Coolest Retard was the one of the original, longest running and most feature rich fanzines for the early Chicago punk scene. It was started by Craig Schmidt and Eric Newcomer in 1979 and consistently released issues until 1983. There were 23 total issues of Coolest Retard.
- Craig Schmidt - Editor
- Karen Wehrle
- Sinclair Elrod
- Diane Dittrich
- John Von Damen
- 2042 N. Bissell, Chicago IL
- 1426 W. Winnermac, Chicago IL (later address)
- Issues #13-20 and #23 available for online viewing
- CPP thread on Coolest Retard, with lots of info by Karen.