Growing up, my passion for film, filmmaking, and science fiction was spurred, pretty much, by one magazine – Starlog. I used to get it all the time, especially if the cover was about a film/TV show I was either desperate to see or one I had seen and was obsessing over.
Today, I discovered the Starlog Archive online. Can’t wait for a break in my daily work so I can dive in and read some of the original thoughts on films long since sequalized, lionized, disregarded, and remade.
When you absolutely, positively need comic books and pulp magazines from decades ago.
Seriously… how amazing is it that these things are all online and available for research or just plain fun!
Source: Comic Book Plus – Free And Legal Public Domain Books
Way back in the dark ages of the 70s, there was a magazine called Omni, put out by Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione. It was a great magazine which mixed science, pseudo science and science fiction all between the same, beautiful covers. It ran from 1978-1995 in a print version going another three years online.
Now, the entire print run is available, for free. you can find scans of every page, here. Of course, going through 17 years of a magazine can be difficult if you don’t know what you’re looking for, so here ya go, an index of the contents is here. It’s an amazing amount of work.