747 – Marvel Monsters: May 1960

Marvel monsters from comics on sale in May 1960

Atlas/Marvel comics on sale in May 1960 feature more giant monsters. Bombu the Witch Man, Gorgilla the Monster of Midnight Mountain, and the return of Taboo (originally in Strange Tales #75 in Jan 1960). You can see the desire to create something readers will want to buy with the assertion that Strange Tales this month is a “great new collector’s item issue”. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a comic book cover mentioning itself as a collector’s item up to this point.