Contents include art sections in tribute to EC Comics/MAD Magazine, Charles Schulz's "Peanuts", Dinosaurs & Giant Robots, Will Eisner's Spirit and Flash & Green Lantern.
Appearances in art by William Gaines, Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot, Frankenstein Jr., Mechagodzilla, Kona, Fred Flintstone, Ellen Dolan, Cutey Bunny, El Gato Negro, Impulse, Spark Plug, Charlie Brown, Lucy Van Pelt, Snoopy, GoGirl, Judge Judy, Quicksilver and others.
Roughly 8¼ x 10¾" (8½ x 11" trimmed)
“One-shot edition put together for the fans and collectors attending the San Diego Comic Con 2000.” Includes pages reprinted from EC Lives! — the 1972 EC Fan Addict Convention Book, and an article titled “The EC Story” by Roger Hill.
Edited by Ron Barlow. Design and layout by Barlow, and Leslie Cabarga. Features profiles of EC staff, article titled “EC on Film” by Bhob Stewart, and black-&-white reprints of classic EC stories by Joe Orlando, Graham Ingels, Al Williamson, Wally Wood, Reed Crandall, Frank Frazetta, and George Evans.
Numbered edition of 500.
Published by Mitch O'Connell?
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Front cover by Mark Shultz, back cover by Al Feldstein.
Editorial features include:
“BLAST FROM THE READERS,” featuring a letter from Peter Krupkowski reminiscing about his involvement with SPA FON. “Fan Fun in the Sunshine State” by Gary Brown, with reproductions of numerous COMIC COMMENTS covers. “Steve Ditko’s Spider-Man” by James Van Hise. “A Look at Some of the Lee/Ditko Spider-Man Reprints, or Moving the Sixties into the Eighties” by JVH. “Reed Crandall — Illustrator of Super-Heroes” by JVH. “The Monster Squad” by JVH. “The Monster Maker,” comic story written by JVH and drawn by Tom Sutton (reprinted from GRAVE TALES #2 (1991). “A Thousand Heroes with One Face” by Stuart Hopen. “The Crimson Wings of Silence,” preview of a graphic novel written by Stuart Hopen and drawn by Russ Martin. “Mark Schultz on Drawing Comics” by JVH.
Al Feldstein limited edition prints
Comics on CDRom
CONAN OF CIMMERIA Vol. 1 by Robert E. Howard
Facsimile pulp reprints by Otis Adelbert Kline
THE BURROUGHS NEWSBEAT
THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF HP LOVECRAFT
THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF ROBERT E. HOWARD
and YE OLDE FANZINE SHOPPE
EC fanzine. Two printings exist of this issue. The second printing is distinguished by text missing on page 49.
1st printing: 2500 copies
2nd printing: 2000 copies
EC fanzine. Edited and published by John Benson.
EC fanzine. John Benson continues as editor; Fantagraphics Books becomes the publisher with this issue.
Per Wikipedia: "After the fourth issue, Wood sold witzend to Bill Pearson's Wonderful Publishing Company ‘for the sum of $1.00.’ Wood remained listed as founder and Editor Emeritus. After editing and publishing #5 (1968) by himself, Pearson co-published #6 with Ed Glasser, and #7 with Phil Seuling (founder of the NY Comic Art Convention in 1968).”