Contents include: article on the Heap; a retelling of "Mandrake the Magician and the Midnight Monster" Big Little Book; "The History of Flash Comics" article; Airboy info and artwork; commentary on the new element of fandom, comic dealers; more.
Characters in fan art include: Sub-Mariner, Flash (Golden Age)
Ditto, 23 pages (most are one-sided), top-stapled.
Detective-themed comics fanzine by Bart Bush. Contents include: interview with Alfred Andriola with "Kerry Drake" artwork; "Comic Strip Taboos" by Andriola (originally delivered as a speech at the First International Comics Exhibition in 1965); lots of Charlie Chan strips; a selection of Kerry Drake Christmas strips; more.
Offset, newsprint, saddle-stitched.
Although this is issue #2 it's actually the first issue published. The stencils for #1 were ready to print but delayed for reasons not stated.
Contents include: American comic and strip news, fanzine reviews, a centerspread drawing of Marvelman (Miracleman), article/index on The World Adventure Library; reminiscences of Electroman, more.
Written by Dave McCulloch. All artwork is uncredited, presumably it's also by McCulloch.
Characters in fan art include: Batman, Captain Marvel, Marvelman
This issue's focus is Dick Tracy. Contents include: interview with Chester Gould; article on Dick Tracy villains; a Kerry Drake index; a Dell Dick Tracy Four-Color index; two sample strips from 1935 featuring a black woman who was redrawn/replaced by a white woman within days; 1931 Dick Tracy strips; letters (Max Allan Collins, Alex Toth, Steve Englehart, others); more.
Characters in fan art include: Dick Tracy, Two-Face, Haf-and-Haf, Sherlock Holmes, Charlie Chan
Contents include: "The Comics Market Today" article; three pages of parody covers (Fantastic Four, Atom, Superman family); John McGeehan's list of known comics fanzines; article on the Phantom; more.
Characters in fan art include: Phantom, Magnus, Robot Fighter
Ditto, 20 pages (17 sheets, most are one-sided), corner-stapled.
Comics/fandom news and views by Gary Brown. Other contents include: art/comics by Doug Potter and TBC (?); letters from Mark Evanier, Bill Schelly, Tony Isabella and others; a review of Jim Steranko's History of Comics Vol. 1; more.
"Paid circulation": 110
Contains letters from Jerry Bails, Murray Boltinoff, Glen Johnson and Derrill Rothermich.
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
Contents include: Stan Lee's speech at the 1968 SCARP comic con (Comic Art Convention) with photo; con report (with photos of Wally Wood, Gil Kane, Will Eisner, Tom Fagan, Al Williamson, Leonard Starr, Lee Falk); Cosgrove's version of "The Conventioneers"; "The First Inhumans" (part 3 of in a series about funny animal comics); Q&A with Rich Buckler; a visual rundown of Hawkman's headgear over the years; "Mongo's Forest Kingdom" (Flash Gordon); "The Second Time Around" (Marvel's Golden Age hero revivals); a bit on The Wizard of Id; a bit on Golden Age hero Shock Gibson; Iron Man/Barbarella/Captain Marvel Jr. cosplay (costume contest); letters from Jim Steranko, Steve Ditko and others; two-page Defender ama-hero strip by Greim; more.
Characters in fan art include: Captain Marvel (Marvel/DC), Deadman, Mister Spock, Triton, Mighty Atom, Firefly, Bee-29, Atomic Mouse, Atomic Rabbit, Atomic Fox, Super Goof, Super Turtle, Sir Rodney, Captain Marvel Jr., Black Knight, Dr. Strange, Vision, Superkatt, Sub-Mariner, Human Torch
Offset/ditto, ditto pages are one-sided, side-stapled.
Contents include: "Steve Ditko, Man of Mystery" article; "The Day Flash Gordon Died" article; Q&A with Bob Cosgrove; "The First Inhumans" article (funny animal characters); "The First Injustice Society" article; a two-page Defender strip by Greim; letters (Mike Friedrich, Robert Gluckson, Doug Fratz, others); more.
Characters in fan art include: Flash Gordon, Ming the Merciless, Dr. Zarkov, Dale Arden, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, Blue Beetle, Question, Captain Atom, Creeper, Hawk and Dove, Mr. A, Spectre, Deadman, Mr. Justice, Mysterious Traveler, Super Rabbit, Li'l Pan, Sir Spot, Mighty Mouse, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Flash, Quicksilver, Defender, Hulk, Barbarella, Black Condor
Offset/ditto, 16 pages plus mailing wrapper, side-stapled.
Marc Crisafulli says this is "part of a three book series sending up every job I've lost in animation."
To my knowledge, the copy generously donated to the Database is the only one with a hand-colored cover.
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