Nickelodeon took the place of Trumpet after Tom Reamy became embroiled in a publishing deal with Nostalgia Inc. that didn’t turn out as he had hoped or been led to believe. Reamy shared editing and publishing duties with Ken Keller, who would go on to publish Trumpet #12 in 1981, in an effort to resurrect the title.
First issue edited and published by James Van Hise.
Editorial features include:
Cover by R.C. Harvey.
“RBCC INFORMATION CENTER” by Don Rosa.
“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by JB Clifford, Mike McKenney, Jack Reid, and James Van Hise.
“THE KEYHOLE” by Gary Brown.
“DELL COMICS ARE GOOD COMICS” by Jeff Gorrell and Sandy Soares.
“THE WILLIAMSON COLLECTOR” by Larry Bigman.
“A TWIST OF THE DIAL” by John Cooper.
“COMIC COLLECTORS COMMENTS” by Howard P. Siegel. “Adventures in Fandom” by Bill Wallace and Steven Henderson. "BLASTS FROM THE READERS" with a letter from GB Love.
FAN’S ZINE #5
KULL PORTFOLIO 2 (by John Severin)
MIDDLE EARTH portfolios
ROBERT E. HOWARD MEMORIAL PORTFOLIO by Barry Smith
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS CREATED BY RAY HARRYHAUSEN #4
THE BUYER’S GUIDE FOR COMIC FANDOM
THE DC READER #2
TIM CORRIGAN’S SUPERHERO COMICS #1
WAXWORKS #1 (Rich Larson)
Following the death of Tom Reamy in 1977, Trumpet #12 was published by Ken Keller in an effort to resurrect the title. Reamy had followed Trumpet #11 (1974) with Nickelodeon #1 (1975) and Nickelodeon #2 (1976) with co-editor/co-publisher Keller after becoming embroiled in a publishing deal with Nostalgia Inc. that didn’t turn out as he had hoped or been led to believe. Trumpet #12 would be the final issue.