Directory: Random Listings
[Note: At least one image in this entry was found online (probably at an auction site) and saved for personal use. And then the Database project came along! If you recognize your image we'd like to have your permission and would love to give you credit for your work. Please contact us through Site Info > About in the main menu up top.]
Xero was a key building block in the creation of comics fandom. Produced by Dick and Pat Lupoff with Bhob Stewart (uncredited), it was a widely circulated science fiction fanzine that began to examine comic books thru the pivotal series “All In Color For A Dime.” Those articles help focus the attention of would be comic fans in comic books, and the entire series was later reprinted in book form. Xero went on to win a Hugo, and some of the articles were reprinted many years later in a hardback book. In Flyer #5, the supplement to Xero, Dick Lupoff mentioned that the circulation of the zine was 160 copies. No copies were for sale, and no subscriptions were ever accepted. It was only available by direct mailing with recipients getting one free first time copy, and you only got subsequent issues by trading your zine for it, or writing letters of comment (long letters, not just post cards and thank you notes), or writing articles for the publication. [Aaron Caplan]
Some of this issue's contents:
* the "Edgeorama" jam page by D. Tosh, Steve Willis, Michael Roden, Wayno, Jeff Gaither, Brad W. Foster and Lee Burks
* a four-page (including centerspread) pirate-themed collaboration between Michael Roden and Jeff Gaither
* Jeff Gaither's interpretation of Tosh's Scratchface Doodlehead character
Four printings, all identical externally except the 1st has a hand-drawn SoL logo (I think).
1st (February 22, 1987): green cover stock
2nd (April 6, 1987): green cover stock (with modified SOL logo)
4th (March 30, 1994): green cover stock (with modified SOL logo)
1st printing: ?
2nd printing: 1988
Early self-published mini-comic by Raina Telgemeier.
Page 1 of 801
What Is This Site?
A virtual archive of mini-comics, fanzines, small press comics, newave comix and related items. The physical archive, housed at PF headquarters, is being built with personal acquisitions as well as generous donations from supporters. This project is most definitely a work in progress.