James Warren, Empire of Monsters - The Man Behind Creepy, Vampirella, and Famous Monsters
|Author:||Bill Schelly + Neal A. Adams et al|
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. Ackerman's Famous Monsters of Filmland, he published Help , a magazine created by MAD's 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.