1340 Back Issue magazine celebrates 100 comic issues! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today’s Guest: Michael Eury, editor, “Back Issue” magazine

 

 

Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Michael Eury by clicking on the video player above! 

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of comic book fanzine publishers who still have mimeograph fluid in their veins and respiratory issues from living in their parents’ basements all these years … in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

Back Issue Magazine, 100th issue, Michael Eury, editor, Mr. Media Interviews
Back Issue Magazine, 100th issue, edited by Michael Eury

My name is Bob and I edited a fanzine (or two) in the 1970s.

(Hi, Bob!)

Today, I’m a modestly successful writer and I can draw a straight line back to comic book fanzines as early supporters of my career ambition.

MICHAEL EURY podcast excerpt: “I routinely get comments from people saying, ‘I had no interest in Subject A or Subject B until I read this article in ‘Back Issue.’ Then it fascinated me. I’m constantly being told that we send people to the back issue bins in comics shops, or scouring eBay trying to find books they’ve read about in ‘Back Issue’ magazine.”

The only thing I ever really wanted to grow up and do was write, and low-budget, work-for-free fanzines of the 1970s were my ticket to all the experience I could want. At one point, I was contributing to more than a dozen zines – reviews, interviews and opinion pieces – most of which I hope never find their way back into the public domain.

Reading the grand 100th issue of Michael Eury’s Back Issue magazine was a thrill for me, recapturing the fan scene and zine scene of my teen years, and filling in many gaps in my knowledge of The Comics Buyers Guide (to which I contributed a monthly column called “Jersey Scene” on behalf of the Fans of Central Jersey comics collectors club), FOOM, SquaTront, Amazing World of DC Comics, Charlton Bullseye and much more.

Michael Eury, editor, Back Issue magazine, Mr. Media Interviews
Michael Eury, editor, Back Issue magazine

This special issue also gives us an insider’s view of Back Issue itself, thanks to previous Mr. Media guest Bob Greenberger’s interview with editor Michael Eury, today’s guest.

This is Michael’s second visit to Mr. Media; he was here earlier this year to talk about his book, Hero-A-Go-Go: Campy Comic Books, Crimefighters, & Culture of the Swinging Sixties.

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