Mars Attacks interview with Len Brown, illustrated with art by Norman Saunders and Wally Wood. Interview with Gary Arlington. Notes from the Underground Part 2: more remembrances of EC from numerous underground artists.
Contents include: "James Bond Code 007" feature article with plenty of photos by Folo Watkins; "The Masque of Broom Hilda" interview with cartoonist Russell Myers by Lund; "UFO's & Aliens: Fact or Fiction" article by Richard G Balaam; "Reminiscences" column by Andrew J Offutt; "Fan Scope" interview of Raymond Miller by Lund; "The Ghastly Business of Dick Tracy's Villains" article by Shel Dorf; "Mole Man: Mad or Mistreated?" by Neal S Pozner; "Rachel Welch. The Cinema, Nudity & Sex: Dirty Words?" article by Gerry Clifford; poetry by Lund and Balaam; "What Gives?" column with fanzine plugs and comments by Lund; Ad for San Diego's Golden State Comic Con 1971; Letters from John McLaughlin, Andrew Offutt, Neal Pozner; Ad for Fantagor 1 with Richard Corben's Kansas City, Missouri address.
32 pages, offset, wraparound cover.
Publisher Will Lund notes: "Richard G. Balaam was a collective pseudonym used by a few fans involved with Comic Con at that time. I don't recall who wrote what, and sometimes it was more than one writer."
Special thanks to Aaron Caplan for the detailed info on contents and contributors.
Thick minicomix collection of Jim Valentino's underground/newave work published between 1977 and 1981. Signed/numbered edition of 25. Includes a few pages of notes on much (if not all) of the content therein.
I believe all copies contain original artwork on the back cover.
This volume contains comics, covers, illustrations, ads, San Diego Comic-Con badges, Comic-Con Progress Report covers, at least one unpublished cover, etc.
There's also a big "art party" jam page (actually a flyer for one of the parties) by Valentino, Rick Geary, Scott Shaw!, John Pound, Jim Cornelius, David Scroggy, Joel Milke and others.
Characters appearing within these pages include: Li'l Abner, MAD's Alfred E. Neuman, the Yellow Kid, Howard the Duck, Cap'n Retro, Jim Jones (of Jonestown), many UG comix characters and many, many others.
San Diego Comic-Con souvenir mini. Appearances by Binky & Bongo from "Life in Hell" and Megaton Man.
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