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Would anyone be interested in participating in a Warren Magazine Reading Club?

I was thinking we could start with CREEPY #1, released January of 1965, give ourselves a week for each issue to read and discuss, and then progress through ten of Warren's best series in chronological order, as they were released in history.  We can each bring our own knowledge and opinions to the table, sharing any little facts we might have learned or personal stories that go along with each issue, and after ten years, we'll have the greatest compendium of Warren knowledge and reviews in the known universe at our fingertips in this thread!

CREEPY #1-#146 (+5 Yearbooks/Annuals)  January 1965 - February 1983

EERIE #1-#139 (+3 Yearbook/Annuals)  September 1965 - February 1983

BLAZING COMBAT #1-#4  October 1965 - July 1966

VAMPIRELLA #1-#113 (+1 Annual)  October 1969 - February 1983

The SPIRIT #1-#16  April 1974 - October 1976

COMIX INTERNATIONAL #1-#5  July 1974 - April 1977

WARREN PRESENTS #1-#14  November 1977 - November 1981

1984/1994 #1-#29  June 1978 - February 1983

The ROOK #1-#14  November 1979 - April 1982

The GOBLIN #1-#3  June 1982 - October 1982

492 issues in all, 492 weeks of Warren.  We'll wrap up on October 3, 2031.  :)  But of course no one HAS to participate every week... it will just be here for people who have the time and interest to participate each week as their time and interest allows.  And everyone will be responsible for begging, borrowing, or buying their own copy for reading.  If your copies are slabbed or you don't have a copy of the issue for that week, there are lots of sources for reading comics online.  I'm sure with our collective resources, we won't have any trouble finding readers.

So let me know if you're interested; I'd like to start May 1 with CREEPY #1, but if no one shows any interest, I won't bother to organize it any further.  I would just like to read all of these myself, and if possible, to share the experience with other Warren fans, while preserving the sense of chronology through all the serials, and putting them into the historical perspective of the months in which they were released.  I was born in March of 1963, so the Warren history kind of parallels the first 20 years of my own life, from January of 1965 through February of 1983.  I'm going to relive my childhood through the eyes of Warren Publishing.

(And if there IS interest, I'll change the question mark in the thread title to an exclamation point!)

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If you can get a few others to join, I would be interested, at least in the cases where I have the books- I think I've got over 200 of the issues you listed, so I would be able to join fairly regularly.

I would eliminate the following books, though:  Creepy & Eerie annuals, Comix International, and Warren presents.  While I have no problem with us including all reprint issues in the mix... it's not worth the effort to avoid them, and some of the single creator issues near the end of the runs are amazing... I think we can drop the all-reprint titles from the mix.  I'll make an exception for Spirit, since while those are all reprints they're new to Warren.

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On 4/19/2022 at 11:26 PM, OtherEric said:

If you can get a few others to join, I would be interested, at least in the cases where I have the books- I think I've got over 200 of the issues you listed, so I would be able to join fairly regularly.

I would eliminate the following books, though:  Creepy & Eerie annuals, Comix International, and Warren presents.  While I have no problem with us including all reprint issues in the mix... it's not worth the effort to avoid them, and some of the single creator issues near the end of the runs are amazing... I think we can drop the all-reprint titles from the mix.  I'll make an exception for Spirit, since while those are all reprints they're new to Warren.

We will have plenty of time to make decisions on Comix International and Warren Presents; heck, we won't even be reading the first Vampirella until next June...

As for the CREEPY and EERIE Yearbooks and Annuals, I wouldn't mind passing them if everyone else feels the same, but aren't there features (columns, fan mail, one-page art, even unique advertisements)--or facts--that would still be worth documenting?  ::: shrugs :::  And like I said, nobody has to read something they don't want to...

Anyway, we have time to iron out the details.  I'd like to hear interest from, say, six people to get it started May 1?

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That's two...

On 4/19/2022 at 11:27 PM, OtherEric said:

Also, did we want to include the first 3 issues of Monster World in the mix, since they have the first Warren horror comics?

