The origins of Ideal’s S*T*A*R Team and how one toy company is giving the short-lived toy line new life.
EXCLUSIVE: Talented artist SHAG talks pop-culture influences, licensed character work, what he refuses to paint, and what’s next!
I have very specific memories of waiting in line to see STAR WARS and staring at the lobby cards, images that sparked my imagination and remind me of how patient I had to be as a nine-year-old until I could get through those doors and see the movie.
STAR WARS first arrived in theaters 40 years ago today. Like so many of my generation, the movie rocked my world and changed the trajectory of my future aspirations. This is my story, along with excerpts of my first interview with Mark Hamill.
I’ve assembled a bunch of fun STAR WARS-themed covers of Famous Monsters, classic and contemporary, for your viewing pleasure.
Happy STAR WARS Day! Enjoy a few curated links to exclusive interviews and general excitement related to the film that changed fandom 40 years ago.
The other day, I was overcome by a wave of nostalgia as I was perusing the shelves of my local toy store. I had to reclaim a lost piece of my childhood. I just couldn’t help it.
After revisiting it on the new MST3K, I’ve come to realize that STAR CRASH gloriously transcends the craptastic. And Caroline Munro remains HOT.
THE LAST JEDI is an unapologetic hybrid of key thematic elements from The Original Trilogy in new packaging, and that’s either good or bad depending on how you look at STAR WARS movies these days.
Before STAR WARS, Ray Harryhausen’s THE 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD was the big-screen experience that rocked my world.
An appreciation of Ralph Bakshi’s animated THE LORD OF THE RINGS 40 years later, with vintage lobby cards and cool collectibles!
Celebrated Famous Monsters cover artist Terry Wolfinger talks about his formative years and reveals the secrets to his commercial art success.
Are a plethora of pop-culture references enough to keep audiences satisfied with Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of READY PLAYER ONE?
I first interviewed Rick Baker in 2012 for ET. He was happy to discuss his humble beginnings and love for Famous Monsters.
A new book on Steven Spielberg’s CLOSE ENCOUNTERS details incredible, alternate possibilities that never made it to the screen.
My favorite classic horror film to watch in the days leading up to Halloween is actually not a horror film at all, but a comedy.
From Bond to the Beatles, legendary producer David Picker shares incredible tales from the Hollywood trenches with me.
My compelling interview with Sean Young on BLADE RUNNER, DUNE, BATMAN, and how she has been treated by Hollywood over the decades.
Stephen King’s epic novel finally hits the big-screen with a brand-new Pennywise. Does he one-up Tim Curry’s iconic clown?
FAMILY GUY creator Seth MacFarlane talks to me about his new Sci-Fi series, which may owe more to M*A*S*H than STAR TREK.
That damn fine coffee you like is back 25 years later, and David Lynch spiked it with acid. Read the Flick Flack TV Review.
How some ’80s kids turned their inspiration into obsession after seeing RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK — and got noticed by Steven Spielberg.