Ink Stains 63: The Collector 23

That’s right, it is another issue of The Collector! Issue 23, homeslice!   The Collector 23: May, 1971 Editor and Publisher: Bill G. Wilson Yes, it is true I have profiled The Collector several times so far in this c...
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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, ...
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Ink Stains 6: RBCC 135

RBCC 135 (April 1977) Publisher and editor:  James Van Hise Very few fanzines had longer runs than RBCC (Rocket’s Blast ComiCollector). Perhaps The Comic Reader and The Buyer’s Guide are the only ones that were aro...
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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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Ink Stains 76: Chronicle 2

John Severin, John Byrne, Stan Sakai and more in this second issue of Chronicle! Chronicle 2: 1972 Editor/Publisher: George Breo Way back in January of this year, I profiled Chronicle 1 (see the column here) and I am sure I wil...
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Ink Stains 21: Anomaly 3

Jan Strnad has written for Warren, DC, Dark Horse, the television industry, and published several books. But he cut his teeth on his very own fanzine, Anomaly! Anomaly 3: 1971 Editor and Publisher: Jan Strnad Writer Jan Strnad ...
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Ink Stains 100: SpaFon 5

The hundredth column! Befitting that milestone, feast your eyes on…Spa Fon 5, featuring Frazetta, Steranko, Kaluta, Wrightson, Frank Brunner, and many more! Spa Fon 5: September 1969 Publisher and primary editor: Rich Hau...
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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 ...
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Ink Stains 34: Anomaly 1

Writer Jan Strnad started his award winning professional career in fandom with the beautifully illustrated fanzine, Anomaly. Anomaly 1, 1969 Publisher/Editor: Jan Strnad If you have read Ink Stains regularly, you have seen Anom...
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Ink Stains 12: The Star Slayers

Galactic Heroes! Planet-shattering battles! Epic frontiers! The Star Slayers! All this in a 13 issue series, produced every three weeks, by fanzine kingpin/writer Matt Bucher and multiple artists, including yours truly! The Sta...
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Ink Stains 29: Hot Stuf 1

One of the best adult story zines of the 70s, Hot Stuf’ had a plethora of big names having a blast writing and drawing non-superhero hijinks! Hot Stuf’ 1: Summer 1974 Editor and Publisher: Sal Quartuccio Way back in...
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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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