Thursday, February 13, 2020
The Digest Enthusiast, Book Eleven - Richard Krauss, ed.
Interviews with Janice Law (Madame Selina series AHMM), Paul D. Marks (Bunker Hill series EQMM), and Jeff Vorzimmer (The Best of Manhunt).
Peter Enfantino summarizes 1954's final issues of Manhunt.
Vince Nowell, Jr. grapples with Beyond Infinity.
Richard Krauss spotlights Leo Margulies Giant of the Digests
Steve Carper dissects a Classic error.
Ward Smith quantifies Astounding's formats.
New fiction by John Kuharik, Vince Nowell, Sr., and Joe Wehrle, Jr. with artwork by Rick McCollum, Marc Myers, and Michael Neno.
Reviews of Homicide Hotel from Gary Lovisi, Tough 2, and Paperback Parade No. 104.
Plus nearly 150 digest magazine cover images, News Digest, cartoons by Bob Vojtko, first issue factoids, and more.
Cover by Rick McCollum, 160 pages, published by Larque Press.
The Digest Enthusiast--now in full color!--continues to be one of the very few magazines I read and one of my absolute favorite publications, bar none. This is a spectacular issue, and I haven't even finished going through it yet. Fans of the classic crime digest MANHUNT shouldn't miss this issue, with Peter Infantino's continuing series discussing the stories published there (I don't always agree with Peter's opinions, but they're sure fun to read!) and an interview with Jeff Vorzimmer focusing on his work on the great collection THE BEST FROM MANHUNT, as well as Jeff's other work with Stark House including the Orrie Hitt double for which I wrote the intro. Add in some fine reviews, a great article by editor Richard Krauss about Leo Margulies that brought back a lot of memories for me as both a reader and a writer, and plenty of other features, and there's no doubt that this new issue of The Digest Enthusiast gets a high recommendation from me!