Wednesday, February 10, 2021

RetroFan #12

I am posting my usual praise of TwoMorrows' RetroFan magazine much later than usual, and there's a reason for that.  Through no fault of its own, I received my issue #12 weeks later than I should have.  In fact, I want to thank the company again for its kind and professional communication as I fretted over the empty mailbox. 

The publisher sends a digital copy out as soon as it ships the print edition--I believe #13 is shipping this week and maybe even today as you read this--but me in my stubborn ways resisted touching it, holding out to savor the physical copy even though some of the articles were seasonal.  So, yes, I just finished the cool piece on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by leading Rankin-Bass historian Rick Goldschmidt, not to mention the look at Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.

For fans of the BOTNS era of TV, there is a surprisingly personal and affecting cover story by Chris Mann, author of the great Three's Conpany book Come and Knock on Our Door, and an interview Mann conducted with Nancy Morgan (John Ritter's first wife).  Additional articles of interest include a history of Popeye cartoons on TV and a unique piece spotlighting holiday greeting cards sent out by animation studios like Filmation.

There is much more, too, for fans of TV in general. like the look at the first "invasion" attempt of Doctor Who in the USA and a great history of the short-lived 1950s Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. It's highly recommended as always!

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