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04 Jun 2018 7:34 p.m. PST
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Cacique Caribe04 Jun 2018 11:59 a.m. PST

Anyone know anything about this issue/series?

Thanks.

Dan
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Daithi the Black04 Jun 2018 12:09 p.m. PST

At least Sparks, NV is real.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2018 1:12 p.m. PST

Cute cover! It looks a little more like a pulp cover than a comic book. There were a lot of very specialized pulps: the thing wouldn't be inherently impossible.

But my guess would be that it's not real. Either way, I should have heard of it, if not read it, and it's not showing up on searches where it should. Also, there are inherent contradictions. Magazines which are "now weekly!" have a date on the cover, not a month.

That said, not too bad as a satire of Planet Stories.

Cacique Caribe04 Jun 2018 1:58 p.m. PST

Daithi the Black: "At least Sparks, NV is real"

Ok. I had no idea what that was, so I went ahead and looked up "Sparks Nevada", and this is what I found:

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That, in turn, lead me to this …

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zerostreet.com/illustrations

Dan
PS. I had no idea people were still having this much fun on podcasts. :)

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