It was 1983 and a relatively young man named Steven Osborne from Tipp City, Ohio was rocking a mullet and a 'stache -- as well as an unbridled passion for all things Super 8! Armed with a handful of "celebrity" endorsements solicited from the likes of Roger Corman B-film alumnus Ed Nelson, "Howdy Doody" (and consort Buffalo Bob Smith), and Dinah ("See the USA in your Chevrolet!") Shore, as well as equal portions of rubber cement and a lot of heart, Steve braved the publishing unknown and turned out issue #1 of the cut-and-paste classic, Coming Attractions! 50 issues later (and nearly as many late deadlines!), found Steve migrated south to Kettering, Ohio -- where he expelled the family car from the garage and converted the structure into a functional cinema! This action no doubt gave pause for concern to his neighbors, especially after he was written up in the local paper!
There ensued another relocation within Kettering that enabled Steve to upgrade his garage cinema to one of the basement variety! It also gave Steve the impetus to rename his magazine, The Reel Image! Thanks to the phenomenal archival efforts of Dino Everette, you can now re-live those wild and woolly days of Super 8 film making and collecting at the dawn of the dread VHS video era that threatened to exterminate it! Dino has lovingly scanned surviving copies of issues 1-50 of Coming Attractions and issues 1-32 of The Reel Image into PDF files that can now be read on your computer with Adobe Reader, a free app that probably already resides on your PC. What's more, he has made all the text search friendly so that you could, for instance, search all issues for mentions of "Derann" or "Blackhawk," at the click of a mouse! Adobe Reader also has a "snapshot" function that enables you to "grab" any portion that you would like to paste into a document or print out!