Welcome back to a new Fabulous Find. This week I’ve dug into the fanzine section of the comic book vault, buried deep under the earth, at an undisclosed location, and brought to light; Fantafolio # 3. This fanzine was published in 1980, jointly by Interfan Productions and Creative Graphics.
The editor for this issue is Peppy White and there are a large number of fan artists represented in the fanzine. It runs fifty-two (52) pages in black & white and color covers.
Here is the front cover featuring DC Comics‘ Batman, as drawn by John Beatty and inked by Jerry Ordway, both future professional comic book creators.
This fanzine is primarily an art zine, though it does have one prose story (actually chapter seven, and last chapter, of a continued story, which I’m assuming ran in earlier issues, though, as I do not own the first two issue, I can not be sure).
Lots of single illustrations and a couple of portfolios by single artists. But it also contains a couple of comic stories/strips that run multiple pages.
One of the artist featured was Ed Savage, who provided this illustration of Seigel and Shuster creating Superman, based on Michaelangelo! A pretty impressive idea, as well as, execution!
Another artist getting a larger section to showcase his art is; Doug Herring. His section runs eight (8) pages. Here is the page showcasing Jack Kirby‘s New Gods, as well as, the villain; Darkseid.
Peppy White wraps things up with two pages of general background and information about this issue and one of the final illustrations in the fanzine is also by a future professional comic book creator, David Mazzucchelli. He opts to use Marvel Comics‘ Doctor Strange and his disciple, Clea. Take a look:
And things are brought to a conclusion with a really nice back cover of the original Captain Marvel (The Big Red Cheese, himself) pencilled by Mike Machlan and inked by Sam de la Rosa. Enjoy!
Well that wraps up this edition of Fabulous Finds, but I hope you return next week for a new RETRO REVIEW.
Good night Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea. be seeing you …