Fanzine celebrating 50 years of war comics as published by DC. The wraparound cover is loaded with cartoonist portraits and self-portraits. Many of those artists also get one- and two-page articles inside about their military experience and comics work (plus new artwork).
There's also a full-color centerspread painting of the USS Stevens by Sam Glanzman.
There may be other contributors not listed above.
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“One-shot edition put together for the fans and collectors attending the San Diego Comic Con 2000.” Includes pages reprinted from EC Lives! — the 1972 EC Fan Addict Convention Book, and an article titled “The EC Story” by Roger Hill.
Edited by Ron Barlow. Design and layout by Barlow, and Leslie Cabarga. Features profiles of EC staff, article titled “EC on Film” by Bhob Stewart, and black-&-white reprints of classic EC stories by Joe Orlando, Graham Ingels, Al Williamson, Wally Wood, Reed Crandall, Frank Frazetta, and George Evans.
Predominantly an EC fanzine, with articles about EC freelancers, Kurtzman pre-war comics, and the EC Picture Story series. Also features a reprint (from black-&-white stats) of Steve Ditko’s 5-page story "Stretching Things,” from Fantastic Fears #5 (1954), one of Ditko’s first published strips, a Meteor Murphy story by Basil Wolverton, and more.
Interview with John Severin by John Benson.
Letters from Hames Ware, Mike Barrier, William F. Nolan, Alan Hewetson, Jerry De Fuccio, Alain Resnais, Jim Ivey, Jim Harmon, Gahan Wilson, Bill Blackbeard.
EC fanzine. Edited by John Benson. Features a long interview with John Severin, with a checklist of Severin’s work.
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.