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Meet yet another FANGORIA fan, one of those brave men—and hopefully, one day, a woman (seriously, ladies, where are you—come hither already!) who cite Fango as one of the cornerstones of their weird culture addiction. This week we go over the pond to the land of THE SEVENTH SEAL and LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, Sweden. Meet 37-year-old Mikael Larsson…
FANGORIA: When did you start collecting Fango?
MIKAEL LARSSON: My first three issues were #62, #68 and #69. I started to subscribe from #132, so it was May 1994. Later I started to buy back issues, and was lucky enough to find 50 of them on Tradera, the Swedish eBay. I think the best issues were pre-#100; Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Pinhead were on the covers, the horror icons I grew up with.
FANG: What are a few of your favorite issues?
LARSSON: I really like the anniversary issues: #50, #100, #150, #200, #250 and #300. Those sum up everything we love about horror movies. I also have #1 in my collection. It’s hard to pick just one favorite, but #234 is a killer issue! It’s the 25th-anniversary edition where the top 25 fright flicks are listed, from 1979 to 2003.
FANG: Who is your all-time favorite Fango writer?
LARSSON: Anthony Timpone, he’s the heart and soul of FANGORIA.
FANG: How many do you have so far?
LARSSON: I have 292 issues—just eight left for a complete collection!
FANG: Old logo or new logo?
LARSSON: Old logo, all the way!
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