Details about ALAN MOORE 1st ever published work 1969 Utopia no.1 comics fanzine HP LovecraftSee original listing
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07 Apr, 2014 00:41:55 BST
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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A new selection of rare comics fanzines from my large collection built up over the years....
New Alan Moore discovery - previously unknown fanzine article written in 1969 – predates everything!
This auction is for an original 44 year old British Comics fanzine which contains Alan Moore’s first ever published work
Ultra-rare comic fanzine “Utopia / Valhalla” no.1, dated May 1970 ("fandom's first ever dual-zine")
Feature written in 1969 by 15 year old Alan
"He was the last of the great horror writers. Some say, the greatest."
As other collectors may know, one of my passions is finding long-forgotten and super-rare British Comics Fanzines. Serious Alan Moore scholars will know he began his long career writing and drawing in school magazines and fanzines at the very start of the 1970s.The earliest known identified to date is the two page feature he wrote on the pulp character, “The Shadow”, which was published in Seminar no.2 date September 1970 (edited by Trevor Goring).
Utopia / Valhalla no.1 was published 4 months earlier
copies of Seminar no.2 have ever appeared for sale to date (strangely both
selling within a week of each other in 2009). I’d known about the existence of
is essentially a short biography of Lovecraft; a writer Moore has referenced
through much of his career including some very recent work. The editor (Paul McCartney) writes that the feature was to be accompanied by
found any other reference to this work or this fanzine in any of the
I do know this fanzine only lasted one issue and in 25 years I’ve never seen another or even knew of its existence until relatively recently. It could well be the only copy still in existence but I’ve no guarantee of that of course.
copies of Seminar no.2 sold for around £350 each but no other copies have ever
surfaced since (my copy was bought by a chap from Northampton!). Whatever
happens, it can certainly considered to be ultra-ultra rare and must be
considered a grail purchase for both
What's more, the fanzine also features…
Stan Nicholls, Wonder Woman, Western Comics, Steve Moore, Heroes Unlimited & other fanzines, Pre-decimal comic adverts including "This Month's Special Feature: Blackhawk", Ron Bennett etc
Front & back covers by Alan Hunter
Condition: FN, stapled sheets and back cover detached
Will only be posted by Special Delivery / Tracked Airsure
Multiple purchases welcome and postage will be combined
Any questions please ask, I am not a business - I am a collector too!
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