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CCC logo Cancelled Comic Cavalcade:
Introduction

Originally posted to rec.arts.comics.dc.universe on 09/07/95



CCC came in two parts, distributed at the same time.

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 1 contains the following stories: The cover of issue 2, by Alex Saviuk, shows a DC employee with a crew cut and glasses (E. Nelson Bridwell?) literally kicking out OMAC and Shade the Changing Man. Nearby are Steel, the Creeper, Vixen, Prez, and Kamandi. Beneath the CCC logo is a sign reading "Unemployment, Inc., 75 Rockerfeller Plaza" above a door to an office building. In the upper left corner is the Silver Age DC logo ("Superman - National Comics" around a "DC" in the center), and cover price is $1.

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.

Issue 2 contains:
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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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