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arcade 3
 
excellent writing
exceptional art
historical 3
score 9
Arcade, The Comics Revue #3
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Only Printing / Fall,
1975 / 52 Pages / The Print Mint
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AVERAGE SCORE 10
Arcade expands from 44 to 52 pages for third issue, which gives more room for even more contributiors. Arcade #3 leads off with Robert Crumb paying homage to jug bands and depression-era blues, which is not my cup of tea, but you can't blame Crumb for utilizing his talents on his passions. "Classics Crucified" (Justin Green) takes on "Crime and Punishment," which about as exciting as George Kuchar's biography, "H.P. Lovecraft" (neither is riveting).

On the plus side, Robert Armstrong's "Mickey Rat" is pretty good and Willy Murphy keeps lightening the mood with his usually funny "Arnold Peck the Human Wreck." Charles Bukowski also contributes some fine short fiction with "Bop Bop Against That Curtain" (with spot illustrations by R. Crumb).

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HISTORICAL FOOTNOTES:
The Print Mint produced approximately 20,000 copies of this comic magazine. It has not been reprinted.
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COMIC CREATORS:
Art Spiegelman - (co-editor) 3, 10
Bill Griffith - (co-editor) 1, 4, 16-25, 47
Robert Crumb - 1, 2 (ad), 5-9, 29-31 (art), 50-51 (ad)
Rory Hayes - 4
Sam Coleridge - 11-14 (script)
Spain Rodriguez - 11-13 (art)
Robert Armstrong - 14, 15
S. Clay Wilson - 26-27
Robert Williams - 28
Charles Bukowski- 29-31 (script)
Willy Murphy - 32-33
George Kuchar - 34-36
Jim Osborne - 37
Aline Kominsky - 38-39
Milt Gross - 40-42
Justin Green - 43-45
Denis Kitchen - 47
Sally Cruikshank - 48
Joe Schenkman - 48
Michael McMillian - 49
Diane Noomin - 49
Gilbert Shelton - 52
Dave Sheridan - 50 (ad)
John Wilie - 50 (ad)
Les Hancock - 4 (letter)
Bruce Sweeney - 4 (letter)
Anna Pomaska - 4 (letter)
Alfred Bergdoll - 4 (letter)
Herb Caen - 4 (letter)
John Copeland - 4 (letter)
Joe Streich - 4 (letter)
Jane Lynch - 4 (text)