I've broken the bibliographies into
parts because the listing is somewhat long:
by Michael Karpas (and now Peter Karpas)
Bibliographies by Richard Arndt
Other bibliographies by fans
Bibliographies by the artists themselves
by Richard Arndt
Richard is always looking for
feedback. As he's said in one e-mail to me, "If you spot any mistakes,
want to make some comments or just want to argue something, let me know."
at enjolrasworld if you'd like Richard's e-mail address.
Richard Arndt has done an amazing run on early comic independents and fanzines.
Richard has done an interview
Angelique: The Unconventional ComiCon Costumer, filled with pictures as
well. Here's a link to a
Word doc version of it as well.
Early Independents" covers a host of early magazines. It starts with
Witzend Magazine, 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.
Witzend publisher and editor Bill Pearson has even supplied some comments in the
notes. "The Early
Independents" then covers Abyss, Andromeda, Big Apple Comix, Bop,
Colour Your Dreams, D'Arc Tangent, Dr. Wirtham's Comix & Stories, Faerie Star,
Future Day, Gates of Eden, Heritage, High Adventure, The Horns
of Elfland, Hot Stuf', I'll be Damned, Imagination, Infinity,
The Journal of Popular Culture, New Paltz Comix, Orb, Phase, Reality, Scream Door,
Tesserae, This is Legend, Venture, Voyages, and
Witzend (whew!). Richard
has also added interviews Connor Freff Cochran, Robert Gerson, Adam Malin, and
Doug Murray. You can
find "The Early Independents"
here in Word doc
[On a related note, Richard is looking for some
help on I’ll Be Damned, Infinity, Orb, and Venture, so if you have
issues of these magazines please contact him.]
Richard Arndt has a new index --
for IDW Publishing. To quote
Richard, "At last a return to the full-size B&W horror magazines of the
1960s-1990s!" It includes an interview with IDW's editor-in-chief Chris
Rydall. You can get it here in Word
Richard's latest is for
Negative Burn, an anthology
"as ambitious in scope as any B&W magazine around". You can get it
here in Word
Richard's first checklist was for the 1970's comic
highly recommend looking at this one, because at the beginning Richard makes a
thought-provoking case for Star*Reach as the most important comic of the
1970's. It now even includes a long interview with publisher Mike
Friedrich, a mini-interview with Steve Leialoha, and an interview with
artist/writer Mike Vosburg. You can also get it
here in Word doc
Richard has indexed Taboo (which included,
among other things, the first publication of Alan Moore's "From Hell" series).
You can get it here in Word doc format.
...in addition, Richard
continues to interview many of the creators who worked on the Warren
Magazines. At this point, he's interviewed Bob Toomey, Clark Dimond,
Barbara Leigh, Don Glut, Timothy Moriarty, Jerry Grandenetti, David Allikas, and
You can get all those interviews here at the
Magazine Interviews page, or in
[Also, something pretty cool has
come about with a little bit of help from Richard. As Richard wrote:
"I'm really happy that I got Don & Joe Pruett together 'cause there's going to
be new Sabre & Detectives, Inc. stories coming out of it."]
Richard Arndt's latest is the
British -- magazine Warrior, famed for
V for Vendetta, Marvelman, The Bojeffries Saga, Father Shandor:
Demon Stalker, The Spiral Path, and Madman, among other things.
He also has an interview with its founder, Dez Skinn! You can get it
here in Word
Finally, similar to his index of Skywald's black & white horror magazines, he has now
created an index for Web of
Horror. Web of Horror, among other things, included Bruce Jones'
professional debut. It even includes an interview with former Eclipse
publisher Dean Mullaney. You can get the entire thing in a
document format as well (182kb file size).
BIG NEWS: Richard Arndt
has a book contract! Tentatively titled "Black Days, Darker Nights: The
Twenty Year History of the Black & White Horror Magazines", it will include
information from the below checklists (plus other stuff). For this reason,
Richard has asked me to take these checklists down. Be on the lookout for
While not a bibliography per se, Richard Arndt has created
The Complete Skywald Checklist, with complete credits. Hosted
exclusively here at enjolrasworld, they cover the black and white magazines
Scream, Hell Rider, The Crime Machine (both issues), Science
Fiction Odyssey (the single issue), as well as their related annuals and specials.
New as of September is the addition of all the Skywald color comics --
Blazing Six-Guns, Wild Western Action, Jungle Adventures, Butch Cassidy, The
Sundance Kid, The Bravados, and The Heap. With the
help of Al Hewetson (writer of many of the stories and editor of the line), who
gave him access to his notes and checklists, many of the "mysteries" have been
solved. In addition, at the end of the index are interviews with
Al Hewetson, Ed Fedory, and Augustine Funnell. Richard conducted the
Hewetson interview less than a month before Al sadly passed away; following the
interview is a short remembrance written by Richard. You can get the
entire thing in a Word
document format as well (253kb file size).
indexed the Warren Magazines, which were, as he says "the big cheese in the black &
white horror magazine boom for the 1960s-1970s, if only because they were there
first and they lasted the longest." [Note: it's a large 1.7MB page, so be
patient.] As always, exclusively hosted here at enjolrasworld. You can get the entire thing in a Word
document format as well (1.1MB file size)...
Richard Arndt's also done the Marvel Black and
White Horror Magazines. It includes interviews with Steve Bissette and
Tim Conrad. You can get it here in Word
By the way, if you like
Richard's stuff, you also might want to check out
Keith Smith's massive "index and
collector's guide" to Eerie Publications. Just two quick stats for
you: it's 195 pages (!) and 88,836 words. It includes the index itself plus a
brief history of Eerie Publications, a checklist, brief bios of the artists, a
listing of other personnel who worked at the company, artist & story
cross-indexes, a pre-code index, and (finally) his favorite stories. Check out the word doc
or the HTML version
(caution: long load times depending on the speed of your connection).
Anything I'm missing?
Let me know!
since the Aug. 18th '03 Site Redesign