US letter-size saddle-stapled Media Magazine printed on a mix of newsprint and better-quality paper. Published by O'Quinn Studios/Starlog Communications. Editor: David McConnell, others. 70 issues 1982 to 2000. Publication schedule was bimonthly or monthly.
This publication attempted to cover Comics in much the same way as its parent magazine Starlog did with sf films and Television. Though folding after only eleven issues, the magazine was revived with a new #1 in 1988 and continued publication until 1996. Much of the coverage was devoted to screen adaptations of comics characters, such as the film Batman (1989) (see Batman Films) and the television series The Flash (1990-1991). A number of interviews with notables from the comics field also appeared; interviewees included Carl Barks, Jack Kirby, Alan Moore, Roy Thomas and Marv Wolfman. The magazine was not a lasting success. After publication ceased for the second time in 1996, there was a short-lived attempted revival in 2000: three further issues as Comics Scene 2000. Collectors should note that at least seven special editions entitled Comics Scene Spectacular were published from 1989 to 1995, plus several "yearbooks" during the 1990s. [GSt/DRL]
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