The Comic Reader 95 (1973)

The Comic Reader 95 (March 1973)

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I love stumbling upon Swamp Thing ads from the early 70s and this early issue of TCR has just that. The cover is illustrated by a young Ronn Sutton. Sutton started his career in ’73 and has since worked on some 200 comics, as I’m sure you already know. He is a long time collaborator with Janet Hetherington who showed up on this site by way of  Amazing Heroes 141 where she interviewed Karen Berger.
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The Coming Comics section features a blurb for Swamp Thing 5 The Last of the Ravenwind WItches (series 1)
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The 1972 Comic Art Fan Awards features a few Swamp Thing sightings, for good reason. Series one was awesome. Well, the first half was at least.
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Wrightson and Wein make the final ballot for favorite pros.
Swamp Thing makes the list for favorite pro comic!
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Swamp Thing 1 Dark Genesis was up for, 1972 favorite comic book story of the year.
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The old Comic Reader magazines had these great, little illustrations scattered throughout the book. I love this one of Etrigan.
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An ad for The Buyer’s Guide for Comic Fandom. I wish I could find a bunch of the old papers for 9¢ a copy today.
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Back cover
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