Excellent condition; minimal spine wear, including slight separation at bottom (see photo detail); extremely minimal cover wear on front, some wear on back (see photo details), stain on back cover (top right), some warping along back cover spine (water damage, I'm assuming - inside pages not affected except for slight increase in yellowing for about 10 pages in from back cover) - I'm making it sound a lot worse than it is - overall an EXCELLENT copy of this hard to find issue! PLEASE NOTE: I will not be able to ship this magazine until March 4 as I will be out of town.
A WORD ABOUT MY COLLECTION
I first came to Hollywood in the early eighties determined to make it in the movie business. When I landed my first job as a screenwriter in 1983, the very first thing I set out to do with my earnings was complete my collection of Famous Monsters. I scoured Southern California, visiting every little Mom & Pop used bookstore (remember those?) I could find. I walked into just such a bookstore in Pasadena one day and a lovely old lady showed me into a dark storage room in the back where sat a nondescript box filled with her son's collection of Famous Monsters - issues 1 - 50. They had been stored in that room for 10 years and all were in superb condition. I purchased them on the spot, took them home and put them all in plastic, after givi ... read more