FLASH — Underground ‘Zine

Flash: 1968

Due to the perceptive crew in Rare Books, one more artifact from Cosmic Aeroplane history is now scanned and posted on the Memorabilia blog:

Composite details from the cover page.

Composite details from the cover page, circa 1969.

This type of underground magazine could be called a samistat in the Soviet Bloc. In Europe and America, amateur publications in the field of SF were dubbed “Fanzines,” and the word ‘Zine gradually became common for any publication made from do-it-yourself technology, available in countless offices and schools.

Free FLASH Free: 1968 Issue — AP2 E53 – Flash

The original was found in the same archive as “The Street” and “Electric News,” and is mimeographed on different grades of paper. From the evidence of an advertisement, and front-page announcement, the Cosmic Aeroplane was at the 875 E. 9th South location at this time. A review of Iron Butterfly in concert and the mention of George Wallace as a candidate in the upcoming election indicate 1968 for being the year this issue of “Flash” was published.


Back Cover: "Flash" 'Zine.

Back Cover: “Flash” ‘Zine.

Grateful credit goes to: Rare Books Division, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah:


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Michael has lived in Montana, Washington State (East and West), Holland, and England, but he was born in Salt Lake City, and graduated from the University of Utah.
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