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Indeks over Wally Woods fanzine Witzend (ikke komplet)

Wally Wood er en Pantheon tegner og han udgav sit eget fanzine fra ’66-’71, et virkelig lækkert showcase blad, og jeg er den lykkelige ejer af nogle af numrene, som jeg scorede dengang i 80’erne, hvor man stadig kunne score sådanne ting til en rimelig pris. Her er et indeks, som du selv kan fylde hullerne ud til: God fornøjelse, go’ Woody!

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Witzend Index

Compiled by Richard Arndt (richarda39@nospam.hotmail.com) (eliminate the nospam to e-mail him)

Witzend was the first of the independent or “indy” magazines.  Premiering in 1966, it published 13 issues over almost two decades, most of them between 1966-1971 and provided a welcome link between mainstream comics and the then-new underground movement.  Although it, at times, suffered from the lack of a strong editorial hand at the helm, it showcased many important artists of the period and pointed the way for every self-publishing writer/artist to this day.  This bibliography is incomplete so if you can fill in the gaps, please contact me.

1. Cover: collage of panels from interior stories done by Archie Goodwin (Summer 1966) 

[edited: Wally Wood]

2. Cover:

3. Cover: Wally Wood/back cover: Al Williamson (1967)   [back cover features Flash Gordon]

1) Frontispiece [illustrated: Leo & Diane Dillon] 1p

2) Mr. A [written & illustrated: Steve Ditko] 5p   [first Mr. A. story?]

3) Poetry [written: Ralph Reese; illustrated: Leo & Diane Dillon] 1p

4) Edgar Rice Burroughs Portfolio, part 2 [illustrated: Reed Crandall] 4p

5) Harold Sunshine [written & illustrated: Art Spielgelman] 3p

6) Hey Look! [written & illustrated: Harvey Kurtzman] 1p

7) The Invaders! [written & illustrated: Richard Bassford] 3p

8) The Chase [written & illustrated: Roger Brand] 4½p

9) Poetry [written: Wally Wood & Bill Pearson] ½p

10) Pipsqueak Papers [written & illustrated: Wally Wood] 3p

11) Vanessa [written: Sam Kobish; illustrated: Roy G. Krenkel] 1p   [text story]

12) Last Chance! [writtten & illustrated: Frank Frazetta] 9p   [a comic strip tryout from 1950 refashioned into traditional comic pages]

13) Hey Look! [written & illustrated: Harvey Kurtzman] 1p

15) Contents And Portents And Otherwise Words [written: Wally Wood; illustrated: Al Williamson] 1p   [text article, on inside back cover]

4. Cover: Wally Wood/back cover: Frank Frazetta (1968)

1) Words From Wally Wood [writen: Wally Wood; illustrated: ? Conroy] 1p [frontispiece]

2) Pipsqueak Papers [written & illustrated: Wally Wood] 4p

3) Mr. A [written & illustrated: Steve Ditko] 10p

4) The Rejects [written: Wally Wood & Bhob Stewart; illustrated: Wally Wood] 3p

5) Edgar Rice Burroughs Portfolio, part 3 [illustrated: Reed Crandall] 4p

6) A Proper Persepctive And Several Strange Viewpoints [written: Wally Wood & Bill Pearson; illustrated: Leo & Diane Dillon] 2p   [poetry]

7) The Sneeze [written: Bill Pearson; illustrated: Ed Glasser?] 3p   [art credited to Grass Green]

8) Virtue Ever Triumphant [written & illustrated: Roger Brand] 6p

9) The World Of The Wizard King [written & illustrated: Wally Wood] 5p   [text story–Wood would redo this story in traditional comic form in the late 1970’s]

5. Cover: photo of an elephant’s backside!/back cover: Ed Paschke (Oct. 1968)    [edited: Bill Pearson]

1) The World Of The Wizard King [written & illustrated: Wally Wood] 5p   [text story]

2) The Junkwaffel Invasion Of Kruppenny Island [written & illustrated: Vaughn Bode] 4p

3) Jaf [written & illustrated: JAF?] 8p

4) Edgar Rice Burroughs Portfolio, part 4 [illustrated: Reed Crandall] 3p

5) Pipsqueak Papers [written & illustrated: Wally Wood] 5p

6) Prevue: The Adventures Of Talon [illustrated: Jim Steranko] 3p

7) Homesick [written & illustrated: Roger Brand] 8p

8) Editorial Matters [written & illustrated: Wally Wood] 1p   [text article, on inside back cover]

6. Cover:

7. Cover: Vaughn Bode/back cover: Kenneth Smith (1970)   

1) Editorial [written: Bill Pearson; illustrated: Ralph Reese] 1p   [frontispiece]

2) Cobalt 60 [written & illustrated: Vaughn Bode] 10p   [probably the best single story the magazine published.]

3) Letter’s Page [illustrated: Dan Adkins] 2p

4) The Avenging World, part 2 [written & illustrated: Steve Ditko] 8p   [Mr. A appears on last page.]

5) The Strange Adventure Of Ike And His Spoon [written & illustrated: Roger Brand] 6p

6) Pin-Up [illustrated: Ed Paschke] 1p   [shows Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Dot, Dennis the Menace, Casper, the friendly ghost, Little Lulu & Little Orphan Annie in an opium den!]

