M. Thomas Inge Collection of Comic Arts Reference Journals
Animation, Popular Culture and Comic Related Journals: Part A
Beginning in the 1980s, Dr. M. Thomas Inge, an expert on popular culture and the history of the comic arts, began donating reference journals to Special Collections and Archives. The collection includes fanzines, newsletters, journals, and numerous other periodicals related to the comic arts. These periodical titles focus on the history and art of comic books and comic strips, cartoonists, comic book and comic strip characters, animation, and other aspects of the comic arts and popular culture.
These journals are housed in Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries.
For more information about the collection, please email Special Collections and Archives.
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100 anni croi il fumetto inclese
An Italian magazine featuring various newspaper comics. The comics are printed in English.
Issue: # 21
Date: November 1975
1506 Nix Nix
A photocopied collection of articles relating to comic arts by noted individuals
in the field.
"Tomorrow's World of Illustrated adult fantasy."
Magazine featuring adult oriented comic story lines. Featuring one color comic per issue among the other black and white offerings. Very similar to Heavy Metal.
Issues: #1, 3 - 9
Dates: June 1978 - October 1979
Fanzine that publishes any and everything relating to comics. Fandom, reviews, film reviews, editorials, and also includes some artwork and pictures.
Date: June 1972
AA Graphics 81-82 Posters and Other Fine Gifts
Catalog featuring posters, t-shirts, wall murals, iron on transfers, etc. for sale.
AAA Vacations: Walt Disney World Resort
Colorful vacation guide published by AAA for the Walt Disney resort in Florida listing hotel costs, activities, maps, etc.
A Career for You in the Comics
A small booklet featuring short articles about famous newspaper comic strip artists, the evolution of a comic strip, and editors discussing opportunities in syndication.
(The) ACME Novelty Library
Oversized magazine featuring a collection of Sparky's Best Comics and Stories, letters and a how to build a mechanical cat head directions. Produced by Chris Ware for Fantagraphics Books.
Issue: Vol. 3 #4
Date: Winter 1994/95
Black and white fanzine dedicated to adventure comic strips. It features articles, reprints, artwork and editorials.
Date: May 2000
Newsletter published by The American Film Institute. This newsletter relays happenings in and around the world of AFI. This is a supplement to the AFI Report to keep members apprised of happenings between issues.
Issue: Vol. 3 #3 (May 1974)
Vol. 5 #1 (March 1975)
The American Film Institute Quarterly.
A comprehensive magazine covering film and television through articles, interviews, and reviews.
Issue: #1 (Spring 1974), #4 (Winter 1974)
AFTA - Ascension from the Ashes
Home produced fanzine that features contributions from readers. It contains articles, commentary, reader contributions of drawings and comic strips, and reviews of books, music, movies, and comics.
Issue: #1 - 3
Date: February 1978 through April 1979
Afterwords: the Art & Story Newsletter
One page newsletter covering items arriving too late to be included in the most currently issue of Art & Story.
Issue: #2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Dates: May-June 1976, July-September 1976, November-December 1976, March-April 1977, May-June/July-August 1977, Sept-Oct/Nov-Dec 1977, July/August 1978, September/October 1978
Catalog specializing in Animation Art from Warner Bros., Hanna Barbera, etc.
A "Magazine of Fantasy" that republishes "out-of-print classics in science fiction, fantasy, and adventure from yesteryear's pulp magazines, comics, movies and radio drama."
Date: Spring 1980
Homemade fanzine devoted to comic super heroes. It features interviews, previews of upcoming story lines, reviews, original comics, commentary, and editorials.
Issue: #5 - 6
Date: Winter 1963-1964
Roy Thomas' Legendary Comics Fanzine.
Magazine featuring articles, interviews, artist portfolios, and editorials.
