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Hemlock Books latest Fantastic Fifties magazine spotlights Hammer Horror

Quite by chance, the result of a chat with author and ComicSceneUK writer Martin Dallard, I came across The Fantastic Fifties magazine published by Hemlock Books, which has been going for a while now.

The Fantastic Fifties Issue 1

A magazine for lovers of retro cinema, The Fantastic Fifties is exclusively devoted to what the publishers describe as one of the richest and most exciting periods in the history of the movies.

Issue 7 – available now – included features such as “Teen Screams”. “Rebels Without a Cause” and “Beware the Blobs” while Issue 8, on sale soon, is very much a Hammer Horror special, with features on Dracula and Hammer Films Glamour Girls.

The Fantastic Fifties Issue 7

The Fantastic Fifties Issue 8

Neither Hemlock Books nor the magazine have much of a social media presence, with accounts rarely updated and some Facebook pages branded with the magazine’s logos but run by entirely separate entities who apparently no longer have any involvement with the title. Your best point of information is the Hemlock Books site itself.

The Fantastic Fifties is available in the UK from Hemlock Books direct – and on sale via Amazon (Affiliate Link) | Available in the United States from MyMovieMonsters.com

With thanks to Martin Dallard

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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