It's a legitimate argument, but unfortunately, they are 3 that I don't have, so I'd have to sit out the first three weeks of my own book club.  :(

But I guess if someone has an online reader they can link me to, I'm game.

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Not sure on the Creepy/ Eerie Yearbooks having relevant new material; I know the Vampirella annual has a new story (even if it was re-scripted when they reprinted it in the main title later.)

Check your PM's, by the way.

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If nothing else, the timeline is interesting...

I'm not exactly sure what months the Yearbooks/Annuals were released.  Some of them say "Summer/Fall," so I put them all in August, which I kind of like--look at what happened right after August 1969 (if that is in fact when the 1970 Yearbooks came out)--CREEPY #32, EERIE #23, and VAMPIRELLA #1!!!  Kind of a collector's trifecta in that one round!

I also don't know release dates beyond the month of the release, so within the same month, I listed them in the order that their titles first appeared--so if an EERIE and a SPIRIT were released in the same month, I listed the EERIE first.

Anyway, here is what I think is the rough chronological order of the books as they were released, and the start date of the week in which they would be featured in this thread (if all the titles I suggested are included):

NOTE:  Click on the title of any issue (for any current or past week) to be taken directly to the discussion of that issue!

Year Month Title & Issue Week Of  
1965 January CREEPY #1 5/1/2022  
  April CREEPY #2 5/8/2022  
  June CREEPY #3 5/15/2022  
  August CREEPY #4 5/22/2022  
  September EERIE #1 5/29/2022  
  October CREEPY #5 6/5/2022  
    BLAZING COMBAT #1 6/12/2022  
  December CREEPY #6 6/19/2022  
1966 January BLAZING COMBAT #2 6/26/2022  
  February CREEPY #7 7/3/2022  
  March EERIE #2 7/10/2022  
  April CREEPY #8 7/17/2022  
    BLAZING COMBAT #3 7/24/2022  
  May EERIE #3 7/31/2022  
  June CREEPY #9 8/7/2022  
  July EERIE #4 8/14/2022  
    BLAZING COMBAT #4 8/21/2022  
  August CREEPY #10 8/28/2022  
  September EERIE #5 9/4/2022  
  October CREEPY #11 9/11/2022  
  November EERIE #6 9/18/2022  
  December CREEPY #12 9/25/2022  
1967 January EERIE #7 10/2/2022  
  February CREEPY #13 10/9/2022  
  March EERIE #8 10/16/2022  
  April CREEPY #14 10/23/2022  
  May EERIE #9 10/30/2022  
  June CREEPY #15 11/6/2022  
  JUly EERIE #10 11/13/2022  
  August CREEPY #16 11/20/2022  
    CREEPY 1968 Yearbook 11/27/2022  
  September EERIE #11 12/4/2022  
  October CREEPY #17 12/11/2022  
  November EERIE #12 12/18/2022  
1968 January CREEPY #18 12/25/2022  
  February EERIE #13 1/1/2023  
  March CREEPY #19 1/8/2023  
