Comprehensive directory of APAs of all types.
Two-color printing throughout.
Part of the Missive Device line of mini-comics that could be mailed like postcards.
Big magazine-format collection of robot artwork by Brad Foster. This includes mini-comics/zine covers, Mechthings pieces, con badges and lots more.
Roughly 8½ × 11"
Printed on semi-glossy stock
The general theme for this issue is a tribute to Clay Geerdes who'd passed in 1997.
Some of the contents include: a reprinting of Geerdes' "Newave Manifesto"; past Comix World newsletter logos by Gilbert Shelton, S. Clay Wilson, John Edgar, Rick Geary, Bob Vojtko, J.R. Williams, Jim Valentino, Dave Sim, Larry Todd, Spain, Scott Shaw!, Grass Green, Trina Robbins, Gary Whitney, Par Holman and others; samples from Comix World including art by Kevin Eastman, George Kochell, John Howard and Spain; "James Kochalka, Super Waiter" strips by David Lasky; Virgil Partch gag cartoons; a printed version of Willis' Morty Comix #2083 (7/26/97)
Characters appearing in art and comics include: Cerebus, Fat Freddy's Cat, Panda Khan, Green Lantern, Megaton Man, Mr. Monster, Antisocialman, Tor Johnson, Dick Tracy, John Wayne, Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Patrick Stewart/Jean-Luc Picard, Doctor Sputnik
Fewer than 50 copies usually printed (probably more like 25).
Centrail Mailer for this issue: Bruce Chrislip?
Some of this issue's contents: six pages of Langridge's "Fred the Clown" strips (still called "Bill the Clown" at this point); a Skinned-Alive Boy strip by Traffic and Edward Bolman.
Characters appearing in art and comics include: Santa Claus, Calvin & Hobbes, The Family Circus, Fred the Clown and Salvador Dali.
The cover is a Christmas compilation of work by Jaime Hernandez, Valentino, Bruce Chrislip and others. This issue also included a flyer insert that's a one-page jam comic (with the last panel blank) by Darryl Cunningham, Caspar Williams, Vic Pratt, Steve Willis and others.
Centrail Mailer for this issue: Bruce Chrislip
Fewer than 50 copies printed but probably more like 25.
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Each section of the Comics Code Authority's guidelines is illustrated by a different artist.
Characters appearing include Groo the Wanderer, Patty Cake, Akiko, Superman, Prometheus (Amoeba Adventures)
Hand-stamped logo on back.
Generally speaking, Not Available printings beyond the 1st have a datestamp on the front or back cover which is the printing date of the batch that copy was from. Matt Feazell says those post-1st printings were usually 60 copies or fewer.
May 2, 1997
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