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Nice zine ad which explains why Montreal and Quebec City "True Market" prices continues to be above Overstreet. :smile:

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LOTR recipes  :applause:

 

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Any more ?  

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43 minutes ago, thehumantorch said:
59 minutes ago, Senormac said:

Any more ?  

I'll put up another one tonight.

(thumbsu

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Squa Tront had some cool articles and art in every issue.  It was started around 1967, edited by Jerry Weist and devoted to EC comics.  I'll try and get some interior pages up later.

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Here's a wee bit more about Squa Tront.  First, two interior pages from #6, published in '75.

An unpublished Al Williamson sketch:

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The ish featured an extended interview with Bernie Krigstein and this, an essay on the importance of his work 'Master Race', published in Impact #1 in 1955 and one of the first pieces in the media to deal frankly with the Holocaust.  One of the essay authors is Art Spiegelman, who was affected by Krigstein's work in a way that may have prompted creation of the Pulitzer Prize masterpiece 'Maus'.  Spiegelman later described to The New Yorker: "The two tiers of wordless staccato panels that climax the story... have often been described as 'cinematic', a phrase thoroughly inadequate to the achievement: Krigstein condenses and distends time itself... Reissman's life floats in space like the suspended matter in a lava lamp. The cumulative effect carries an impact—simultaneously visceral and intellectual—that is unique to comics."

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Squa Tront #9 features an awesome cover painting by Johnny Craig, and more interviews with some of the great EC comics creators.

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On 5/11/2018 at 3:29 PM, namisgr said:

Here's a wee bit more about Squa Tront.  First, two interior pages from #6, published in '75.

An unpublished Al Williamson sketch:

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The ish featured an extended interview with Bernie Krigstein and this, an essay on the importance of his work 'Master Race', published in Impact #1 in 1955 and one of the first pieces in the media to deal frankly with the Holocaust.  One of the essay authors is Art Spiegelman, who was affected by Krigstein's work in a way that may have prompted creation of the Pulitzer Prize masterpiece 'Maus'.  Spiegelman later described to The New Yorker: "The two tiers of wordless staccato panels that climax the story... have often been described as 'cinematic', a phrase thoroughly inadequate to the achievement: Krigstein condenses and distends time itself... Reissman's life floats in space like the suspended matter in a lava lamp. The cumulative effect carries an impact—simultaneously visceral and intellectual—that is unique to comics."

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Love that Williamson 

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Marvel Mirror #3 & #4 , special double issue which is funny considering it’s 6 pages double sided including front and back covers.  1968, circulation 250 copies.  #1 is sold out and there are 13 copies left of # 2.  Published by Greg Kissel. 

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Letter page.

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The Loss Of An Essence

complaining about the loss of a difficult to define Marvel essence, comparing the powerful Amazing Fantasy 15 to current issues with swingin chicks fawning all over Peter Parker and corny wisecrack filled cutely humorous fight scenes

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the Fifth Column talks about comic and sci Gi fans as being the fifth column and this subculture is wider and bigger than imagined.  This is the mature fan, more intelligent than non fans

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Interview with Jim Steranko

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Killed by the Crud

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Marvel’s Back Issues by Tony Isabellas

Back cover

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That's an important piece of comics history right there.  

or is it ? lol hm

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On 5/13/2018 at 8:35 PM, Senormac said:

That's an important piece of comics history right there.  

or is it ? lol hm

Important?  You're in the wrong thread buster.  I got some disco related stuff coming up next....

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1 hour ago, thehumantorch said:
On ‎5‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 7:35 PM, Senormac said:

That's an important piece of comics history right there.  

or is it ? lol hm

Important?  You're in the wrong thread buster.  I got some disco related stuff coming up next....

But there is an interview with Jim Steranko by Tony Isabella !!!  :applause:

And don't forget The Mightiest of All killed by The Crud article  !!  

The Crud I'm telling you. 

Not the Croop !!

Not the Kram !! 

Not the Krill !!

THE CRUD !!  :whatthe:  :whatthe:

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it's a cruddy reason

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Here’s something different.

 

Warp 1, 2, 3

Program books for the Organic Theatre Company Chicago 1979.  Artistic direction and graphics - Neal Adams

front covers

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Roller Disco Ball fundraiser, sign of the times. Only $35. 

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Back Cover

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I lived in Chicago at the time, and my girlfriend/later wife and I went to all three Warp shows.  I remember that each ended in a cliffhanger, just like the Marvel multi-issue story arcs of the day.  Adams was the artistic director, and I still have that program for the second episode.  The poster advertising the original New York version of the play is epic Adams:

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3 minutes ago, namisgr said:

I lived in Chicago at the time, and my girlfriend/later wife and I went to all three Warp shows.  I remember that each ended in a cliffhanger, just like the Marvel multi-issue story arcs of the day.  Adams was the artistic director, and I still have that program for the second episode.  The poster advertising the original New York version of the play is epic Adams:

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What a coincidence that I would post those and you were there.  Cool poster.

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8 minutes ago, thehumantorch said:

What a coincidence that I would post those and you were there.  Cool poster.

Not that huge of a happenstance considering both of us are into comic books.  :wink:  Thanks for posting your Warp memorabilia.

Here's an Adams page I have scanned from the program to Warp II, providing a summary of what happened in Warp I for those who may not have seen it (each episode ran for something like two weeks, if I remember correctly).

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2 minutes ago, namisgr said:

Not that huge of a happenstance considering both of us are into comic books.  :wink:

Here's an Adams page I have scanned from the program to Warp II, providing a summary of what happened in Warp I for those who may not have seen it (each episode ran for something like two weeks, if I remember correctly).

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Organic is still around.

http://organictheater.org/

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