The Buyer’s Guide #36
[May 15, 1973]
No publication date listed
40 pages, 2 sections ? Cover by Bruce D. Patterson
Includes lettercol (6 letters)
Includes Beautiful Balloons #9 by Don and Maggie Thompson
Predating the two-shot CBG mascot ?Johnny CBG? (a parody of “Johnny DC”) by a decade, this issue?s cover by Bruce D. Patterson featured ?TBG-Man,? a beleaguered super-hero with ink-stained fingertips.
In Beautiful Balloons, the Thompsons fired volleys in a war of words with Fredric Wertham actually begun in another magazine, The Monster Times. Wertham asked how they could judge his research in Seduction of the Innocent faulty without being scientists; Don responded, ?It is not necessary to be an agronomist to recognize bovine fertilizer
Commentary by John Jackson Miller.
Special thanks to Russ Maheras for additional commentary and cover scans!
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