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ERB FANZINES: Pt. I
Featured In ERBzine
ERBzine Fanzines
CONTENTS
1. VERN CORIELL'S BURROUGHS BULLETIN
Original Series: Debut 1947
2. THE GRIDLEY WAVE
Editors: Coriell and McWhorter ~ Debut 1959
3. Peter Ogden's ERBANIA
Established April 1956
4. CAZ'S ERB-dom
Established 1960
5. FANTASTIC WORLDS OF ERB
British ERB Society: Editors Westwood and Jackson ~ 1975
6. Bill Dutcher's JASOOMIAN
Debuted in 1970
7. THE BURROUGHS BULLETIN
Second Series: Editor George McWhorter ~ Debut: 1990
8. ERBapa - Debuted in 1984
Edgar Rice Burroughs Amateur Press Association
9. LONG SWORD
Editors: Spargur ~ Pogue ~ Kagay ~ Toner ~ Debut: 1965
10. TARZINE 1981-1992
Editors: Bob Weintz, Bill Ross and John McGuigan
11. ERBzine ONLINE WEEKLY FANZINE
Editor and Webmaster: Bill Hillman ~ Every Friday Since 1996
12. FANZINES PART II
Fanzines to be featured in our Part II
A fanzine is a publication produced by enthusiasts of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest. The term was coined in an October 1940 science fiction fanzine Detours by Russ Chauvenet and first popularized within science fiction fandom.

Typically, publishers, editors, writers and other contributors of articles or illustrations to fanzines are not paid. Fanzines are traditionally circulated free of charge, or for a nominal cost to defray postage or production expenses. Some fanzines are typed and photocopied by amateurs using standard home office equipment. A few fanzines have developed into professional publications and many professional writers were first published in fanzines. 

With the increasing availability of the Internet the traditional paper zine has begun to give way to the webzine (or "e-zine") that is easier to produce and uses the potential of the Internet to reach an ever-larger, and in the case of our ERBzine Webzine, a global, audience. The host server for our ERBzine site for years now has tallied over 20 million annual international visits to our ERBzine.com site where our Webzine has been published every Friday since 1996 and where all back issues are available in our Googliable archive. 

Since we founded ERBzine in 1996 we have taken pride in promoting the many print fanzines devoted to ERB SF and Fantasy Fiction. We have given new life and a worldwide audience to many of these zines by indexing them and in many cases reprinting entire issues. Many of the surviving issues that have been buried away in the files of a few dedicated collectors are now available for a multitude of readers.

I've compiled a list and links for many of the fanzines that are featured in ERBzine.

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS FANZINES
FEATURED IN ERBzine


1. VERN CORIELL'S BURROUGHS BULLETINS:
ORIGINAL SERIES

Science-Fiction newsletters and fan magazines began to proliferate in the late 1930s and early 1940s, most of them amateur publications mimeographed in purple and seeking to share enthusiasms for the emerging genre. Most of these publications were distributed gratis or with nominal fees, to cover mailing costs. These works frequently referred to Burroughs as “the Grandfather of American Science Fiction,” but the first magazine devoted exclusively to the author and his work was the Burroughs Bulletin, founded and edited by Vernell Coriell, a circus performer and acrobat who produced his first issue in July 1947 with the blessing of Burroughs, then in retirement at Encino, California, after having served as the oldest war correspondent in World War II.

VERN CORIELL'S BURROUGHS BULLETINS: ORIGINAL SERIES INDEX Part I
Volumes 1 - 25 ~ With links to those that are reprinted in ERBzine
https://www.erbzine.com/mag15/1530.html
VERN CORIELL'S BURROUGHS BULLETINS: ORIGINAL SERIES INDEX Part II
Volumes 29 - 68
https://www.erbzine.com/mag15/1531.html
 
 
 


2. THE GRIDLEY WAVE

A Newsletter Devoted to the Worlds of ERB
Editors: Vern Coriell (1st Issue December 1959)
and George T. McWhorter (1st Issue #88: January 1990)
Links to 339 Reprinted Issues in ERBzine
https://www.erbzine.com/mag34/3450.html
 
 
 


3. Peter Ogden's ERBANIA
ERBANIA Logo
Established April 1956
Peter Ogden Buying Up All Back-Issues of ERBANIA Fanzine
D. Peter Ogden                              Click for full-size collage

In 1956 on April 3, Peter Ogden published his first issue of "ERBANIA," in England. Later, Peter moved to Canada and then to Florida, where he continued to publish ERBANIA through issue 103 -- 60 years later.

When I was a kid back in the '50s it was very difficult finding ERB books and information. My search led me to book dealers in England where I discovered a magazine published by an English fan that was devoted to Burroughs  -- Peter Ogden's ERBANIA! I bought them all. I've been a fan and in awe of Pete's treasure trove of ERB knowledge ever since. 

It was a thrill to finally meet and visit with Pete and Joan at numerous ERB conventions. I've tried to convey my appreciation of Pete's contribution to ERB fans by compiling a lengthy illustrated bibliography featured in the links below, starting at ERBzine 0119. We miss you Pete. Peter passed on October 22, 2017.

