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Comics Collector (1983) - #1
Krause Publications


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  Writer(s):
Derek G. Bishop
Calvin L. Clark
Neil Hansen
James Main - 'Jim Main'
Georgene Muller
Adam Neilson
Robert J. Sodaro - 'Bob Sodaro'
John A. Wilcox
Catherine Yronwode - 'Cat'

Penciller(s):
Fred G. Hembeck
Richard Maurizio
Kevin O'Neill - 'Fanzine Artist'

Inker(s):
Dick Giordano
Fred G. Hembeck
Kevin O'Neill - 'Fanzine Artist'

Editor(s):
Neil Hansen

Cover Artist(s):
Curt Douglas Swan
 

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Cover Date: Spring 1983
Cover Price: US $ 2.25

Issue Tagline: Premiere Issue / Superman's 45th Anniversary Celebration / Superman: Past, Present, Future / Current Prices for 10,000 Comics / ACTION #1 $13,500.00 / Hot New Mini-Series Issues / X-Men Revolution

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 98 pages

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"Blurbs" - Edit this story

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Editor NEIL A. HANSEN casts his vision for this new magazine venture and details this premiere issue's offerings.

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"The Mini Series Market" - Edit this story

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J.R. MAIN offers counsel to new collectors perhaps intimidated at starting to collect a title whose numbering is in the 300s--collect miniseries.

Main identifies the first miniseries as WORLD OF KRYPTON (1979) and compiles a short list of those that followed. Among those "to watch for" are RONIN, SWORD OF THE ATOM, THE DAZZLER AND THE BEAST and JONNI THUNDER.

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Accompanying this article are cover repros of HERCULES #2, WOLVERINE #3 and VISION AND SCARLET WITCH #1.

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Profiles of two of Superman's greatest artists and writers: CURT SWAN and DICK GIORDANO. Neil Hansen's informative essay is liberally illustrated with panels reflecting these men's work.

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Cat Yronwode contributes a well-researched and informative piece on MILTON CANIFF and NOEL SICKLES. Lavishly illustrated with these men's work. The article boasts a full-page portrait of Caniff by STAN DRAKE.

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JIM STARLIN's THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL is considered and evaluated by BOB SODARO, who concludes that "The Death of Captain Marvel is a powerful and important piece of literature."

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DEREK BISHOP writes about the revival of Archie's Red Circle line of comics and the return of The Mighty Crusaders.

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NEIL HANSEN traces the changes in the Man of Steel over his 45-years career.

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Printed in color on glossy stock.

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Says Sodaro: "it is the purpose of this series of articles to arrange (for the first time) in chronological order all of their adventures, and analyze their popularity, strength and influence."

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An article on collecting Superman merchandise and memorabilia. (Complemented by a nice full-page color photo of a treasure trove of Superman stuff from over the years.)

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A new column on the pleasures of rummaging through the bargain bins.

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GEORGENE MULLER on JOHN CARBONARO's revival of the Tower Comics super-team from the 1960s.

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