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Writers / Artists: Harlan Ellison

Interview with Harlan Ellison, An

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Interviewed by Chris Reynolds and Paul Harvey.

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Lillian Spencer Drake Catalog of Values (1st-2nd)

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Faux parody catalog edited and published by Mark Martin.

Two-color covers, some interior color.

1st printing: 1988
2nd printing: date?, published in association with Tundra Publishing, edition of 500 (indicated by a note on the inside back cover)

There may be more contributors than listed above.

Marvelmania Magazine #4

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Fanzine from the Marvel Comics fan club.

Rocket’s Blast Comicollector / RBCC #151

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HARLAN ELLISON issue.

 

Editorial features include:

Cover by Bret Blevins.  Back cover by Stephen Fabian.

“An Interview with Harlan Ellison” by James Van Hise, with acknowledgements to Marc Wielage. 

“The Harlan Ellison Hornbook” by Ellison. 

“William Rotsler Remembers … “ by Rotsler. 

“Harlan Ellison Responds” by Ellison. 

“Ellison Wonderland — A Photo-Journal” by JVH, with captions by Ellison. 

“Harlan Ellison On The Air” conducted by Denny Lane. 

“Aaargh!  Help!  The Giant Ant Ate My Maidenform Bra!” by Ellison (an introduction to a Science Fiction Book Club edition). 

Introductions to the adaptations of “Basilisk” and “Soldier.”  

“Basilisk” by Ellison, with illustrations by Bret Blevins. 

“Soldier,” adapted by Kerry Gammill.  

“A Conversation with the Man Who Hates Television,” reprinted from the May/June 1979 issue of The Videophile

“COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey.

 

There also exists a limited signed edition (200 copies) of this issue.  

 

Ads for:

BIZARRE THRILLS #1 (Bill Black)

ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS #8

IS IT FAST? by Mahlon L. Fawcett

FANTASY NEWSLETTER 

FemFantastique #3 (Bill Black)

PORTFOLIO by Richard Harrison Green

STAR FEMS #1 (Bill Black)

TARA #2 (Bill Black)

THE COMICS JOURNAL #53 (Harlan Ellison issue)

THE HARLAN ELLISON / STEPHEN FABIAN PORTFOLIO

THE PRISONER NEWSLETTER

 

THRUST — Science Fiction in Review

 

 

Trumpet #11

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Features include portfolios by Stephen Fabian and Robert Kline.  Also included is Ellison’s “Repent Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman,” with illustrations by Tim Kirk.  

 

Trumpet became Nickelodeon #1 in 1975 after Tom Reamy became embroiled in a publishing deal with Nostalgia Inc. that didn’t turn out as he had hoped or expected or been led to believe. 

 

Trumpet #12 would be published in 1981, following the publication of Nickelodeon #1 and #2, when Ken Keller tried to resurrect the title.  It would be the final issue. 

Xero #01

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Xero was a key building block in the creation of comics fandom. Produced by Dick and Pat Lupoff with Bhob Stewart (uncredited), it was a widely circulated science fiction fanzine that began to examine comic books thru the pivotal series “All In Color For A Dime.”  Those articles help focus the attention of would be comic fans in comic books, and the entire series was later reprinted in book form. Xero went on to win a Hugo, and some of the articles were reprinted many years later in a hardback book. In Flyer #5, the supplement to Xero, Dick Lupoff mentioned that the circulation of the zine was 160 copies. No copies were for sale, and no subscriptions were ever accepted. It was only available by direct mailing with recipients getting one free first time copy, and you only got subsequent issues by trading your zine for it, or writing letters of comment (long letters, not just post cards and thank you notes), or writing articles for the publication. 38 pgs, mimeographed on twiltone paper, side-stapled. Contents include:

  • Cover by Joe Sanders who never became famous for his art, but became a highly regarded science fiction critic and scholar.
  • "Xerogenisis" Editorial by Dick Lupoff
  • "The Insidious Mr. Word" book review by Pat Lupoff
  • "Psycho" movie review by Harlan Ellison "Frankly, I had the shit scared out of me."
  • "The Worlds of Titus Groan" book review by Pat Lupoff
  • "Crossword Horror" crossword puzzle by Frank Arthur Kerr
  • "And All in Color for a Dime - The Big Red Cheese" 1st installment of this influential series of articles on comic books by Dick Lupoff with spot illoes by T. Heif (tracings by Dick, Pat or Bhob Stewart)
  • "Reverberations of the Rumble" letters from Hal Shapiro, Harry Warner Jr, Pat & Dick Ellington, Earl Kemp, Don Ford, Joe Sanders, Rory Faulkner, Lew Forbes, Ted PaulsF. H. Busby
  • "Absolute Xero" another editorial by Dick & Pat

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