Pete Ogden's ERBANIA Navigation Map
Issues 1 - 25
ERBzine 0119
Issues 26 - 50
ERBzine 0119a
Issues 51 - 75
ERBzine 0120
Issues 76 - Present
ERBzine 0120a
Back Cover Art
Issues 1-50
Back Cover Art 
Issues 51-100
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4. CAZ'S ERB-dom

Camille (Caz) Cazedessus began his award winning ERB-dom in 1960.
This ERB Fanzine continued for 100 issues until 1996 when it evolved into Pulpdom
Winner of the 1965 Hugo Award for best amateur magazine
"ERB-dom stands out as valuable even for readers who do not adulate the writer.
It gives many background and bibliographical details of Burroughs' work
as it has appeared in magazines, books, comic strips and movies."

ERB-dom INDEX ~ Issues 1-100
I. The Caz Story
II. Caz's ERB-dom 1-25
III. Caz's ERB-dom 26-50
IV. Caz's ERBdom  51-75
V. Caz's ERBdom 76-100


5. FANTASTIC WORLDS OF ERB


                                   .                                                                                     Rod Jackson and Frank Westwood

Editors Paul Norman, Frank Westwood and Rod Jackson of the British Edgar Rice Burroughs Society first published their fanzine: THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS in the Summer of 1976 (their debut issue: BURROUGHSIANA, before the name change, came out in Spring 1975). 

In 2012, Rod Jackson started providing thousands of scans of these fanzine pages for which he gave me permission to reproduce in ERBzine. Eventually, this project resulted in our reprinting 53 complete issues of FANTASTIC WORLDS -- an amazing 2,000-page resource for ERB fans and scholars.

Links to these issues are all featured at ERBzine.com/westwood

The current fanzine from the BRITISH ERB SOCIETY is ANOTAR, published by Rod Jackson at Admiralrogvoz@yahoo.co.uk

Links to all the ERBzine Reprints the FANTASTIC WORLDS issues are all featured at
www.ERBzine.com/westwood

Subscription information the current ANOTAR Fanzine is available from Rod at
Admiralrogvoz@yahoo.co.uk
https://www.erbzine.com/cards/fans/anotar20all.jpg
 
 


6. Bill Dutcher's JASOOMIAN

JASOOMIAN COVERS Front and Back plus Interior Art
The Entire Run: Issues 1-14
Debuted in 1970
The work that Bill did on these early '70s fanzines is appreciated by all ERB fans.
 The covers, art and history of JASOOMIAN are featured at ERBzine 2774

JASOOMIAN REPRINTS
Starting at ERBzine 6873
The covers, art and history of JASOOMIAN
https://www.erbzine.com/mag27/2774.html
Interior Art
https://www.erbzine.com/mag27/2774a.html
ERBzine reprints of entire run slated for 2021
Starting at ERBzine 6873
 https://www.erbzine.com/mag68/6873.html


Click for full-size collage of all 14 Jasoomian Covers


7. THE BURROUGHS BULLETIN

George T. McWhorter ~ Editor of the Second Series

The official publication of the Burroughs Bibliophiles organization is The Burroughs Bulletin - a glossy magazine.
Dedicated Burroughs fan, George T. McWhorter carried on as editor of 
a new Bulletin series in January 1990 after original editor Vern Coriell died
George maintained a schedule of quarterly publications 
until his retirement from the University of Louisville 25 years later. 
At that time the BB editorship was taken over by Henry Franke who is the present editor.
Henry's 3rd BB Series will be featured in Fanzines Part II
BURROUGHS BULLETIN REPRINT ARCHIVE
38 Complete Reprints Endorsed by George T. McWhorter (Editor and Publisher)
https://www.erbzine.com/mag52/5200.html

BULLETIN COVER GALLERIES

Issues 1-20
Issues 21-40
Issues 41-60
Issues 61-80
Issues 81+


8. ERBapa - EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS AMATEUR PRESS ASSOCIATION

ERBapa (The Edgar Rice Burroughs Amateur Press Association) was founded in 1984 by ERB fan, John Guidry. 
He modeled the society after other typical amateur press societies, seeing the organization
as one which would allow ERB fans to share their “comments, musings, rantings and ravings, fond memories, whatever....”

John decided to limit membership to 36 -- to commemorate the age at which ERB began writing. 
Members would pay a nominal membership fee and would then, four times a year,
type up a minimum of two pages of material and send 50 copies to John. 
He would then collate and bind the material, and return a copy to each member. 
Six slots were set aside for “Honourary Members” (chosen by member vote) 
which were honoured for their lifetime commitment to ERB fandom. 

Our ERBzine APA site has been created to give Burroughs fans 
a better idea of this very special organization for ERB fans and scholars. 
We have included all the APA cover art from issue #1, membership information, APA news, 
searchable contents lists from the later editions, membership lists -- past and present -- 
and links to scores of articles by ERBapa members 
that have been reprinted in our weekly online fanzine -- ERBzine.

