M.I.N.T #1 by Ed Marlo is the first in a two-part collection of revolutionary card specialist Ed Marlo's incomparable contributions to the New TOPS magazine (Marlo In New Tops). M.I.N.T #1 collects Marlo's submissions between 1963 and 1968, a total of 53 powerful Marlo masterpieces, a diverse and exciting range of tricks, sleights and subtleties, many of which have since become staples of the magician's arsenal.
Ed Marlo's name is regularly invoked by the most skilled and knowledgeable magicians, but his out-of-print contributions to the New TOPS magazine have been hard to find and have commanded top dollar on the collectors market. With this new reprinting students can finally get their hands on these inspirational collections and begin using Marlo's fascinating toolkit of powerfully fooling techniques and engaging tricks to level up their own magic.
M.I.N.T #1 is 365 pages, covering 53 of Marlo's contributions to the magazine and covers a huge range of ideas, techniques, utility moves, visual sleights and complete tricks. The text is fully illustrated with over 300 detailed line drawings.
Marlo's creative exploration of the art of magic is second to none and M.I.N.T represents an unmissable window into his hugely influential thinking.
Publisher's Preface: Louis Falanga
Introduction: Jon Racherbaumer
Foreword: Edward Marlo
June: Clipped Thought
July: Cardician Makes Good
August: Remember And Forget
September The Incomplete Faro
October A Table Pass
November The Homing Card
December Gad - About Aces
TRICK ANNUAL: Original Homing Card Routine
January: Preview To A Chapter
February: Vanishing Aces And Face Up Switch & Effect
March: The Blue Thought
April: Atfus / Mental Reverse III
May (Bonus): Marlo's Coin Pass
May: Mindreading Queen
June: The Mental Sandwich
July: The Fufu Switch
August: A Flourish To Reverse
September: Marlo's Princess
October: After The Princess
November: Siamese Strangers
December: Incomplete Faro Control
January: Incomplete Faro/Multiple Peeks
February: Packet Switches
March: A Problem Posed
April: Card And Coins
May: Glide Variation
June: Table Reverse And Effect
August: Impromptu Coin And Cards
September: As An Opener
October: A Multiple Effect
November The Olram Subtlety
December: Marlo's Aces
January: New Palm Position
February: The M.P. Side Steal
March: The Action Lift (The Turn Around)
April: The Mental Topper
May: In Spectator's Hands
June: The Prayer Cull
July: The Matching Miracle
January: Marlo Handles Mexican Joe
February: Ever Ready-Black Routine
March: The Opportune Miracle
May: Ultra Torn and Restored Card
June: One Hand Card Switches
July: New Tabled Palms
August: Simulated Pickup
September: The Promise
October: The Other Method
November: Pull Down Eliminator
December: The Cigar Bottom Deal
January: Drop Sleight Technique
February: Visual Change - Appearance - Vanish
March: The Illusionary Bottom Deal
April: P. D. Mental Stab
"A gold mine of some of the most important and useful work with cards ever published"
- Louis Faraga
"Serious students of card magic will heatrily welcome the M.I.N.T volumes."
- Jon Rauchenbaumer
"...there is EXCELLENT material in these volumes that very few magicians know and even fewer perform."
- Scott F Guinn
"I think every cardician should study the materials by the real card master-Ed Marlo. Although some of the materials may not suit the taste of the younger generation, the quality of the magic inside the book are realy top-notch."
- Alex Hui
"Ed Marlo was the most prolific creator in the history of card Magic. He had work on pretty much every effect and move with cards. In MINT 1 and 2 you will be in for one hell of a treat as you discover the genius of the man. I can't recommend these volumes enough!"
- John Carey
"...even the most zealous critic would be hard-pressed to ignore the wealth of ideas, sleights, effects, methods, and plots that Marlo bestowed upon us all, and the sea-changes in cardicians' thinking that were caught in Marlo's wake."
- Jamy Ian Swiss
"Marlo's M.I.N.T collections 1 and 2 are jam packed with exactly the kind of material serious magicians whisper about - fiendishly clever, doable in the real world and so obscured by time and inaccessibility that they will still fool the pants off even knowledgable wizards. If you're looking for deepsecrets to power up your card magic, rest assured you can find them in these two books."
- Phill Smith