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Comics Journal (1977) comic books

  • Issue #37
    Comics Journal (1977) 37

    1st magazine-sized issue. Interviews with Jenette Kahn and Martin Pasko. Star Wars cover by John Workman and Bob Smith. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #38
    Comics Journal (1977) 38

    Star Hawks cover by Gil Kane. Interview with Gil Kane about the launch of his comic strip, Star Hawks. A feminist look at Power Girl. Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk get their own live-action TV series. Denny ONeil sounds off on Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Reviews of Asterix, The First Kingdom, and the animated films The Hobbit and Allegro Non Troppo. Plus columns, letters, and news. Cover by Steve Leialoha. Black and white. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #39
    Comics Journal (1977) 39

    Interview with Paul Levitz; Don McGregor on Dragonflame; a look at the legacy of Walt Disney. Cover by Joe Staton. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #40
    Comics Journal (1977) 40

    Interview with Jim Shooter; Bill Mantlo on Micronauts. Star Hunters cover by Mike Nasser and Bob Layton. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #42
    Comics Journal (1977) 42

    Interview with Stan Lee; report on The Comics Guild; Bill Mantlo on political comics. Cover by John Byrne and Joe Rubinstein. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #44
    Comics Journal (1977) 44

    'Best & Worst' issue looks at the best & worst of comics, animation, fandom and even of The Comics Journal. Also: Marv Wolfman interview. Cover by Keith Pollard. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #45
    Comics Journal (1977) 45

    Superman cover by Joe Staton. Interview with Joe Staton. Superman The Movie reviewed. Comics in West Germany. Classic Don Rosa story Tagdenah reprinted. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Black and white; 66 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #46
    Comics Journal (1977) 46

    Interview with Will Eisner; Denny O'Neil reviews Eisner's A Contract With God. The Spirit cover painting by Eisner. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #48
    Comics Journal (1977) 48

    140-page summer special. 8 pages in color. Interviews with Len Wein and Samuel R. Delaney; discussing Weirdworld with Doug Moench, John Buscema, Peter Ledger, Rudy Nebres, Rick Marschall and Ralph Macchio. Cover price $3.00.

  • Issue #49
    Comics Journal (1977) 49

    Analysis of the X-Men by Carol Kalish and Richard Howell; behind-the-scenes at Heavy Metal magazine. Shade cover by Dennis Fujitake. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #50
    Comics Journal (1977) 50

    X-Men cover by Dennis Fujitake. Interview with Chris Claremont, with kibitzing by Roger Stern. Denny O'Neil quits DC for Marvel. DC writer and editor Paul Levitz on the need for Higher Criticism of comics. Cat Yronwode reviews Jack T. Chick's Crusaders comics. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Back cover: Red Sonja by Elfquests Wendy Pini. Black and white; 92 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #52
    Comics Journal (1977) 52

    Interview with Rick Marschall. Dennis Fujitake cover features Plastic Man battling Mr. Fantastic and the Elongated Man. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #55
    Comics Journal (1977) 55
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio

    Green Lantern front cover by Gil Kane, back cover by John Bolton. Interview with DC writer and editor Jack C. Harris. The art of John Bolton. TJC editor Kim Thompson defends the Journals shifting away from coverage of Marvel and DC, towards promoting independent comics and archival collections. Essay on the comics writing of Don McGregor and Steve Gerber. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Black and white; 82 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #59
    Comics Journal (1977) 59

    Will Eisner, Jack Kirby, Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining," Dave Sim letter to editor; Ken Macklin and Dennis Fujitake covers Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #60
    Comics Journal (1977) 60

    Jim Shooter interview, Alex Toth, EC Comics; Fred Hembeck and Dennis Fujitake covers Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #61
    Comics Journal (1977) 61
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio

    Gil Kane cover; Roy Thomas interview; Howard the Duck, Captain America; Frank Miller/Terry Austin Wonder Woman back cover Cover price $3.00.

  • Issue #62
    Comics Journal (1977) 62

    Batman cover by Dick Giordano. Interview with DC artist and editor Dick Giordano. The Comics Journal Defense Fund is launched to help the magazines legal battles. Steve Gerber and Gene Colans post-Howard the Duck graphic novel, Stewart the Rat. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Black and white; 98 pages. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #64
    Comics Journal (1977) 64

    Gil Kane cover. Industry stalwarts Gil Kane and Denny ONeil on comics writing. Jack Kirby & Mike Grell join upstart indie company Pacific Comics. Bill Mantlos Micronauts moves to the direct-sales market. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Back cover by Ken Macklin. Black and white; 114 pages. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #65
    Comics Journal (1977) 65
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio

    Jack Kirby and Art Spiegelman covers. Interview with Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly about RAW and Spiegelman's new project, Maus. Jack Kirby returns to comics with Captain Victory. Harlan Ellisons latest debacle. Cartoons by Hilary Barta, Gary Kwapisz and Howard Purcell. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Black and white; 146 pages. Cover price $3.00.

