The Comet

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'''The Comet''' is widely acknowledged as being the first [[fanzine]] ever published. It was edited by Raymond Arthur Palmer and published by the Science Correspondence Club. As the name of the publishers suggests, it has its origins in correspondence between science fiction fans. Naturally, the letter section of '''The Comet''' was a prominent feature of the zine, where readers discussed issues concerning science, science fiction and fiction.   
'''The Comet''' is widely acknowledged as being the first [[fanzine]] ever published. It was edited by Raymond Arthur Palmer and published by the Science Correspondence Club. As the name of the publishers suggests, it has its origins in correspondence between science fiction fans. Naturally, the letter section of '''The Comet''' was a prominent feature of the zine, where readers discussed issues concerning science, science fiction and fiction.   
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Other science fiction zines following in the wake of '''The Comet''' included ''Time Traveler'' and ''Science Fiction'', noteworthy by virtue of being edited by Jerome Siegal and Joe Shuster, the creators of ''Superman''.
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Other science fiction zines following in the wake of '''The Comet''' included ''[[The Time Traveler]]'' and ''Science Fiction'', noteworthy by virtue of being edited by Jerome Siegal one of the creators of ''Superman''.
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Raymond Palmer went on to edit ''Amazing Stories'' and ''Fantastic Adventures'' and a number of other magazines issued by his own  publishing company.
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'''The Comet''' was published for many years, later being renamed ''Cosmology''. Raymond Palmer went on to edit ''Amazing Stories'' and ''Fantastic Adventures'' and a number of other magazines issued by his own  publishing company.
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Revision as of 22:23, 31 March 2007

The Comet is a zine that was first published in 1930.

The Comet is widely acknowledged as being the first fanzine ever published. It was edited by Raymond Arthur Palmer and published by the Science Correspondence Club. As the name of the publishers suggests, it has its origins in correspondence between science fiction fans. Naturally, the letter section of The Comet was a prominent feature of the zine, where readers discussed issues concerning science, science fiction and fiction.

Other science fiction zines following in the wake of The Comet included The Time Traveler and Science Fiction, noteworthy by virtue of being edited by Jerome Siegal one of the creators of Superman.

The Comet was published for many years, later being renamed Cosmology. Raymond Palmer went on to edit Amazing Stories and Fantastic Adventures and a number of other magazines issued by his own publishing company.

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