Profile of Bernie Wrightson by Bruce Jones, profile of John Stanley by Don Phelps, auto-bio by Frank Thorne, article about the annual costume parade by Jim Burns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This issue is all Flash Gordon. Contents include: indepth "Flash Gordon Films" article by Royer; articles on serials "Trip to Mars" and "Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe"; roundtable discussion between Royer, Sinnott, Greim and Tony Isabella; a four-page Flash Gordon comic by Greim and Black.
Characters in fan art include: Flash Gordon, Ming the Merciless, Azura
Special "Barbaric Issue". Contents include: interview with Frank Thorne; Conan fiction by Isabella; article on Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan; profile of artist Carlos Gimenez (Dani Futuro); 10-page Eclipse ama-hero strip by Foss; more.
Characters in fan art include: Conan the Barbarian, Tomahawk, Dani Futuro, Thor, Slam Bradley, Tarzan
There are two other artists I couldn't identify.
There have been at least two fanzines with this name (with and without the hyphen).
Interview with Howard Purcell, John Fantucchio portfolio, NY Con 1970 report, Multicon 1970 report.
Oversized: 9 x 12 inches.
Interview with Jim Steranko.
Features interviews with Bill Gaines, and Jim Warren.
Interviews with Mike Kaluta, Vaughn Bode, Tom Sutton, John Severin, Bernie Wrightson, and Jeff Jones. Strips by Steve Hickman, Jim Miller, Vaughn Bode. “The EC Answer to Comic Book Originality” by Meade Frierson III.
The second image is simply a color scan of the original cover painting.
Page 1 of 2