  • Issue #66
    Comics Journal (1977) 66

    Dennis Fujitake Batman cover; Dennis O'Neil interview; Superman II movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark; Kevin Nowlan illustrations Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #67
    Comics Journal (1977) 67
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio

    Interview with Harvey Kurtzman. Wally Woods adult comics. Harlan Ellison vs. Warren Publishing. ECs Progressive line of comics, part 1. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Cover by Kurtzman. Black and white; 132 pages. Cover price $3.00.

  • Issue #68
    Comics Journal (1977) 68

    Discussing comics with Frank Miller, Denny O'Neil, Louise Jones, Roy Thomas, Julius Schwartz, Jim Shooter, Len Wein and Dick Giordano. X-Men cover by Kevin Nowlan. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #69
    Comics Journal (1977) 69

    Gerry Conway interview - talking back to the Journal; R.I.P.: Wally Wood and Russ Manning. Dr. Strange painted cover. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #70
    Comics Journal (1977) 70

    Interview with Daredevil-era Frank Miller. Essays on Millers Daredevil and the legacy of artist Wally Wood. The rise of the fanzine. Cartoons by Stu Potts. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Black and white. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #71
    Comics Journal (1977) 71

    Peter Poplaski cover features Popeye punching out the Hulk. Interviews with writers Mike Friedrich and Roy Thomas. An appreciation of E.C. Segars Popeye. ECs Progressive line of comics, part 2. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Cover by Pete Poplaski finally answers the question, Who would win a fight between Popeye and the Hulk? Black and white. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #72
    Comics Journal (1977) 72

    Neal Adams cover. Interview with Neal Adams. A look at Stephen King's nonfiction study of horror, Danse Macabre. The little known works of Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. Critical analysis of the French comic strip Asterix. Frank Miller leaves Daredevil. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Black and white; 130 pages. Cover price $3.00.

  • Issue #73
    Comics Journal (1977) 73

    Interviews with Superman artist Curt Swan on 27 years with the Man of Steel. A retrospective look at the work of Carl Barks. Freak Brothers artist Dave Sheridan passes away. Deconstructing the superhero formula. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Black and white. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #74
    Comics Journal (1977) 74

    Interviews with writers Chris Claremont and Louise Jones on The New Mutants. Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly discuss RAW and Spiegelman's new project, Maus (cont. from #65). Critical analysis of Disneys Cinderella and Robin Hood. Conan the Barbarian goes Hollywood. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Cover by Will Blyberg. Black and white; 106 pages. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #75
    Comics Journal (1977) 75

    Cover by Kevin Nowlan. Interviews with Gil Kane, John Byrne and Jack Jackson at the Dallas Comic Con. Critical analysis of Peanuts, Disney, and the Smurfs. Little Orphan Annie goes Hollywood. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Black and white; 98 pages. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #77
    Comics Journal (1977) 77

    Daredevil cover by Kevin Nowlan. Interview with crime and comics writer Max Allan Collins. Censorship panel discussion with Bill Gaines, Dick Giordano, Frank Miller, Jan Strnad, Tom DeFalco, and Jaxon. Marvel Comics panel discussion with Carol Kalish, DeFalco, John Byrne, and Miller. Pre-Internet discussion forum on the work of Frank Miller. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Black and white; 114 pages. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #78
    Comics Journal (1977) 78
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio

    Gil Kane cover; Archie Goodwin interview; Frank Miller and Chris Claremont discuss Wolverine; Gil Kane Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #80
    Comics Journal (1977) 80
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio

    Jaime Hernandez cover; George Perez and Marv Wolfman interviews; Harlan Ellison essay Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #83
    Comics Journal (1977) 83
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio

    Dave Sim cover. Interview with Dave Sim (Cerebus) and his then-wife, Deni Loubert. Retrospective views on Carl Barks and long-running comic strip artist Russ Johnson. Ted White on editors. Gary Groth on publishing. Cartoons by Mitch OConnell. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Black and white; 96 pages. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #84
    Comics Journal (1977) 84

