in some ways William Como was the successor to Daniel Blum. he didn't produce books but his magazines were as vital in their day.
as a young man Como studied dance & tried his hand at Hollywood. in the late '40s he became an office boy at Dance Magazine working his way up to editor. in the late '60s he began After Dark which was calld "a national magazine of entertainment." like Blum before him Como rarely found a picture of a young man wearing very little that he didn't like. this may have been the first mainstream magazine aimd at a gay audience. I first subscribd in early 1969. thruout the following decade all my friends read it. when poems of mine appeard in its pages in 1976 I had more response than I did from any of the little mags I'd been in.