Thursday, August 18, 2022

RetroFan's July issue is outstanding!

Hey, just because I didn't get around to writing about the latest RetroFan yet doesn't mean it isn't awesome. In fact, this is one of my favorite episodes in some time. In addition to a cover story on Julie Newmar's Catwoman, there is all kinds of great stuff for us lovers of 1970s and 1980s TV.

For starters, how about a big article on BOTNS favorite Search? Yes, the short-lived Burgess Meredith/Hugh O'Brian/Doug McClure/Tony Franciosa adventure show gets a nice write-up by Bob Greenberger. In addition to the production details, there is interesting info about the resurrection of the program on DVD and the cult status it achieved.

The mag's lead piece is a surprisingly comprehensive (not that I am complaining) history of Fruity Pebbles commercials by Scott Shaw!, who was the campaign's creative director for years. The stories and goodies like original concept art make this a tremendous piece.

Elsewhere, there are articles about Tarzan and Astro Boy cartoons and one about The Untouchables. There's a non-TV-related feature about the 1977 Soviet Expo that really captures the atmosphere of the event and the era.

Again, I assure you I am just a contented subscriber. In fact, I have to admit, 10.95 per issue is a lot for a magazine, but RetroFan delivers each month with its combination of fun articles, attractive design, and superb subject matter. I think the new issue is coming any day now, so I figured I'd better talk about #21 now!

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