Comic Art Convention
Profile of Bernie Wrightson by Bruce Jones, profile of John Stanley by Don Phelps, auto-bio by Frank Thorne, article about the annual costume parade by Jim Burns.
Contents include: indepth reportage on the 1971 Comic Art Convention (including Jim Warren's keynote speech, the "Comedy in the Comics" panel with Sergio Aragones & others, other panels, the Goethe Awards, Harvey Kurtzman's one-man panel, more); article on Kirk Alyn; article on Jim Steranko and Gardner Fox; article on cosplay at the con (with photos of Martin Pasko, Mike Zeck and Mike Nolan in costume); "Was Wertham Right After All?" article; The Flying Dutchman article; fiction; more.
Also contains photos of Frank Frazetta, Harvey Kurtzman, Denny O'Neil, Roy Thomas, Gil Kane, Len Wein, Neal Adams, Kirk Alyn, Gardner Fox, Phil Seuling, Jim Steranko, John Benson, Joe Sinnott, Bill Wilson, John Fantucchio, Kenneth Smith and Billy Graham.
Characters appearing include: Superman, Kirk Alyn, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Perry White, Clark Kent, Ka-Zar, Golden Age Green Lantern, Captain America (centerspread), Sub-Mariner, the Thing (by Sinnott), Captain Marvel, Green Ring (Green Lantern spoof)
Offset, saddle-stitched, some interior color.
Contents include: Stan Lee's speech at the 1968 SCARP comic con (Comic Art Convention) with photo; con report (with photos of Wally Wood, Gil Kane, Will Eisner, Tom Fagan, Al Williamson, Leonard Starr, Lee Falk); Cosgrove's version of "The Conventioneers"; "The First Inhumans" (part 3 of in a series about funny animal comics); Q&A with Rich Buckler; a visual rundown of Hawkman's headgear over the years; "Mongo's Forest Kingdom" (Flash Gordon); "The Second Time Around" (Marvel's Golden Age hero revivals); a bit on The Wizard of Id; a bit on Golden Age hero Shock Gibson; Iron Man/Barbarella/Captain Marvel Jr. cosplay (costume contest); letters from Jim Steranko, Steve Ditko and others; two-page Defender ama-hero strip by Greim; more.
Characters in fan art include: Captain Marvel (Marvel/DC), Deadman, Mister Spock, Triton, Mighty Atom, Firefly, Bee-29, Atomic Mouse, Atomic Rabbit, Atomic Fox, Super Goof, Super Turtle, Sir Rodney, Captain Marvel Jr., Black Knight, Dr. Strange, Vision, Superkatt, Sub-Mariner, Human Torch
Offset/ditto, ditto pages are one-sided, side-stapled.
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