Fanzine celebrating 50 years of war comics as published by DC. The wraparound cover is loaded with cartoonist portraits and self-portraits. Many of those artists also get one- and two-page articles inside about their military experience and comics work (plus new artwork).
There's also a full-color centerspread painting of the USS Stevens by Sam Glanzman.
There may be other contributors not listed above.
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
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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.
Joe Kubert issue, featuring articles about Kubert characters, and an interview with Kubert.
Characters in art include: Tor, Angel, Anthro, Hawkman, Buffalo Bill, Crimebuster, Viking Prince, Volton, Thor
Possibly one more contributor: Grant (?)
Nice collection and documentation of Dick Briefer work including Frankenstein, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Rex Dexter, Flint Baker, Red Tornado, Real American and Yankee Longago. Also contains a few pages of Frankenstein drawings by other artists.
Saddle-stitched magazine (trimmed).
Features front cover by George Barr, back cover by Steve Ditko, fiction by Frank Littman, and strips by Mike Bennett, and Terry & Pat McGreal.
Eon #3 ad from RBCC #64.