When I was young and my mom and I would go visit my Grandma (who lives in a 1970’s time capsule awesome house), I would play in my mom’s old room and find treasures that she had when she was growing up. One of those treasures was a set of magazines called “The Wonderful World Of Disney”. If you have these you know how awesome these are. If you can find them somewhere, you should definitely buy them I think.
They are fantastic magazines that were sold at Gulf Oil gasoline stations for a lovely 25 cents. The artwork is fantastic and they are packed full of behind-the-scenes goodness at Disney, comics, interviews (including Michael Collins, the astronaut on the first lunar landing who didn’t walk on the Moon but kept the mother ship running), history (they even talk about the Chisholm Trail!), nature articles, comics, puzzles, factoids, sketches, promotions for live action Disney movies (most of which I have never heard of or seen, but they sound really interesting), fractured fairytales (really!), stories based on movies (including some original that would have made great T.V. episodes), and songs complete with music scores. Pretty fantastic, right? If you haven’t gotten to look through them, you don’t know the half of it! They’re terrific!
The reason this magazine series was so memorable to me was the part titled “Monster Of The Month”. I LOVED Monster Of The Month (Nothing’s changed, hee, hee! Still loving zany, colorful, stylish, fun monsters, collecting Monster High. My favorite was Maud the Mod Mermaid of course). I now treasure my mom’s copies, and I bought the ones she didn’t have on eBay to complete my collection. I got SO blessed and won a lot auction so that I only paid $1.60 apiece for them INCLUDING shipping.
So in keeping with Monster High-loving tradition, here are some fabulous Disney Monsters Of The Month!
I can only find 6 different issues of this magazine. If you know if there were any more, please let me know.
SO YOU KNOW:
Issues were released in this order:
Volume I, No. 1 Dragon Madame Mim
Volume I, No. 2 Scandinavian Troll
Volume I, No. 3 Abdul the Genie
Volume I, No. 4 The Electric Shamrocks Leprechaun Band
Volume II, No. 1 Christos the Centaur
Volume II, No. 2 Maud the Mod Mermaid
BONUS ROUND: More Disney Monster art:
This unspeakably awesome painting of the witch Aldetha Teach from the movie “Blackbeard’s Ghost” (go watch it if you haven’t seen it yet! In fact, go watch it if you HAVE seen it. It’s good).