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Guide to the Edwin and Terry Murray Fanzine Collection, 1952-2003

Abstract

Edwin L. and Terry A. Murray, brothers residing in Durham, N.C., have been collectors of comic books and other pulp culture for forty years.

The Murray Fanzine Collection contains approximately 1150 comic book, science fiction and fantasy fanzines, collected by Edwin and Terry Murray, representing fandom in these genres from the early 1950s to 2003, as well as advertisements for fandom gatherings and conventions. The collection is organized into one series that is loosely separated into two sections: the first, and larger, consists of comic book fanzines ranging from the beginning of comic book fandom in the early 1960s to the retrospective volumes published in the early 2000s. The fanzines include reviews, advertisements and commentary, as well as biographical information on a variety of artists and writers, including Carl Barks, R. Crumb, Will Eisner, Steven King, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. Though an assortment of superhero and comic strip characters published by DC, Dell and Marvel Comics, among others, are cited, one character in particular, Donald Duck, recieves more attention than the others. The second section consists of a sampling of science fiction and fantasy fanzines (including fantasy fiction) ranging from 1952 to the early 1980s, including information on artists and writers such as Vaughn Bode and Harlon Ellison. Most of the fanzines in the collection were printed independent of large scale publishing techniques, utilizing ditto, mimeograph, hectograph and, later, photocopy, on paper of varying degrees of quality.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Murray, Edwin [collector]
Title
Edwin and Terry Murray Fanzine collection 1952-2003
Language of Material
English
Extent
11.5 Linear Feet, 1150 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Murray Fanzine Collection contains approximately 1150 comic book, science fiction and fantasy fanzines representing fandom in these genres from the early 1950s to 2003. The collection is organized into one series that is loosely separated into two sections: the first, and larger, consists of comic book fanzines ranging from the beginning of comic book fandom in the early 1960s to the retrospective volumes published in the early 2000s. The second section consists of a sampling of science fiction and fantasy fanzines ranging from 1952 to the early 1980s. Most of the fanzines in the collection were printed independent of large scale publishing techniques, utilizing ditto, mimeograph, hectograph and, later, photocopy, on paper of varying degrees of quality.

Boxes 349-367 contain those fanzines pertaining to comic fandom. The earliest examples represented in the collection date to the early 1960s, just after the very first comic fanzines had appeared, including Alter Ego, which is included here from issue 4, and Comic Art. Other notable titles included in the collection from this era (often referred to as the Golden Age of Comic Fandom) are Masquerader, Rocket's Blast/Comic Collector, Yancy Street Journal, Batmania, Comic Crusader, Gosh Wow! and SPA FON, as well as many others. Several of these issues contain photos and/or contributions from the Murray brothers, who had participated in comics fandom beginning in the mid 1960s. Fanzines dedicated to E.C. comics (such as Squa Tront, and E.C. Fan Journal), comprehensive indexing (such as Jerry Bails Authoritative Index to DC Comics and Guidebook to Comic Fandom, the MLJ Comic Index and The Comic Fan's Guide to Periodical Literature, which indexed early articles relating to comic books), conventions (such as the programs to the 1966 New York ComiCon and the 1968 International Convention of Comic Art, which is autographed by several of the artists in attendance), and amateur comic strips (such as Captain Biljo Comics and The Eye) are also represented from this era. Also included are issues 1-4 of Comics Review, which contain the first published fiction by Stephen King.

The era represented in the largest number is the 1970s, a time when the Murray brothers were very active in fandom, both in publishing as well as collecting. Though most of the issues represented in the collection from this era are single issues, some of the more popular titles, such as Bode' Bulletin, New Fangles, and In The Shadow of the Monolith, are represented in larger numbers. Trefoil and Vertigo, both published by Edwin Murray, are represented in full. As nostalgia became big business in the 1980s, comic books and comic fandom became more marketable. In turn, a much larger percentage of publications dedicated to comic fandom and collecting benefitted from a higher production budget. In addition, the proliferation of the photocopy allowed for a higher production number on a smaller budget. These changes are represented in the collection, from the glossy Disney collectables magazine Storyboard and the Fantaco Chronicles Series, to the photocopied Barks Collector, Duckburg Times, and The Stanley Steamer. Though none of the major fanzines/magazines of the late 1980s and 1990s, such as the Comics Journal, Wizard, and Comic Buyers Guide are represented, several of the retrospective books on Comics Fandom published by Hamster Press are included in the collection.

