AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF HEIDI SAHA/WARREN MAGAZINES/RAPIDSHARE LINK
In this post I try to briefly explore the fallacious near urban legend surrounding one of the most obscure of all Warren Magazines, An Illustrated History of Heidi Saha. Heidi was the daughter of science fiction editor Art Saha who was also pals with Forrest J. Ackerman. She accompanied Forry to the 6th annual Comic Art Convention in 1973 dressed in Vampirella garb and took home a couple prizes for her attire. Later a one run magazine tribute to the 14 year old Heidi was published and a bit of a stir was caused. I remember Heidi Saha when I was a kid and collecting Warren magazines and to this day I cannot believe some of the wild speculations about Forry’s intentions in publishing the magazine. I will only believe he was a good man and the magazine was put out in more innocent times. There are no nude pictures of Heidi in the magazine unless you count the one where she is a baby. The picture caption on page two that says “Looking at Heidi can be Hobbit forming” is pretty bizarre by modern standards and may be a bit in bad taste as are some of the images of her in jungle garb. But the idea that Forrest J. Ackerman was some sort of pedophile grooming his victim is something I have a hard time accepting.
The book was only printed in one run of 500 copies and has even become something of a legend among Warren collectors. I managed to find jpeg copies of the entire magazine online and saved them. together into a folder. I do not really want to upload all 36 images here and so I made a PDF file of the magazine. As far as I know this may be the only full PDF version online but I am not sure I have read blog posts that refers to a digital copy, but I can not find a full copy in PDF or CBR format and so made this one up myself. The quality is off and on but you are not going to find this in better shape I think and if you do please send me the link.
I uploaded the PDF and CBR (which ever you prefer) to my Rapidshare account here: