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.
Roy Thomas on DC in the '80s; origins of Alter-Ego; tributes; The 1964 Super Hero Calendar; Fawcett Collectors of America; more.
"The Cartoon Museum Publication"
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
This issue also came with the Newsflashes! companion insert.
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: six-page Mr. A comic and wraparound cover; biography of Ken Barr; a Tarzan art portfolio; a John Fantucchio portfolio (with color centerspread); "The By-Products of Adventure" (radio drama); biography of Joe Sinnott; a "Greenhorn" comic by Hanley (Marvel/DC parody); a brief interview with C.C. Beck; a gorgeous 10-page Hyperman comic; letters (Al Hewetson, Kenneth Smith, Joe Kubert, others); more.
Characters include: Batman, Tarzan, Superman, Deadman, Lone Ranger, the Old Witch (EC Comics), Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr., Cthulhu, Doc Savage
Offset, some interior color, saddle-stitched.
Contents include: article on Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptations from DC Comics (Tarzan, Korak, John Carter); "The Legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs" article; a look at ERB character Ghek; an eight-page NoMan story by Pinkoski (T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents); portfolio of western art by Don Newton; a Greenhorn comic by Hanley (Marvel/DC parody); interview with Gray Morrow; eight-page "J Series" comic by Ditko; letters (Russell Myers, others); more.
Characters include: John Carter, Dejah Thoris, NoMan, Ghek, Darkseid, Glorious Godfrey, Desaad, Kalibak, Batman, Captain Marvel, Broom-Hilda, The Old Witch (EC Comics)
Offset, some interior color, saddle-stitched.
Contents include: interview with Walter Koenig (Ensign Chekov); "Star Trek Revisited" article; production drawings for the Star Trek animated series; three articles on the Captain Marvel family, villains and 1940s serials; one-page profile of Kurt Schaffenberger; a Collector cover gallery; two pages of Zero Hero by Harvey; four-page Steve Ditko comic; "A Short History of Pulp Fandom" article; "The Heroes of Nostalgic Literature: Pulps vs Comics" article; article on the resurrection of Will Eisner's Spirit; article on the Perry Rhodan series; 10-page Greenhorn comic by Hanley; letters (Bill Gaines, others); more.
Characters include: William Shatner/Captain Kirk, Leonard Nimoy/Mister Spock, Nichelle Nichols/Lt. Uhura, USS Enterprise, the Demon, Superman, Captain Marvel, Sivana, Captain Marvel Jr., Mary Marvel, Superman, Mr. Mind, the Shadow, Doc Savage, the Spirit, Lightray, Darkseid, Mister Miracle, Big Barda, Alley Oop
Offset, some interior color, saddle-stitchd.
Contents include: interview with Jack Kirby and Carmine Infantino (with photos); "Kirby's Kozmic Kapers" article; several articles on Hammer Films' Dracula; more.
Characters in fan art include: the Thing, Edgar Allan Poe, Adam Strange, Cyclops, Darkseid, Mister Miracle, Orion, Rondo Hatton
Offset, saddle-stitched magazine (trimmed).
This issue is all Flash Gordon. Contents include: indepth "Flash Gordon Films" article by Royer; articles on serials "Trip to Mars" and "Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe"; roundtable discussion between Royer, Sinnott, Greim and Tony Isabella; a four-page Flash Gordon comic by Greim and Black.
Characters in fan art include: Flash Gordon, Ming the Merciless, Azura
Special "Barbaric Issue". Contents include: interview with Frank Thorne; Conan fiction by Isabella; article on Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan; profile of artist Carlos Gimenez (Dani Futuro); 10-page Eclipse ama-hero strip by Foss; more.
Characters in fan art include: Conan the Barbarian, Tomahawk, Dani Futuro, Thor, Slam Bradley, Tarzan
There are two other artists I couldn't identify.
Jack Kirby cover feature.
Features interviews with Mike Kaluta, Steve Harper.
Interviews with Mark Evanier, Steve Sherman and Mike Royer.
Interview with Joe Sinnott.
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