The Magazine With A Sense Of Wonder
Sci-Fi, Classic Monsters, Horror Monthly Magazine from Chicago ,United States
Ceased publication

- First and last issue: 1970-2002
- Devoted to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror films.
- Started by Fred Clarke as an amateur mimeograph version in 1967.
- Editor: Dan Persons
- 64 color pages in A4 format.

- Fred Clarke died in October 2000 and the mag was sold. The new CFQ will never be the same.
- Published by Frederick S. Clarke
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There are 174 issues listed in the database

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Covers found: 174
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CONTENTS: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 All GALLERIES: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 All

Issue 4
Vol 1 #4 1971
* Blood and Lace
* Daughter of Darkness
* Escape From The Planet Of The Apes
* George Pal Retrospective
* and more!

Issue 3
Vol 1 #3 1971
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Oriental fantasy from Daiei: Toho Films may have cornered the monster market, but Daiei is their leading competitor in the land of the rising sun.
Portrait Of Jennie: A retrospect: Despite its cost ($4,000,000), its two long years production, its enchanting story, its credible performances, and its spectacular climax (the special effects won the film an Academy Award), it was an unfortunate critical, then box office flop. Yet, it is in may ways a remarkable film, perhaps one of the most exquisite fantasy films ever made, and certainly too long unseen and neglected.
News & Notes: Albert S. D' Agostino: A tribute; Mamoulian: On his Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Film reviews: THX 1138, The Mephisto Waltz, Simon King Of The Witches, The Andromeda Strain, When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth, The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes, The Phantom Tollbooth, Brewster McCloud, Alex In Wonderland, The Night Visitor.

Issue 2
Vol 1 #2 1971
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Stop frame: The History and Technique of Fantasy Film Animation as explained by filmmaker Mark Wolf. Part 1 of a continuing article.
News & Notes: The best music scores of 1970; John Carradine: A much misused actor makes a screen comeback; Count Dracula '71: A look at the new look in Draculas from AIP.
Film reviews: The Brotherhood Of The Bell, Taste The Blood Of Dracula, Watermelon Man, The Mind Of Mr. Soames, The Vampire Lovers, The Body Stealers, The Blood Rose, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, No Blade Of Grass, Dorian Gray, House Of Dark Shadows, Beast Of Blood, Curse Of The Vampires, Count Yorga Vampire, Dinosaurs The Terrible Lizards, Scrooge, Hauser's Memory, Trog, Cry Of The Banshee, The Aristocats, Brewster McCloud.

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