Eerie Publications

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Myron Fass of M F Enterprises (which see) enjoyed much greater Comics success with Eerie Publications, which issued black-and-white comics-format magazines, starting (like M F Enterprises) in 1966. These were anthology-type publications, mostly in the Horror genre, although all of them ran sf stories from time to time. The vast majority of material that appeared was uncredited, although it is known that Dick Ayers and Chic Stone worked for the company on occasion. Much 1950s material was reprinted from pre-Comics Code Authority horror comics. Eerie's titles had lurid and often quite grisly colour covers, similar to the "weird menace" Pulps of the 1930s but more gruesome. Titles included Horror Tales, Tales from the Tomb, Weird and Witches' Tales; among those of sf interest were Strange Galaxy (1971) and Weird Worlds (1970-1971). Weird also featured some sf amid its more morbid offerings, and was the most successful title, lasting until the company ceased operations in 1981. A Media Magazine published by Eerie was Movie Monsters, whose three issues all appeared in 1981. [GFi/DRL]

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