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Maelstrom #8 (1st-2nd)

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The bulk of this issue is an exhaustive index to the first 400 issues of Alan Light's The Buyer's Guide for Comic Fandom. Other features include a tribute to Steve Ditko, "Is Publisher Greed Killing the Comic Book Industry?", commentary on The Comics Journal's "anti-superhero bias", and "Paperbacks, the Unsung Collectible".

1st printing: July 2002, 5½ x 7", beige cover, (printing indicated in the indicia), "maybe 30-40 copies" mostly sent to reviewers**
2nd printing: April 2003, 7 x 8½", yellow cover (printing indicated in the indicia), "maybe 100 copies" **

** According to publisher Russ Maheras, who also says: "There are also about 6-7 ashcan versions with white cover stock, side-stapled, and 8.5 x 11 in size, and they have 'first printing' on the indicia."

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