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BILL SCHELLY TALKS WITH THE FOUNDERS OF COMIC FANDOM Volume 2

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BILL SCHELLY TALKS WITH THE FOUNDERS OF COMIC FANDOM Volume 2

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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 superheroes, a like-minded community in which to exchange their ideas, sharpen their minds, and share their passions. Vol. 2 features a brand new interview with Roy Thomas which focuses on his period in fandom (1960 to 1965), plus talks with Don & Maggie Thompson, Richard Kyle, Steve Perrin , and Bud Plant.

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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 superheroes, a like-minded community in which to exchange their ideas, sharpen their minds, and share their passions. Vol. 2 features a brand new interview with Roy Thomas which focuses on his period in fandom (1960 to 1965), plus talks with Don & Maggie Thompson, Richard Kyle, Steve Perrin, and Bud Plant.

Among the comic-book pioneers in this volume:

  • ROY THOMAS, former editor-in-chief at Marvel Comics, reflects in a lengthy interview about LBM (Life Before Marvel), including growing up in Jackson, Missouri; discovering comic fandom; and landing a very short-lived job at DC
  • RICHARD KYLE, who coined the phrase “graphic novel,” chats about his long association with comic fandom, from buying Action #1 right off the rack, to publishing his own fanzines and running a popular bookstore in Long Beach, California
  • BUD PLANT, a pioneer in selling comic books through the mail, remembers the days when valuable comics could be bought by the stack at flea markets—his flagship mail-order store is still going strong, nearly 50 years later
  • STEVE PERRIN, a prolific contributor to comic fanzines of the 1960s, talks about his more recent accomplishments as an equally prolific game designer.

Each of these two new collections has one NEW interview, with the rest being reprinted from various sources -- The Don and Maggie Thompson interview first appeared in The Comics Buyer’s Guide, the legendary weekly which they both edited for many years. 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 BILL02
Publisher Pulp Hero Press
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781683901563
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 5x8
# Pages 204pg
Color Text/b&w
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