Alter Ego (Fanzine) 1-1ST comic book
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First Edition of ALTER-EGO #1 (Spring 1961; 22 pages; ditto) This is the holy grail for comic fanzine collectors. The debut issue of Jerry Bails' and Roy Thomas' Alter-Ego tied with Comic Effect #1 for the very first comics-related fanzine ever published. Issue #1 includes the following: "On the Drawing Board" by Jerry Bails (which includes a preview of the legendary "Flash of Two Worlds" from Flash #123); an article about JSA villain The Wizard by Bails; "The Reincarnation of the Spectre" by Roy Thomas (including art by Thomas); a feature on Wonder Woman by Bails; and a funny, five-page parody strip by Thomas called "Bestest League of America." Edited by Jerry Bails and Roy Thomas. 22 pgs. Spring, 1961. NOTE: A 2nd printing of #1 was issued.