Joe Kubert issue, featuring articles about Kubert characters, and an interview with Kubert.
Characters in art include: Tor, Angel, Anthro, Hawkman, Buffalo Bill, Crimebuster, Viking Prince, Volton, Thor
Possibly one more contributor: Grant (?)
Unusually formatted fanzine staple-bound at the top edge with a flap on the bottom of the cover that wraps to the back for the mailing address.
Contents include a Spider-Man review, a letter and want/sale list from Denis Kitchen, plus artwork and an ama-hero strip.
Characters in art include: Sub-Mariner, Elongated Man
Mimeo/ditto, top-stapled, 14 one-sided pages.
Contents include an article on Charlton Comics, brief article on Adam Strange, a six-page Mysterian ama-hero strip, and letters (Gary Friedrich, etc.).
Characters include: Crystal (Inhumans), Peter Parker, Peacemaker, Captain Atom, Thunderbolt, Judomaster, Thor
Ditto, top-stapled, 20 one-sided pages.
Contents include: ama-hero fiction with illustrations (Five Horsemen of Death, Green Sceptre), superhero origins; more.
Characters in fan art include: Green Lantern, Flash (Golden/Silver), Eclipso, Atom, Batman, Hawkman, Aquaman, Will Magnus
Contents include: article on Lex Luthor; 10-page Junior Commandoes WWII comic by Arbunich and DuBay; letters (Flo Steinberg, Larry Herndon, "D.C. Publications"); more.
Contents include: article on the Hulk; ama-hero comics; a story index for the first 35 issues of The Avengers (then current); index of Hulk stories; a Dr. Strange parody comic; more.
Characters in art include: Hulk, Green Hornet
This first issue is essentially Ford's sale list with introductory text (including thoughts on the new Romita Spider-Man) and a few drawings.
Print run: probably 40-60, according to the indicia
Ditto, corner-stapled, three one-sided sheets.
Contents include: editorial on high prices in fandom; "The Return of Iron Jaw" article; ama-hero fiction (the Golden Blade); indexes for Showcase and the Atomic Knights; paperback reviews; more.
Characters in art include: T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Iron Jaw, Crimebuster, Captain America
Numbered edition of 60.
Contains letters from Jerry Bails, Murray Boltinoff, Glen Johnson and Derrill Rothermich.
Contents include: "Academy or DCTC?" article; other DC Trade Center promotion; pro comic news; letters (Buddy Saunders, Ray Miller, Rick Weingroff, Jeff Gelb, others); ad for Super-Hero #5 drawn by Mickey Schwaberow; more.
Characters in art include: Judomaster, Fatman, Mr. L. Dedd
Offset/ditto, 24 pages (although 3 sheets are bound-in one-sided flyers), side-stapled.
Contents include: comics/fandom predictions; comic news; letters (Irene Vartanoff, Mike Benton, others); ads for Armageddon/Crypt, Wayward Traveler, Super-Hero, Intrigue, Bombshell, Heroic, Incognito Comics, Forbush Gazette; more.
Also contains On the Drawing Board #55 (Vol. 2, #8)
Characters in art include: Ka-Zar, Linus Van Pelt
Offset/ditto, essentially 20 pages, side-stapled.
There's one other unidentified artist: MR
Contents include: more on C.C. Beck and Milson; letters (Marv Wolfman, Gary Friedrich, Irene Vartanoff, Larry Herndon, Bill Spicer, others); a recommendation for Wonder Wart-Hog; full-page fanzine ads for THE, Bombshell, Action Illustrated; more.
This issue also contains On the Drawing Board #56 (Vol. 2, #9) by Robert Schoenfeld.
Characters in art include: Golden Age Green Lantern
Offset/ditto, essentially 20 pages, side-stapled.
Comics/fandom news and views by Gary Brown and Wayne DeWald. Also contains letters by Mike Friedrich, Gary Friedrich, Rocke Mastroserio, Tom Fagan, Mike Barrier and others, plus art by Ronn Foss and Alan Hutchinson.
Characters in fan art include: Green Lantern, Ringo Starr
The copy in this entry's images, at some point, had staples removed, protective sheets added at front and back and then got restapled.
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.
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.
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
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Features include “The Fanzine Story — Fanzine History” by John McGeehan, an article about Star Trek by Larry Herndon reprinted from Huh? #1, and a review of a comic con organized by Calvin T. Beck.
Comic Vendor #4 ad from RBCC #52.
Contents include: article on Mr. Terrific; ama-hero comics (Freedom Fighter, Green Ghost); commentary on Jules Feiffer's The Great Comic Book Heroes; "In Defence of the Code" article; "Racial Prejudice in Comics" article; more.
Characters in art include: Black Terror, Mandarin, Kato, Yellow Claw, Chop-Chop, Mr. Terrific
Xerox or mimeo?, corner-stapled.
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