Although this is issue #2 it's actually the first issue published. The stencils for #1 were ready to print but delayed for reasons not stated.
Contents include: American comic and strip news, fanzine reviews, a centerspread drawing of Marvelman (Miracleman), article/index on The World Adventure Library; reminiscences of Electroman, more.
Written by Dave McCulloch. All artwork is uncredited, presumably it's also by McCulloch.
Characters in fan art include: Batman, Captain Marvel, Marvelman
This issue's focus is Dick Tracy. Contents include: interview with Chester Gould; article on Dick Tracy villains; a Kerry Drake index; a Dell Dick Tracy Four-Color index; two sample strips from 1935 featuring a black woman who was redrawn/replaced by a white woman within days; 1931 Dick Tracy strips; letters (Max Allan Collins, Alex Toth, Steve Englehart, others); more.
Characters in fan art include: Dick Tracy, Two-Face, Haf-and-Haf, Sherlock Holmes, Charlie Chan
Contents include: "The Comics Market Today" article; three pages of parody covers (Fantastic Four, Atom, Superman family); John McGeehan's list of known comics fanzines; article on the Phantom; more.
Characters in fan art include: Phantom, Magnus, Robot Fighter
Ditto, 20 pages (17 sheets, most are one-sided), corner-stapled.
Comics/fandom news and views by Gary Brown. Other contents include: art/comics by Doug Potter and TBC (?); letters from Mark Evanier, Bill Schelly, Tony Isabella and others; a review of Jim Steranko's History of Comics Vol. 1; more.
"Paid circulation": 110
Published in 1984?
The cover image is from a Fourth Dimension Comics display ad in Fan Scene #2 (Kevin Collier, 1984). A proper cover scan would be preferable.
The cover image was taken from an ad for this issue in Fan Scene #2 (Kevin Collier, 1984). A proper cover scan would be preferable.
Contents include a 20-page section on the Golden Age of comics.
This is one-third of the original Dada Gumbo Press edition of the Steve Willis trilogy that also included Hungry Stairs to Heaven and Cranium Station DMZ. Circular, dadaist comix in which the characters go through all sorts of transformations and scene changes.
1st Dada Gumbo printing: 1984
2nd Dada Gumbo printing: August 1986, 100 copies
Comics/fandom news and views by Gary Brown and Wayne DeWald. Also contains letters by Mike Friedrich, Gary Friedrich, Rocke Mastroserio, Tom Fagan, Mike Barrier and others, plus art by Ronn Foss and Alan Hutchinson.
Characters in fan art include: Green Lantern, Ringo Starr
The copy in this entry's images, at some point, had staples removed, protective sheets added at front and back and then got restapled.
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