  April EERIE #14 1/15/2023  
  May CREEPY #20 1/22/2023  
  June EERIE #15 1/29/2023  
  July CREEPY #21 2/5/2023  
    EERIE #16 2/12/2023  
  August CREEPY #22 2/19/2023  
    CREEPY 1969 Yearbook 2/26/2023  
  September EERIE #17 3/5/2023  
  October CREEPY #23 3/12/2023  
  November EERIE #18 3/19/2023  
  December CREEPY #24 3/26/2023  
    EERIE #19 4/2/2023  
1969 February CREEPY #25 4/9/2023  
  March EERIE #20 4/16/2023  
  April CREEPY #26 4/23/2023  
  May EERIE #21 4/30/2023  
  June CREEPY #27 5/7/2023  
  July EERIE #22 5/14/2023  
  August CREEPY #28 5/21/2023  
    CREEPY 1970 Yearbook 5/28/2023  
    EERIE 1970 Yearbook 6/4/2023  
  September CREEPY #29 6/11/2023  
    EERIE #23 6/18/2023  
  October VAMPIRELLA #1 6/25/2023  
  November CREEPY #30 7/2/2023  
    EERIE #24 7/9/2023  
    VAMPIRELLA #2 7/16/2023  
1970 January EERIE #25 7/23/2023  
    VAMPIRELLA #3 7/30/2023  
  February CREEPY #31 8/6/2023  
  March EERIE #26 8/13/2023  
  April CREEPY #32 8/20/2023  
    VAMPIRELLA #4 8/27/2023  
  May EERIE #27 9/3/2023  
  June CREEPY #33 9/10/2023  
    VAMPIRELLA #5 9/17/2023  
  July EERIE #28 9/24/2023  
    VAMPIRELLA #6 10/1/2023  
  August CREEPY #34 10/8/2023  
    CREEPY 1971 Annual 10/15/2023  
    EERIE 1971 Annual 10/22/2023  
  September CREEPY #35 10/29/2023  
    EERIE #29 11/5/2023  
    VAMPIRELLA #7 11/12/2023  
  November CREEPY #36 11/19/2023  
    EERIE #30 11/26/2023  
    VAMPIRELLA #8 12/3/2023  
1971 January CREEPY #37 12/10/2023  
    EERIE #31 12/17/2023  
    VAMPIRELLA #9 12/24/2023  
  March CREEPY #38 12/31/2023  
    EERIE #32 1/7/2024  
    VAMPIRELLA #10 1/14/2024  
  May CREEPY #39 1/21/2024  
    EERIE #33 1/28/2024  
    VAMPIRELLA #11 2/4/2024  
  July CREEPY #40 2/11/2024  
    EERIE #34 2/18/2024  
    VAMPIRELLA #12 2/25/2024  
  August CREEPY 1972 Annual 3/3/2024  
    EERIE 1972 Annual 3/10/2024  
    VAMPIRELLA 1972 Annual 3/17/2024  
  September CREEPY #41 3/24/2024  
    EERIE #35 3/31/2024  
    VAMPIRELLA #13 4/7/2024  
  November CREEPY #42 4/14/2024  
    EERIE #36 4/21/2024  
    VAMPIRELLA #14 4/28/2024  
1972 January CREEPY #43 5/5/2024  
    EERIE #37 5/12/2024  
    VAMPIRELLA #15 5/19/2024  
  February EERIE #38 5/26/2024  
  March CREEPY #44 6/2/2024  
  April EERIE #39 6/9/2024  
    VAMPIRELLA #16 6/16/2024  
  May CREEPY #45 6/23/2024  
  June EERIE #40 6/30/2024  
    VAMPIRELLA #17 7/7/2024  
  July CREEPY #46 7/14/2024  
  August EERIE #41 7/21/2024  
    VAMPIRELLA #18 7/28/2024  
  September CREEPY #47 8/4/2024  
    VAMPIRELLA #19 8/11/2024  
  October CREEPY #48 8/18/2024  
    EERIE #42 8/25/2024  
    VAMPIRELLA #20 9/1/2024  
  November CREEPY #49 9/8/2024  
    EERIE #43 9/15/2024  
  December EERIE #44 9/22/2024  
    VAMPIRELLA #21 9/29/2024  
