For today’s installment for KONGTOBER, you get two for the price of one! First up is the May 1977 issue of National Lampoon…
Vintage magazines like this one give a snapshot of the time period that they were published. This “Gay Ish” magazine is 35 years old and is filled with poltically-incorrect and insensitive articles that would never be printed today. This is one book that I bought just for the cover, as there is nothing related to King Kong inside (but there is a photo of Arnold Schwarzenegger ironing in tight shorts).
This Mad Magazine from July 1967 has a humorous King Kong organ grinder cover, but sadly no further appearance of the beast on the inside pages.
“Don’t be alarmed, ladies and gentlemen. Those chains are made of chrome steel.” All month long, I will be showing off King Kong collectibles from my personal collection in a series called KONGTOBER, so if you’re a fan of King Kong and movie monsters, I think you’re going to like what you see.