The Gorgon

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The Gorgon, Cover Art by Roy Hunt October 1948

The Gorgon was a science fiction and fantasy fanzine by Stanley Mullen.

The first issue of The Gorgon was released in January 1947 in Denver, Colorado. U.S.A. Five issues were published that year, in March, May, July, September and November. The first few issues were hectographed but starting with the 7th issue The Gorgon was printed.

Contributors to Volume 1. #3, from July 1947 include George B. Adams, Landell Bartlett, Nowell Chase, Stanley Mullen, Phil Rasch, Ben Singer, with illustrations by Charles Ragland Bunnell and Roy Hunt.

Contributors to Volume 1, # 5, from November 1947, are Forrest J. Ackerman (Voice of the Imagi-Nation), Donn Brazier, C. R. Bunnell, Jack O. Colvin, Stanley Mullen, Mary Jane Nuttall, Phil Rasch, Ben Singer, and Michael Wigodsky with a cover by Roy Hunt (The Alchemist).

Contributors to Vol. 1, #6, from January 1948, are Lee Beecher, David H. Keller, Archie Musick, Shan Nosgurov, Mary Jane Nuttall, Robert Peterson, Phil Rasch, and Genevieve K. Stephens (Loki), with illustrations by Roy Hunt and Stanley Mullen, and the cover by Roy Hunt.

Contributors to Vol. 1, #7, April 1948, are Landell Bartlett, Lloyd Arthur Eshbach, Leander Frankus, Joe Kennedy. Shan Nosgorov, and Phil Rasch, with art by Roy Hunt.

Contributors to Vol. 2, #1, 1948, are Theophilus Alvor, Joseph B. Baker, Lee Beecher, R. Flavie Carson, Justin Herman, Alvin A. Laney, Robert C. Peterson, Jack Riggs (Lethe), Alex Saunders, Virgil Utter, and William Walrich. Illustrationa are by Roy Hunt and the cover is by Howard Miller (Dream Quest).

Contributors to Vol. 2, #2, 1948, are Theophilus Alvor, Joseph B. Baker, Lee Beecher, Cynthia Carey, John Grossman, Gordon Kull, Stanley Mullen, Archie Musick, Paul O.Connor, Con Pederson, Phil Rasch, Genevieve Stephens, and Albert Toth. Illustrations and cover are by Roy Hunt.

Other illustrations were contributed by Mahlon Blaine, John Grossman (Scientifantasy), Roy Hunt, and Stanley Mullen.

In May 1949 The Gorgon ceased publishing with the 11th issue. Editor Stanley Mullen went on to write for professional SF magazines throughout the 1950s.