Fanzine and Convention Program Book Appreciation Thread
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Hey guys.  Thought there should be a place to discuss and share old fanzines and convention program books and the paper ephemera of our hobby.  Chose to start this in Comics General because while I'm most interested in items from the early days of fandom there's certainly interesting items from the Silver and Bronze Age and perhaps more recent.

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I’m down with this! Wish I could contribute but I got nothing. I’ll appreciatvly watch

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Gallery #1 1969 , published by Joseph Delgado NY NY 35 cents

i love the front cover, so primitive yet striking.

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back cover

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contents page

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Captain America sketch by kirbyD3817BDC-8A2E-4BD4-96C1-8E9B384B27A1.thumb.jpeg.ea736d55826d757774bf92c48f95bebc.jpeg

  Superman by Curt Swan

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 installment #1 of a price list by Gary dolgoff

mentions that comics have no value set to guide prices - ie no price guide in comics- and this is an attempt to remedy that by listing values as determined from major desler prices lists

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Dr Strange by Dan Adkins

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expose on dealer tricks to separate unsuspecting collectors from their money

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submariner by Marie Severin

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Symbols game, can you name all 10?

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Spider-man by John Romita

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Captain America by Barry Smith

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Lois Lane by Neal Adams

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Phantom Eagle by Herb Trimpe

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Sheesh, that Capt America drawing is by Barry W. Smith, you rookie. Early Wrightson illos in pro-zine circa Dec, 1968:

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Thanks so much for posting this. I read the entire article about dealers engaged in “unfair trickery.”

i love zines like this. You can just feel the passion of this individual for comics

thanks!

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8 minutes ago, NoMan said:

Thanks so much for posting this. I read the entire article about dealers engaged in “unfair trickery.”

i love zines like this. You can just feel the passion of this individual for comics

thanks!

Amen brother.

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25 minutes ago, thehumantorch said:

Amen brother.

... but what makes children delinquent? The devil and 1976 Marvel Comics:

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17 hours ago, thehumantorch said:

expose on dealer tricks to separate unsuspecting collectors from their money

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So, who was the notorious "Dealer A"?

 

 

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Wish someone would make a coffee table art book collecting these early zines. 

I know, I know who’d want to lose the money which is what the publisher would do. 

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Great thread idea Dave !!  :applause:

I was thinking..... maybe I'll come across an ad in TBG for a fanzine, that someone here actually has !!  

There are lots of fanzine ads in that paper

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On 5/5/2018 at 5:58 AM, thehumantorch said:

I’ll be Damned #1 1970

Table of contents

 

 

 

bode interview

 

 

 

 

EC Answer to Originality

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interview Jeff Jones

 

 

Original Art for Sale

 

 

 

if you need someone to print your fanzine call these guys

 

 

 

 

Can I please see the Frazetta Conan sketch from page 50 before I spend my hard earned $40 on it? lol

 

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14 hours ago, Aweandlorder said:

Can I please see the Frazetta Conan sketch from page 50 before I spend my hard earned $40 on it? lol

 

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Arguably not his best work thus not too expensive 

 

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Graphex #2 1976 Published by Bill  Mutschler.  I was drawn to this fanzine by the cover.

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Interesting interview with L Sprague deCamp where he discusses litegation between him and Lancer books involving 12 Conan stories.  He also talks about the Lancer editor refusing to allow Marvel to publish Conan stories.

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Gulacy splash

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Interview with Steranko.  Steranko says his favourite comic character is Captain America and when Stan Lee asked him which book he’d like to do he picked Nick Fury Agents of Shield because he could apply his experience as a magician and escape artist to the strip.4E986984-69D7-4F27-AE78-E55B36ED7F73.thumb.jpeg.4615c53ff22b962f2290a89d3a1224d9.jpeg

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Not a fan of fanzines but I encountered these in a most recent collection.

 

 

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Nice. 

The Love Rangers certainly sounds like fun.  

Also like the tag line on The Judas Goat Quarterly - The Zine of Disposable Culture.

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Comic Media Vol 2 #3  English baby , sept 1973

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anyone remember shopping here?

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Table of Contents

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More ads

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Announcing the publication of the first significant true market catolog of comic book retail values - only $3

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