Issue: #1 - 36, 38 - 40, 42 - 46, 49, 50, 52, 53, 54
Dates: Autumn 1999 - Summer 2000, Autumn 2000, July 2001, March 2002, April 2002, June 2002, July 2002, October 2002, April-December 2003, January-February 2004, July 2004, September 2004, December 2004, February 2005, March 2005, June 2005, July 2005, September 2005, October 2005, November 2005
Magazine published by Aukland Filmmakers Co-operative Inc. with the intent of giving Aukland's alternative filmmakers a voice. Includes an article titled "Comics: Films on Paper."
Issue: Vol. 10 #4/Vol. 11 #1
Date: Summer Autumn 1983
"Fandom's Monthly Review Magazine."
Homemade fanzine devoted to reviewing other fanzines using a rating system.
Issue: #1 - 5
Date: July 1972 - December 1972
Al Williamson: His Work
A fanzine dedicated to the work of Al Williamson. It includes a checklist and featured artwork.
Amazing Comics Auctions
An auction catalog listing pages of comics being offered for sale.
Issue: June 2002, September 2002, October 2002, November 2002, December 2002, January 2003
Bi-monthly magazine dedicated to comic's super heroes. The magazine contains comic reviews, preview samples, articles, interviews, comic news, and checklists.
Issue: #3, 5 - 6, 8 - 27, 29 - 32, 38 - 40, 42 - 45, 46 - 49, 51 - 69, 72 - 78, 80 - 87, 89 - 90, 93 - 95, 98 - 101, 103 - 142, 144 - 146, 148 - 156, 158 - 159, 170, 172 - 204
Amazing World of DC Comics, The
Publisher's magazine dedicated to their superhero comics line. Featuring series strips, profiles, previews, up coming issues, and columns. Presented in a newsletter format.
Issues: July 1974 - October 1976
Missing: November/December1974, July/August 1975, March/April 1976, May/June 1976
Amazing World of DC Comics, The: Special Edition
Special edition featuring the program for the DC Comic convention featuring a detailed look at Superman. Contains articles, photographs, comic strip samples, interviews, and convention news.
Magazine featuring articles on American collectibles and ways of life. This issue features an article on Norman Rockwell.
Issue: December 1986
Magazine showcases the works of Frank Frazetta, Peter Rogers, Alton Tobey, Jack Johnson, Shawn Berlitte-Shea. Each artist's work is accompanied by a biography.
Issue: May 1976
American Association of Comic Book Collectors
The newsletter of the AACC features news and information relating to the organization.
Date: n. d., April 1995, January 1997, July 1997, December 1997
An Official Publication of the National Cartoon Society.
It is a quarterly magazine that contains comic strips and panels, animation, articles, and editorials.
Issue: April 1968, September 1977; September 1978
Catalog featuring comic books, graphic novels, and other comics related items for sale.
Issue: #14, 15, 16, 59, 60
Date: 1990, Summer 1996, Fall/Winter 1996
Journal of the Films and Television Arts.
Explores all aspects of film and television through commentary, articles, previews and reviews, and interviews.
Issue: October 1975 - November 1975, January 1976 - April 1978, June 1978, September 1978, November 1978, February 1979 - July 1981, March 1984, July - August 1984
An Interdisciplinary Newsletter.
Editors: M. Thomas Inge of Virginia Commonwealth University and Lawrence Mintz of the University of Maryland.
This twice a year newsletter covers the field of American Humor though bibliographic information, scholarships, review of new books, and reports on new programs and projects in the field of humor.
Issue: Spring 1974 - Spring 1983
Missing: Spring 1980, Spring - Fall 1981, Spring 1982
American Magazine 1890 - 1940
Magazine focusing on Americana from the early 20th century. Features the article "Amazing! Startling! Spicy! The Pulps."
Issue: Fall 1979
American Popular Culture: topics in personalities and issues in contemporary culture
Catalog of scholarly books offered by Greenwood Press that deals with issues in American popular culture.
Date: No date
Andrews and McMeel
Catolog, published by Andrews and McMeel, a Universal Press Syndicate Company, featuring several books from syndicated columnists and cartoonists such as "Dear Abby," "The Far Side," "Calvin and Hobbes," "Doonesbury" and "For Better Or For Worse."
