House of Spidey

As any monster-movie buff can tell you, once Universal Studios realized there was money to be made in their stable of monsters, they began loading them into films by twos and threes, in films like HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN and HOUSE OF DRACULA, which would feature Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, the Wolf Man, the Mummy and any other creepy types they could find. This trend even extended into the surreal with films like ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN and ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY.

Which is what I always think about when I think of Marvel’s line of horror books from the 1970s, which are all well told, spooky horror comics well worth the attention of any monster fan. However, just like Abbott and Costello at Universal…

…everybody met Spider-Man.

And I do mean everyone.

Spidey accepts these things rather easily, doesn’t he?

Okay, admittedly, this one is a bit of a cheat, since this isn’t the official Marvel version of the Mummy, but I still wanted to get a Spider-Man/Mummy cover in here…

Also probably the only time anyone’s ever called a mummy “Bunkie.”

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