Originally posted to rec.arts.comics.dc.universe on 09/07/95
The cover to issue 1, by Al Milgrom, features the 1978 DC Bullet in the upper left corner (this one has a white border and an "ALL NEW" banner), and in the upper right is the price: "STILL 10¢". The art depicts a van with the DC Bullet on the back dumping off a bunch of dead bodies, representing the characters whose stories are inside. These bodies include Creeper, Black Lightning, Steel, Vixen, Mirror Master, Shade the Changing Man, Claw the Unconquered, the Deserter, Ragman, the Ray, Chronos, and Mr. Miracle. Hovering above is Deadman.
Issue 1 also has an typewritten editorial, revealing some interesting things. It is presented here verbatim.
AN EDITORIAL, OF SORTS Comics historians will note DC COMICS went through a great deal of changes during the month of June, 1978, the immediate result of which was a considerable number of cancelled titles. We had a whole mess of material ready to go to the engravers (or ready for last minute corrections); it was felt it would be a shame if this material would never see print. What you are now holding is the first issue of CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE, a two-shot which both preserves the material in question and guarantees DC's copyright to same. We have printed 35 copies, 34 of which will go to the creators and copyright people, set #35 will go to Bob Overstreet to show the world it actually happened. Much of the material in these two issues will be printed -- probably in some altered form -- in various DC books in the future. Black Lightning will be going into Detective Comics, Doorway to Nightmare into The Unexpected, Deadman into Adventure, and so on. As for a table of contents, you'll note each story is separated by a piece of colored paper. The order of contents for this volume is as follows: [see formatted list below] Next issue will feature Kamandi, Omac [sic], Deadman, The Creeper, Shade, and others. You won't have too long to wait -- we're distributing the two issues together, I would like to thank all those folks who helped put together CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE: Al Milgrom, cover artist on this issue; Alex Saviuk, cover artist on issue two; Todd Klein, who did the logo and cover paste-ups; Paul Kupperberg, who took the pages down to Warner Duplicating and collated the stories when it came back; Neil of the Magic Finger, who xeroxed it; Paul Levitz and Cary Burkett, who helped find the missing pages, and to Sol Harrison, who gave the o.k. Just to make it official -- CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE, Vol. 1, No. 1, Summer 1978, published twice in a lifetime by DC Comics, Inc., 75 Rockerfeller Plaza, New York, N.Y., 10019. Copyright © 1978 DC Comics Inc. All Rights Reserved. The stories, characters, and incidents mentioned in this publication are entirely fictional. No actual persons, living or dead, are intended or should be inferred. Printed in the U.S.A. Jenette Kahn, Publisher; Joe Orlando, Managing Editor; Mike Gold, Editor/Packager; Jack Adler, Vice-President/Production; Vince Colletta, Art Director; Paul Levitz, Editorial Co-Ordinator. Sol Harrison, President; Arthur Gutowitz, Treasurer. SUBSCRIPTION DEPARTMENT: Annual subscription rate: $10,000.00. Outside USA $9,500 ('bout time they got a break).
Issue 2 of CCC also has an editorial, printed verbatim below:
A SECOND EDITORIAL, OR [sic] SORTS If you missed the breathtaking editorial in the first xerox-packed issue of CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE, go back and read it. We've got your names and addresses and we'll be sending you a test. The contents: [see formatted list below] The editor would like to thank Neil of the Magic Finger deep down at Warner Duplicating who kep the spirit of Plop! alive when Paul Kupperberg came down with about a ream of original art and asked for 35 collated copies. Neil's hat actually flew off his head, and when he fell stiff-backed straight backwards, an audible "Plop!" sound was to be heard. And for those of you who missed our last exciting indicia: CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE, Vol. 1, No. 2, Fall 1978, published twice in a lifetime by DC Comics, Inc., 75 Rockerfeller Plaza, New York, N.Y., 10019. Copyright © 1978 DC Comics Inc. All Rights Reserved. The stories, characters, and incidents mentioned in this publication are entirely fictional. No actual persons, living or dead, are intended or should be inferred. Printed in the U.S.A. Jenette Kahn, Publisher; Joe Orlando, Managing Editor; Mike Gold, Editor/Packager; Paul Kupperberg, assistant Editor/Packager; Jack Adler, Vice-President/Production; Vince Colletta, Art Director; Paul Levitz, Editorial Co-Ordinator. Sol Harrison, President; Arthur Gutowitz, Treasurer. SUBSCRIPTION DEPARTMENT: Annual subscription rate: $7.65 (couldn't sell any at last issue's rate). Upon cancellation of this publication, all subscriptions will convert to Freedom Fighters, which will convert to Secret Society of Super-Villains, which will convert to Justice League of America, which, if cancelled, will most likely convert to a revived issue of Cancelled Comics Cavalcade. Only West German Marks accepted as payment for subscriptions to this publication.
Copies of any CCC story are available for a mere $5.00 each (that covers copies and P&H). Give me a holler!
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