Steve Keeter's first publication of which no more than 25 or 30 copies were printed [source: Steve Keeter].
Steve had this to say about it: "Not much to say about this first attempt "crudzine". I wrote and drew the entire issue with a ball point pen -- no pencils, directly to ink. There were reviews of TARZAN OF THE APES and THE MAD KING, and some articles about why I felt ERB was important to American literature."
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
A pre-publication ad in Fan Scene #2 (Kevin Collier, 1984) advertises contributors "Pepoy, Eldred, Wirrick, Van Bruggen, Emelander, Temmel, Tanis, Shonk and Roy".
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