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BILL SCHELLY TALKS WITH THE FOUNDERS OF COMIC FANDOM Volume 1

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BILL SCHELLY TALKS WITH THE FOUNDERS OF COMIC FANDOM Volume 1

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Almost Gone! Highly Recommended. By Bill Schelly. The genesis of comic fandom took shape with a brainy crew of amateur authors, editors, and artists who in the early 1960s gave fans of all comic books, from science fiction to super-heroes, a like-minded community in which to exchange their ideas, sharpen their minds, and share their passions. Vol. 1 has a new interview with Richard Grass Green, conducted weeks before he died. Plus Richard and Pat Lupoff, Jerry Bails, Ron Foss, and John Benson.

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The genesis of comic fandom took shape with a brainy crew of amateur authors, editors, and artists who in the early 1960s gave fans of all comic books, from science fiction to super-heroes, a like-minded community in which to exchange their ideas, sharpen their minds, and share their passions. Vol. 1 has a new interview with Richard Grass Green, conducted weeks before he died. Plus Richard and Pat Lupoff, Jerry Bails, Ron Foss, and John Benson.

The Ron Foss and Richard Lupoff interviews originally appeared in Capa-alpha. The John Benson interview appeared in Alter Ego.Comic-book historian Bill Schelly chats at length with:

  • RICHARD AND PAT LUPOFF, the editors of the pioneering (and Hugo Award-winning) fanzine Xero, whose contributors ranged from Harlan Ellison and Donald E. Westlake to a very young Roger Ebert
  • JERRY BAILS, the "Father of Comic Book Fandom," whose early 1960s fanzine Alter Ego is still published today, and who launched the first amateur press association dedicated to comic books, CAPA-alpha
  • RONN FOSS, a fan artist and one-time editor of both The Comicollector and Alter Ego, and the creator of such characters as the Eclipse
  • RICHARD "GRASS" GREEN, the creator of Xal-Kor the Human Cat, and the most prominent black member of comic-book fandom during its early years
  • JOHN BENSON, a prominent interviewer (his subjects included Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, and Gil Kane), author, and editor (most notably of EC fanzine Squa Tront)

With photos, illustrations, and index. A rousing paean to the primeval world of comic fandom!

Each of these two new collections has one NEW interview, with the rest being reprinted from various sources -- often but not always from Alter Ego magazine.

From author Bill Schelly: “Neither of these two new books include anything from [my own] book Founders of Comic Fandom, which consists of short biographies of 80+ fans.“ Bill first published that book under his Hamster Press imprint. We are now offering that entirely different book discounted, each one hand-signed by Bill.

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Item Code BILL01
Publisher Pulp Hero Press
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781683901198
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 5x8
# Pages 200pg
Color Text/b&w
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