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fog city 3
 
excellent writing
skilled art
historical bonus 2
total score 8
Fog City Comics #3
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Only Printing / June, 1979 / 68 pages / Stampart
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The third and final issue of Fog City Comics retains the science fiction theme of the second issue but improves the content. Especially enjoyable, though out of touch with the science fiction theme, is Rand Holmes's "And Here He is...the Artist Himself," in which we get a glimpse of Holmes at home in his studio, battling (and ultimately slaying) the personification of censorship. I imagine that the magnificent splash page for the story, which shows Holmes sitting at his drafting table, is an accurate depiction of his home studio back in the day.

One can only mourn the fact that Fog City wasn't able to produce this quality of stuff in its first two issues. Regardless, the Holmes story alone elevates my review score by a point or even two, and is worth whatever you might have to pay (which won't be much, trust me) to get it.
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HISTORICAL FOOTNOTES:
It is currently unknown how many copies of this comic book were printed. It has not been reprinted.
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COMIC CREATORS:
Rand C. Holmes - 1, 2, 3-9, 11, 20, 66, 68
Marv Newland - 10
George Metzger - 12-19 (art), 21-39
Peter Grant - 12-19 (story)
Rick Shubb - 12-19 (borders)
Clay Geerdes - 39 (text)
Terry Hamilton - 39 (text)
Brent C. Boates - 39-65, 67