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for Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Mad Scientist 15

MAD SCIENTIST is one of my favorite fanzines. Though a bit pricey at $4.50 for its 32 digest-sized pages, editor Martin Arlt always fills those pages with terrific material.

Issue #15 [Spring, 2007] leads with a striking cover painting by Pete Von Sholly. The Rhedosaurus from the classic Beast From 20,000 Fathoms has never looked better. Inside the issue, Arlt writes an equally amazing retrospective on the movie. Like all of his writings, the piece is meticulously researched, well-written, and big fun. This article is one of his best.

The issue also has Arlt's look at and discussion of the covers of ten pre-Comics Code horror comics...Allen A. Debus writing about The Monster Men by Edgar Rice Burroughs...a "Tales From the Lab" comics story by Arlt...and a selection of genre-based reviews. I was entertained and informed from cover to cover.

Mad Scientist #15 earns an impressive four out of five Tonys. For ordering information, go to:

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What If 24

WHAT IF CLASSIC VOL. 4 will be coming from Marvel late this year. The 240-page, full-color trade paperback [$24.98] will reprint issues #21-26 of the original run of the series, including "What If Gwen Stacy Had Lived?" by me, layout artist Gil Kane, and a host of finishers. This tale is a favorite of mine and, though it's already been reprinted a few times, I'm always delighted to see it back in print. It was very well-received when it was first published and, even all these years later, fans just discovering the story tell me how much they like it.

This makes me happy.

Shadow War of Hawkman 3

My pal Rob Kelly asked me a couple questions about an Aquaman appearance in my Shadow War of Hawkman mini-series from the 1970s. I answered them and you'll find the results in the October 5, 2007 entry of his Aquaman Shrine:

aquamanshrine.blogspot.com

Rob maintains several comics blogs - which he updates daily - and every one of them is well worth visiting.

Also online:

Angelique Trouvere, the legendary model and costumer from more sci-fi and fantasy conventions than you can shake a phaser at, was recently interviewed by Richard Arndt at:

www.enjolrasworld.com

I knew the amazing Ms. Trouvere in the 1970s when I was living in New York City working for Marvel. We still keep in touch today. It's a keen interview and, even if I wasn't mentioned in it, I'd be recommending it to you.

Finally, some convention appearances:

My first of only two convention appearances this year will be the SYRACUSE HEROES EXPO, taking place Saturday, October 21, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Syracuse, New York. I'll be there from 10 am to 6 pm.

For more details on the show and its guests, go to:

www.syracuseheroesexpo.com

That will be followed by MID-OHIO-CON on November 24 & 25 at Battelle Hall at the Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus' exciting Arena District. The guest list, featuring over 100 guests from comics, movies, TV, and more, is incredible and, as always, it'll be my job as the event's Program Director to get as many of those guests on panels as humanly possible. I'll have much more to say about the show later this month, but, for now, let me direct you to the convention website at:

www.midohiocon.com

Thanks for spending a part of your day with me. I'll be back soon with more stuff.

Tony Isabella

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