Boxes 368-372 contain fanzines relating to sci-fi and fantasy fandom, some of which are represented in both sections. Though not as complete a representation of the fandom of these genres as of the comics fandom genre, this section contains several of the top titles, including Don-O-Saur, Tolkien Journal, SF Commentary, Lan's Lantern, and Focal Point. Also included is a 1952 issue of Science Fantasy Bulletin published by Harlan Ellison, which was part of the initial wave of sci-fi fandom that was so influential to the beginnings of comic book fandom. It should also be noted that scattered throughout the collection are fanzines devoted to film, particularly horror and sci-fi films, as well as fliers (including one for the "first symposium on Donald Duck" held in the Geology department at Duke in 1970) and other assorted ephemera.

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Contents of the Collection

The 007 Collector, 2 (1966)
Box 355
A Fanzine (Devoted to the Work of Walt Disney), Vol. II, 2 (1969)
Box 361
The Acadamy of Comic Book Arts Newsletter, 6-7, 9-12, 14-15, 17, 20-21, 24-29 (1971-1974)
Box 364
Al Williamson: His Work, 1 (1971)
Box 359
All Star Comics Review, 1 (1977)
Box 351
All Stars, 1 (1965)
Box 355
Allen H. Greenfield's: Mom's Apple Pie, Vol. I; Vol. II (1973)

Contains Jules Verne Bibliography

Box 370
Alter Ego, 4-11 (1962-1969, 1978)
Box 359
Anomaly, 1-3 (1969-1971)
Box 360
Anomaly, 1 (1973)
Box 372
APA-H, 64 (1978)
Box 371
Aphelion, 2 (1976)
Box 355
The Atlanta Fan, 1 (1975)
Box 355
Atropos, 4 (1977)
Box 371
Authoritative Index to All Star Comics, 1 (1965)

Published by Jerry Bails

Box 352
Authoritative Index to DC Comics, 1 (1963)

Published by Jerry Bails

Box 352
Avenging Aardvark's Aerie, 10 (1978)
Box 371
Awry, 1 (1972)
Box 370
Backyard Rocket, 1-4 (1971-1972)
Box 363
Badmouth, 1-3 (1971)
Box 371
The Barks Collector, 7-34 (1978-1986)
Box 361
Batmania (plus Annual), 1-16, 18-23, Annual (1964-1967,1974-1977)

Annual issue contains letter from Bob Kane

Box 352
Batwing, 1-3 (1965)
Box 356
Beabohema, 18 (1971)
Box 370
Beardmutterings, 1-2 (1971-1972)
Box 370
Beyond the Clock, 24-26 (1980)
Box 352
Bizarre, 1 (1973/1974)
Box 363
Bode' Bulletin, 1-3, 5-8 (1971-1972)
Box 353
Bombshell, 7-10 (1967)
Box 356
Bulletin (of the Fantasy Fans-Comicollectors), 31 (1971)
Box 370
Burger, 1 (1971)
Box 363
Burried Treasure, 1-2 (1986)
Box 365
Burroughs Bulletin, 34 (1974)
Box 370
Capa-Alpha, 105,106 (1973)
Box 350
Captain Biljo Collector's Item Comics for 1967, 1(1967)
Box 355
Captain Biljo Comics, 1(1968)
Box 355
Captain Biljo Presents, 1 (1968)
Box 355
The Captain Kentucky Collection, Vol. I (1981)
Box 365
Carolina International, 3-5 (1976)
Box 363
The Cartoonist, 1 (1966)
Box 355
Celestial Shadows, 9-10 (1972)
Box 353
Cinegore, 5-7 (1972-1973)
Box 363
The Classics Handbook, 1 (undated)
Box 349
Collectibles Monthly, 12 (1978)
Box 372
The Collector, 11 (1968)
Box 356
Collector's Guide: The First Heroic Age, 1 (1969)
Box 352
Comic Art, 6-7 (1966-1968)

