Green Lantern history, interview with Mart & Carrie Nodell, interview with Jack Mendelsohn, interview with Betty Tokar ("the woman who probably inspired Betty Cooper"), letterer Abe Kanegson, interview with Rudi Franke, more.
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.
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
Program for the con that eventually became the San Diego Comic-Con.
Features an interview with Dan Spiegle.
Features an interview with Jim Steranko. Debut of strip by Dan Spiegle titled "Penn & Chris."
Final issue under this title. Continues as WONDERWORLD #9.
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