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Ink Stains 92: Ken Meyer, Jr. on FOOM 4 and 5

Ken Meyer, Jr. looks at a couple issues of FOOM, Marvel’s in-house fanzine of the ’70s, in the latest installment of his “Ink Stains” column at Comic Attack.

FOOM, the Marvel fanzine, not only has in house fun from the Marvel staff and freelancers, but in these issues, a contest for fans! Fans that included future pros Steve Rude, Doug Hazlewood, and many more!

Source: Ink Stains 92: FOOM 4 and 5 | ComicAttack

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The Digest Enthusiast #5, new from Larque Press


Not comics but this title features lots of folks who should be familiar to mini-comic and fanzine readers. This issue, for example, contains contributions from Brad W. Foster, Bob Vojtko, Michael Neno, Joe Wehrle, Jr., Clark Dissmeyer, Brian Buniak, Gary Lovisi, Tom Brinkmann and, of course, Richard Krauss.

Check the Larque Press website for more info and back issues.

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Origins of Irish fan publishing (pre-UK fanzines)

  In December 1966, 50 years ago now, a 15-year-old Irish teenager called Tony Roche did a remarkable thing. He published the first issue of a comics fanzine called The Merry Marvel Fanzine. W…

Source: Secrets of Ireland’s first-ever comics fanzine, featuring art by young Paul Neary, revealed | downthetubes.net

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Baxter Stock fanzine coming from DC in the 80s


Should be out this month. Keep an eye on the website (or maybe Facebook) for more details.

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John Balge, 1954-2014 (via Sequential Pulp)

Early Canadian Fanzine Pioneer by BK Munn John Balge died September 14 in Kitchener, Ontario. As the founder and publisher of the fanzine Comic Art News a

Source: John Balge, 1954-2014 – Sequential