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Comics Collector (1983) - #6
Krause Publications


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  Writer(s):
Ward Batty
Lou Mougin
Will Murray - 'Kenneth Robeson'
Greg W. Myers
Don Thompson
Maggie Thompson

Penciller(s):
Jim Erskine
Fred Schwab
Charles Williams

Inker(s):
Jim Erskine
Fred Schwab
Charles Williams

Editor(s):
Kim Metzger
Don Thompson
Maggie Thompson

Cover Artist(s):
(Contains Photographic Elements)
Sergio Aragonés
 

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Cover Date: Winter 1985
Cover Price: US $ 2.25

Issue Tagline: Great Comics You Might Be Missing / $38,000.00 Paid For Marvel Mystery / Team-Up Comic Worth $235.00 / 10,000 Up-To Date Values / Mad's Aragones Goes 'Direct' To Marvel

Format: Black & White; Magazine; 90 pages

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Letters Column: Letters

Synopsis:
A feature-driven magazine that contains well-written and well-researched articles, reviews and interviews.

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the lettercol includes letters from STEVE WIANDT (Magnolia, OH), COSTA TSIOKOS (Newburgh, NY), JOE MOYER (Greensburg, PA), DAVID K. FARLEY (Wellington, KS), ERIN M. KELLEY (Pittsburgh, PA) and BILL TEICHERT (Kalamazoo, Mich.). The letters page also boasts two one-panel OUR BOARDING HOUSE comic strips (October 23, 1946 and March 12, 1984).

Noteworthy ads include a JIM STERANKO illustrated ad for the Heroes Unlimited RPG; a full-pager for Marvel's STAR COMICS line and another full-pager for the MARVEL TRY-OUT BOOK.

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Maggie Thompson

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DON & MAGGIE THOMPSON write a thoughtful remembrance of their friend and influential comics dealer PHIL SEULING, who died at age 50 on August 21, 1984 of sclerosing cholangitis of the liver.

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TERRY BEATTY reviews three books:
(1) THE CHRONICLES OF JUDGE DREDD: JUDGE CHILD BOOKS 1-3 by John Wagner, Mike McMahon and Brian Bolland.
(2) THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE BLUE LOTUS by Herge.
(3) CHARLEY'S WAR by Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun.

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WILL MURRAY examines the CEREBUS THE AARDVARK phenomenon, then only sixty-odd issues into its run.

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MAGGIE THOMPSON discusses this then-new means of distributing comics, which she credits to Phil Seuling. BUD PLANT also contribute comments.

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KIM METZGER looks at SERGIO ARAGONES' GROO THE WANDERER, which will be moving from Pacific Comics to Epic Comics. The one-page piece features a fun illo of Groo and Chakaal by Sergio.

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LOU MOUGIN looks at the many team-up books published over the years by Marvel and DC (BRAVE AND THE BOLD, MARVEL TEAM-UP, et al.). The article boasts many, many cover repros, including those of two cross-company team-ups: SUPERMAN VS. SPIDER-MAN and X-MEN AND TEEN TITANS)

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A one-page comic strip by WARD BATTY and CHARLIE WILLIAMS.

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Dungeons & Dragons and the popularity of RPGs is the subject of KIM METZGER's report which takes him to Wisconsin's GEN Con 17. Numerous photographs accompany the four-page article.

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Greg W. Myers

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GREG W. MYERS talks with the then-37-year-old cartoonist of FUNKY WINKERBEAN and its spin-off strip JOHN DARLING. The wide-ranging interview spans 10-pages and contains a lot of Batiuk art. Of especial interest are Batiuk's recollections of trying to land work at Marvel and DC in 1969. There is also a copy of the letter young Batiuk had published in THE FLASH #121 (June 1961).

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A one-page color article about MARVEL COMICS #1 (easy to overlook, hidden away in the price guide section). KIM METZGER's report on quotes extensively Mile High Comics' Chuck Rozanski.

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An UNCREDITED article about the comics pros spearheaded by WALT SIMONSON who taught children how to create a comic book at the 1983 World Science Fiction Convention. The article features photographs and select pages from the resulting KONDO KOMICS.

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