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Artist Sean Chen wrote to us with a real comic book history mystery. It seems that Sean’s neighbor is a man named Eugene Gordon, a former Time magazine photographer. While cleaning up, Gordon found a contact sheet of photos from a comic book convention held at the Biltmore Hotel in 1974. As you can see from the photos (click full a full size version), some things don’t change much. Can anyone ID any of the folks in the photos?

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Sean thinks Gordon has another contact sheet around, and if he finds it, we’ll put that one up, too.

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  1. Is the woman in the upper right hand corner cartoonist Lee Marrs? If so, I commend myself on my eagle-eye astuteness…if NOT, I merely glanced at it…

  2. Is the woman in the upper right hand corner cartoonist Lee Marrs? If so, I commend myself on my eagle-eye astuteness…if NOT, I merely glanced at it…

  3. Well, I had a letter to the Editor printed in one of those DC Tarzans, but that’s not me in the photo. Fascinating pictures!

  4. Were any of these photos ever published?

    (And for those interested in such trivia, the Biltmore Hotel is featured in the book, “The Catcher in the Rye”.)

  5. Third column, third pic down: This looks like Frank Mangiaracina, the store owner whose case led to the creation of the Comic Book Legal Defense fund.

  6. I think it’s funny that Zeitgeist is more attentive to his trackbacks or whatever they’re called than I am.