whole number 392
2022 pages 057-064 (8 pages)
Lee Goldsmith is on the cover, with a copy of the 1971 play he wrote, ABE (finally staged in 2009 in Quincy, Illinois, and available for production), plus there are short bibliographies of his work in comics and as a lyricist, a sample of his 1960s romance work for DC drawn by Arthur Peddy and the inscription on the copy of ABE he sent to RS.
Goldsmith is one of many passings noted in this issue, including Brian Augustyn, Vivian Berg, Anne D. Bernstein, Orlando Busino, Gerald Forton, Ron Goulart (with a cartoon Goulart drew in a book for RS), Mel Keefer, David Anthony Kraft, John Langton, John Paul Leon, Martin Salvador, Augie Scotto, Tom Veitch and Janice Valleau Winkleman.
Steve Ditko has a 1-page essay, "I Remember", about some of his memories of 1960s at Marvel and how they conflict with the stated recollections of Stan Lee.
"Lee ignores, denies in Excelsior! and other places, how we used to go over every panel of a story until he stopped communicating with me." -- S. Ditko
Only one letter of comment, from Bernard Brannigan on some recent publications.