1973 January CREEPY #50 10/6/2024  
  February EERIE #45 10/13/2024  
  March CREEPY #51 10/20/2024  
    EERIE #46 10/27/2024  
    VAMPIRELLA #22 11/3/2024  
  April CREEPY #52 11/10/2024  
    EERIE #47 11/17/2024  
    VAMPIRELLA #23 11/24/2024  
  May CREEPY #53 12/1/2024  
    VAMPIRELLA #24 12/8/2024  
  June EERIE #48 12/15/2024  
    VAMPIRELLA #25 12/22/2024  
  July CREEPY #54 12/29/2024  
    EERIE #49 1/5/2025  
  August CREEPY #55 1/12/2025  
    EERIE #50 1/19/2025  
    VAMPIRELLA #26 1/26/2025  
  September CREEPY #56 2/2/2025  
    EERIE #51 2/9/2025  
  October VAMPIRELLA #27 2/16/2025  
    VAMPIRELLA #28 2/23/2025  
  November CREEPY #57 3/2/2025  
    EERIE #52 3/9/2025  
    VAMPIRELLA #29 3/16/2025  
  December CREEPY #58 3/23/2025  
1974 January CREEPY #59 3/30/2025  
    EERIE #53 4/6/2025  
    VAMPIRELLA #30 4/13/2025  
  February CREEPY #60 4/20/2025  
    EERIE #54 4/27/2025  
  March EERIE #55 5/4/2025  
    VAMPIRELLA #31 5/11/2025  
  April CREEPY #61 5/18/2025  
    EERIE #56 5/25/2025  
    VAMPIRELLA #32 6/1/2025  
    The SPIRIT #1 6/8/2025  
  May CREEPY #62 6/15/2025  
    VAMPIRELLA #33 6/22/2025  
  June EERIE #57 6/29/2025  
    VAMPIRELLA #34 7/6/2025  
    The SPIRIT #2 7/13/2025  
  July CREEPY #63 7/20/2025  
    EERIE #58 7/27/2025  
    COMIX INTERNATIONAL #1 8/3/2025  
  August CREEPY #64 8/10/2025  
    EERIE #59 8/17/2025  
    VAMPIRELLA #35 8/24/2025  
    The SPIRIT #3 8/31/2025  
  September CREEPY #65 9/7/2025  
    EERIE #60 9/14/2025  
    VAMPIRELLA #36 9/21/2025  
  October VAMPIRELLA #37 9/28/2025  
    The SPIRIT #4 10/5/2025  
  November CREEPY #66 10/12/2025  
    EERIE #61 10/19/2025  
    VAMPIRELLA #38 10/26/2025  
  December CREEPY #67 11/2/2025  
    The SPIRIT #5 11/9/2025  
1975 January CREEPY #68 11/16/2025  
    EERIE #62 11/23/2025  
    VAMPIRELLA #39 11/30/2025  
    COMIX INTERNATIONAL #2 12/7/2025  
  February CREEPY #69 12/14/2025  
    EERIE #63 12/21/2025  
    The SPIRIT #6 12/28/2025  
  March EERIE #64 1/4/2026  
    VAMPIRELLA #40 1/11/2026  
  April CREEPY #70 1/18/2026  
    EERIE #65 1/25/2026  
    VAMPIRELLA #41 2/1/2026  
    The SPIRIT #7 2/8/2026  
  May CREEPY #71 2/15/2026  
    VAMPIRELLA #42 2/22/2026  
  June EERIE #66 3/1/2026  
    VAMPIRELLA #43 3/8/2026  
    The SPIRIT #8 3/15/2026  
  July CREEPY #72 3/22/2026  
  August CREEPY #73 3/29/2026  
    EERIE #67 4/5/2026  
    VAMPIRELLA #44 4/12/2026  
    The SPIRIT #9 4/19/2026  
  September EERIE #68 4/26/2026  
    VAMPIRELLA #45 5/3/2026  
    COMIX INTERNATIONAL #3 5/10/2026  
  October CREEPY #74 5/17/2026  
    EERIE #69 5/24/2026  
    VAMPIRELLA #46 5/31/2026  
    The SPIRIT #10 6/7/2026  
  November CREEPY #75 6/14/2026  
    EERIE #70 6/21/2026  
  December VAMPIRELLA #47 6/28/2026  
