Writers / Artists: Bill Black

Alternate Existance #1

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There's one artist I'm unsure of: Henley (the Black Cat story)

Collector's Chronicle, The #3

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Contents include a Barbarella art portfolio and a letter from Fredric Wertham.

32 pages, offset, side-stapled.

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Collector's Chronicle, The #4

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Contents include: "James Bond Code 007" feature article with plenty of photos by Folo Watkins; "The Masque of Broom Hilda" interview with cartoonist Russell Myers by Lund; "UFO's & Aliens: Fact or Fiction" article by Richard G Balaam; "Reminiscences" column by Andrew J Offutt; "Fan Scope" interview of Raymond Miller by Lund; "The Ghastly Business of Dick Tracy's Villains" article by Shel Dorf; "Mole Man: Mad or Mistreated?" by Neal S Pozner; "Rachel Welch. The Cinema, Nudity & Sex: Dirty Words?" article by Gerry Clifford; poetry by Lund and Balaam; "What Gives?" column with fanzine plugs and comments by Lund; Ad for San Diego's Golden State Comic Con 1971; Letters from John McLaughlin, Andrew Offutt, Neal Pozner; Ad for Fantagor 1 with Richard Corben's Kansas City, Missouri address.

32 pages, offset, wraparound cover.

Publisher Will Lund notes: "Richard G. Balaam was a collective pseudonym used by a few fans involved with Comic Con at that time. I don't recall who wrote what, and sometimes it was more than one writer."

Special thanks to Aaron Caplan for the detailed info on contents and contributors.

Collector, The #23

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Contents include: a bio of Kenneth Smith; a three-page Hyperman comic; interview with artist Jim Jones; some nice non-comics art by Dan Adkins; fiction; letters (Alan Light, Gary Groth, Mark Ammerman, others); more.

One other artist: [?] Stuckey

Characters appearing include: Darkseid, Guardian, Orion, Batman, Captain Marvel (DC, Marvel & M.F. Enterprises), Flash (Golden/Silver Age), Volto, Dynamo, Blue Bolt, Lightning, Quicksilver, Thunderbolt

Offset, saddle-stitched.

This issue also came with the Newsflashes! companion insert.

Collector, The #24

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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.

Dark Continent #2

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Pre-AC Comics "good girl" adventure and superhero comics by Bill Black. Stories in this issue feature Tara and Captain Paragon. There's also a Sheena section in the middle with photos of Irish McCalla and artwork by Dan Adkins (centerspread) and Black. The back cover depicts the Haunted Horseman.

7 × 8½", 32 pages, offset.

Fandom Marketplace #3

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Fandoma #2

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Fanzine News & Reviews #3

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Fem Fantastique #2

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Fun Comics #2

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Ithacon I (1976) program

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Ka-Pow #18

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Mirk-Wood Times, The #3

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A page of fanzine reviews is the sole editorial content.

 

Includes ads for Phantasmagoria #3, The Buyer’s Guide, Paragon, and various Middle Earth portfolios and prints.

 

Panorama #1

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Bill G. Wilson, in Ken Meyer Jr’s Ink Stains:

 

“I did Panorama as a convention one-shot prior to Phil Seuling’s ’71 con – in fact, there are pics of my dad and Kenneth Smith (!) hawking copies of it at my table in The Collector 24. About the color: I was experimenting with color reproduction as I gained more experience running the ol’ A.B. Dick 360 offset press at Prince Printing, and John Fantucchio’s great cover gave me the opportunity and inspiration to do even more. Registering color with multiple passes on a single-color press – especially printing its max sheet size of 11×17 – was no mean feat, and the success with Panorama gave me the confidence to explore full four-color, which I then used throughout The Collector from #24-on.”

Paragon #3

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Was: Paragon Illustrated.