Writers / Artists: Mike Roberts

Collector, The #25

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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.

Collector, The #26

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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.

Collector, The #29

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Contents include: interview with Walter Koenig (Ensign Chekov); "Star Trek Revisited" article; production drawings for the Star Trek animated series; three articles on the Captain Marvel family, villains and 1940s serials; one-page profile of Kurt Schaffenberger; a Collector cover gallery; two pages of Zero Hero by Harvey; four-page Steve Ditko comic; "A Short History of Pulp Fandom" article; "The Heroes of Nostalgic Literature: Pulps vs Comics" article; article on the resurrection of Will Eisner's Spirit; article on the Perry Rhodan series; 10-page Greenhorn comic by Hanley; letters (Bill Gaines, others); more.

Characters include: William Shatner/Captain Kirk, Leonard Nimoy/Mister Spock, Nichelle Nichols/Lt. Uhura, USS Enterprise, the Demon, Superman, Captain Marvel, Sivana, Captain Marvel Jr., Mary Marvel, Superman, Mr. Mind, the Shadow, Doc Savage, the Spirit, Lightray, Darkseid, Mister Miracle, Big Barda, Alley Oop

Offset, some interior color, saddle-stitchd.

Grave Tales #1

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Edited by Bill Pearson. 

Panorama #1

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Bill G. Wilson, in Ken Meyer Jr’s Ink Stains:

 

“I did Panorama as a convention one-shot prior to Phil Seuling’s ’71 con – in fact, there are pics of my dad and Kenneth Smith (!) hawking copies of it at my table in The Collector 24. About the color: I was experimenting with color reproduction as I gained more experience running the ol’ A.B. Dick 360 offset press at Prince Printing, and John Fantucchio’s great cover gave me the opportunity and inspiration to do even more. Registering color with multiple passes on a single-color press – especially printing its max sheet size of 11×17 – was no mean feat, and the success with Panorama gave me the confidence to explore full four-color, which I then used throughout The Collector from #24-on.”