A few weeks back, I published a post that delved into a slew of old Cinefantastique back issues I'd obtained, most of which had fun Stephen King content in them. At that time, I was still waiting on a few other issues to arrive in the mail, and so I threatened promised to write a sequel to that post in the not-too-distant future.
Well, the not-too-distant future has arrived. We still don't have flying cars, and the zombie apocalypse still hasn't broken out. But by gum, I got those other issues of Cinefantastique in the mail, so at least some prophesied events have come to pass.
In addition to the Cinefantastiques, I also scooped up some other goodies, so we'll have a look at them as well.
Let's start off salaciously, with this:
Speaking of recent posts, I also put up a review of the short story "Night Surf" not long ago, and in the course of writing that, I obtained a copy of this 1974 issue of Cavalier, which contained the first professional publication of the story. (It had also appeared in a 1969 issue of Ubris, a student publication at the University of Maine.) I was curious to see how different the 1974 version of the story was from the 1978 version that appeared in Night Shift (King's first short-story collection), and I was shocked to find a copy of the magazine on Amazon for only about $10!
So needless to say, I snapped that sucker up right quick.