Batman comes to FanScene

David Hathaway Price is pleased to announce the publication of FANSCENE issue 5.

This issue of the zine features articles and artwork celebrating 80 plus years of BATMAN; in Print, T.V. Film, and Toy form.​

David said on his social media today. “ My huge thanks to everyone. As well as the articles and single page illustrations, I’m blown away by the strips that have been contributed to this fifth outing, by David Houston, Nick Neocleous, and Jay Slack. I’m also honoured to be printing the panel by panel recreation of Detective Comics #27 by Kenneth Wilson, et al. It’s such a wonderful idea, and so well executed. Thank you to everyone involved in its creation. “

“A Special mention too I think for Paul Rose and Kevin Scott Halter for their wonderful Joker back cover. If it had been a Joker rather than a Batman celebration I would have used it over my front cover in an instant. Saying that, I must admit to being very pleased to at last feature on the front of my own zine. I’m being very indulgent and offering two versions as I like both for different reasons… either that, or I just can’t make my mind up – so I leave the choice to you.”

There is also a tribute to the well loved British artist, Ron Smith, who sadly passed away around this time last year.

Well known Comics Dealer Ron Hall is winding his activities down, after a lifetime of supplying four-colour ephemera, he’s decided to dial back his involvement in the Mart scene in the North of England. Here he shares very personal tales about his time selling Comics and Cards at Conventions, Marts, and in the shops of his old and much missed friend Colin Gould.

As always, the PDF of this issue is free to download.

The Mobile version is probably best suited to handheld or mobile devices, while the desktop version is larger and should be downloaded to your computer and viewed there. You are of course very welcome to print the zine yourself or have it printed for you. There will however also be the option of ordering it from the folks at the Artithmeric website, who will print you off a hard backed version for a very reasonable fee. While there, and if you haven’t done so already, you might want to order issues 3 and 4.​

The print version of issue 5 will be available sometime next week. Please keep checking the site if you’re interested. It’s more or less the same price in the U.S. too, as they also print on that side of the pond.

You can find the link to FANSCENE issue 5 on the front page of The U.K. Fanzine archive, here:

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