Ink Stains 15: Fantastic Fanzine 12

Gary Groth is known as a lightning rod in the comics community, and was the editor and guiding light of The Comics Journal for many years…but he had to start somewhere, and Fantastic Fanzine is that somewhere! Fantastic F...
by kenmeyerjr
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Ink Stains 1: The Collector 27

Before I start this column proper, I thought I should introduce myself to all of you. My name is Ken Meyer Jr. Some of you may know my work as penciler on the Clint the Hamster Triumphant comic of the late 80’s, the stori...
by kenmeyerjr
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Ink Stains 16: Comic Crusader 10

Most fanzines were quick flash in the pans. Martin L. Greim’s Comic Crusader stuck around for a whopping 17 issues, and was the first to publish many great fan artists who later became pros. Comic Crusader 10: 1970 Publis...
by kenmeyerjr
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Ink Stains 25: 1970 Jim Steranko Portfolio

The ultimate stylist. Magician, designer, illustrator, painter, writer, and all around coolest man in comics. Jim Steranko. It’s all Jim, all the time…50 pages worth! Jim Steranko Portfolio, 1970 Editor and publishe...
by kenmeyerjr
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Ink Stains 44: Whizzard 12-14

Three issues of one of the best interview fanzines!  Ink Stains, meet Whizzard! Whizzard, issues 12, 13, 14; 1979-1981 Editor/Publisher: Marty Klug A few loyal Ink Stains readers have asked repeatedly for me to feature Whizzar...
by kenmeyerjr
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Ink Stains 26: Venture 5

Venture was a training ground and showcase for some big names in comics, including Brent Anderson, Frank Cirocco, Gary Winnick, and in this issue, Jeff Jones, Alex Nino, Neal Adams, Tom Orzechowski, and Steve Oliff. Venture 5: ...
by kenmeyerjr
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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...
by kenmeyerjr
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Marvel Snapshot: Character Spotlight: Odin & the Asgardians

Hello, and welcome to another great character spotlight in Marvel Snapshot! In this week’s edition, we’ll be taking a look at Odin, and some of the other prominent figures in Asgard, in preparation for the big movie...
by Billy
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Ink Stains 23: Fantastic Fanzine 11

Face Front, kiddos! It’s a Jim Steranko special and Fantastic Fanzine 11! Fantastic Fanzine 11, 1970 Editor and Publisher: Gary Groth Those of you that have read this column from the start know that one of my favorite fa...
by kenmeyerjr
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It’s A Boys’ Life

Like anything in the world of art, there are these little hidden gems we find on occasion. John Lennon covering a song by Buddy Holly, Quentin Tarantino playing a cameo in a Takashi Miike film, and for comic-art it’s the ...
by Drew
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Ink Stains 14: Nimbus 3

Many editors/publishers of fanzines used them as training grounds for what later became their careers. Frank Lovece did this with his art-crammed fanzine, Nimbus. This installment we examine issue 3, the final issue. Nimbus 3, ...
by kenmeyerjr
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Ink Stains 19: CPL 11

Gil Kane. Alex Toth. Don Maitz. Rick Buckler. Joe Sinnott. Jim Starlin. Berni Wrightson. John Byrne…LOTS of John Byrne. All in one “little” zine. And that zine is…CPL 11! CPL 11: 1974 Publisher: Robert L...
by kenmeyerjr
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