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Writers / Artists: Russ Maheras

Captain Optimist #3 (1st-3rd)

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1st printing: June 20, 1988 - 100 copies - lighter green cover
2nd printing: ?
3rd printing: darker green cover

United Fanzine Organization memberzine.

There's a spot illo by a "Lavigne". Steve Lavigne?

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Some of the contents include: ?

Characters appearing in art and comics include: ?

Insert included with this issue: Weird Noodles

Fewer than 50 copies usually printed (probably more like 25).

Centrail Mailer for this issue: ?

There may be more contributors than listed above.

Cartoon Loonacy #080

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Characters appearing in art and comics include: Fred Gwynne/Herman Munster, Conan the Barbarian, Futurama cast as Star Wars stand-ins, Mr. Monster, SpongeBob SquarePants (spoof)

This issue included a Psychotrono trading card drawn by Darren Auck affixed to one of his pages.

Fewer than 50 copies usually printed (probably more like 25).

Centrail Mailer for this issue: Brian Buniak

Cartoon Loonacy #082

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Some of the contents include:

Characters appearing in art and comics include: Captain Kangaroo, Felix the Cat, Dagwood Bumstead, Jay Leno, the Residents

Fewer than 50 copies usually printed (probably more like 25).

Centrail Mailer for this issue: Brian Buniak

Cartoon Loonacy #090

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Characters appearing in art and comics include: Bettie Page, wrestler, beatnik

Fewer than 50 copies usually printed (probably more like 25).

Centrail Mailer for this issue: Brian Buniak

Cartoon Loonacy #094

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Characters appearing in art and comics include: the Thing (Ben Grimm), Steve Canyon, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Leonard Nimoy/Mr. Spock

Fewer than 50 copies usually printed (probably more like 25).

Centrail Mailer for this issue: Brian Buniak

Cartoon Loonacy #097

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Characters appearing in art and comics include: Grant Wood's American Gothic, the Thing, a skrull

Fewer than 50 copies usually printed (probably more like 25).

Centrail Mailer for this issue: Brian Buniak

Cartoon Loonacy #099

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A general theme this issue is a tribute to George Erling, who started Cartoon Loonacy.

Other contents include a few attendance sheet jam pages from the Kubert School packed with drawings by Joe Kubert, Hy Eisemann, Brian Buniak, Mike Kraiger and Darren Auck.

Characters appearing in art and comics include: Mars Attacks martians, Captain America, Red Skull, Frankenstein's monster, Hello Kitty, a Piggly Wiggly/Big Boy/Colonel Sanders mash-up, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Borgnine

Fewer than 50 copies usually printed (probably more like 25).

Centrail Mailer for this issue: Brian Buniak

Cartoon Loonacy #102

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Some of the contents include: obituary and tributes for Jamie Alder (AKA Bill Shut); reproduction of a 1984 Albedo flyer featuring Erma Felna and Usagi Yojimbo drawn by Steve Gallacci and Stan Sakai

Characters appearing in art and comics include: Hulk, Spider-Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon, mummy, Invisible Man, Elmer Fudd, Betty Boop, Erma Felna, Usagi Yojimbo, Hellboy

Insert included with this issue: Papercutter postcard, I'm Mistaken mini-comic (Kraiger)

Fewer than 50 copies usually printed (probably more like 25).

Central Mailer for this issue: Darren Auck and Mike Kraiger

Cartoon Loonacy #106

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Some (if not all) copies were mailed in envelopes customized by Brian Buniak.

Some of the contents include: classic Marvel and DC comic pages rewritten by Buniak

Characters appearing in art and comics include: the Thing (Marvel), Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Green Lantern, Iron Man, Thor, Superman, Metamorpho, Ironjaw, Supergirl, Man-Thing, Swamp Thing, Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Girl, OMAC, Mole Man, Sgt. Rock, Captain Atom, Sub-Mariner, Doctor Doom, the Shadow, Conan the Barbarian, Simpsons characters, Harry S. Truman, James Bond

Insert included with this issue: Zone mini-comic (Kraiger) and Happy 100 Issues Babs mini-comic (Buniak)

Fewer than 50 copies usually printed (probably more like 25).

