Comic Covers for Where Monsters Dwell

Detail from the cover of Where Monsters Dwell Issue #37
Detail from the cover of Where Monsters Dwell Issue #37

Where Monsters Dwell, published by Marvel Comics, was a reprint series, featuring stories that had originally appeared in earlier comics like Strange Tales, Tales of Suspense and Uncanny Tales. The artists who provided cool art for the covers included Jack Kirby, Gil Kane and Marie Severin.

Where Monsters Dwell (volume 1) lasted 38 issues and was published from January 1970 to October 1975. I was too young to have seen the stories in their original comics, so Where Monsters Dwell provided the perfect opportunity for me to catch-up with these wild, creature-tastic yarns!

So, come with me… and feast your eyes on such monsters as Sporr, Rommbu, Kraa… and, of course, Fin Fang Foom!

Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #1
Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #1
Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #2 - cover art by Jack Kirby
Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #2 – cover art by Jack Kirby
Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #4 - cover art by Marie Severin
Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #4 – cover art by Marie Severin
Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #5 - cover art by Jack Kirby
Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #5 – cover art by Jack Kirby

The main story in this 1970 Where Monsters Dwell issue, “I Challenged… Groot! The Monster from Planet X!”, was originally featured in Tales To Astonish #13, from 1960…

Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #6 – cover art by Jack Kirby
Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #7 - cover art by Jack Kirby
Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #7 – cover art by Jack Kirby

A giant gill-man! Awesome! It’s called Gigantus…

Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #10 – cover art by Jack Kirby
Monster fight! Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #15 - cover art by John Severin
Monster fight! Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #15 – cover art by John Severin

The first story in this issue of Where Monsters Dwell, titled “The Insect Man”, originally appeared in Tales of Suspense #24…

Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #19 - cover art by Gil Kane. I have this issue!
Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #19 – cover art by Gil Kane. I have this issue!

It’s Fin Fang Foom! Yay! I love this dragon monster! This “Fin Fang Foom” story originally appeared in Strange Tales, back in 1961…

Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #21 (1973) - cover art by Jack Kirby
Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #21 (1973) – cover art by Jack Kirby

Easter Island statues are on the loose! Run away…

Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #24  - cover art by Jack Kirby
Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #24 – cover art by Jack Kirby

There’s a green monster climbing out of a black box! Woot!

Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #30  - cover art by Larry Lieber
Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #30 – cover art by Larry Lieber

Cool cover! Here’s Tragg, the last of a race of subterranean monsters (wiped out by underground atomic testing), ripping up subway train tracks!

Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #33 - cover art by Gil Kane
Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #33 – cover art by Gil Kane

It’s Gorgolla – the living gargoyle!

Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #35  - cover art by Jack Kirby
Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #35 – cover art by Jack Kirby

Okay, here’s a final cover, featuring a beaked, tentacled sea-fiend…

Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #37 - cover art by Gil Kane
Where Monsters Dwell Vol 1 Issue #37 – cover art by Gil Kane

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