Issue 7 contains interview w/ Carl Barks

Box 358
Comic Art Convention, 1970, 1 (1970)
Box 349
The Comic Art Showcase, 1 (1970)
Box 363
Comic Artist, 1-2 (1969)
Box 356
Comic Book, 1 (1966)
Box 356
Comic Comments, 9, 14-15, 17-28 (1966-1971)
Box 355
Comic Contents, 1-2 (1964)

Issues 1-2 contain first published articles by Edwin Murray (on Hawkman and Doom Patrol)

Box 355
Comic Crusader Story Book, 1 (undated)
Box 365
The Comic Crusader, 3-17 (1968-1974)

Issues 3 and 7 contain photos of Edwin and Terry Murray at the 1968 Comicon

Box 365
The Comic Fan, 2 (1965)
Box 356
Comic Fandom Monthly, 1-8 (1971-1972)
Box 356
Comic Fandom Reader, 1 (2002)
Box 364
The Comic Fan's Guide to Periodical Literature, 1 (1961)
Box 352
Comic Lore, 1-2 (1967)
Box 356
The Comic World, 2-21 (c.1962-1979)

Issues 17 and 18 contain articles by Edwin Murray on ACG

Box 351
Comic Zine, 1 (1964)
Box 352
Comicology Fan Review, 1 (1976)
Box 355
Comicon Bonus, 1 (1966)
Box 355
Comics Commentary, 3 (1970)
Box 356
Comics Review, 1-4 (1965)

Issues 1-4 contain I was a Teenage Grave Robber, first published work by Stephen King

Box 355
Comix Unlimited, 1 (1968)
Box 356
Compass, Vol. III, 4 (1977)
Box 371
Complete Guide to Classics Collectibles, Vol.I (1991)
Box 351
Con Confessions, 5, 7-8 (1975,1977,1986)
Box 350
Concussion, 2, 5 (1967-1968)
Box 356
Constitution of the National Fantasy Fan Federation, 1 (1970)
Box 369
Crashing Waves, 1 (1980)
Box 363
Critique, 1-2 (1968)
Box 355
Cullowhee Comments, 1-5 (1974)
Box 363
Cum Bloatus, 1 (1972)
Box 371
Daily Discard, The, 4 (1974)
Box 353
Dangling Conversation, 4 (undated)
Box 356
Dark Continent, 2 (1970)
Box 356
Deadspawn, 1 (1975)
Box 362
Delap's F&SF Review, 3 (1975)
Box 370
Denfen Droppings, 2 (undated)
Box 372
Destiny of Science Fiction, 1 (1975)
Box 371
Detroit Triple Fan Fair Guide, 1 (1969)
Box 356
Devlin's Review, 1-2 (1975-1977)
Box 369
Diaspar, 16 (1974)
Box 369
Diehard, 8 (1976)
Box 371
Discombobulated Daily, Vol. I, 1-2 (1974)
Box 355
Discon II Progress Report, 1-5 (1974)
Box 349
Discon II Program Book, 1 (1974)
Box 349
Disneydom, 1 (1969)
Box 361
Diversity, 19 (undated)
Box 354
DJ's College Book & Newsletter, 1 (1980)
Box 363
Donald Duck Story Reprints By Carl Barks, (undated)
Box 365
Don-O-Saur, 28-37, 39-51 (1974-1978)
Box 368
The Duckburg Times, 8-16,19-21 (1980-1982, 1983-1985)
Box 361
The Early Barks, Vol. I and II (undated)
Box 362
The EC Fan Addict, 2-3 (undated)

Early EC fanzine from the 1960s

Box 355
EC Fan Journal, 6 (undated)

