The 3-D Zone

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Years of Operation

1987-1993

Address

The 3-D Zone (1991)
PO Box 741159
Los Angeles, CA 90004
  • Previous Address (1988), The 3-D Zone, 333 No. Hobart Place, Los Angeles, CA 90004. (213-662-3831).
  • Previous Address (1987), The 3-D Zone, 128 N. New Hampshire, Los Angeles, CA 90004. (213-386-9437).

Overview

Modern publisher of 3-D comic books and reprints. Also responsible for many of the other 3-D comic books in the late 1980's and early 1990's. "Distributed" by Renegade Press in 1987 and at least until Feb. 1988. Ray Zone started the company to convert flat, existing images into 3-D, make 3-D glasses, and do 3-D printing. He started the wave of 3-D comic books published in the 1980s.

Personnel

Ray Zone, Publisher and Editor (1987-1991)

Other Publications

  • Betty Page 3-D Picture Book 1 (1989).
  • Deep Image, The (1991) (40 page 3-D History with16 pages in 3-D).
  • 3-D Paperdolls: Listed for sale on inside back cover of Tex Benson #3.
  • 3-D Postcards: Listed for sale on inside back cover of Tex Benson #3.
    • Wayno 3-D
    • Sorority Girls
    • 3-D Zone set
  • 3-D Postcards: Expected to ship Sep. 1989. Did this come out? (CBG#822 pg 54)
  • 3-D Posters: Listed for sale on inside back cover of Tex Benson #3.
    • Rods-A-Poppin'
    • Junkyard Kid 3-D by Ed Roth (1989?)
    • Tor 3-D
    • King Kong 3-D
    • Hollywood 3-D
    • Over Hollywood
  • 3-D Shirts: Listed for sale on inside back cover of Tex Benson #3.
    • Junkyard Kid
    • Nightmare World
    • Betty Page
    • Decorator General
  • "Crack The Whip" b/w t-shirt. Listed for sale on inside back cover of Tex Benson #3.
  • Decorator General poster by Robert Williams expected to ship Aug. 1989. Did this come out? (CBG#822 pg 54)
  • WOLVERTUNES (1992?) record, offered in Previews Vol. 2 #2. [offered for sale by Mile High in 1998.].

Notes

  • To publish "Battle for a Three Dimensional World" by Jack Kirby. - CBG#781, Nov. 4, 1988, pg 32 ad.- Did this ever come out? A reprint of the 1982 story? Not on Ray Zone's web page in 1999.
  • 3-D Zone issues #22-24 were listed as coming out in the future in CBG#822 pg 54. They never did.
  • Planned on publishing "The Deep Deep Sleep" by Steve Vance in 1989. Do not believe this ever came out. (AH #162, Includes the cover of this book which never was published.)

References

  • Comic Buyers Guide #730, Nov. 13, 1987, pg 12 ad for 3-D Presidents.
  • Amazing Heroes, February 1, 1989 (AH in 3-D).
  • Amazing Heroes #133, Jan. 15, 1988. Page 177, upcoming plans.
  • CBG#781, Nov. 4, 1988, pg 32 ad.
  • Amazing Heroes #157, Jan. 15, 1989. Pages 222 & 282, upcoming plans.
  • Amazing Heroes #162, April 1, 1989, pg 13. Plans to publish "The Deep Deep Sleep" by Steve Vance. Includes the cover of this book which never was published.
  • Comic Buyers Guide #822 Aug. 18, 1989 pg 54 "Comics In Your Future" listing. Most of the items were never published. Also ad on pg 40.
  • Comic Buyers Guide#828, Sept. 29, 1989. Pg 57 ad.
  • Previews #13, page 43. Jan. 1990. - Full page ad.
  • Previews Vol. 2 #2, pg 92. Feb. 1992. - Full page ad.
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