Major format change from unstapled newsletter to saddle-stitched zine with more pages and heavier paper. Interview with Dick Giordano by Mike Friedrich, article about King Features Syndicate by Rudi Franke, Parts 6, 7 and 8 of Richard Corben’s first published strip, “Monsters Rule,” graphic critique of Will Eisner, and another strip by Corben called “The Lure of the Tower.”
Original printing of “The Plague,” scripted by Dennis Cunningham and illustrated by Richard Corben, with a two-tone, wrap-around cover by Corben.
Also includes another installment of a 2-page feature titled “Accent on EC.”
“The Plague” was later reprinted by Dennis Cunningham as an underground comic, and by Bill Leach as a fanzine-sized edition with a new cover by Corben.
Per Wikipedia: "After the fourth issue, Wood sold witzend to Bill Pearson's Wonderful Publishing Company ‘for the sum of $1.00.’ Wood remained listed as founder and Editor Emeritus. After editing and publishing #5 (1968) by himself, Pearson co-published #6 with Ed Glasser, and #7 with Phil Seuling (founder of the NY Comic Art Convention in 1968).”
Steve Keeter's first publication of which no more than 25 or 30 copies were printed [source: Steve Keeter].
Steve had this to say about it: "Not much to say about this first attempt "crudzine". I wrote and drew the entire issue with a ball point pen -- no pencils, directly to ink. There were reviews of TARZAN OF THE APES and THE MAD KING, and some articles about why I felt ERB was important to American literature."
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