The Comic Collector's News

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Published in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., the first issue appeared in October, 1947. It is acknowledged as the first fanzine to appear entirely devoted to comics. ''The Comics Collector's News'' was one of the first places where comic book collectors could advertise for their favourite titles and communicate with other collectors.
Published in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., the first issue appeared in October, 1947. It is acknowledged as the first fanzine to appear entirely devoted to comics. ''The Comics Collector's News'' was one of the first places where comic book collectors could advertise for their favourite titles and communicate with other collectors.
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However, Bill Schelly, writing in the book Founders of Comic Fandom, describes the 1940s comics fanzines such as Malcolm Willits' ''The Comic Collector's News'', David Kyle's [[Fantasy World]] (1936), and Phil Bronson's [[Scienti-Comics]] (1940) as, "lonely little satellites looking for an orbit", which was not to come till the 1950s.  
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However, Bill Schelly, writing in the book Founders of Comic Fandom, describes the 1940s comics fanzines such as Jim Bradley and Malcolm Willits' ''The Comic Collector's News'', David Kyle's [[Fantasy World]] (1936), and Phil Bronson's [[Scienti-Comics]] (1940) as, "lonely little satellites looking for an orbit", which was not to come till the 1950s.  
After a few years Bradley and Willits decided to cease publication of ''The Comic Collector's News'' and start a science fiction zine they co-published in 1950, called [[Destiny]].
After a few years Bradley and Willits decided to cease publication of ''The Comic Collector's News'' and start a science fiction zine they co-published in 1950, called [[Destiny]].

Revision as of 01:34, 21 July 2011

The Comic Collector's News was a fanzine by Jim Bradley and Malcolm Willits.

Published in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., the first issue appeared in October, 1947. It is acknowledged as the first fanzine to appear entirely devoted to comics. The Comics Collector's News was one of the first places where comic book collectors could advertise for their favourite titles and communicate with other collectors.

However, Bill Schelly, writing in the book Founders of Comic Fandom, describes the 1940s comics fanzines such as Jim Bradley and Malcolm Willits' The Comic Collector's News, David Kyle's Fantasy World (1936), and Phil Bronson's Scienti-Comics (1940) as, "lonely little satellites looking for an orbit", which was not to come till the 1950s.

After a few years Bradley and Willits decided to cease publication of The Comic Collector's News and start a science fiction zine they co-published in 1950, called Destiny.

Many years later, Malcolm Willits returned to the world of comics, opening up the "Collector's Book Store" in Hollywood, California, and selling rare comics.

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