Date: Fall 1989
. . .And You (Czech)
Cultural and Social Magazine.
Encompasses American and European cultures, art, entertainment, and celebrities. Written in English.
Issues: May 1994
Animated Film Quarterly.
Formally known as Mindrot.
Homemade fanzine devoted to cartoons on film. Features reviews, readers letters, and news in the world of animation.
Issues: #24, 26
Animation Industry Directory 1990
Comprehensive listing of animation companies, animators, and other related items.
Covers all aspects of animation. Features include foreign animation, features, reviews, commentary, festival listings, and an industry listing.
|Vol. 1||#1, 2/3, 4||(August, December 1987, Spring 1988)|
|Vol. 2||#1 - 4||(Summer, Fall 1988, Winter, Spring 1989)|
|Vol. 3||#1, 2, 4||(Summer, Fall 1989; Summer 1990)|
|Vol. 4||#4||(July/August 1991)|
|Vol. 5||#1, 2, 3/4||(Sept/Oct, Nov/Dec 1991, Summer 1992)|
|Vol. 6||#1 - 4||(Fall 1992, Winter, Spring, Summer 1993)|
|Vol. 7||#1 - 6||(Fall, Fall/Winter 1993, Winter, Mar/Apr, May/Jun, Jul/Aug 1994)|
|Vol. 8||#1 - 6||(Oct/Nov 1994, Jan, Feb, May, July, August 1995)|
|Vol. 9||#1 - 3||(Sept, Oct/Nov, Dec 1995)|
|Vol. 9||#4/Vol. 10 #1||(Jan 1996) Special Double Issue|
|Vol. 10||#2 - 11||(Feb - Dec 1996)|
|Vol. 11||#1 - 11||(Jan/Feb - Dec 1997)|
|Vol. 12||#1 - 11||(Jan - Nov/Dec 1998)|
|Vol. 13||#1 - 12||(Jan - Dec 1999)|
|Vol. 14||#1 - 4, 6 - 11||(Jan - Apr, Jun - Dec 2000)|
|Vol. 15||#1, 3 - 10, 12||(Jan, Mar - Oct, Dec 2001)|
|Vol. 16||#1 - 5||(Jan - June 2002)|
|Vol. 17||#2, 11||(March, Dec 2003)|
|Vol. 18||#3, 12||(March 2004, Dec 2004)|
|Vol. 19||#1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12||(Jan 2005 - Dec 2005)|
A magazine that reports on any news that has to do with the world of animation.
Issues: Vol. 1 January/February 1987, May/June 1987
Animato!: The Animation Fan's Magazine
Black and white magazine featuring articles interviews and notes about animation. This issue focuses on vintage animation.
Issue: #21 - 28, 30 - 34, 37, 40
Dates: Spring 1991 - Winter/Spring 1999
Catalog featuring animation art cels for purchase.
Issue: Holiday 1991
Another Rainbow/Gladstone/The Bruce Hamilton and Company
Catalog featuring various set subscriptions available from the publisher.
Date: 1989, 1990, 1998
Small catalog featuring Uncle Scrooge Comics Golden Anniversary lithographs for sale and celebrating Carl Banks' ninety-sixth birthday.
Date: Spring 1997
Catalog featuring the lithograph The Makings of a Fish Story and other Carl Barks related collectibles.
Small, glossy color advertisement for Carl Barks' A Christmas Trimming (Uncle Scrooge McDuck) lithograph.
Small catalog featuring Carl Barks and the Disney Ducks merchandise.
Date: June 1992
Antique Toy World
Magazine featuring articles, columns and commentary on antique toys including comic strip and cartoon related items.
Issue: Vol. 21 #2
Date: February 1991
Antologia SF/Comic Español
A Spanish-language magazine featuring comics
A quarterly fanzine that features fiction, articles, poetry and artwork, particular those that are fantasy and horror oriented.
Issue: Vol. 1 #4
"The All-American Humor Magazine."
