A4, by Ian Woodward; was begun in December 1980 as SOME NOTES ON DYLAN (4 issues only) and initially circulated privately.
   When THE TELEGRAPH started in November 1981, THE WICKED MESSENGER was included as loose-leaf inserts until November 1985 (# 1 to # 238), then as the main part of the ROLLING TELEGRAPH SUPPLEMENT until November 1988 (# 239 to # 429).
   For a period, there was parallel publication of THE WICKED MESSENGER in
   Since December 1988, THE WICKED MESSENGER has been an integral part of
ISIS magazine (from # 430).
   (Information Ian Woodward)

   In 1982, the first 30 issues of THE WICKED MESSENGER were (re-)published by Hobo Press as FREQUENTLY BOB DYLAN - VOLUME 1 OF THE COLLECTED WICKED MESSENGERS.


Below is the very first issue of TWM, published in December 1980; the first issues were called 'SOME NOTES ON DYLAN'. After four issues it became 'THE WICKED MESSENGER'. There were 238 issues, the last one is dated 27 November 1985.

the wicked messenger bob Dylan newsletter