Make horrid scars and gashes.


Power Records "The Monster Series" (1974)

The complete 4 record set from Power Records encompassing the "Monster Series" based on their Marvel Comics counterparts. These were mostly simplified stories that came from the early 1970's Marvel "Horror" line, and the Frankenstein, Dracula & Werewolf recordings were all re-released as 45s few times without the Marvel branding or comic book over the years (in fact I decided to included a Frankenstein rip from one of these records, so that's why it doesn't have the "turn the page" sound). As a kid I always preferred the full LP collections of all the stories that were parted out for 7" book & record sets, but sadly these recordings never came out in one fully compiled set (though the great "A Story of Dracula, The Wolfman and Frankenstein" kinda came close I guess). Check these out and tell me it's not a crying shame that they never made any Ghost Rider, Son of Satan, Simon Garth or Brother Voodoo records.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have I told you lately that I love you? Cuz I do. Thanks for making this stuff available. I do love me some Power Records.

3/08/2006 9:04 AM

Blogger The Usual Decaying City said...

After seeing this I almost started crying. I paid $30.00 for the Man-Thing on Ebay about a year ago. The tears I weep are tears of joy! Thanks again! Mark

3/08/2006 10:07 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This site gives me a reason to live.
J, you are the best. I only had Man-Thing as a kid.

Is this all the Power Monster stuff??

Are these the same as on these??

3/08/2006 11:24 AM

Blogger Jason said...

no & yes:

the first link is to the standalone "A Story of Dracula, The Wolfman and Frankenstein" LP, which I'll be uploading eventually. This had no relation to the marvel stories & was a totally new thing (the first pressing w/ the book had cool Neal Adams art; a later (non-US if my memory serves me) version was just the audio).

The second image (Frankenstein 7" sleeve) WAS from the later Power Records pressings of the same stories here, and there are versions like that w/ similar graphics for the Werewolf & Dracula ones as well.

Hope that helps clear it all up.

3/08/2006 11:52 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you live at the North Pole? Because each new sharity makes the day into Christmas for me! Thank you a million times, Mr. Kringle.

Max the drunken severed head

3/08/2006 5:17 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for these Power Records. They sure bring back memories.


3/08/2006 8:21 PM

Anonymous spudgun said...

Your posts get more awesome everytime. Thank you for these gems.

3/09/2006 4:40 AM

Blogger Tiki-Tim said...

This is a FANTASTIC Blog....Thanks for sharing all of these albums....

3/09/2006 9:20 PM

Blogger Jason said...

Thank you sir! Allow me to say that your blog is very missed.

3/09/2006 11:03 PM

Anonymous Lokifer said...

Thanks for Night of the Laughing Dead. I've been looking for this album for years...and I'm talking about years in double digits.

3/11/2006 7:42 PM

Blogger threerandot said...

Hi: I love the power records stuff. I was hoping you could post a star trek album if you have it? 4 stories: human factor, dinosaur planet, the man who trained meteors and the robot masters? Would be forever grateful!

3/17/2006 7:04 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason, you are amazing! I am a lifelong monster fan, but I am new to wonderful blogs like yours. Some of the records you have posted (like this "Monster Series") I haven't seen or heard since my mom probably threw them away decades ago. Others I still have, but I no longer have a way to play them. Thanks so much for these and please keep them coming!


3/23/2006 6:49 PM

Blogger Dave said...


I was in your shoes last year, and for about $50.00 (with shipping) I got a turntable, and a 75 watt amp off from ebay, and they both work great. Be sure to buy the insurance if you do this though. It can be well worth the $2.00.

3/28/2006 11:55 AM

Blogger George said...

I'm wondering if the werewolf book and record is the same story as the 45 entitled "The Werewolf".


5/17/2006 1:03 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if the 45 called 'The Werewolf' is the same recording as "Curse of the werewolf'? Any info?


5/18/2006 12:56 AM

Anonymous william said...

i was wondering where i could download a full copy of the monster of frankenstien book only

2/13/2007 12:54 PM

Blogger super8monsters said...

I'm trying to locate a FRANKESTEIN audio drama I heard in the 1970's.
It had eerie string music, and the Monster spoke in a high-pitched voice like he had a strain vocal chords.

It's not POWER RECORDS PRESENTS THE MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN, it's not the 1932 13 chapter vintage radio drama, or the two from the 1940's on the Radio Spirits CD. It's not FAMOUS MONSTERS SPEAK.

3/04/2007 9:16 PM

Blogger super8monsters said...


I'm trying to locate a FRANKENSTEIN audio drama I heard in the 1970's.
It had eerie string music, and the Monster spoke in a high-pitched voice like he had strained vocal chords.

It's not POWER RECORDS PRESENTS THE MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN, it's not the 1932 13 chapter vintage radio drama, or the two from the 1940's on the Radio Spirits CD. It's not FAMOUS MONSTERS SPEAK.

It was a real spooky audio drama of FRANKENSTEIN. I heard it in grammar school. It was an audio tape. Might have come with a book for reading comprehension purposes.

3/04/2007 9:19 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had all of these as a kid, I just went into shock seeing that artwork...UNREAL!!!!! bravo

3/24/2007 4:57 AM

Anonymous Morpho! said...

Any chance of re-posting these briefly? I had 'em all as a kid, and was flabbergasted to come across them here - but they don't seem to be up anymore. You would make my week (at least) if you could...

3/30/2007 1:07 AM

Blogger Fog said...

Anyone after The Man Thing can download it here: - cheers

5/07/2007 5:30 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolute pure gold. Thanks you veruy much.

9/28/2007 8:33 PM

Blogger Warren said...

Oh sweet mercy. You have truly made my day. I had the Man-Thing 45 (still have the sleeve somewhere around here). Seeing this all together makes me all tingly. Big Big thanks.

10/25/2007 8:19 AM

Anonymous Pete said...

Wow!! What a flashback! I remember the day I saw the werewolf comic set and begged my father to buy it for me. Damn, that was a long time ago! That would explain alot about how and why I draw and illustrate for horror magazines, today.

Thanks for the memories, bro.

12/29/2007 9:01 AM

Anonymous super8monsters said...


Jackson Beck and Peter Fernandez also recorded a memorable audio drama of FRANKENSTEIN in 1970 for Soundstage Records.

The LP was distributed in schools. The Holy grail of Frankenstein Records imho!

I never forgot how creepy it was. The Monster spoke in a high-pitched whiny voice. With Haunting music. And the undeniable voices of Jackson Beck. and Peter Fernandez!

I'm so glad I finally made the connection with Speed Racer, and the English dub voices of GAMERA!

5/05/2011 5:46 PM


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