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Ken Meyer Jr.’s Ink Stains 66: Willie Blyberg, Pete Iro & More!

If you’re a fan of fanzines, then you’ve got to check out Ken Meyer, Jr.’s monthly column Ink Stains.  Each month Ken (who is an amazing artist) posts… well, let’s let Ken explain…

I have a collection of over 200 fanzines from the 60’s-80’s that I plan to scan and talk about, one at a time. I hope to have some of the participants answer a few questions. Many of those participants are established comics professionals now, while some have gone on to other things. I will show a few snippets from each zine and give you a link to download a pdf of the whole thing, which I hope all of you will do!

For Ink Stains 66, Ken took a look at Wowiekazowie #1 from 1976 from Editor and Publisher: William (Willie) Blyberg

Ink Stains 66 features –

  • Covers (front and back) by Willie Blyberg
  • Tons of spot illos by Willie Blyberg, Pete Iro, Rodi and others
  • The DC Revival Craze by Bob Rodi
  • Not Far From Yancy Street by Jack Frost and Dean Mullaney
  • An Article on Nick Fury and Shield
  • Two Comic Stories by Willie Blyberg and Pete Iro
  • The Background Heroes by Kim Thompson
  • …and more!

 

This is fanzine brings back so many wonderful memories.  One of my favorites from those fanzine days.  Willie put out several great issues and this is the first.

Thanks to Ken Meyer, Jr. for making these available!

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Bettie Page, 1950’s Super Spy!

 That’s the cover to Bettie Page #1 coming to us this summer from David Avallone (writer),  Colton Worely (artist) and Dynamite Entertainment (publisher).  Set in the 1950’s, the series will explore Bettie Page’s declassified adventures as a super spy!

Now THAT sounds like fun.  For more details check out Newsarama’s Bettie Page, 1950’s Super Spy!

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Ken Meyer Jr.’s Ink Stains 64: Adams, Jones, Cockrum & More!

If you’re a fan of fanzines, then you’ve got to check out Ken Meyer, Jr.’s monthly column Ink Stains.  Each month Ken (who is an amazing artist) posts… well, let’s let Ken explain…

I have a collection of over 200 fanzines from the 60’s-80’s that I plan to scan and talk about, one at a time. I hope to have some of the participants answer a few questions. Many of those participants are established comics professionals now, while some have gone on to other things. I will show a few snippets from each zine and give you a link to download a pdf of the whole thing, which I hope all of you will do!

For Ink Stains 64, Ken took a look at Word Balloons #1 from 1974 from Editor and Publisher: Gary Groth

Ink Stains 64 features –

  • Cover by Jeff Jones
  • Archie Goodwin: Comics in Crisis
  • Interview and Art from Neal Adams
  • Donald Wong Portfolio
  • Denny O’Neil Keynote Speech Transcription
  • Steranko Keynote Speech Transcription
  • Dave Cockrum Backcover
  • …and more!

 

This is a new one to me.

Ah, the memories of the glory days of fanzines.  Thanks to Ken Meyer, Jr. for making these available!

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