    The SPIRIT #11 7/5/2026  
1976 January CREEPY #76 7/12/2026  
    EERIE #71 7/19/2026  
    VAMPIRELLA #48 7/26/2026  
  February CREEPY #77 8/2/2026  
    EERIE #72 8/9/2026  
    The SPIRIT #12 8/16/2026  
  March CREEPY #78 8/23/2026  
    EERIE #73 8/30/2026  
    VAMPIRELLA #49 9/6/2026  
  April VAMPIRELLA #50 9/13/2026  
    The SPIRIT #13 9/20/2026  
  May CREEPY #79 9/27/2026  
    EERIE #74 10/4/2026  
    VAMPIRELLA #51 10/11/2026  
  June CREEPY #80 10/18/2026  
    EERIE #75 10/25/2026  
    The SPIRIT #14 11/1/2026  
  July CREEPY #81 11/8/2026  
    VAMPIRELLA #52 11/15/2026  
    COMIX INTERNATIONAL #4 11/22/2026  
  August CREEPY #82 11/29/2026  
    EERIE #76 12/6/2026  
    VAMPIRELLA #53 12/13/2026  
    The SPIRIT #15 12/20/2026  
  September EERIE #77 12/27/2026  
    VAMPIRELLA #54 1/3/2027  
  October CREEPY #83 1/10/2027  
    EERIE #78 1/17/2027  
    VAMPIRELLA #55 1/24/2027  
    The SPIRIT #16 1/31/2027  
  November CREEPY #84 2/7/2027  
    EERIE #79 2/14/2027  
  December VAMPIRELLA #56 2/21/2027  
1977 January CREEPY #85 2/28/2027  
    EERIE #80 3/7/2027  
    VAMPIRELLA #57 3/14/2027  
  February CREEPY #86 3/21/2027  
    EERIE #81 3/28/2027  
  March CREEPY #87 4/4/2027  
    EERIE #82 4/11/2027  
    VAMPIRELLA #58 4/18/2027  
  April VAMPIRELLA #59 4/25/2027  
    COMIX INTERNATIONAL #5 5/2/2027  
  May CREEPY #88 5/9/2027  
    EERIE #83 5/16/2027  
    VAMPIRELLA #60 5/23/2027  
  June CREEPY #89 5/30/2027  
    EERIE #84 6/6/2027  
  July CREEPY #90 6/13/2027  
    VAMPIRELLA #61 6/20/2027  
  August CREEPY #91 6/27/2027  
    EERIE #85 7/4/2027  
    VAMPIRELLA #62 7/11/2027  
  September EERIE #86 7/18/2027  
    VAMPIRELLA #63 7/25/2027  
  October CREEPY #92 8/1/2027  
    EERIE #87 8/8/2027  
    VAMPIRELLA #64 8/15/2027  
  November CREEPY #93 8/22/2027  
    EERIE #88 8/29/2027  
    WARREN PRESENTS #1 9/5/2027  
  December VAMPIRELLA #65 9/12/2027  
1978 January CREEPY #94 9/19/2027  
    EERIE #89 9/26/2027  
    VAMPIRELLA #66 10/3/2027  
  February CREEPY #95 10/10/2027  
    EERIE #90 10/17/2027  
  March CREEPY #96 10/24/2027  
    EERIE #91 10/31/2027  
    VAMPIRELLA #67 11/7/2027  
  April VAMPIRELLA #68 11/14/2027  
  May CREEPY #97 11/21/2027  
    EERIE #92 11/28/2027  
    VAMPIRELLA #69 12/5/2027  
  June CREEPY #98 12/12/2027  
    EERIE #93 12/19/2027  
    1984 #1 12/26/2027  
  July CREEPY #99 1/2/2028  
    VAMPIRELLA #70 1/9/2028  
  August CREEPY #100 1/16/2028  
    EERIE #94 1/23/2028  
    VAMPIRELLA #71 1/30/2028  
    1984 #2 2/6/2028  
  September CREEPY #101 2/13/2028  
    EERIE #95 2/20/2028  
    VAMPIRELLA #72 2/27/2028  
    WARREN PRESENTS #2 3/5/2028  
    1984 #3 3/12/2028  
  October CREEPY #102 3/19/2028  
    EERIE #96 3/26/2028  
