Friday, October 10, 2008

February 1934 Fantasy Fan

No Lovecraft in this issue to my knowledge, but he would have read it.
An original vintage February 1934, Vol. 2 #6 issue of the early science fiction digest-sized fanzine, “Fantasy Magazine” which was edited by Conrad H. Ruppert, Julius Schwartz (later of DC Comics fame), Raymond Palmer, Mortimer Weisinger and Forrest J Ackerman who would go on to later edit “Famous Monsters of Filmland” magazine. Inspired by the professional magazines of the time, such as “Amazing Stories” and “Weird Tales”, this issue contains Part 2 of the Raymond Palmer story “The Vortex World”, “Scientific Hoaxes” by Schwartz and Milton Kaletsky, “The Ether Fibrates” by Weisinger, and “Scientifilm Theme Songs” in which Ackerman suggests the utilization of popular songs of the time with then current sci-fi and fantasy films and a long review of the Fredric March version of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Forry Ackerman. This 36 page magazine is in very good condition.

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