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Comics Collector (1983) - #8
Krause Publications


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  Writer(s):
Mike Benton
Carl Cafarelli
Ron Goulart - 'Frank S. Shawn'
Neil Grahame
Bill Kropfhauser
Lou Mougin
Don Thompson
Maggie Thompson
Lawrence Watt-Evans

Penciller(s):
Randy H. Crawford
Paul Curtis
Neil Grahame
Erik Larsen
Francis Mao
Fred Schwab

Inker(s):
Randy H. Crawford
Paul Curtis
Neil Grahame
Erik Larsen
Francis Mao
Fred Schwab

Editor(s):
Kim Metzger
Don Thompson
Maggie Thompson

Cover Artist(s):
Dick Giordano
 

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Cover Date: Summer 1985
Cover Price: US $2.25

Issue Tagline: Batman's Six Lives / Top Dollar For DC '60s Comics / Terrific Deals at Comics Cons / 10,000 Up-To-Date Values / Special Book Excerpt: Why Comics Are Valuable

Format: Black & White; Magazine; 90 pages

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Letters Column: Letters

Synopsis:
A DICK GIORDANO Batman "Infinity Cover" sets the stage for this issue, which boasts two thorough articles about the Caped Crusader by BILL KROPFHAUSER. Also in this issue are book reviews, a game review, articles on 1970s Marvel Monster comics, 1940's comic strips and a Batman-themed comic strip by NEIL GRAHAME.

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This issue's lettercol includes letters from SUSAN MILLS (Indianapolis, IN), KEVIN DURR (Henniker, NH), DAVID ALBAUGH (Jamestown, RI), BARB RAUSCH (No Address), AL KRACALIK (Rosemont, IL) and GREG MANABAT (Pontiac, IL). The letter's pages also boast a spot illo by ERIK LARSEN of Batman with his cape stuck in a door.

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Maggie Thompson

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DON & MAGGIE write about the forthcoming Del Rey reprints of Crockett Johnson's comic strip BARNABY.

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GREG W. MYERS reviews two books:
(1) FOCUS ON JOHN BYRNE edited by Peppy White
(2) THE FAMILY CIRCUS ALBUM: A 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION by Bil Keane

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KIM METZGER reviews the board game JUDGE DREDD: THE GAME OF CRIME-FIGHTING IN MEGA-CITY ONE by Games Workshop Ltd. of Columbia, MD. Some nice-looking artwork from the game and cards accompanies the two-page review.

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BILL KROPFHAUSER's thorough eight-page article on the Dynamic Duo. Includes many cover repros (including DETECTIVE #27 and BATMAN #1 in full-color). An index telling in what issues Batman's greatest foes appeared is an added bonus.

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The second half of LOU MOUGIN's two-part look at Marvel's Monster books of the 1970s. This installment covers TOMB OF DRACULA, the black-and-white magazines MONSTERS UNLEASHED and TALES OF THE ZOMBIE, GODZILLA: KING OF MONSTERS and more.

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An UNCREDITED piece offering counsel to novice convention-goers, including what to bring (e.g., a toothbrush), info on buying sketches and a "convention survival kit." Illos by PAUL CURTIS add to the fun of this helpful four-page guide.

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A history of Batman's feline foe by BOB KROPFHAUSER. Includes an index of her appearances.

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CARL CAFARELLI takes a look at the 1960's BATMAN television series and its affect on comic books. A sidebar article offers some preview art and details on Frank Miller's forthcoming DARK KNIGHT series.

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"Paper Drives, Crusading Mothers, and Little Brothers: Why Some Comic Books Are Rare" - Edit this story

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LAWRENCE WATT-EVANS expounds on why certain comics are harder to find than others.

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RON GOULART on comic strips such as Barnaby, Pogo, Gordo, Jasper Jooks and others. The nine-page article is accompanied by reproductions of numerous strips.

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A two-page excerpt from MIKE BENTON's just-published book, COMIC BOOK COLLECTING FOR FUN AND PROFIT (Crown Publishers).

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