember ever existing). But I used to listen to it zealously and it was, really, my first introduction to audao drama.
Interested parties can still purchase the album as a either a CD or audio download from Amazon (just search for Famous Monsters Speak). I’ve not listened to much of it — too busy with other things — but I can verify it is the album from my childhood.
The OTR albums were, I think, RADIOLA albums out of Sandy Hook (aka Radio Yesteryear). My local public library had several including Capt. Midnight, Buck Rogers, and The Shadow. If memory serves, the episodes for the last were “Reflection of Death” and “The Walking Corpse” (great bit by a parrot muttering “zombie” over and over until the bird was strangled).
Again, great post for the season. In lieu of links for free audio, I enjoy reading about releases that once existed and might someday show up again.