Central Mailer for this issue: Darren Auck and Mike Kraiger

Cartoon Loonacy #111

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Some of the contents include: Russ Maheras' article, "Mars Attacks and Me"; Jim Siergey's "If Irving Klaw Drew Nancy"

Characters appearing in art and comics include: Superswine, Zone, Star Wars characters, Fats Waller, KISS, Spider-Woman, Spider-Man, Nichelle Nichols/Lt. Uhura, William Shatner/Captain James T. Kirk, Dagwood & Blondie Bumstead, Archie Andrews, Veronica Lodge, Betty Cooper, Lady and the Tramp, Popeye, Olive Oyl, Mr. Clean, Superman, mermaids, Garfield the cat, Marlon Brando/Godfather, Abraham Lincoln, Nancy and Sluggo, Siouxsie Sioux, Pogo

Fewer than 50 copies usually printed (probably more like 25).

Central Mailer for this issue: Darren Auck and Mike Kraiger

Cartoon Loonacy #116

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Some of the contents include: Russ Maheras Star Wars and Mars Attacks sketch card art for Topps

Characters appearing in art and comics include: Big Boy, Fox in Socks, Elvis Presley, the Thing (Marvel), Mars Attacks martians

Insert included with this issue: Dog Comix #10 mini-comic (Fields), possibly My Halloween Horror mini-comic (Mike), Death Bunny Zombie Killer stickers (Fields), and maybe one other from Delaine Derry Green?

Central Mailer for this issue: Darren Auck and Mike Kraiger

Cartoon Loonacy #123

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Some of the contents include: a hot rod fold-out mini-poster by Gary Fields

Characters appearing in art and comics include: Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Quickdraw McGraw, Godzilla, Martian Manhunter, Hank Hill, Jughead Jones, Homer Simpson, Speedy Gonzales, Pig (Pearls Before Swine), Dondi, Dilbert, Mr. Weatherbee, McGruff the Crime Dog, Daddy Warbucks, Sergeant Snorkel (Beetle Bailey), J. Jonah Jameson, the Punisher, Montgomery Burns, Popeye, Alice (Dilbert), Stan Smith (American Dad), Hagar the Horrible, Steve Ditko's Mr. A, Luke Skywalker, IG-88, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Yoda, Lobot, Mars Attacks, Jetsons characters, Steven Tyler, Buttercup (Powerpuff Girls)

Insert included with this issue: Trub mini-comic (Kraiger), Drawin' for Fun Sketchbook #2 mini-comic (Erling)

Central Mailer for this issue: George Erling and Gary Fields

Comic Eye, The

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TPB anthology themed around comics and creating comics. The interiors are packed with references (small and large) to EC Comics (MD, Mad magazine, Wally Wood, Will Elder), Sherlock Holmes, Plop!, Not Brand Echh!, Fin Fang Foom, Disney comics, Little Lulu, Harvey Comics, Pogo, the Archie Comics gang, Will Eisner, Cerebus, Flaming Carrot, Canadian fandom and so many others.

Roughly 6½ × 10¼"

Final Man, The #1

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Maelstrom #1

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Maelstrom #2

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Maelstrom #3

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Contents include "The Secret of T.M. Maple!" and a one-page tribute to Marvel Comics' Golden Age/Silver Age monsters.

Signed/numbered edition of 500.

Maelstrom #4

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United Fanzine Organization memberzine.

Maelstrom #5

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This issue's got a wordless sci-fi / dinosaur comic, a prose story, an article on collecting paperbacks, a great six-page index (with various lists and data) for the The Texas Trio's Star-Studded Comics fanzine, plus more.

United Fanzine Organization memberzine.

A virtual archive of mini-comics, fanzines, small press comics, newave comix and related items. The physical archive, housed at PF headquarters, is being built with personal acquisitions as well as generous donations from supporters. This project is most definitely a work in progress.