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The Comic Reader (1961) - #188
Street Enterprises

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Jerry G. Bails
Paulette Carroll
Jim Engel
Chuck Fiala
Jacob Moraine
Mark Sabljak
Mike Tiefenbacher

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Alan James Hanley

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Alan James Hanley

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Cover Date: February 1981
Cover Price: US $ 1.25

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Format: Black & White; Magazine; 62 pages

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This issue features an obituary of TCR contributor ALAN JAMES HANLEY, who was killed in a car accident on Christmas Eve 1980 at age 41. Accompanying photographs and reproductions of his distinctive artwork are remembrances from his friends and colleagues MIKE TIEFENBACHER, JIM ENGEL and JERRY BAILS.

Comic news and cover repros from all the major (and many of the minor) companies. Rona Blabbit's take on current television and film, plus thorough reviews of SUPERMAN II and Robert Altman's POPEYE starring Robin Williams.

Columns appearing this issue include MARK SABLJAK "Looks at Books," JACOB MORAINE's "Comic Strip Circus," and PAULETTE CARROLL's "European Comics."

JIM ENGEL presents "Dick Duck, Duck Dick" Chapter 5 of the "Heroes and Villains" saga. CHUCK FIALA contributes "Bullet Crow" strip 023. ALAN JAMES HANLEY has a full-page, full-color mock cover of a comic titled "The Comic Reader Commandos."

The Menomonee Falls Gazette reprints the following comic strips:
THE SEEKERS by John Burns and P. Douglas: Strips 264-295
PAUL TEMPLE by Francis Durbridge and Mendoza: Strips 49-61
PAUL TEMPLE AND THE RUNAWAY KNIGHT by Durbridge and Mendoza: Strips 1-19
SUPERMAN by Siegel & Schuster: Eight strips from 1945 (no specific dates discernible).

FRED HEMBECK and BILL ANDERSON's Valentine's Day-themed cover features inter-company courtship between Spider-Man and Supergirl and Superman and Spider-Woman.
ALAN JAMES HANLEY's back cover depicts the profiles of dozens of comic book and comic strip characters.

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