Edgar Rice Burroughs Amateur Press Association
Navigation Chart
ERBapa Index Early Years
Index of ERBapa 60-74
Index: ERBapa 75 -100
Index: ERBapa 101-125
Index ERBapa: 126-150
ERBapa Early Years
Tables of Contents
ERBapa Cover Gallery
Early Years: 1-50
ERBapa Cover Gallery
51 - 100
ERBapa Cover Gallery
Beyond 100


9. LONG SWORD From Dick Spargur, Chuck Pogue, et al

"A lot of things were lining up by 1965.  After years of reading comics books and then science fiction, adventure stories, some horror stories (along with our fascination with horror movies during my junior high school years) and, of course, encountering Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Burroughs Bibliophiles, we were ready to do something constructive. We'd already done a fanzine devoted mostly to horror and science fiction movies that we sold to neighborhood kids and Charly Kagay had worked on his school newspaper in the ninth grade lending him a little more experience in the fast paced world of journalism.  All we needed was a big spark.
"The spark came in late 1964 when Charly and I met Chuck Pogue and Jerry Toner in used book store in downtown Cincinnati.  After a lot of snail mail, a few phone calls and another visit, we went into action.

"The result would be the first issue of our fanzine, The Long Sword."

~ Dick Spargur
ERBzine did a two-part feature on our friend and longtime ERB fan and researcher back in 2009: "Edgar Rice Burroughs in My Life."

Part of the tribute featured covers and Dick's backstory behind each of the five ERB fanzines he and his friends published in 1965 - 1967. 

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Edgar Rice Burroughs in My Life ~ LONG SWORD Fanzines
Dick Spargur
PART ONE :: ERBzine 2801
www.erbzine.com/mag28/2801.html
PART TWO :: ERBzine 2802
www.erbzine.com/mag28/2802.html
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10. TARZINE FANZINE: 1981-1992
A long-running Fanzine from Bob Weintz (Founder and issues 1-10), Bill Ross and John McGuigan
dedicated to Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan

No full reprints yet BUT  complete
COVERS and CONTENTS
Issues  1-28
https://www.erbzine.com/mag74/7413.html
Issues 29-56
https://www.erbzine.com/mag74/7414.html
Issues 57 - 82
https://www.erbzine.com/mag74/7415.html


11. ERBzine Online Weekly Fanzine

ERBzine Has Been The Official Edgar Rice Burroughs Tribute and Weekly Fanzine Site for Over 25 Years
Since 1996 ~ Over 15,000 Webzines and Webpages are in Archive

Our weekly Webzine publication serves as a regular voice to inform readers of some of the features added to the main ERBzine site over the last week. We have a huge international following, The Server Company to which we upload our files document over 20 million visits to the site each year. 

ERBzine Weekly Fanzine has been published to the same Web address EVERY Friday for 25 years . . . 
I've managed to keep to this schedule by uploading from a wide variety of locations: Via Satellite in Canada's Far North ~ by laptop from hospital rooms ~ while on tour across Canada and the US ~ using the WiFi facilities in Europe, UK, Mexico, China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, SE Asia, Japan, Korea, etc. 

Reminders of each week's release are usually posted on Twitter, e-Mail, and Facebook . . . in parts of the world where these brands of social media are allowed. WiFi service to my Website on the Internet, however, I've found to be very accessible worldwide. 

An Open Invitation to All ERB Fans
ERBzine is YOUR showcase
Please share your:
 ERB News and Views ~ Reviews and Synopses ~
~ Essays ~ Personal Anecdotes ~
~ Public Domain and Original Art - Stories - Articles ~
~ Ideas - Suggestions - Letters ~ etc.
And remember... ERBzine Webzine is a "fanzine" with a difference:
It is weekly ... and free... in colour.. .  downloadable for printouts
...the back issues are all archived for reference
ERBzine Weekly Fanzine Site
www.erbzine.com/mag

Fanzine Archive
www.erbzine.com/all/refmap.html

12. FANZINES TO BE FEATURED IN PART II 
Part II will feature many more popular Fanzines that dedicated fans have produced through the years
and are featured in ERBzine.
Some of the zines include:
Henry Franke's BURROUGHS BULLETIN - 3rd Series
Dr. Philip J. Currie's ERBivore and FANTASTIC WORLDS (Reprints)
Mike Conran's ERB NEWS DATELINE
Bill Ross' ERB COLLECTOR
French fanzine PORTI
NATIONAL CAPITAL PANTHANS JOURNAL
https://www.erbzine.com/mag36/3667.html

Jeff Long's BARSOOMIAN BLADE and PANTHAN PRESS
CHICAGO MUCKERS MAGAZINE
James van Hise's BURROUGHS NEWSBEAT
BARSOOMIAN
Jim Thompson's ERB Listserv -- ERB CHAIN OF FRIENDSHIP LIST 
. . . and more

Plus "One-Shots"
Plus reprints of very collectible ERB pastiches

FANZINES PAST AND PRESENT GALLERY
https://www.erbzine.com/mag4/0481.html



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