Fanzines

Fanzines are self-published magazines originating in the Science Fiction community which became an integral part of comic book culture in the 1950’s and 1960’s, offering an early avenue for industry news and information, as well as providing a platform for burgeoning artists to publish their own art inspired by popular characters and stories.

Fanzines and zine culture are generally seen as forerunners to today’s self-published mini-comics and web comics.

Following are a sample of Fanzines featuring the Phantom, either on the cover or found in articles within the publication.


The Rocket’s Blast Comic Collector #35 – USA 1961

Serials of Columbia – USA 1965

CAPA-alpha #8 – USA 1965

Voice of Comicdom #4 – USA 1965

The Collector #20 – USA 1970

Dateline: Comicdom #29 – USA 1971

Comic Media #1 – UK 1971

Captain George #43-44 – USA 1971

Comic Comments #25 – USA 1971

Miracle Ama-Zine #1 – USA 1972

Rockets Blast Comic Collector #106 – USA 1973

Comics #7 – Italy 1973

Bulldog #9 – USA 1973

Serial World #2 – USA 1974

Serial World #3 – USA 1974

The Charlton Bullseye #5 – USA 1976

The Comic Reader #134 – USA 1976

The Buyer’s Guide For Comic Fandom #148 – USA 1976

Fantasy Advertise International #62 – UK 1977

Bobbla #3 – Norway 1977

Serieleseren #7 – Norway 1978

Serial World #15 – USA 1978

Near Mint #25 – USA 1982

The Absolute #10 – UK 1982

Screen Nostalgia Illustrated #1 – USA 1983

Cliffhanger #4 – USA 1984

Golden Perils #5 – USA 1986

Superfan #1 – Brazil 1987

Data #109 – Australia 1992

Le Bouclier De Batu – France 1992

Kotob An Alshabah – Egypt 1993

Comics Interview #146 – USA 1995

Splasch Magazine #5 – Sweden 1995

Fanzine Do Intercambio #33 – Brazil 1996

Megavore #12 – USA 1997

Toy Ring Journal #2 – USA 1997

Splasch Magazine #6 – Sweden 1997

ThrillerUK #5 – UK 2001

Le Collectionneur De Bandes Dessinees #94 – France 2001

Serie-Samlern #188 – Norway 2001

Serie-Samlern #189 – Norway 2001

The Missing Years #42 – USA 2002

Saudade e Nostalgia #1 – Brazil 2008

Saudade e Nostalgia #2 – Brazil 2014

Past Perfect #82 – UK 2015

QI #136 – Brazil 2015

Confraria do Gibi #1 – Brazil 2016

Past Perfect #155 – UK 2018

Past Perfect #195 – UK 2021