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Writers / Artists: Bill Black

Alternate Existance #1

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There's one artist I'm unsure of: Henley (the Black Cat story)

Astro Advertizer #1

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Adzine with a cover by Bill Black, interior art by Black and Martin L. Greim, and ads for Fandom's Fans, Plastic Oracle, Special Series, Comic Crusader, George, Jan Strnad, Kenneth Smith, Ed Kalb, Nucleus, Dennis Mallonee, Paragon Publications, Terry Stroud, The Collector and others.

Offset, saddle-stitched.

Astro Advertizer #2

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Adzine with a cover by Martin L. Greim and Bill Black, interior art by Black and Orrin Lundgren, and ads for Comic Crusader #10, Vince Marchesano, ICF, Dream Garden, Comic Comments, Bryon Preiss, Paragon Illustrated #3, 1971 Comic Art Convention, Plastic Oracle, Specials Series, Jan Strnad, 'Nuff Said? and others.

There's also a "History of Fandom" column by Richard Small and a convention column by Gary Brown.

Ads are illustrated by Fred Hembeck, Mike Marvel, Doug Potter, Randy Yeates and others.

Offset, saddle-stitched.

Collector's Chronicle, The #3

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Contents include a Barbarella art portfolio and a letter from Fredric Wertham.

32 pages, offset, side-stapled.

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Collector's Chronicle, The #4

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Contents include: "James Bond Code 007" feature article with plenty of photos by Folo Watkins; "The Masque of Broom Hilda" interview with cartoonist Russell Myers by Lund; "UFO's & Aliens: Fact or Fiction" article by Richard G Balaam; "Reminiscences" column by Andrew J Offutt; "Fan Scope" interview of Raymond Miller by Lund; "The Ghastly Business of Dick Tracy's Villains" article by Shel Dorf; "Mole Man: Mad or Mistreated?" by Neal S Pozner; "Rachel Welch. The Cinema, Nudity & Sex: Dirty Words?" article by Gerry Clifford; poetry by Lund and Balaam; "What Gives?" column with fanzine plugs and comments by Lund; Ad for San Diego's Golden State Comic Con 1971; Letters from John McLaughlin, Andrew Offutt, Neal Pozner; Ad for Fantagor 1 with Richard Corben's Kansas City, Missouri address.

32 pages, offset, wraparound cover.

Publisher Will Lund notes: "Richard G. Balaam was a collective pseudonym used by a few fans involved with Comic Con at that time. I don't recall who wrote what, and sometimes it was more than one writer."

Special thanks to Aaron Caplan for the detailed info on contents and contributors.

Collector, The #23

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Contents include: a bio of Kenneth Smith; a three-page Hyperman comic; interview with artist Jim Jones; some nice non-comics art by Dan Adkins; fiction; letters (Alan Light, Gary Groth, Mark Ammerman, others); more.

One other artist: [?] Stuckey

Characters appearing include: Darkseid, Guardian, Orion, Batman, Captain Marvel (DC, Marvel & M.F. Enterprises), Flash (Golden/Silver Age), Volto, Dynamo, Blue Bolt, Lightning, Quicksilver, Thunderbolt

Offset, saddle-stitched.

This issue also came with the Newsflashes! companion insert.

Collector, The #24

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Contents include: indepth reportage on the 1971 Comic Art Convention (including Jim Warren's keynote speech, the "Comedy in the Comics" panel with Sergio Aragones & others, other panels, the Goethe Awards, Harvey Kurtzman's one-man panel, more); article on Kirk Alyn; article on Jim Steranko and Gardner Fox; article on cosplay at the con (with photos of Martin Pasko, Mike Zeck and Mike Nolan in costume); "Was Wertham Right After All?" article; The Flying Dutchman article; fiction; more.

Also contains photos of Frank Frazetta, Harvey Kurtzman, Denny O'Neil, Roy Thomas, Gil Kane, Len Wein, Neal Adams, Kirk Alyn, Gardner Fox, Phil Seuling, Jim Steranko, John Benson, Joe Sinnott, Bill Wilson, John Fantucchio, Kenneth Smith and Billy Graham.

