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The Comic Reader (1961) - #150
Street Enterprises


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  Writer(s):
Mark Hanerfeld
Paul Levitz
Mike Tiefenbacher

Editor(s):
David Finger
Jerome Sinkovec
Mike Tiefenbacher

Cover Artist(s):
Larry Houston
Robert Staszak
 

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Cover Date: November 1977
Cover Price: US $ 0.75

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Black & White; Fanzine; 30 pages

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Synopsis:
News from comic book publishers with detailed information and cover reproductions for the February 1978 cover-dated comics.

A double-whammy of media columns by "RONA BLABBIT."

This 150th issue is highlighted by the current editor and two former editors setting down recollections of their tenures with TCR.

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The front cover features Conan battling Captain America by LARRY HOUSTON, and the flip side finds Howard The Duck dressed as Cap for Halloween by BOB STASZAK.

Two full-page advertisements boast artwork from future pros: KARL KESEL (for the Fantasy Mail Co.) and DAVID ELLIOTT (for Roy's Memory Shop in Houston).

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Rona Blabbit reporting on Autumn 1977 goings on in media, including word that ABC's STAR WORLDS has been retitled GALACTICA and will be a TV-movie-pilot. The proposed STAR TREK television series will star William Shatner and all the original cast,with the exception of Leonard Nimoy. Principle photography on the SUPERMAN movie wraps in three weeks. Blabbit mentions a proposed Monty Python movie to be called THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. BRIAN and takes the opportunity to pan Terry Gilliam's film JABBERWOCKY, noting "the film's not funny at all."

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Rona Blabbit reviews the television series THE NEW ADVENTURES OF WONDER WOMAN, THE MAN FROM ATLANTIS, SPIDER-MAN and LOGAN'S RUN.

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Marking 150 issues of TCR, two former editors and the current editor set down in print their recollections of their tenures helming one of fandom's premier periodicals.

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Recollections are written by MARK HANERFELD (#65-77), PAUL LEVITZ (#78-100) and current editor MIKE TIEFENBACHER (#101-150).

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Tiefenbacher reviews THE POW! ZAP! WHAM! COMIC BOOK TRIVIA QUIZ by Michael Uslan and Bruce Solomon (William Morrow and Co., $4.95).

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