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fantagor 1  1st
excellent writing
exceptional art
historical bonus 3
total score 9
Fantagor #1

1st Printing / 1970 / 32 pages / Richard Corben
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Richard Corben self-published Fantagor #1 in 1970, two years after his first published work appeared in the fanzine Voice of Comicdom. The 1st printing of Fantagor was 8.5x11 inches and the cover and interior paper is heavier and higher grade than subsequent printings. Corben contributes two of the three feature stories, though one was written by Starr Armitage. Herb Arnold and Armitage collaborated on the third story.

There are four printings of this comic book. The 1st printing (approximately 1,500 copies) was self-published by Corben and does not have a cover price (it was priced at $1.50). The 2nd (20,000 copies), 3rd and 4th (10,000 copies each) printings were all printed by Last Gasp Eco-Funnies, all had 50-cent cover prices and are believed to be indistinguishable from each other.

Richard Corben - 1, 2, 3-12, 13-21 (art), 31
Starr Armitage - 13-30 (script)
Herb Arnold - 22-30 (art), 32


2nd/4th Printing
Comic size,
50-cent cover.