Second part of an interview with Dave and Deni Sim (Loubert).
Bios of con guests Frank Frazetta, Ted White, portfolio by John Fantucchio, and loose insert about Denny O’Neil written by Neal Adams.
Science fiction fanzine. Contents include: a beautiful four-page comic (begun on the cover and starring contributors) by Ross Chamberlain; more artwork by Joe Staton and others; commentary on fanzines of the past (Stellar and Void); NYCon 3 trip article; some discussion of the effect the Batman TV show might have on fandom and pop culture; fanzine reviews; letters from Steve Stiles and others; more.
Xero was a key building block in the creation of comics fandom. Produced by Dick and Pat Lupoff with Bhob Stewart (uncredited), it was a widely circulated science fiction fanzine that began to examine comic books thru the pivotal series “All In Color For A Dime.” Those articles help focus the attention of would be comic fans in comic books, and the entire series was later reprinted in book form. Xero went on to win a Hugo, and some of the articles were reprinted many years later in a hardback book. In Flyer #5, the supplement to Xero, Dick Lupoff mentioned that the circulation of the zine was 160 copies. No copies were for sale, and no subscriptions were ever accepted. It was only available by direct mailing with recipients getting one free first time copy, and you only got subsequent issues by trading your zine for it, or writing letters of comment (long letters, not just post cards and thank you notes), or writing articles for the publication. [Aaron Caplan]
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What Is This Site?
A virtual archive of mini-comics, fanzines, small press comics, newave comix and related items. The physical archive, housed at PF headquarters, is being built with personal acquisitions as well as generous donations from supporters. This project is most definitely a work in progress.