Monday, 26 July 2010

Monstrous Monday x 1

I've a couple of dozen volumes of the Victorian/Edwardian editions of the Wide World Magazine but I bought this single issue of eBay because it had such an ace monstery cover. The early editions do have some weird stuff in them, including juicy cryptozoological stuff, so was hopeful about this apparent bipedal lizard on this edition from January 1958. Alas, it's all a con - the 'monster' was just a big monitor lizard that had escaped from its cage; very much flat on its belly and about a third of the size of the critter picture here. Oh well, it was only a few quid and interesting to see one of the later copies - The True (sic) Adventure For Men lasted till the 1960s.

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