Early EC fanzine from the 1950s

Box 355
ECCO, 1-6 (1967-1969)
Box 363
Energumen, 13 (1972)
Box 370
Ered Nimrais, 2-7,12 (1976-1978)
Box 354
ERG Quarterly, 46 (1974)
Box 371
Eternity Road, 3 (1975)
Box 371
Extra Heavy News, 1-15 (1977-1979)
Box 365
Extravaganza, 1 (1972)
Box 363
The Eye, 1-2 (1965, 1969)
Box 355
Famous Films and Funnies: Kazanda, 1 (1970)
Box 363
Fan Informer FFCG Newsletter, Vol. IV, 31 (1974)
Box 356
The Fanarchist Flyer, 1 (undated)
Box 370
The Fanarchist, (undated)
Box 370
Fandom Annual , 3 (undated)

Contains early Uncle Scrooge checklist compiled by Don Rosa

Box 364
Fandom's Agent, 1-5,7-8 (1968)
Box 356
Fandom's Finest Comics, Vol.I-II (1997-1998)
Box 364
Fantaco's Chronicles Series, 2-5, Annual 1 (1982-1983)
Box 365
Fantagor 1, 1 (1970)
Box 359
The Fantaphile Journal, 1-3 (1967-1968)
Box 363
Fantasy Illustrated, 1-7 (1963-1967)

Becomes Graphic Story Magazine

Box 358
Fantasy Mongers, 1 (1979)
Box 371
Fiawol, 1-3 (1972)
Box 368
Fighting Hero Comics, 9-10 (1964)
Box 355
File 770, 1 (1978)
Box 369
First Fandom Fanzine, 1 (1977)
Box 371
Flash Comics Special, 1 (1967)
Box 355
Flight of the Goovey Bird, (undated)
Box 370
Flip, 3-4 (1969)
Box 363
Focal Point, Vol. II, 2-3, 6-25,27-30; Vol. III, 1-5 (1970-1971)
Box 368
Focus On: George Perez, 1 (1985)
Box 365
Focus On: Jack Cole, 1 (1986)
Box 365
[FD6] The Four Door Grape, 5 (1970)
Box 363
Funnyworld, 10-22 (1968-1980)
Box 360
Gallery, 1 (1969)
Box 356
The Gamesletter, 64 (1973)
Box 371
Gegenschein, 1, 14, 18-19 (1974-1975)
Box 371
Genoor, 3 (1967)
Box 371
George, 1-10 (1971-1972)
Box 364
Giant Labors of Love, 1 (2000)
Box 364
Glx Sptzl GLAAH!, 1 (1977)
Box 351
Gobs, 27 (1983)
Box 362
Godless, 3-7, 9-10, 12-13 (1973-1975)
Box 354
Godless, 11 (1974)
Box 363
The Golden Age of Comic Fandom, 1 (1999)
Box 364
Golden Age Super Hero Index, 1 (1968)
Box 352
The Golden Age, 1-3 (1965-1966,1968)
Box 353
Gosh Wow!, 1-3 (1967-1969)
Box 352
Gotham Gazette, Vol. I, 1-4 (1965)
Box 355
Granfalloon, 15-16 (1972)
Box 370
Graphic Art Review, 1-2 (1973)
Box 354
Graphic Showcase, 1-2 (1967)
Box 356
Graphic Story Bookshop Newsletter, 1 (1973)
Box 356
Graphic Story Magazine, 8-16 (1967-1973)

Previously titled "Fantasy Illustrated"

Box 358
Greater Days of Westerns, The, 1 (1974)

