If you thought Quasimodo's Monster Magazine was cheaply printed, you haven't read Reel Fantasy. There was only this first issue, but if you look beyond the pulp paper, sloppy print quality, lazy layout, and poor photo reproduction, the articles showed determination and an attention to the movies and television shows shaping our dreams and nightmares in 1978. The extensive coverage on Star Wars was informative and fascinating to read, along with the 1977 television roundup, and articles on Laser Blast, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, and Damnation Alley. There's also an interview with Jane Seymour, before she opened her hearts to become the Kay Jewelers spokesperson. And the piece de resistance is the back cover advert by Howard Rogofsky. Long in the tooth comic book collectors know that name for sure.
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