Endeavor

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Endeavor, nicknamed Endy, was a fanzine created in 1970 by Kurt Erichsen and Dale Nelson, teenaged Oregonian fans of Marvel comics, science fiction, and fantasy. Erichsen, who initially printed the zine in his father's architectural office, became sole editor.

The zine highlighted fiction and art by the two friends and others, and ran for 13 issues, its appearance changing after the first few issues from that of a crudzine. Erichsen favored science fiction, and went on to much fannish activity after Endeavor folded. Nelson favored fantasy and, after the Endeavor era, the British ghost story tradition, and his work has appeared in anthologies from Tartarus Press and others. The zine featured early work by Paul Chadwick and several others.

In 2021, Kurt pubbed a 14th ish.

Ish Date Pages Notes
1 1970
8 Spring 1975 38 Offset, ditto and mimeo pages.
11 January 1977
12 September 1977
13 December 28, 1977 78 Mimeo, offset covers.
14 Spring 2021 Different paper, pdf and Amazon on-demand versions. The paper fanzine has color covers with black and white interior. E‑versions include additional interior color art.

Endeavor at eFanzines.com.


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