Contains correspondence between Edwin Murray and Gary Brown

Box 349
Green Gomrath, 7 (1973)
Box 353
The Guide To September, 1 (1975)
Box 363
Guidebook to Comics Fandom, 1 (1965)
Box 355
Guying Gyre, 5-8,10 (1976-1977)
Box 371
Half a Decade of Demented Dwarf Press Publications, 1 (1973)
Box 354
Hannes Bok Illustration Index, 1 (1970)
Box 352
Hello Again, 1 (1973)
Box 371
Hembeck, 1-2,4-7 (1979-1983)
Box 365
Hero Hobby, 23 (1970)
Box 363
Heroes, 1-3 (1982-1983)
Box 362
Heroes Aren't Hard To Find Catalog, 1-11 (1982-1983)
Box 362
Heroes' Hangout, 2-3 (1964)
Box 353
Heroes Illustrated, 2-3 (1966, 1968)
Box 353
Hollywood Electern, 1-2,11 (1992-1994)
Box 359
Hop Slop, 1 (undated)
Box 363
Horizons, 127,140 (1971, 1974)
Box 369
Howard Keltner's Index to Golden Age Comic Books, 1 (1976)
Box 352
Huitloxopetl, 7 (undated)
Box 362
IBID, 18,20-21,26-30,32,34,37-39,42-44,55-56,60-66,81,83-90 (1970-1973, 1976-1977, 1986-1987)
Box 350
Illustrated Comic Collector's Handbook, Vol. I-IV (1966-1969)
Box 352
Impossible Adventures, 25 (undated)
Box 363
In the Shadow of the Monolith, 1-66 (1970-1977)
Box 366
International Convention of Comic Art, 1968, 1 (1968)

Program autographed by artists

Box 349
It Comes in the Mail, 1-7,9-28 (1972-1977)
Box 353
Jellybeans, 1,3 (1977, 1978)
Box 350
Jinnia Clan Journal, Vol. I, 9-12; Vol. II, 1-3, 11; Vol. III, 3; Winter 77; Spring 78 (1974-1978)
Box 354
John Stanley: A Humble Life, 1 (1996)
Box 359
Journal of the V.F.B.M., 1 (1969)
Box 355
Kosmic City Capers, 3-4 (1974)
Box 370
Lan's Lantern, 9-15 (1979-1984)
Box 368
Lan's Lantern, 6-8 (1977-1979)
Box 371
Les Spinge, 31 (1974)
Box 372
Lettered Observations & Cosmic Comments, 4 (1981)
Box 355
The Liberated Quark, 6 (1978)
Box 353
Listing of Dell Special Series Comic Books, A, 1 (1968)

Contains early list of Dell Four Color Comics by Maggie and Don Thompson

Box 352
Locomotive, 3 (1974)
Box 363
Locomotive, 1 (1973)
Box 370
Log of the Starship Aniara, 4 (1976)
Box 355
Luna, 37 (1972)
Box 370
Mad World of Marveldom/Marvel Mirror, 1,3-7 (1967)
Box 356
Madame Frog's Catalog of the Occult, 1 (1972)
Box 363
Make Room! Make Room!, 1 (1976)
Box 353
Marvel Main, 1 (1968)
Box 356
Masquerader, 1-6 (1962-1964)

