At long last, the third and final volume of the magic magazine that was so underground, it’s just now coming up for air. From 1963-1979 Howard Lyons’ Ibidem was so far ahead of the pack in innovative card magic, we’re still catching up to it. Reprinted in this jumbo volume are the final eight issues plus an unpublished issue of material from “crazy” Tom Ransom.
Tossed in for good measure is Howard Lyons’ long-anticipated avant-garde magazine, Aziz, which Howard had begun assembling a few years before his death with the intentions that it would replace Ibidem. Unfortunately, Howard didn’t live long enough to get Aziz out, but the material collected for the first issue survived, and it makes up the first section of Aziz & Beyond. Also included is additional material by Howard and others, gathered from his files and other sources, which might not have been included were it not for Max Maven having done such an extraordinary job of unearthing, editing, interpreting and organizing this material.
Ibidem 3 and Aziz & Beyond contain contributions by: Howard Lyons, Mel Stover, Peter Duffie, Allan Slaight, Ken Beale, Phil Goldstein, Robert E. Neale, Paul Swinford, J.K. Hartman, Ron Wohl and many others.
Pages 360 – Hard Bound