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Chanticleer was a science fiction fanzine published by Walt Liebscher.

Chanticleer is a metonymy for a rooster or cockerel. It was published in Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.A. in the 1940s. Later, Walt Liebscher moved to Los Angeles, California, where he published one more issue. The first two issues featured colorful silk screen covers, and all issues featured creative typed borders done by editor Leibscher. The seventh, and last issue, was released in 1946.

Contributors included Al Ashley (Nova), Robert Bloch, Burton Crane (The (Unspeakable) Thing), Louis Russell Chauvenet, Chan Davis, Ray Karden, Francis T. Laney (The Acolyte), Willy Ley, Robert Lowndes, Frank Robinson, Michael Rosenblum (Futurian War Digest), Paul H. Spencer, Charles R. Tanner (The National Fantasy Fan), Tigrina (Hymn To Satan, Vice Versa), Bob Tucker (Le Zombie), Art Widner (FanFare), and Harry Warner, Jr. (Spaceways, Horizons).

Contributing artists included Jack Wiedenbeck (Nova) and the editor.

Along with Atres Artes, Black Flames, En Garde, Fan, Guteto, Ichor, Le Zombie, Lethe, Nova, Shangri L'Affaires, The Timebinder, and Voice of the Imagi-Nation, Chanticleer was included in the anthology fanzine Pacificon Combozine for the 1946 Pacificon Fourth World Science-Fiction Convention.

Walt Liebscher also published Walt's Wramblings from 1944 to 1946.

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