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Alter Ego (1999) - #97
"Roy Thomas' Code-Disapproved Comics Fanzine"
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  Writer(s):
Jim Amash
Clarence Charles Beck - 'C.C. Beck'
Steve Brower
Gary Brown
Michael Terry Gilbert
P. C. Hamerlinck
Alan Hutchinson
George Kashdan
Marc Swayze
Roy Thomas
Lawrence Watt-Evans

Penciller(s):
Shane Foley
Jack Katz

Inker(s):
Shane Foley
Jack Katz

Colorist(s):
Walt Grogan

Editor(s):
Jim Amash
Michael Terry Gilbert
P. C. Hamerlinck
John Morrow
Bill Schelly
Roy Thomas

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Bill Everett
Tom Ziuko
 

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Cover Date: October 2010
Cover Price: US $ 7.95

Issue Tagline:
Spend a Helluva Halloween with the Non-EC HORROR COMICS of the Fearful 1950s
Starring: Everett, Briefer, Ditko, Maneely, Colan, Meskin, Cameron, Heath, Powell, Krigstein, Cole, Simon & Kirby, Fujitani, Davis & More!
Plus: FCA [Fawcett Collectors

Format: Color; Magazine; 80 pages

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A Halloween issue dedicated to the often overlooked non-EC horror comics of the 1950s, which titles and their creators receive their due in a lavishly illustrated 30-page article by LAWRENCE WATT-EVANS.

This issue also contains the concluding segment of JIM AMASH's interview with GEORGE KASHDAN. GARY BROWN interviews a horror comic icon: The Hand of Doom. Appreciations are provided for two creators who passed away in 2010: MARVIN STEIN and HOWIE POST. Mr. Monster's Comics Crypt looks at clown in comics.

The FCA section features a reprint of a 1996 MARC SWAYZE column and a previously unpublished 1988 column by C.C. BECK.

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GARY BROWN's fun mock-interview with one of horror comics' most striking features--the giant, threatening hand.

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Concluding installment in JIM AMASH's longrunning interview with Golden and Silver Age Writer and editor GEORGE KASHDAN (1938-2006).

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Earlier segments of this extensive interview appeared in ALTER EGO #93-95.

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The appearance of clowns in comics is examined by MICHAEL T. GILBERT.

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STEVE BROWER's appreciation of the late MARVIN STEIN, a comics creator who enjoyed a long association with SIMON & KIRBY.

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Cover features a 2010 illustration of Bulletman and Bulletgirl by JACK KATZ, colored by WALT GROGAN.

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A reprinting of MARCUS D. SWAYZE's fourth column for FCA originally presented in the pages of FCA #57 (1996), in which Swayze "covered a collection of topics, from drawing tools to colleagues Keaton, Raboy, Beck, and Costanza, to briefly assisting Zack Mosley with the Smilin' Jack strip on a 'date that will live in infamy.'"

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From the intro: "From PCH's Beck archives comes a previously unpublished 1988 essay by Captain Marvel's co-creator and chief artist."

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