Magazine formally known as Harpoon, that features raunchy spoofs of editorials, popular comics, articles, etc.
|Vol. 1||#1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6|
|Vol. 2||#1, 2, 4|
Arcade: The Comics Review
Features comic panels and social commentary of the 1970's.
Issues: #1, 5, 6
Small size catalog featuring comic strip items for sale.
Issues: #3, 6, 7, 8
Fine Vintage Collectibles.
Catalog of silver age comics and comic posters. This issue features the history of Superman comics.
Issues: #2 Fall/Winter 1996, #3 January 1999
Archie McPhee Outfitters of Popular Culture
Catalog featuring popular culture items.
Issue: #51, 59, 61, 64, 66
Date: 1998, 1999, 2000
Man's World of Adventure.
Magazine devoted to men featuring articles, reviews condensed books, and commentary.
Issues: June 1974
Argosy: the All-Fiction Magazine
Magazine featuring collected short and graphic stories. Authors include Philip K. Dick, Jack Kirby, Harry Bates, and Philip Wylie.
Issue: Vol. 3 #2
Date: November 1990
(The) Armchair Detective
This magazine features commentary, interviews, and story excerpts dealing with the genre of mystery and suspense.
Issues: Fall 1995 - Winter 1996
Zine created by Chris Rock of West Plains, Montana that features comics by him and other artists.
Issue: Vol. 3 #3
Date: Spring 1978
Art & Story: the Magazine of Fantasy Art and Literature
Black and white fanzine dedicated to comics, science fiction, and fantasy. It features articles, short stories, comic strips, letters and editorials.
Issue: #1, 2
Complete summer catalog for Spring/Summer 1978 featuring book titles available from the new publishing imprint.
Fandom zine specializing in black and white fantasy art reproductions by such noted artists as Frank Frazetta, Wally Wood, Virgil Finlay, and Reed Crandall.
Issues: #1, 2
Dates: No date
Art In America
Articles, reviews, issues and commentary dealing with the subject of American arts.
Issues: May/April 1977
Colorful catalog featuring concert posters, hats, t-shirts, etc.
Issue: #19, 22, 24, 25, 28
Date: No date
(The) Arts Line
Published by the Appalachia Council for the Arts.
Institute for Appalachian Affairs.
Newsletter dealing with the arts in Appalachia (Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) encompassing movies, crafts, and theater.
Issue: January/February 1983
A magazine devoted to the entire art community. Uses images as well as news and commentary.
Issue: May/June 1981, March/April 82
(The) Aspiring Cartoonist
A publication for the professional, no pro, and the curious in the cartooning community.
Covering all aspects and types cartoons featuring comic panels, commentary, how to draw column, spotlight, and how to break into the business columns.
Issues: #1 - 7
Homemade fanzine featuring contributed commentary on the state of comics and super heroes in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Offers readers drawings, comic panels, and a full comic story.
Dates: November 1971
(A Suivre) 62
French magazine with comics and articles about comics.
Date: March 1983
A Magazine featuring social commentary, articles, fiction, poetry from the Atlantic region of the United States.
Issues: March 1961, May - August 1961, December 1961, September 1976, November 1976, August 1982, June 2003
Fanzine specializing in auctioning off comic books. Also contains editorials, commentary, original and reprinted articles, and auction lists.
Avalanche of Comics 'n Zines
Large black and white catalog listing comic books for sale.
A magazine featuring all forms of art through stories, articles, poetry, paintings, fashion, photography, etc.
Issues: #1, 3 - 5
Avengers Anniversary Magazine
Magazine celebrating the comic book The Avengers, features articles about the comic book characters, story lines, and the Avenger and X-men crossover.
Issue: Vol. 1 #1
Date: November 1993
las Aventuras de Pepito (Spain)
"Let's learn Spanish and have fun."
A booklet that features comic panels featuring Spanish speakers with English subtitles.
A religious newsletter featuring the article "Comic Books - Should your child read them?"
Issues: June 22, 1983