This four-page advertisement begins thusly: “The Canadian Academy of Comic Book Collectors and the Hart House Library Committee present COM-EX, the First Exposition of Comic Books and Comic Art.”
This was a landmark 1966 event in Toronto headed by Captain George Henderson. Journalist Michael Walsh refered to it as a “coming-out party” for adult collectors.
This handout covers the history and cultural significance of comic books (beginning with an anecdote about the son of 1940s Iranian ambassador Hussein Ala).
Mimeo, 4 pages, corner-stapled magazine. The Canadian Academy of Comic Book Collectors, 1966.
Condition: Fair amount of wear, complete and intact, no tears or markings, binding is good. Please enlarge the images for a closer look.
>> Steven Ogden Collection <<
This item comes from the collection of the late Steven Ogden, fanzine author, publisher, researcher and my friend. Steve was active in fandom (SF/fantasy and comics), including APAs (FAPA, CAPA-Alpha) and publishing for decades under the Spotted Zebra Press/New Spotted Zebra Press banners (with his wife, Vicki). His publications include the massive Brad W. Foster Checklist of Published Works from the 20th Century, Edgar’s Journal, Ouroborus and many others.