Real Gone label reissues "Zacherle Monster Gallery" LP

For your holiday listening pleasure (worth it for the Jack Davis sleeve, in my opinion):

Fittingly enough, The Cool Ghoul himself, John Zacherle, passed away right around Halloween in 2016, and now we here at Real Gone Music are celebrating his one-year “deathday” by releasing his incredibly rare album Zacherle’s Monster Gallery, originally issued on the budget Elektra imprint Crestview, on green & orange “pumpkin” vinyl limited to 1000 copies! This record was originally released in 1963, and was actually a copy of the 1960 Elektra album Spook Along with Zacherley, except for one very important detail: the cover art to the Crestview release was inked by legendary Mad Magazine artist Jack Davis, who actually passed away last year as well. Which probably explains why original copies of this record are selling for about $150 if you can find them…So consider this release a twin tribute to two guys who brought a big smile to millions of kids, especially those on the East Coast that used to see Zach present all those cheesy horror movies on TV. R.I.P., Zach and Jack!

You can order a copy here.

Other holiday treats from Real Gone include vinyl releases of the "Cujo" and "The Return of the Living Dead" soundtracks.

The Justice League is "all in" for a new series of movie posters

The Monkees meet the Archies!

Here's a comic book cover Michael Allred was born to draw: The Archies meet the Monkees!

The Riverdale rockers will meet the Pre-Fab Four in issue four of a new Archies ongoing series, which starts this month.

According to the Comic Book Reporter: "The meeting between The Archies and The Monkees will take place thanks to some good, ‘ol fashion time travel, which will allow Archie and the Riverdale gang to meet the Monkees — Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, David ‘Davy’ Jones — in their prime."

Mark Pinkus, the president of Rhino Entertainment, owns the rights to The Monkees name, logo and back catalog — which he acquired back in 1994 — and sees the inclusion of the band as a way to introduce the group to new fans. “What a great opportunity to expose a whole new audience to the classic music and antics of The Monkees,” he said in a statement. “I look forward to seeing Micky, Davy, Mike, and Peter in Riverdale!”

Allred's cover is one of a few variants for the issue (and definitely the coolest).

New Comics: Tomb of Dracula; Werewolf by Night; Swamp-Thing: Doctor Strange; Master of Kung Fu; Donald Duck

New and notable this week.