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Robertson, Wilfrid

(1892-1973) UK author of adventure tales, many of them for younger readers; of sf interest is The Scar on the Film (1939), a Lost Race novel in which a civilization of ancient Phoenicians is discovered in Africa. [JC]

Marvel Comics Super Special

US magazine-format Comic on newsprint-quality paper. Published by Marvel Comics. No editor named. Writers included Tom DeFalco, J M DeMatteis, Michael Fleischer, David Anthony Kraft, Dennis O'Neil and Marv Wolfman. Artists included Rich Buckler, Howard Chaykin, Gene Colan, Gray Morrow, Marie Severin, Walt Simonson and Al Williamson (1931-2010). 40 issues from 1977 to 1986, numbered #1-#6 and #8-#41. Publication schedule was highly irregular. / This title was a vehicle for projects which ...

Westwood, Kim

(?   -    ) Australian author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Oracle" in Redsine for July 2002. Her first novel, The Daughters of Moab (2008), is set in a Ruined Earth Australia, where remnants of Homo sapiens have evolved or suffered mutation (see Mutants): the resulting bifurcation into the Daughters of Moab, who are Genetically Engineered splices between humans and animals, and the diseased male Nathans leads to oppression (see ...

Superman: The Animated Series

Animated tv series (1996-2000). Warner Brothers Animation for The WB Network. Produced by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Bruce W Timm, and Glen Murakami. Based on characters created by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. Directors included Curt Geda, Dan Riba, Toshibika Masuda, and many others. Writers included Dini, Hilary J Bader, Burnett, Mark Evanier, Timm, and others. Cast includes Tim Daly, Dana Delany, George Dzundza and David Kaufman. 52 21-minute episodes. Colour. / The last son of the ...

Mr Terrific

US tv series (1967). Universal Television for CBS-TV. Directors included Jack Arnold, Jerry Hopper, Don Weis. Writers included Hal Goldman, David P Harmon, Martin Ragaway. Cast includes Richard Gautier, John McGiver and Stephen Strimpell. Seventeen 30-minute episodes. Colour. / Stanley Beamish (Strimpell) is the physically unimposing owner of a gas station in Washington, District of Columbia, who is recruited to become the reluctant titular Superhero by the Bureau of Special Projects. ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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