    Cover by Michael T. Gilbert on Elric. Interview with Michael T. Gilbert (Elric). Harlan Ellison on novelist Bill Starrs struggle with his publisher. Cartoon characters and surrealism. How the Direct Sales Market changed comics. Cartoons by Stu Potts. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Black and white; 114 pages. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #87
    Comics Journal (1977) 87

    Heidi MacDonald tackles the bane of comics: endless fight scenes, with a Don Rosa cover; 'Funnybook Roulette' on strips; interviews with Phil Yeh and George Metzger. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #88
    Comics Journal (1977) 88
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio

    Should these comics be sold to children? Cover features issues of Twisted Tales, Vigilante, Ronin, Badger, Sabre, Jonah Hex, Dreadstar and American Flagg! Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #90
    Comics Journal (1977) 90

    Al Williamson cover and interview; Cerebus; Harlan Ellison essay; Frank Miller letter to editor Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #91
    Comics Journal (1977) 91
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio

    Special Convention Issue; comments from and photos of Howard Chaykin, Gil Kane, Bill Sienkiewicz, Joe Kubert and Harvey Kurtzman. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #92
    Comics Journal (1977) 92
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio

    Special focus on underground comix. Interviews with underground artists and publishers Gilbert Shelton, Fred Todd, Don Baumgart, and Leonard Rifas. The past and future of Rip Off Press. Publisher Denis Kitchen on surviving. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Cover by Shelton. Black and white. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #94
    Comics Journal (1977) 94
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio

    Interview with Argentine comic book artist Juan Gimenez. Comics from the rest of the world: Italy, France, Holland, Japan, and Belgium. The Journal discovers manga. Comics in Malaysia. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Black and white. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #95
    Comics Journal (1977) 95

    C.C. Beck interview on Captain Marvel; panel discussion on women in comics, involving Wendy Pini, Trina Robbins, Shary Flenniken, Mary Wilshire. Beck cover. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #96
    Comics Journal (1977) 96

    Interview with Howard Nostrand (EC Comics, Harvey) on being the mystery artist. The alternative comics movement known as Newave comix is examined in detail. Canadian comics. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Black and white; 116 pages. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #97
    Comics Journal (1977) 97

    Special Harvey Pekar issue - includes a major interview, articles and an index; plus: Miss Buxley. Cover by Robert Crumb. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #99
    Comics Journal (1977) 99

    X-Men cover by Kevin Nowlan. Interview with Arn Saba (Neil the Horse). Roundtable debate on Values in Comics with Howard Chaykin, Gary Groth, Gil Kane, and Walt Simonson. Newave comics and Archie revisited. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Black and white; 100 pages. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #100
    Comics Journal (1977) 100

    Milestone 100th Issue of The Magazine of News and Criticism. A double-size special featuring: "Executives Forum" by Dick Giordano; Marilyn Bethke on the death of Gary Groth; Heidi MacDonald on the joys of elitism; R. Fiore delivers a funnybook manifesto; Carter Scholz on "Shatter"; Ken Smith on "Elvis Zombies"; a tour of the Journal's history on a "Rollercoaster Ride"; and an interview with newave pioneer Gary Panter. Plus interviews with: Neal Adams on being a new publisher; Murray Boltinoff on deadlines; Chris Claremont on life with the mutants; Will Eisner on personal fiction; Steve Englehart on returning to comics; Mike Friedrich on the marketing of comic books; Bill Gaines on MAD today; Steve Gerber on Void Indigo, G.I. Joe and Marvel; Dick Giordano on running DC Comics; Archie Goodwin on Marvel's Epic Comics; Jack Jackson on chronicling the history of Texas; Harvey Kurtzman on American humor; Rick Marschall on the state of comic strips; Denny O'Neil on popular culture; George PĂ©rez on life after Crisis; Wendy Pini and Richard Pini on the elves and beyond; Trina Robbins on wimmen's comix and kids' comics; Marshall Rogers on Cap'n Quick; Dave Sim on Church and State and all those 300 issues; Kenneth Smith on moral entertainment; Joe Staton on his return to DC and Green Lantern; Len Wein on declining standards, and editing at DC Comics; Al Williamson on syndicates and inking Superman; Marv Wolfman on writing for a living; John Workman on Heavy Metal and NatLamp; and Berni Wrightson on modern horror. Cover by Jaime Hernandez. 244 pages. Cover price $4.95.