THE WICKED MESSENGER, UK
A4, by Ian Woodward; was begun in December
1980 as SOME NOTES ON DYLAN (4 issues only) and initially circulated
When THE TELEGRAPH started in November 1981, THE WICKED
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 LOOK BACK.
Since December 1988, THE WICKED
been an integral part of ISIS magazine (from
# 430). The last issue was No. 2271, which is dated in January 2009.
THE WICKED MESSENGER ran for just over 28 years, which is slightly more than 80 issues a year on average or a little over 3 issues every two weeks!
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.
The very first issue was published in December 1980; the first issues were called 'SOME NOTES ON DYLAN', it became 'THE WICKED MESSENGER' after four issues.
Below are some representative issues:
1st issue, December 1980
#23, 21 June 1981
#73, 10 October 1982
#106, 10 July 1983
#136, 11 March 1984
#174, 1st January 1985
#238, 27 November 1985 (last issue as a loose-leaf)