A very early fanzine (starting in 1932; early issues are monthly). Considered by some to be the first actual science-fiction fanzine, as The Comet (which predated it by two years) was more an astronomy-oriented zine. Edited by Allen Glasser, with Mort Weisinger as Associate Editor, Julius Schwartz as Managing Editor and Forrest J Ackerman as Contributing Editor. 8.5x11", appears to be letterpress (but might be mimeo). The fifth issue, dated June 1932, is 13 pages (the 14th page is blank).
(Editorial aside: the copy of issue 5 which I have examined, which belonged to Aubrey MacDermott, has a promotional sheet, printed on cardstock, for True Story Magazine -- the recto is the full-color cover of the February 1932 issue, the verso the words "Out Now! The new True Story 25c" printed in blue. The magazine shows creases from having been folded in thirds for mailing and the staples have been replaced, so this may not be a standard feature of the magazine. Anyone have another copy to compare?)
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