No. 177

November 2010

Contents

Words of Welcome, David Ben • 4
Knocking on Superman’s Door, or Blackstone as Comic Book Hero, Dan Waldron • 6
Profiles of Publishers, Jim Alfredson • 16
Whitlam and Davies—Worlds of Wonder, Joe Culpepper • 26
The Sid Lorraine Collection, David Ben • 32
Gimmicks, Gadgets and Gizmos, John Carney • 42
Houdini: Art and Magic, Karl Johnson • 47

Book Reviews

Classic Correspondence from Egyptian Hall Museum, Jim Alfredson • 56
A Grand Exposé of the Science of Gambling, Steve Forte • 57
Owen Clark: A Genius Forgotten, Eddie Dawes • 58
Houdini: Art and Magic, Kevin Connolly • 59
Gibecière, Volume 5, Number 2 ; Two Odd Volumes on Magic & Automata;
The Book of Rising Cards; The John Booth Reader, James Alan • 60

Charles Reynolds, An Appreciation, David Ben • 64