Monday, September 24, 2012

...Back Issues...

Your “Psychotic Prognosticator” returns once again to this “Lugrubious Landscape” called …The Horror-Mood… for yet another “Evil Entry” in this “Black Necronomicon” of a blog. This time around I present for your enlightenment and enjoyment the history and story of the Skywald back issue department. Before the “Archaic One” was handed the reins of the Skywald line of Horror Mags, the Back Issue Department was described as just that by the previous Editor and was bland and boring and went as follows in the back issue department pages of PSYCHO No. 7
BACK ISSUE DEPARTMENT
Try Them, You’ll Like Them!
Due to many of your requests, we have established a back-issue department.
Seems as if many of our fans missed copies for one reason or another. They have been writing and asking for those copies.
So, we’ve established these pages as the back-issue dept. Just fill in the coupon below and we’ll fill your order.
Exciting sales copy, right? I read the above solicitation and immediately took a pass and ordered some back-issues of “Famous Monsters Of Filmland” instead…
But a funny thing happened when I read my way to the back issue department pages of PSYCHO No. 8 and was presented with the following plea to order back issues from the now newly minted Editor “Archaic Al” Hewetson…
Inside NIGHTMARE and PSYCHO there is a lurking THING that grabs hold of your almighty anonymous all and twists it… bends it… possesses your MIND… but you already KNOW that don’t you… the pen SHAKES in your hand… your brain is trembling… but do it NOW… make that order NOW… because tomorrow you may be too late, and you will simply shudder and collapse into chaos…
We make you fair warning, chronicle collector, these farfetched freak-fantasies are selling FAST… To keep your collection complete send in the creeping cash NOW for these…
FEAR-FRACTURED BACK-ISSUES!
WTF! WHERE’S THAT CREEPING CASH? I DON’T HAVE ANY? I spent the rest of that year after reading the above mowing as many lawns, trimming as many hedges, and shoveling as many sidewalks as I could in order to get those back-issues I had missed! The back issue department was never the same after that initial entry from the “Archaic One” and his calls to us loyal readers to order more back issues of Skywald Horror-Mood mags just got more twisted, bizarre, entertaining, and captivating as the months went on and each succeeding issue was published…
Until next time... Enjoy...