[Editor’s Note: The following message from Bob Madle was co-authored with his daughter, Jane. She approved it being shared with fan groups who might be able to assist. The announcement concerns his copies of the five issues of Science Fiction, a mimeographed fanzine published by Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster beginning in October 1932. You may recall that Madle, now 101 years old, is the fan who named The Hugos.]
An Important Message from Bob Madle
PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT!
We are searching for my copies of “Science Fiction” Fanzine #1-5 (1932-33), Jerry Siegel – Editor. Issue #3 contains the first appearance of Superman
Hello to My Friends in Fandom:
I recently discovered that many of my fanzines from the 30s and 40s, including all five issues of “Science Fiction” had been stolen from my collection. The theft occurred sometime prior to the start of the pandemic – before March 2020.
I’m attempting to track down the “Science Fiction” fanzines since these are so rare and any sale would be notable. if you hear of a set for sale or are contacted about them, please let me know.
As most of you know, these are extremely rare; there are only a few copies in existence. This is a very special item and means a lot to me, so again, I would appreciate it if you hear anything about a sale or purchase of them, please contact me.
[Thanks to John L. Coker III for relaying the message.]