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Comics news (e.g., JOHN BYRNE leaving X-MEN to take over FANTASTIC FOUR; ROGER STERN and JOHN BYRNE quit CAPTAIN AMERICA; RBCC, FANTASTIC EXPLOITS and ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS all sold to New Media Publishing with JAMES VAN HISE to remain as "editor and packager") followed by well-researched and well-written features of timeless value.
A full-page ad for FRED HEMBECK's BAH, HEMBECK appears on page 79. Hembeck hand-lettered the ad in the distinctive style of Silver Age DC Comics.
Synopsis: An "after-the-fact overview of how THE DAZZLER #1 came to be." CAROL KALISH and RICHARD HOWELL ("with help from ROGER STERN") interview the book's writer and editor TOM DeFALCO and LOUISE JONES. Interview conducted in September 1980.
Notes: Noteworthy for having a side-by-side comparison of the original splash page to #1 with the retouched splash.
Synopsis: A thorough and thoroughly engaging 11-page piece by MURRAY R. WARD examining Marvel's Western comics: RAWHIDE KID, TWO-GUN KID, KID COLT and THE GHOST RIDER. The article is complemented by cover and panel repros.