Horrifying! Exciting! Thrilling!

This ad dates back to circa 1970, making it a little before my time. But I do remember fixating on it when I was six or seven, wanting to mail in the form with my dollar, only to be informed by my mother that the book was several years old (probably from a garage sale, where I got most comics), and the Monster Fan Club was most likely defunct by that time. How can any kid not be amazed by the possibilities? You get 12 photos, a membership card, three monster masks, and, of course, the Life-Size Moon Monster.

Thanks to the magic of the internet, we can now see what we were missing all those years ago. Here's your membership card:

Here are your photos:

Here are your masks, which were nothing more than black and white photographs of masks, printed on plain old typewriter paper:

Hold on tight. Here's your Moon Monster (click to enlarge):

It was printed on two loose sheets of 2 x 3' paper. They've been known to occasionally show up on ebay, in case you need to make up for any childhood abandonment issues.

Thanks to this blog for some of the images.

And yes, we'll be preoccupied with this sort of thing until Halloween, so if you want to read anything new about chimps, electronic music, or cryptozoology, come back next week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Third row of photos, third photo over...
Dean Stockwell?
Seriously, I could see some sort of redemptive art project where one recreates the promised treasures of this sort of ad but with all the awesomeness a 7-10 year old imagination would have been expecting. Actual masks, big glossy photos, and a real life sized monster, dammit, not some crappy newsprint copy photo poster.