Contains early (Fall 1962) article about Spiderman

Box 365
Maybe: Worlds of Fan Fiction, 6, 13-14, 17, 21, 24, 26, 34, 36-40, 42-43, 45, 48 (1970-1976)
Box 354
Mechta, 1 (1973)
Box 370
Media Five Magazine, 5-6 (1974)
Box 371
Melotoons, 1 (1972)
Box 356
Memphis Film & Nostalgia Festival 1975, 1 (1975)
Box 349
Memphis Film & Nostalgia Festival 1976, 1 (1976)
Box 349
Metro Comic Art Convention, 1970, 1 (1970)
Box 349
Microscopium, 1,4-5,7 (1973-1976)
Box 355
Mid Americon Progress Report & Program, 2-4 (1976)
Box 349
The Midgard Journal, 6 (1974)
Box 371
Miskatonic, 16 (1976)
Box 355
MLJ Comic Index, 1 (1969)
Box 352
MLP Bookservice Catalogue, (undated)
Box 372
Mumble Gutter, 6 (1980)
Box 353
The Mutant, 2-5 (1975-1976)
Box 355
Myth Print, Vol. VI, 1-6; Vol. VII, 1 (1972-1973)
Box 369
Mythlore, Vol. I, 4; Vol. II, 2-4 (1969-1972)
Box 370
National Fantasy Fan, June and August issues (1970)
Box 369
National Fantasy Fan Federation Roster, 1 (1970)
Box 369
The New Newport News, 4-5 (1968, 1970)
Box 353
New Nickle Library, 5, 7, 12-13, 17, 19-23 (undated)
Box 356
New York Comicon, 1966, 1 (1966)
Box 349
Newfangles, 19-54 (1969-1972)
Box 355
Newspaper clippings with publicity for Durham Mini-cons,
Box 367
Nexus, 4-6 (1971-1972)
Box 370
Niekas, 18,20 (1967-1968)
Box 369
Nifty Adventure Funnies, 1 (1972)
Box 363
Nightwinds: The Voice of the Guild, 1 (1979)
Box 370
nosfan23, Vol. VI, 1 (1976)
Box 355
Nova 1, 1 (1972)
Box 349
Nozdrovia, 1 (1968)
Box 370
Nucleus, 3-8 (undated)
Box 363
Obecalp, 1.5,2,24-25 (1971-1972,1976-1977)
Box 350
Oblio, 0,1,3,5,9,22,25,27-30,34-38,46-48 (1971-1973,1975-1978,1986-1987)
Box 350
ODD Magazine, 20 (1969)
Box 356
Om Markstein Skcom Stu, 14 (1971)
Box 354
Omniverse, 1-2 (1977, 1979)
Box 351
The One-Shot Barks (undated)
Box 362
The Oriflamme, 2-3 (1970)
Box 363
The Oriflamme, 1 (1970)
Box 372
Outer Limits, 1 (1975)
Box 355
Outre, 4 (1966)
Box 355
Outworlds, 21/22 (1975)
Box 371
Pablo Lennis, 2 (undated)
Box 371
Panelologist (plus supplement), Vol. I, 1-8; Vol. II, 1 (1967,1971)
Box 351
Paradox, 6 (1965)

Contains early fanzine bibliography.

Box 372
Paragon, 3 (1970)
Box 356
The Passing Parade, 3-4 (1972)
Box 370
Pathless Trails, 2 (1977)
Box 355
Perigee, 1 (1973)
Box 363
Phantasmagoria, 1 (1971)
Box 359
Phosphene, 5-6 (1977)
Box 372
Photron, 9 (1976)
Box 355
Pinball Lizard, 5 (1979)
Box 353
Pit, 1 (1971)
Box 363
Poof, 1 (undated)
Box 355
Popilania, 1 (1980)
Box 363
Prehensile, 6 (1972)
Box 370
Purple Prose 5, Vol. II, 1 (1996)
Box 367
Radix, Prelude, 1, 2 (1976-1976)
Box 354
Rally, 33,35,38,40-41 (1977-1978)
Box 354
Rally, 39 (1978)
Box 371
Rare Comix Brochure, (undated)
Box 363
Ray-Gun, 3 (1968)
Box 356
Reason and Knowledge, 2 (1969)
Box 363
Rebel Yells, Vol. II, 2 (undated)
Box 362
Rhubarb, 2-3 (1981)
Box 371
Riverside Quarterly Advertisement,
Box 368
Rocket's Blast Special, 1,3-6 (1964-1965)
Box 359
The Rocket's Blast/Comicollector Annual, 1 (1965)
Box 359
San Diego's West Coast Comic Convention, 1972, 1 (1972)
Box 349
Savage Gentleman, 4 (undated)
Box 363
Schwartz Index, 1 (1965)
Box 353
Science Fantasy Bulletin, 11 (1952)

Published by Harlan Ellison

Box 369
Science Fiction Times-Chronicle, Vol. XIX, 101 (1973)
Box 362
Science Fiction Times-Chronicle, Vol. XIX, 101 (1973)
Box 370
Sense of Wonder, 1-12 (1967-1972)
Box 364
SF Commentary, 20,28-29,34,38,40 (1971-1974)
Box 370
SFPA 67- A Sort of 1/2-Vast Con Report, 1 (1975)
Box 353
Shockway, Vol. II, 6 (1977)
Box 363
Shot Scott Rap Sheet, 8,10,13,21,23-25,27-28,30,32 (1976-1977,1980-1983)

