*Magazines/Books About Vintage US Comics: Three iconic UK comics fanzines are our feature this update, with more-or-less consecutive runs from 1975 to 1990! Oldest first is Comic Media News, one of the UK’s first ‘Prozines’, with occasional new covers by the then-fledgling Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, and others. We have a consecutive run, missing only one issue from #23 through to the final issue, #40, in 1980. Bemusing Magazine began as a humble mimeographed fanzine (ask your Mums), but by 1977’s #13 had graduated to a small-press printed production, which is where we join it. By the #20’s, it had abbreviated its title to BEM, started running colour covers, and gained enough popularity to be picked up by an American publisher – which is where it ultimately came unstuck when the US publisher crashed and burned, with 1982’s issue #36. Nothing daunted, Bemusing/BEM’s editor Martin Lock took over the venerable Fantasy Advertiser ‘zine with 1981’s issue #70, and rapidly recreated BEM’s success, making it the most respected British comics fanzine – a trend only enhanced when Martin Skidmore took over the editorship and reached out to people like Eddie Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, and other significant figures in the 1980’s comics renaissance. With a plethora of otherwise-unseen work by Emerson, Bolland, Gibbons, Talbot, McMahon, O’Neill and many more, these fanzines, with print runs ranging from at best a couple of thousand down to perhaps a couple of hundred, these once-dismissed ‘zines are now hotly sought after when they appear on the market, which is seldom. This selection, with mostly consecutive issues from three of the leading ‘zines of the time, is a remarkable acquisition.