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Thread: RIP Richard Lupoff

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    RIP Richard Lupoff

    Comic historian, writer, and fandom pioneer Richard Lupoff has passed. He was 85.

    Lupoff was the co-editor (with Don Thompson of Comic Buyer's Guide fame) of the book All in Color for a Dime, one of the first serious looks at comic book history, and pretty much the starting point for serious comic scholarship.



    He also wrote one of the standards about Edgar Rice Burroughs...



    and won the 1963 Hugo Award for best fanzine for his Xero zine

    He also wrote fiction, including 2 dozen novels and over 40 short stories (he wrote both late 70s Buck Rogers novels, the film adaptation and That Man on Beta under the pen name Addison Steele), but it is his pioneering work in comic scholarship that built his rep and his legacy.

    -M

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    I was familiar with his work through a second book on comics he co-authored with Don Thompson, The Comic-Book Book.
    RIP.

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    His Master of Adventure book on ERB remains absolutely essential reading.
    I only found out a few years ago that he wrote those two Buck Rogers novels as Addison E. Steele. Loved those.
    R.I.P.
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    Interesting, I'm unfamiliar. Will try to find his work, esp. on ERB.
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    Expanding on my earlier post: I stumbled upon his and Thompson’s The Comic-Book Book in my high school’s library. It will always have a special place in my heart for introducing me to The Spirit. After reading the chapter on Will Eisner’s masterpiece, I asked for 5 issues of the Warren B&W magazine for Christmas in 1979, based solely on the glowing review given to the series in that book. I was not disappointed.

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