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Huzzah! #1

Three-Hand Graphics, June 1979.

4 Star Rating: Super-Rare! (11-100 copies) Super-Rare!

Huzzah #1 1979 Front Cover

This was a fanzine, produced by a Jeff Kilian, Kevin Carroll, Jon Warner, Ben Burgraff and Steve Gallacci.

Huzzah #1 1979 Back Cover

The comic features the first four pages of Steve Gallacci's Erma Felna story entitled "Part one The Rabbits' Strike", the first panel of which is shown below:

Huzzah #1 1979 Interior Panel

In 1980, at the NorEasCon II World Science Fiction Convention in Boston, Gallacci entered an Erma Felna painting in the art show and this helped expand interest in media where animals are seen with human traits, leading to Gallacci producing the Albedo Anthropomorphics series in 1983, starting with a Blade Runner parody in #0. Note that the Erma story in Huzzah! #1 was reprinted in the deluxe fourth printing of Albedo #0, published in December 1986.

Albedo #0 Small Albedo #1 Small

The Erma Felna story then starts in earnest in Albedo #1 ("First real issue!") with Erma getting her first taste of combat...

Albedo Advert Above: Albedo Ad from The Comics Journal #99, June 1985.

In mid-May 2024, the CGC Census recorded six gradings of Huzzah #1 (submitted in two batches, one in 2022 and the other in 2024) with three in the top grade of 9.2 (nm-/near mint minus), full list below:

First batch, all white pages, graded on 2022-08-09:

  • CGC#4105677001, graded 9.2
  • CGC#4105677002, graded 9.0
  • CGC#4105677003, graded 9.2
Second batch, all white pages, graded on 2024-01-11 and all File Copies:
  • CGC#4367073001, graded 9.0
  • CGC#4367073002, graded 9.2
  • CGC#4367073003, graded 8.5

CGC have key label comments of "1st appearance of Erma Felna by S.A. Gallacci." and credits noted: "Jeff Kilian, Kevin Carroll, Jon Warner, Ben Burgraff & Steve Gallacci stories & art".

Huzzah! #1 File Copy CGC Label

Note that almost all of the surviving comics seem to suffer from rusted staples (noted in the latter three above in the CGC graders notes; the grader notes for the first three were unavailable).

Huzzah! Page 3

These fanzines are hard to find with less than 100 copies surviving (creators Steve Gallacci and Jeff Kilian reported that most were lost in a basement flood so never made it to the public).

Huzzah! #1
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