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DEFIANT Comics Fanzine 2020 (Cover A as solicited)
(Cover A as solicited)

DEFIANT Comics Fanzine 2020 (Cover B as solicited)
(Cover B as solicited)
Cover title:  "DEFIANT The Comics Fanzine"
Date July 2020
Cover Price:  $10.00 
Pages 64 (includes cover)
Writer(s):  John Helmer, Mark Davis, J.C. Vaughn, & Scott Braden
Cover Artist(s):  Cover A (as solicited) - Jim Shooter
Cover B (as solicited) - Luis Rivera & Memo Regalado
Additional Artists
(if known):
 
Page 3 - Greg Boone (pencils), Mike Chen (inks)
Page 4 - David Lapham (pencils), Janet "JayJay" Jackson (colors)
Page 5 - Janet "JayJay" Jackson (colors)
Page 30 - James Nelms, Vincent Spencer
Page 31 - unknown
Page 35 - J.G. Jones (?)
Page 49 - David Lapham (pencils), Mike Witherby (inks), Janet "JayJay" Jackson (colors)
Page 50 - David Lapham (pencils), Janet "JayJay" Jackson (colors)
Page 51 - Joseph A. James (pencils), Mike Witherby (inks)
Page 52 - Photographs of art by Grey, David Lapham, Steve Ditko & more
Page 53 - Photographs of art by David Lapham, Steve Ditko & more
Page 55- Photographs of art by David Lapham, Steve Ditko & more
Page 56 - Photographs of art by Grey, David Lapham, Steve Ditko & more
Page 57 - Photographs of art by unknown
Page 59 (listed in order as illustrated, without listing a name twice) - David Lapham (pencils), Janet "JayJay" Jackson (colors), Joseph A. James (pencils), Mike Witherby (inks), Grey (pencils), Charles Yoakum (inks), Alan Weiss (pencils), Adam Polina (pencils), Jim Fern (pencils), Bob Wiacek (inks), Georgés Jeanty (pencils), Bob Downs (inks) & more (?)
Page 60 - unknown
Inside Back Cover - unknown
Back Cover - unknown
Photo Credits:
Pages 2, 5, 8, 11, 16, 24, 27, 28, 29 - J.C. Vaughn
Page 11 - Gage Skidmore
Pages 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 32, 41 - Brady Darvin
Pages 23, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57 - Jim Hollister
Page 40 - Luigi Novi
Page 37 & 44 - uncredited
Publisher: Lucky Comics LLC
 
Notes/Plot Summary
This is a professionally done fanzine which seems to be targetted at fans who are already familiar with DEFIANT Comics as a publisher. It was released through kickstarter.com which is a crowd-funding site online. The fanzine begins with a couple of introductory pages from John Helmer and Mark Davis who compiled this publication. The majority of the content consists of interviews with employees giving their inside scoop of what it was like working for the short-lived publisher. The interviews include Clark Smith, Janet "JayJay" Jackson, Art Holcomb, Tim Perkins, Brady Darvin, J.C. Vaughn, J.G.Jones, Joe James, & Jim Shooter himself. Tripwiremagazine.co.uk contributor Scott Braden provides a special "Lost Tales" feature giving insight into what would have been if DEFIANT's Schism crossover had ever been published. Super-fan Jim Holister gives his insights on his history of collecting DEFIANT related collectibles. The final pages provide a checklist of non-comic related collectibles such as promo cards, buttons, hats etc. Jim Hollister provided photographs from his collection. There is a page listing estimated print runs so you can pinpoint which issue will be harder to find if you desire to collect the comics. There is also a price guide for DEFIANT Comics. Although well intentioned, the price guide has some shortcomings. If you were interested enough in DEFIANT Comics to find this page, you need to be locating a copy for your collection and for the reference information inside.

It should be noted that the inside cover of the fanzine lists the Cover A & Cover B credits differently that the way they were solicited online. The fanzine itself  list the black tower cover as being Cover B and the Luis Rivera cover as being Cover A.
 
Observed Prices
Price  Date Store Location
$10.00 5/21/2021  leafcomics (Ebay Store)  Ebay (online listing)
 

 


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