Oh , the irony . Let's continue something that was discussed at the MSA Old Home , namely , remaining print comic fanzines - And , for diversity , pro/semi-pro/" pro-zine " comics publications as well .

  CBG remains in business . The Comics Journal has now announced that they will come out annually , with " a 600-page plus " issue .

  I am Facebook friends with Jon B. Cooke but I haven't yet checked to see if his Comic Book Artist has managed to continue recently , post-its Old Home...

  Toomorrows , which indeed has itself a little nook/corner , with The Jack Kirby Collectore , Alter Ego , and Back Issue .

  Now , including the " fan " side too...........

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...So you snuck some fanzine work/ads while at civilian work/the Army , you're saying , Richard ?

Richard Willis said:

Many of us are long enough in the tooth to remember the old ditto and mimeograph fanzines. I had limited experience with ditto when I (without permssion) used school resources to create a ditto master and run off some copies for an ad. I later used mimeograph for a Rocket's Blast/Comicollector ad followed by work in my office and in the Army.


Typing on a mimeograph stencil is sort of a pain. For those that don't know you would use a typewriter, bypassing the ink ribbon and cut into the stencil. Errors were corrected by repairing the hole that was cut and retyping over it. In the military the phrase "cutting orders" referred to the mimeo process. They probably still say "cutting orders" even though I'm sure it isn't done this way anymore.

No, the ads were while I was in school. The mimeo work later was actually work.

Emerkeith Davyjack said:

...So you snuck some fanzine work/ads while at civilian work/the Army , you're saying , Richard ?

Richard Willis said:

Many of us are long enough in the tooth to remember the old ditto and mimeograph fanzines. I had limited experience with ditto when I (without permssion) used school resources to create a ditto master and run off some copies for an ad. I later used mimeograph for a Rocket's Blast/Comicollector ad followed by work in my office and in the Army.


Typing on a mimeograph stencil is sort of a pain. For those that don't know you would use a typewriter, bypassing the ink ribbon and cut into the stencil. Errors were corrected by repairing the hole that was cut and retyping over it. In the military the phrase "cutting orders" referred to the mimeo process. They probably still say "cutting orders" even though I'm sure it isn't done this way anymore.

...Yeah , right :-0 The statute of limitations IS up , you stinkin' goldbrick/bootlisser (I think) !!!!!!!!!!! :-)

Richard Willis said:

No, the ads were while I was in school. The mimeo work later was actually work.

Emerkeith Davyjack said:

...So you snuck some fanzine work/ads while at civilian work/the Army , you're saying , Richard ?

Richard Willis said:

Many of us are long enough in the tooth to remember the old ditto and mimeograph fanzines. I had limited experience with ditto when I (without permssion) used school resources to create a ditto master and run off some copies for an ad. I later used mimeograph for a Rocket's Blast/Comicollector ad followed by work in my office and in the Army.


Typing on a mimeograph stencil is sort of a pain. For those that don't know you would use a typewriter, bypassing the ink ribbon and cut into the stencil. Errors were corrected by repairing the hole that was cut and retyping over it. In the military the phrase "cutting orders" referred to the mimeo process. They probably still say "cutting orders" even though I'm sure it isn't done this way anymore.

Do you read these things before you send them?

Emerkeith Davyjack said:

...Yeah , right :-0 The statute of limitations IS up , you stinkin' goldbrick/bootlisser (I think) !!!!!!!!!!! :-)

...Um ~ I even put a smile ~ signifying " JOKE " - at the end ???

OK then.

This would be related to fanzines. In the 80's there was a comic book sized index series for several titles. Justice League, The Legion, Teen Titans, and others. In various notes in these mags, it was indicated there would be coming index magazines on titles like Action, Superman, etc. I, for one, enjoyed these index mags and found them quite useful. I would have purchased more had they been issued. Regarding Amazing Heroes, I liked many of the Hero History articles. 

I have many of those Indexes that were published, they're very helpful when trying to find a particular story or character. There were also ones for Hawkman and Doom Patrol, which were only a couple of issues.They're tough to find these days, as I doubt they appealed to a lot of people, and they don't show up at cons much..

I liked the diversity of AH a lot. I had many issues, but when they printed an Index in their last issue, making it possible to go look up where they discussed something, I got most of the back issues I missed. The only problem with the Hero Histories was they had no annotations, so I never knew where they got a specific fact that I didn't know or that sounded interesting.

-- MSA

Curiously enough, I just sold off a few of those Indexes (JLA and Doom Patrol). The shop owner didn't really have much need for old fan/prozines (apparently, the market for these things is quite limited), but he took 'em anyways.

I loved AH. In fact, the first check I ever got as a freelancer was from AH, way back when.That magazine occupied a niche that no other publication, before or since, has ever really filled quite as well as AH did.

I also liked the earliest issues of Comics Feature for some interesting articles and interviews.

I had some issues of Comics Feature and a long run of Amazing Heroes, but both are long gone now. Like you said, Mr. Age, AH didn't tell you where they got their information, which I think made them disposable in my mind and I eventually got rid of them. Which I now regret.

I also got all of the indexes you were talking about ... IPG? IDG? Something like that. They're in the longboxes somewhere.

I thiunk it was  ICS or ICG.

If I remember correctly, they were part of Eclipse.

Captain Comics said:

I had some issues of Comics Feature and a long run of Amazing Heroes, but both are long gone now. Like you said, Mr. Age, AH didn't tell you where they got their information, which I think made them disposable in my mind and I eventually got rid of them. Which I now regret.

I also got all of the indexes you were talking about ... IPG? IDG? Something like that. They're in the longboxes somewhere.

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