Publisher: Russ Maheras

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.

Maelstrom #6

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This issue's got a three-page Captain America / Red Skull story by Russ Maheras, an index for the first 101 issues of The Comic Reader fanzine, a science fiction story, a prose story and a nice two-pager from 1974 by Alan "Jim" Hanley.

United Fanzine Organization memberzine.

Maelstrom #7

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25th anniversary issue.

Maelstrom #8 (1st-2nd)

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The bulk of this issue is an exhaustive index to the first 400 issues of Alan Light's The Buyer's Guide for Comic Fandom. Other features include a tribute to Steve Ditko, "Is Publisher Greed Killing the Comic Book Industry?", commentary on The Comics Journal's "anti-superhero bias", and "Paperbacks, the Unsung Collectible".

1st printing: July 2002, 5½ x 7", beige cover, (printing indicated in the indicia), "maybe 30-40 copies" mostly sent to reviewers**
2nd printing: April 2003, 7 x 8½", yellow cover (printing indicated in the indicia), "maybe 100 copies" **

** According to publisher Russ Maheras, who also says: "There are also about 6-7 ashcan versions with white cover stock, side-stapled, and 8.5 x 11 in size, and they have 'first printing' on the indicia."