Contains early Paul Chadwick Art

Box 349
Shroud, Vol. II, 1 (1966)
Box 356
Skiffy Bag, 1 (1979)
Box 353
Skiffy Thyme, 1 (1980)
Box 353
Skug, 3-4 (1978-1981)
Box 371
Slam Bang, 2-5 (1964-1965)
Box 358
Snickersnee, Vol. Flip; Vol. Zip (1974)
Box 369
So It Goze, 1,3-15 (1973-1974,1977)
Box 353
Son of Grafan, 5 (1971)
Box 370
Son of the WFSA Journal, 173-174 (1975)
Box 355
Sootli, 1 (1976)
Box 371
South of the Moon, Vol. I, 1-3 (1975-1976)
Box 353
Southern Fandom Confederation Bulletin, 2-17,19-23,25,27-28 (1971-1983)
Box 362
Southern Fandom Confederation Roster, 1-5,8 (1972-1978)
Box 362
Southern Fandom Handbook for Southern Fandom Confederation, (1974, 1977, 1980)
Box 362
SPA FON, 2-4 (1966-1967,1969)
Box 352
Spockanalia, 3 (1968)
Box 370
Squa Tront, 1-9 (1967-1983)
Box 359
Stanley , 19 (1978)
Box 371
The Stanley Steamer, 1-60 (1982-1992)
Box 359
Star Date 1982-1983: The Barks Collector Annual No. 1, 1 (1983)
Box 360
Starling, 23 (1972)
Box 370
Starworlds, 1 (1971)
Box 370
Sterenko Portfolio 1, 1 (1970)
Box 358
Storyboard, Vol. I, 3-6; Vol. II, 1,4-6; Vol. III, 1-2 (1988-1990)
Box 360
Storyboard: The Art of Laughter, Vol. I, 1; Vol.II, 1-5; Vol. III, 1-2, 4 (1991-1992)
Box 361
Stripper, 10 (1975)
Box 372
Super Adventures, 8-9 (1968)
Box 355
Syndrome, 1 (1971)
Box 371
T.H.U.M.B. Bulletin, 4-5,7 (1971-1972)
Box 353
Tabebuian, 13,16 (1974)
Box 371
Tandstikkerzeitung, 1-10 (1973-1977)
Box 354
Tanstaafl, 8 (1969)
Box 363
TCF, 3 (1975)
Box 355
Ten-Oh-Five Willow, 1 (1977)
Box 371
Tidewater Mini-Con Newsletter, 4 (1975)
Box 355
Tight Beam, 71 (1972)
Box 353
Tight Beam, 60-64 (1970)
Box 369
Timely Comic Index, 1 (1969)
Box 352
Tint, 1 (1966)
Box 358
Tolkien Journal, Vol. I, 1; Vol. II, 1-4; Vol. III, 1-4; Vol. IV, 1-2,5 (1965-1970)
Box 369
Treatise on Reality in Comic Literature, A, 1 (1976)
Box 351
Trefoil, 1-100 (1977-1982)

Published by Edwin Murray

Box 367
Trivializing Pigeons in the Park, (undated)
Box 371
Turok: Son of Stone Checklist, 1 (1978)
Box 358
Umbra, 6 (1973)
Box 355
Umbra, Vol. I, 4 (undated)
Box 371
Universe, 1 (1975)
Box 371
Unter Helios, 2-3 (1974)

Contains history of underground comics

Box 371
Vacation in Duckburg, 1-2 (1971)
Box 361
Various Donald Duck Strip Reprints, (undated)
Box 362
Various Flyers, (undated)

Contains flyer for the "First Symposium on Donald Duck" held 1970 April 10 at Duke University

Box 362
Vert, 3 (1977)
Box 371
Vertigo, 1-43 (1969-1980)

Published by Edwin Murray

Box 367
Voice of Comicdom, 4-5 (1965)
Box 356
Vosfan, 20 (1972)
Box 370
Warehouse, 1-5 (1972-1976)
Box 363
Washington Metropolitan Area Comic Art Newsletter, 1-2 (1974)

