Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Albedo Anthropomorphics

In 1979 Steve Gallacci published a small fanzine titled Huzzah!, which featured a 4-page story Erma Felna.  Five years later he would launch his own independent comic book featuring this story, Albedo Anthropomorphics.  Copies of Huzzah! are extremely difficult to find.
The first issue of Albedo was originally printed with a 5-color cover.  Only 500 copies were printed in this way, making this one of the smallest print runs for a first printing of a comic book ever.
The second issue of Albedo features the first appearance of a character that has survived to this day, and is still being published - Usagi Yojimbo.
Only 2000 copies of this issue in the world, but very few of those have a sketch signed by Stan Sakai on the first page!

1 comment:

Zidders Roofurry said...

Came here to look at Mermaids, and ended up finding info about Albedo. What a strange, and wonderful life I lead. These kind of coincidences are how my life goes hehe

Thanks for the upload. I used to have copies of each. I was foolish, and sold them when I was younger. I wish I still had them. The furry community Steve helped start is very special to me.

Thank you so much for sharing this.