Focal Point

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Mike McInerney, Arnie Katz and rich brown published 60 issues (including two half-issues) of the modestly named Focal Point, a "fanzine of news, views and reviews," during the mid-1960s.

Brown and Arnie Katz revived the Focal Point title for a second and third volume in the early '70s.

Volume 1 (Mike McInerney and rich brown)

Issue Date Pages Notes
1 January 8, 1965 2
2 January 30, 1965 24 Included Barricini #1
3 February 17, 1965 2
4 March 6, 1965 6
5 March 12, 1965 4
6 March 30, 1965 6
7 April 23, 1965
8 May 7, 1965
9 May 19, 1965 6
10 June 5, 1965 6
11 June 23, 1965 2
12 July 19, 1965 8
13 August 24, 1965 2
14 September 24, 1965 6
15 November 1, 1965 4
16 November 7, 1965 4 Features a Rotsler cartoon and an account of crashers at a LASFS Halloween party, who injured Owen Hennifen and Dian Pelz with a knife and gun.
17 December 3, 1965 4
17.5 December 26, 1985 2
18 January 8, 1966 2
19 January 15, 1966 2
20 February 4, 1966 4 Fan-Noise #1 was a rider
21 April 1966 4
22 mid-August 1966 4 ed. by Mike McInerney only
23 June 25, 1966 2 a hoax issues attributed to Earl Evers and dated June 25, 1966
23 September 1966 2 Special Tricon Issue, ed. by Mike McInerney only
Fecal Pint 1 January 8, 1967 2 Hoax zine

Volume 2 (rich brown and Arnie Katz)

Issue Date Pages Notes
1 March 1879 6
2 April 13, 1970 8
April 27, 1970 10
4 May 22, 1970 10
May 25, 1970 10
6 June 1970 10
7 June 22, 1970 16
8 July 1970 12
9 July 20, 1970 12
10 August 3, 1970 12
11 August 17 1970 12
12 August 1970 10
12.5 August 1970 54 Special Bob Shaw issue
13 September 14, 1970 12
14 September 28, 1970
15 October 12, 1970 16
16 October 26, 1970 18
17 November 9, 1970 22
18 November 23, 1970 12
19 December 7, 1970 12
20 December 21, 1970 20
21 January 4, 1971 18
22 January 18, 1971 12
23 February 1, 1971 12
24 February 15, 1971 10
25 March 1, 1971 12
26 July 1972 36 Date is correct and on issue
27 March 29, 1971 12 ed. Arnie Katz
28 April 12, 1971 12 ed. Arnie Katz
29 April 26, 1971 12
30 May 31, 1971 14 Final issue of Volume 2; ed. Arnie Katz

Volume 3 (Arnie Katz)

Issue Date Pages Notes
V3.1 July 6, 1971 30
V3.2 August 17, 1971 36
V3.3 October 2, 1971 30
V3.4 November 6, 1971 24
V3.5 July 29, 1972 30 final issue

Focal Point (McInerney) online at fanac.org


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