House of Hammer (the)

série: Horror
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: Top Sellers
genre: Horreur
classement: carton131
date: 1977
format: broché
état: TBE
valeur: 6 €
critère: *
remarques: The House of Hammer was an influential
British horror movie magazine that was initially
published between 1976 and 1978 (30 issues),
this one is one number dated 1977

this issue collected here
as a representative sample of the serie

1/ one million years B.C.
based on 1966 Hammer film starring Raquel Welch
script by S. Moore and art by John Bolton

2/ media macabre
science fiction, reincarnation, gothic horror
forthcoming in fantasy films

3/ fact file
the making of million years B.C.

4/ John Carradine
an interview with one of the horror greats
of the Hollywood Golden Age

5/ Lost World movies

- front cover Raquel Welch
- back cover Raquel Welch and Ursula Andress
- cover no 1 of House of Hammer

- the magazine was the brainchild of comics editor
Dez Skinn who had most recently been editing a revived
version of Monster Mag for publishers Top Sellers
(one of several imprints of Warner Bros publishing division)

- Skinn initially conceived of the magazine under
the title Chiller, but walking past the Hammer offices
each day, he suddenly realised that a tie-in with
the world’s most famous horror film production house
could be beneficial, a meeting with Hammer was arranged
and, thanks to the influence of Hammer’s then
script editor Chris Wicking, a comics fan who knew
Skinn’s work, a deal was quickly made

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