Published by Gary Groth

Box 355
Weirdom, Vol. II, 2-3 (1966)
Box 371
The Whole Fanzine Catalog, 3 (1978)
Box 372
The Who's Who in American Comic Books, Vol. I-IV (1973-1976)
Box 351
Witzend, 1-12 (1967-1982)
Box 358
The World and Others, 1 (undated)
Box 363
XYTOCIC, 11 (1974)
Box 355
Yancy Street Journal, 7-12 (1965)
Box 356
Yandro, 167,199,210,213-215,217,219,221,223,226-227,229 (1967-1974)
Box 369
Ye Gods, 1 (1972)
Box 363
Yellow Balloon, 6 (1972)
Box 371
Ymir, Vol. II, 1
Box 370

This addition has been minimally processed, and may include overlapping titles.

Rocket Blast Comicollector Issues 8, 33, 35, 37-49, 51-84
Box Z1
Rocket Blast Comicollector Issues 85-130
Box Z2
Rocket Blast Comicollector Issues 131-153
Box Z3
It Goes on the Shelf, 20 (May 1999)
Box Z4
Fantasy Mongers, 1983
Box Z4
Hickman, Lynn. TLMA, 1 (June 1951)
Box Z4
Fantasy Times, Vol. 6, 22 (Nov. 1951)
Box Z4
Love, Vol. 1, 1-3 and 6 (Oct. 1965-Aug. 1966)
Box Z4
ERB Zine, 2009
Box Z4
Chamber of Horrors, 2, 3, 5, 7, and 8
Box Z4
Spectre, 20 and 21 (1989)
Box Z4
Fighting Hero Comics, 4 (undated)
Box Z4
Star Studded Comics, 2, 4-17 (Sept. 1963-Summer 1971)
Box Z4
Blank in the Comics, 29-32, 45-47 (1986)
Box Z5
Flying Founder Review, 1, Vol. 2 no. 6-Vol. 2 no. 8 (1986)
Box Z5
DAPA-EM - Elementary, 15 (1977)
Box Z5
The Greater Days of Westerns, 2-4 (date unknown)
Box Z5
The Naked Id, 14 (1986)
Box Z5
Robert E. Howard United Press Association, 16-17 (1975)
Box Z5
Science Fiction Review (formerly Psychotic), 29-43 (1969-1971)
(4 folders)
Box Z6
Richard E. Geis, 1-3 (1972)
Box Z6
The Alien Critic (formerly Richard E. Geis), 5-11 (1973-1974)
(2 folders)
Box Z6
Science Fiction Review (formerly The Alien Critic), 12-61 (1975-1986)
(12 folders)
Box Z6
Controversy in Review, 15 and 17 (1987)
Box Z6
Norb's Notes, 1-100 (1960-1966)
Box Z7
Cartaggio, 11 (1981)
Box Z7
The Menomonee Falls Guardian Alley Oop Special, 1 (1973)
Box Z7
Nostalgia News, 20-22, (1973)
Box Z7
Yesterday's Comics, 1-3 (1974)
Box Z7
Street Comix, 1-2 (1973)
Box Z7
The Cisco Kid, 1 (1973)
Box Z7
Krazy Kat, 1 (1973)
Box Z7
Jungle Gym, 1 (1972)
Box Z7
Prince Valient, 1 (1972)
Box Z7

Historical Note

Edwin L. and Terry A. Murray, brothers residing in Durham, N.C., have been collectors of comic books and other "pulp culture" for forty years. Edwin published his own fanzines, Vertigo and Trefoil, from the late 1960s through the mid 1980s. He graduated from Duke University in 1972. Edwin was at the center of comics fandom in the 1960s and 1970s. Terry, a science fiction expert, is the author of Science Fiction Magazine Story Index, 1926-1995 (McFarland, 1999).

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Edwin and Terry Murray Comic Book Collection. (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.)
  • Bingham Center Women's Zine Collection. (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edwin and Terry Murray Fanzine Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Edwin and Terry Murray Fanzine Collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2002-2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Adam Berenbak, October 2007

Encoded by Adam Berenbak, October 2007

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.