    VAMPIRELLA #73 4/2/2028  
    WARREN PRESENTS #3 4/9/2028  
    1984 #4 4/16/2028  
  November CREEPY #103 4/23/2028  
    EERIE #97 4/30/2028  
  December VAMPIRELLA #74 5/7/2028  
    WARREN PRESENTS #4 5/14/2028  
1979 January CREEPY #104 5/21/2028  
    EERIE #98 5/28/2028  
    VAMPIRELLA #75 6/4/2028  
  February CREEPY #105 6/11/2028  
    EERIE #99 6/18/2028  
    1984 #5 6/25/2028  
  March CREEPY #106 7/2/2028  
    VAMPIRELLA #76 7/9/2028  
    WARREN PRESENTS #5 7/16/2028  
  April EERIE #100 7/23/2028  
    VAMPIRELLA #77 7/30/2028  
  May CREEPY #107 8/6/2028  
    VAMPIRELLA #78 8/13/2028  
    WARREN PRESENTS #6 8/20/2028  
  June CREEPY #108 8/27/2028  
    EERIE #101 9/3/2028  
    1984 #6 9/10/2028  
  July CREEPY #109 9/17/2028  
    EERIE #102 9/24/2028  
    VAMPIRELLA #79 10/1/2028  
  August CREEPY #110 10/8/2028  
    EERIE #103 10/15/2028  
    VAMPIRELLA #80 10/22/2028  
    WARREN PRESENTS #7 10/29/2028  
    1984 #7 11/5/2028  
  September CREEPY #111 11/12/2028  
    EERIE #104 11/19/2028  
    VAMPIRELLA #81 11/26/2028  
    WARREN PRESENTS #8 12/3/2028  
    WARREN PRESENTS #9 12/10/2028  
    1984 #8 12/17/2028  
  October CREEPY #112 12/24/2028  
    EERIE #105 12/31/2028  
    VAMPIRELLA #82 1/7/2029  
    WARREN PRESENTS #10 1/14/2029  
    1984 #9 1/21/2029  
  November CREEPY #113 1/28/2029  
    EERIE #106 2/4/2029  
    The ROOK #1 2/11/2029  
  December EERIE #107 2/18/2029  
    VAMPIRELLA #83 2/25/2029  
    1984 #10 3/4/2029  
1980 January CREEPY #114 3/11/2029  
    EERIE #108 3/18/2029  
    VAMPIRELLA #84 3/25/2029  
  February CREEPY #115 4/1/2029  
    EERIE #109 4/8/2029  
    1994 #11 4/15/2029  
    The ROOK #2 4/22/2029  
  March CREEPY #116 4/29/2029  
    VAMPIRELLA #85 5/6/2029  
  April EERIE #110 5/13/2029  
    VAMPIRELLA #86 5/20/2029  
    1994 #12 5/27/2029  
  May CREEPY #117 6/3/2029  
    VAMPIRELLA #87 6/10/2029  
  June CREEPY #118 6/17/2029  
    EERIE #111 6/24/2029  
    1994 #13 7/1/2029  
    The ROOK #3 7/8/2029  
  July CREEPY #119 7/15/2029  
    EERIE #112 7/22/2029  
    VAMPIRELLA #88 7/29/2029  
  August CREEPY #120 8/5/2029  
    EERIE #113 8/12/2029  
    VAMPIRELLA #89 8/19/2029  
    1994 #14 8/26/2029  
    The ROOK #4 9/2/2029  
  September CREEPY #121 9/9/2029  
    EERIE #114 9/16/2029  
    VAMPIRELLA #90 9/23/2029  
  October CREEPY #122 9/30/2029  
    EERIE #115 10/7/2029  
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    VAMPIRELLA #112 9/7/2031  
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The Vampirella Annual came out between #13 and #14, going by the back issue ads in those issues.  I suspect you could get precise positioning on the Creepy/ Eerie annuals the same way for at least some of them, if you dug through the issues.

