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The Comic Reader (1961) - #156
Street Enterprises

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Fred G. Hembeck
Mike Tiefenbacher

Fred G. Hembeck

Fred G. Hembeck

David Finger
Jerome Sinkovec
Mike Tiefenbacher

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Larry Houston
Tom F. Sutton - 'TFS / Dementia / Grisly / Sean Todd'

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Cover Date: May 1978
Cover Price: US $ 0.75

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Format: Black & White; Fanzine; 30 pages

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Letters Column: TCR Mailboat

News from the major publishers and details on the August 1978 cover dated comics, including a multitude of cover reproductions.

The front cover features The Black Panther vs The White Tiger by LARRY HOUSTON and the back cover boasts an illustration of The Scarlet Witch and a dragon by TOM SUTTON.

FRED HEMBECK provides a full-color six-panel strip that opens with Captain America saying, "It's not easy being a living legend... sigh." Cap goes on to discuss his various and recent comic book chroniclers.

TCR Mailboat opens with a letter from Gary Groth re The Comic Art Fan Awards.

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Rona Blabbit discusses a great number of media events circa 1978, including the SUPERMAN movie and the anticipated STAR TREK film. The Fall 1978 Saturday morning line-ups for all three networks are listed. The NEW AVENGERS, HULK and SPIDER-MAN series are discussed, as is the British series THE TWO RONNIES.

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