US oversize Fanzine, roughly 27 x 21 inches published in similar format to a trade paperback. Scorpio 13 Publishing. Publisher/Editor: Ted C Rypel. Two numbered, undated issues, 1977. The intended publication schedule was quarterly.
Focused on The Outer Limits (1963-1965), this was perhaps the first US fanzine dedicated to an sf Television series other than Star Trek (1966-1969). It launched with overly ambitious plans; though the quality was excellent, only two of a planned four issues appeared. Artist Joe Rutt, a previous contributor to sf fanzines, provided the black-and-white covers. The associated give-aways of 500 silk-screen prints of various Twilight Zone Monsters are now highly sought-after collector's items in their own right. Stephen King mentioned this periodical in a footnote to Danse Macabre (1979) – his nonfiction study of (mostly) US Horror in various media – apparently being under the impression that it was still published. Rypel has since become a successful Fantasy novelist and author of scripts for television and films. [GSt]
see also: Outer Limits Newsletter.
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