Four Star Extra

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Four Star Extra
Issue 3 1978
Cover art by Bill Kunkel

Four Star Extra was a science fiction fanzine by Arnie and Joyce Worley Katz, and Bill and Charlene Kunkel.

Four Star Extra appeared in the 1970s in New York, U.S.A. Eight issues were released, all in 1978.

Issue 5 was reviewed in Rune 54 of November 1978; "Personalzine, "published with joyous frequency", mimeo. Each of the four participants writes about whatever is of interest or importance to him/her, I guess. There's an ice cream truck antidote, a horror story, camping tales…It's all well-written, and sometimes interesting; but it's definitely not an SF fanzine."

The theme of Issue 6 was "Renegade Culture".

In listing his Top Ten favorite fanzines from the 1970s, Greg Pickersgill included Four Star Extra, saying it was, "Not especially fannish except in tone, just really great fan-type writing about things that really fascinated me—I always remember the ‘sex’ issue with great fondness."

For Issue 7 the theme was "Monstermania", with articles on classic horror films such as Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, and Bela Lugosi's Dracula.

In the review from Checkpoint 94 of February/March 1979, Peter Roberts writes of issue 7, "Large joint personalzine, often containing some fine fannish writing."

Bill and Charlene Kunkel also published the fanzine Rats!.

Joyce Katz previously co-published ODD, and What About Us Grils? in the 1960s, and was sole editor of Potlatch in the 1970s, and Hard Science Tales in the 2000s. With Arnie Katz, she copublished FIAWOL in the 1970s.

Arnie Katz also co-published Focal Point in the 1970s, and in the 2000s Vegas Fandom Weekly.