Roy Thomas on DC in the '80s; origins of Alter-Ego; tributes; The 1964 Super Hero Calendar; Fawcett Collectors of America; more.
One of Roger May's souvenir minis from the San Diego Con.
3½ × 4¼"
Interiors on white and goldenrod
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.
Tributes in art and writing to the Legion of Super-Heroes, Superman, Elfquest, comics for boys and girls, and Archie Goodwin.
Appearances by other characters include Bizarro Superman, Cutey Bunny, George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Justice League of America, Ralph Kramden, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Robert Redford, Sonambulo, Supergirl, Wonder Wart-Hog, Underdog, Super Goof, Mighty Mouse, Super Chicken, Darkseid, Akiko, Chronos, Mavis, Venus, Big Boy, Katy Keene, Patsy Walker, Millie the Model, Usagi Yojimbo, The Little Monsters, Melvin Monster, Spooky and Sailor Moon.
Editor: Dan Vado, Art Director: Scott Saavedra.
Roughly 8¼ x 11" (8½ x 11" trimmed)
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)
Contents include pieces on Barb Rausch and Golden Age writer Dorothy Woolfolk as well as art sections in tribute to Wonder Woman's 60th anniversary, Fantastic Four's 40th anniversary, Bone's 10th anniversary, Captain America's 60th anniversary, Carl Barks' 100th birthday and The Lord of the Rings.
Appearances in art by Bone, Wonder Woman, Huey, Dewey & Louie, Beany & Cecil, Captain America, Scrooge McDuck, Fantastic Four, Hobbits, GoGirl, Harley Quinn, Sub-Mariner, Dr. Doom, Galactus, Dragon Man, Mole Man, the Watcher, Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, Gollum, Donald Duck, Usagi Yojimbo, Radioactive Man, Red Skull, Bucky Barnes, Baron Zemo, MODOK, Nick Fury, Giant Man, Thor, Iron Man, Falcon, Shaloman, Miss America, Cutey Bunny and others.
Interviews with Sid Jacobson, Dom Sileo and Scott Shaw!.
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Tribute to Ben Brown, interview with Ian Boothby and The Harveytoons Show Episode Guide.
One of Roger May's many souvenir mini-comics produced at and distributed during the San Diego Comic-Con, this one being from the 1984 show.
4¼ × 3¼"
There may be more contributors than listed above.
Thick minicomix collection of Jim Valentino's underground/newave work published between 1977 and 1981. Signed/numbered edition of 25. Includes a few pages of notes on much (if not all) of the content therein.
I believe all copies contain original artwork on the back cover.
This volume contains comics, covers, illustrations, ads, San Diego Comic-Con badges, Comic-Con Progress Report covers, at least one unpublished cover, etc.
There's also a big "art party" jam page (actually a flyer for one of the parties) by Valentino, Rick Geary, Scott Shaw!, John Pound, Jim Cornelius, David Scroggy, Joel Milke and others.
Characters appearing within these pages include: Li'l Abner, MAD's Alfred E. Neuman, the Yellow Kid, Howard the Duck, Cap'n Retro, Jim Jones (of Jonestown), many UG comix characters and many, many others.
San Diego Comic-Con souvenir mini. Appearances by Binky & Bongo from "Life in Hell" and Megaton Man.