Fantasy Commentator

Fantasy Commentator was an early American fanzine by A. Langley Searles. It was launched in 1943 and continued uninterrupted for a decade (28 issues); Searles resumed publication in the late 70s and continued producing issues into the 2000s. Fantasy Commentator was a predominantly text-based mimeographed criticalzine that contained scholarly articles, reviews, and bibliographies. Searles was a committed fan of the works of pulp writer H.P. Lovecraft and his circle; his zine became a platform for this interest and often included Lovecraft-related content. As well, The Immortal Storm, Sam Moskowitz's history of Science-Fiction fandom, was originally serialized in Fantasy Commentator.