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On 4/20/2022 at 8:10 AM, OtherEric said:

The Vampirella Annual came out between #13 and #14, going by the back issue ads in those issues.  I suspect you could get precise positioning on the Creepy/ Eerie annuals the same way for at least some of them, if you dug through the issues.

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It appears to have come out after #12, which we know was released in July of 1971.  Vampirella #13 wasn't released until September, so I'm not sure why the ad would say "Available in June 1971"--unless that was when pre-orders opened?  In which case the Yearbook being available in July isn't necessarily a release date, either.

Given the known release dates of #12 and #13, I'm comfortable saying that all the Yearbooks/Annuals were released "around" August, so that's where I put them in the order.  If it's off by week or two here or there, I'm not going to stress over it--but if someone has hard and fast knowledge on this, I'm willing to listen.

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Update: the back cover of Vampi #17 lists back issues, with the Annual coming between #12 and #13.  So knowing that those were released in July and September of 1971, respectively, August 1971 is a good guess for the Annual.  I suppose I could dig through and find back issue ads for Creepy and Eerie too, if I ever get the motivation, but for now I'll just leave "Summer/Fall" as August.

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On 4/20/2022 at 12:34 PM, Axe Elf said:

Update: the back cover of Vampi #17 lists back issues, with the Annual coming between #12 and #13.  So knowing that those were released in July and September of 1971, respectively, August 1971 is a good guess for the Annual.  I suppose I could dig through and find back issue ads for Creepy and Eerie too, if I ever get the motivation, but for now I'll just leave "Summer/Fall" as August.

 

Mike's Amazing World shows Vampirella #13 on sale June 19, 1971; Vampirella Annual on sale July 20, 1971; and #14 on sale August 4, 1971.

If we want to track the exact release days, we can start here:

http://www.mikesamazingworld.com/mikes/features/newsstand.php?type=calendar&month=11&year=1964&publisher=warren&sort=date&checklist=null&variantex=null&collectionex=null

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On 4/20/2022 at 9:37 PM, OtherEric said:

Mike's Amazing World shows Vampirella #13 on sale June 19, 1971; Vampirella Annual on sale July 20, 1971; and #14 on sale August 4, 1971.

If we want to track the exact release days, we can start here:

http://www.mikesamazingworld.com/mikes/features/newsstand.php?type=calendar&month=11&year=1964&publisher=warren&sort=date&checklist=null&variantex=null&collectionex=null

Fair enough; I guess I misspoke.  My list doesn't go by the actual RELEASE dates; it goes by the months listed on the index page of the books themselves--so Vampirella #12 "self-identifies" as "July 1971" and Vampirella #13 self-identifies as "September 1971."  So THAT's where I was getting the months for the timeline, not from the date they were actually released (much like a 1972 car was released in 1971... but it's still a 1972 car).

You are technically correct that those are not "release dates."  I'm just going to continue to go by the dates on the magazines themselves for the purpose of this exercise, because 1) it would be a lot of work to go through and look up all the actual release dates, and 2) it probably wouldn't really change the overall order that much (other than maybe the placement of the annuals)--it might just move them all up a month or something.

So more work than it's worth, but a valid observation.

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On 4/20/2022 at 9:28 PM, Axe Elf said:

Fair enough; I guess I misspoke.  My list doesn't go by the actual RELEASE dates; it goes by the months listed on the index page of the books themselves--so Vampirella #12 "self-identifies" as "July 1971" and Vampirella #13 self-identifies as "September 1971."  So THAT's where I was getting the months for the timeline, not from the date they were actually released (much like a 1972 car was released in 1971... but it's still a 1972 car).

You are technically correct that those are not "release dates."  I'm just going to continue to go by the dates on the magazines themselves for the purpose of this exercise, because 1) it would be a lot of work to go through and look up all the actual release dates, and 2) it probably wouldn't really change the overall order that much (other than maybe the placement of the annuals)--it might just move them all up a month or something.

So more work than it's worth, but a valid observation.

Allow me to apologize if I went overboard on the discussion; I just sometimes get excessively focused on stuff like this.  You are quite right that it's more work than it's worth.  The only reason I was concerned on the Vampi Annual is that it's the only Warren Annual with a new story; but even then it's set on Draculon, rather than between the issues it shipped between.

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Yeah, I'm down.  I know it will help keep me on schedule to read one a week if others are reading along with me, but I'm going to try to read them all anyway; I might as well talk about them.  People can chime in or ignore the thread as they see fit.

So I guess if you want to play along, do what you can to get yourself a readable copy of CREEPY #1, and we will start discussing it in the first week of May.  I'm hoping that I can modify the weekly schedule table posted above to include a link to the first post concerning each issue as we build this thread along.  Then anyone who happens through the thread can easily find the discussion regarding any particular issue.

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