Characters appearing include: Superman, Kirk Alyn, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane, Perry White, Clark Kent, Ka-Zar, Golden Age Green Lantern, Captain America (centerspread), Sub-Mariner, the Thing (by Sinnott), Captain Marvel, Green Ring (Green Lantern spoof)

Offset, saddle-stitched, some interior color.

Collector, The #25

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Contents include: "The Real Jack Kirby" article; "Jack Kirby: All Father Man" article; "Green Beam" comic (Green Lantern/Flash spoof) by Hanley; funny animals/Carl Barks article; profile of artist Donald Wong; The Flying Dutchman article; a memorial to Pittsburgh talk show host Ed King; crossword puzzle; letters; more.

Characters appearing include: Darkseid, Guardian, Mister Miracle, Big Barda, Captain Marvel/Tom Tyler, Warlock, Captain America, Red Skull, the Shadow, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Dynamo, NoMan, Menthor, Superman, Batgirl, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, Batman

Offset, some interior color, saddle-stitched.

Collector, The #26

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Contents include: six-page Mr. A comic and wraparound cover; biography of Ken Barr; a Tarzan art portfolio; a John Fantucchio portfolio (with color centerspread); "The By-Products of Adventure" (radio drama); biography of Joe Sinnott; a "Greenhorn" comic by Hanley (Marvel/DC parody); a brief interview with C.C. Beck; a gorgeous 10-page Hyperman comic; letters (Al Hewetson, Kenneth Smith, Joe Kubert, others); more.

Characters include: Batman, Tarzan, Superman, Deadman, Lone Ranger, the Old Witch (EC Comics), Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr., Cthulhu, Doc Savage

Offset, some interior color, saddle-stitched.

Collector, The #27

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Contents include: article on Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptations from DC Comics (Tarzan, Korak, John Carter); "The Legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs" article; a look at ERB character Ghek; an eight-page NoMan story by Pinkoski (T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents); portfolio of western art by Don Newton; a Greenhorn comic by Hanley (Marvel/DC parody); interview with Gray Morrow; eight-page "J Series" comic by Ditko; letters (Russell Myers, others); more.

Characters include: John Carter, Dejah Thoris, NoMan, Ghek, Darkseid, Glorious Godfrey, Desaad, Kalibak, Batman, Captain Marvel, Broom-Hilda, The Old Witch (EC Comics)

Offset, some interior color, saddle-stitched.

Collector, The #29

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Contents include: interview with Walter Koenig (Ensign Chekov); "Star Trek Revisited" article; production drawings for the Star Trek animated series; three articles on the Captain Marvel family, villains and 1940s serials; one-page profile of Kurt Schaffenberger; a Collector cover gallery; two pages of Zero Hero by Harvey; four-page Steve Ditko comic; "A Short History of Pulp Fandom" article; "The Heroes of Nostalgic Literature: Pulps vs Comics" article; article on the resurrection of Will Eisner's Spirit; article on the Perry Rhodan series; 10-page Greenhorn comic by Hanley; letters (Bill Gaines, others); more.

Characters include: William Shatner/Captain Kirk, Leonard Nimoy/Mister Spock, Nichelle Nichols/Lt. Uhura, USS Enterprise, the Demon, Superman, Captain Marvel, Sivana, Captain Marvel Jr., Mary Marvel, Superman, Mr. Mind, the Shadow, Doc Savage, the Spirit, Lightray, Darkseid, Mister Miracle, Big Barda, Alley Oop

Offset, some interior color, saddle-stitchd.

Comic Artist, The #3

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Wally Wood issue, featuring articles about Wood’s career, and a Wally Wood checklist. 

 

Letters from Joe Kubert, Bob Cosgrove, and Duffy Vohland.

 

Characters in art include: Dynamo, Captain Science, Animen, Animan, Nudine, Daredevil, Radian, Captain Action, Captain America

 

Offset, saddle-stitched.

Dark Continent #2

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Pre-AC Comics "good girl" adventure and superhero comics by Bill Black. Stories in this issue feature Tara and Captain Paragon. There's also a Sheena section in the middle with photos of Irish McCalla and artwork by Dan Adkins (centerspread) and Black. The back cover depicts the Haunted Horseman.

7 × 8½", 32 pages, offset.

Fandom Marketplace #3

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Fandoma #2

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Fanzine News & Reviews #3

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Fem Fantastique #2

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