Ink Stains 9: Woweekazowie 3 and 4

Many fanzines were repositories for spot illos and fanboy articles on the latest ‘it’ character.  A few, like Woweekazowie, looked to be training grounds for those that truly wanted to make it in professional comic...
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Ink Stains 52: MCR 4

In addition to great art by Kline, Corben, Pinkoski, and others, MCR had it’s own little controversy inside the pages…read about it! MCR 4: 1971 Editor/Publisher: John J. McLaughlin MCR, or Modern Collector’s ...
by kenmeyerjr
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Ink Stains 69: Fantastic Fanzine 8/9

  Back to one of the best fanzines of the past, Fantastic Fanzine, with early Dave Cockrum, Barry Smith, and more! Fantastic Fanzine 8*9: 1969 Editor and Publisher: Gary Groth This month, we revisit one of my favorite fanz...
by kenmeyerjr
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Ink Stains 97: CPL 8

Neal Adams, John Byrne, Craig Russell, Howard Chaykin, Don Maitz…all this and more in CPL 8! CPL 8: 1974 Editor/publisher: Bob Layton Anyone who follows this column knows what high regards I have for the fanzine, Contempo...
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Ink Stains 3: Fantastic Fanzine 10

Fantastic Fanzine 10 (1969) Publisher: Alan Light (this second edition), Editor: Gary Groth Along with The Collector, Gary Groth’s Fantastic Fanzine was probably the zine I was most excited to get my hands on when a new issue...
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Ink Stains 24: Reality 2

What kind of 15-year-old could wrangle Bernie Wrightson, Michael Kaluta, Reed Crandall, Howard Chaykin, Larry Todd, Kenneth Smith, Frank Brunner, and others to contribute to his fanzine? Robert Gerson, that’s who! This mo...
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Ink Stains 79: RBCC 134

RBCC was one of the longest running and most consistently excellent fanzines around, come see why! RBCC 134: March 1977 Editor and Publisher: James Van Hise I have covered one other issue of this incredibly consistent publicati...
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Ink Stains 41: Featuring Zander Cannon!

This month, Ink Stains is breaking out of the fanzine realm a tiny bit and featuring current artist and writer Zander Cannon, and his alternative work!   Humor is not easy. Ask any stand up comedian. Humor in comics may ev...
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No column for March!

  Hey everyone, I apologize that there is no Ink Stains for March. I am in the middle of moving, so stuff is everywhere and nowhere! I will resume in April, maybe with a double whammy! Have a good, uh…March!   K...
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Ink Stains 8: Witzend 3 and 7

The great Wally Wood did not only produce some of the greatest comics of all time, but one of the greatest fanzines of all time…Witzend! Witzend 3 (1967) and 7 (1970) Publisher: Wally Wood Editor: Bill Pearson Most comic read...
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Ink Stains 18: Always comes Twilight

No, this is not about the kiddie vampire movie. It’s a fanzine from 1976 with art by Dennis Fujitake, Gary Kato, Robert Kline, Clyde Caldwell and much more! Again…no vampires! Always Comes Twilight 1: 1976 Editor: D...
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P. Craig Russell Interview

Philip Craig Russell has been working steadily in the comic book field for close to 40 years now. Though his first full comic job was an Ant-man book, it was his extended run of Killraven/War of the Worlds in Amazing Adventures...
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