It’s Halloween Month here at Longbox Graveyard, and to help you countdown the days to All Hallows’ Eve, here’s the October entry from Marvel’s 1975 calendar!
(In an everything-is-new again twist, this 1975 calendar also works just great for 2014 … you see, I’m not the only one stuck in the 1970s!)
I had this calendar as a kid, and I well remember that Mike Ploog Marvel monster tribute, though I was not yet a particular fan of Marvel’s horror books … my affection for Tomb of Dracula would come later. As such, I likely missed some of the details that leap to my eye now, like the clever way that Werewolf By Night’s eyes track the passage of the moon across the sky. So, too, in 1975, a back-to-back celebration of the Son of Satan and Satanna would not have seemed shocking — hard to imagine Marvel putting those properties so front-and-center today.
That Scorpio reference seems out-of-place, until you realize Marvel was acknowledging astrological signs (and, yes, I remember Scorpio).
The entire 1975 Marvel calendar is worth remembering — and the calendar is valid for the rest of the year! I grabbed these scans from Andertoons — mouse on over for a visit, and tell them Longbox Graveyard sent you!