7) Limpstrel [written & illustrated: Berni Wrightson] 1p

8) untitled [written & illustrated: Bill Pearson] 1p

9) Mr. E [written: Bill Pearson; illustrated: Tim Brent] 2p   [rather savage satire of Ditko’s Mr. A.  Actually 4 pages printed sideways]

10) Limpstrel [written & illustrated: Berni Wrightson] 1p

11) The Journey [written: Betty Morrow; illustrated: Gray Morrow] 8p

8. Cover: Ralph Reese/back cover: Mike Hinge (1971)

1) Editorial [written: Bill Pearson] 1p   [frontispiece]

2) The World Of The Wizard King [written & illustrated: Wally Wood] 5p   [text story]

3) untitled [written & illustrated: Bhob Stewart] 1p

4) Barf The Insurance Salesman [written: Bill Pearson; illustrated: Ralph Reese] 7p

5) Foxtale [written: Nicola Cuti; illustrated: William Stillwell] 2p

6) Holding The Bag [written & illustrated: Dr. Seuss] 1p   reprinted form Judge Magazine (1932)

7) The City In The Sea [written: Edgar Allan Poe; illustrated: Frank Frazetta] 10p   [poem. I don’t know when this art was done but it certainly looks like circa 1971 Frazetta art which would make it Frazetta’s last comic art job.  Beautiful work!]

8) The Break-Out [written & illustrated: Steve Ditko] 1p

9) The Hunting Of The Snark [adapted & illustrated: John Adkins Richardson] 8p   from the poem by Lewis Carroll

9. Cover: Jeff Jones ( ?)   [W. C. Fields issue]

10. Cover: Wally Wood (1976)   [wraparound cover]

1) Kym: Lost In A Dream! [written: Bill Pearson; illustrated: Dick Giordano] 8p

2) 39/74 [written: Guyla & Alex Toth; illustrated: Alex Toth] 10p   [copyrighted to Marvel Comics Group]

3) On March 17, 1969… [written & illustrated: Howard Chaykin] 3p

4) Pin-Up [illustrated: Terry Austin] 1p

5) Sally Forth [written & illustrated: Wally Wood] 6p

6) Pin-Up [illustrated: Craig Russell] 1p   [looks like an altered version of Russell’s unused cover for Doctor Strange Annual #1]

7) The Avenging Dodo [written: Bill Pearson; illustrated: Mike Zeck] 8p

8) Pin-Up [illustrated: Walt Simonson] 1p

9) My Furry World And Welcome To It! [written: Nicola Cuti; illustrated: Joe Staton] 8p

11. Cover:

12. Cover: George Bush/back cover: photo of woman posing as Kym (1982)   [Bush’s cover is a rendering of Humphrey Bogart in The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre]

1) Frontispiece & inside back cover [illustrated: Jerry Bingham] 2p

2) Editorial [written & illustrated: Bill Pearson] 1p   [text article]

3) My Ship Of Dreams [written: ?; illustrated: ?] 1p

4) Stargazer [written: J. R. Blevins & Z. Capistance; illustrated: Z. Capistance] 12p

5) Bugs In The System [written: Al Sirois & David Stone; illustrated: Al Sirois] 4p

6) The Phantom Pin-Up [illustrated: Gray Morrow] 1p

7) The Real World [written: Bhob Stewart; illustrated: John Norton] 4p

8) untitled [illustrated: Don Martin] 2p

9) Booby Trap [written & illustrated: Steve Ditko] 1p

10) Kym: The Awakening [written: Bill Pearson; pencilled: Mike Zeck; inked: Ruben Yandoc] 9p

11) Lunar Tunes [written & illustrated: Wally Wood] 12p   [one of Wood’s last stories]

12) Wallace Wood 1927-1981 [illustrated: Wally Wood] 1p

13. Cover:

Although not officially an issue of Witzend, a reprint volume of Wally Wood’s [entitled Woodwork and not to be confused with the newsletter of the same name] did come out in 1980 and is, in effect, an issue of Witzend.

1. Cover & back cover: Wally Wood (1980)    [front cover is page 1 of Pipsqueak Papers from #4, back cover is page 1 of Animan, part 2 from #2]

1) Statement Of No Policy [written & illustrated: Wally Wood] 1p   [frontispiece]

2) Witzend #3 cover [illustrated: Wally Wood] 1p

3) The Witzend Story [written: Bill Pearson; illustrated: Wally Wood] 2p   [text article]

4) Pipsqueak Papers [written & illustrated: Wally Wood] 3p   reprinted from Witzend #3 (1967)

5) Pipsqueak Papers [written & illustrated: Wally Wood] 3p   reprinted from Witzend #4 (1968)

6) Pipsqueak Papers [written & illustrated: Wally Wood] 5p   reprinted from Witzend #5 (Oct. 1968)

7) The World Of The Wizard King [written & illustrated: Wally Wood] 15p   [text story]   reprinted from Witzend #4-6 & #8 (1968-1971)]

8) Witzend #2 cover [illustrated: Wally Wood] 1p

9) The Rejects [written: Wally Wood & Bhob Stewart; illustrated: Wally Wood] 3p   reprinted from Witzend #4 (1968)

10) Animan [written & illustrated: Wally Wood] 15p   reprinted from Witzend #1 & 2 (1966-1967)   [pg 1 of the second part is removed from the story and located on the back cover]

11) Witzend #4 cover [illustrated: Wally Wood] 1p   [on inside back cover]

 

 

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The most important occurrence in 1966 was the publication of Witzend #1. The sixties were a hotbed of fan activity with dozens of amateur magazines called “fanzines” devoted to the medium being published, some on a fairly regular schedule. A community was developing with occasional contact with the professional world in the form of donated art or interviews. Wood turned everything on its ear when he published his own fanzine with finished, professional contributions by many of fandom’s most popular artists. It was the first magazine that was outspokenly in favor of the rights of the creators (which had always been subsumed to those of the publishers). Witzend allowed the artists to copyright their creations, a practice unheard of in those days. Fans coined a new word for Witzend, it was the first “prozine”. He published six issues through 1969 and debuted a half-dozen characters and strips of his own, including The Wizard King which first appeared in issue #4.

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