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Saturday, July 26, 2008

1941 Fanzine


This item recently seen on the ebayeum, an interesting and somewhat typical fanzine of the period. The "names" would usually reach down and assist in some way to help a 'zine. Cool illustration.
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SUN SPOTS #20 (October 1941) 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 12 pages. Excellent like new condition. Good printing on good paper (not mimeo or ditto).
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Article by Eando Binder (actually Earl and/or Otto Binder) about writing for comic books. He mentions Jerry Siegel, The Human Torch, Captain Marvel and other comics. One of the earliest mentions of comic books in a science fiction fanzine. Article by Ralph Milne Farley "What Is Time" written especially for this fanzine. Letter from Forry Ackerman signed "4E Ackerman." Letter from Hugo Gernsback agreeing to write an article for them at the rate of 2 cents a word (a high rate in those days) and the editor reluctantly turning him down. A fanzine review column and more.

1 comment:

lartronics said...

I’ve recently published a new 900-page biography about the life and times of Hugo Gernsback. It is available on Amazon. Just follow this link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1419658573/ref=s9_asin_title_1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=0E2P5EPVT6GNP7TGPC29&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=320448601&pf_rd_i=507846

The manuscript was found while I was in the process of closing down Gernsback Publications Inc. in 2003. It was apparently written some time in the 1950’s. It covers all the areas that Hugo found interesting: wireless communications, science fiction, publishing, patents, foretelling the future, and much more.

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