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  • Issue #1
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 1

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    Make ready for COMIC BOOK CREATOR magazine, the new voice of the comics medium! Behind an ALEX ROSS cover painting, our frantic FIRST ISSUE features an investigation of the oft despicable treatment JACK KIRBY endured from the very business he helped establish. From being cheated out of royalties in the '40s and bullied in the '80s by the publisher he made great, to his estate's current fight for equitable recognition against an entertainment monolith where his characters have generated billions of dollars, we present Kirby's cautionary tale in the struggle for creator's rights. Plus, CBC #1 interviews artist ALEX ROSS and writer KURT BUSIEK, spotlights the last years of writer/artist FRANK ROBBINS, remembers comics historian LES DANIELS, sports a color gallery of WILL EISNER's Valentines to his beloved, showcases a joint talk between NEAL ADAMS and DENNIS O'NEIL on their unforgettable collaborations, as well as throws a whole kit'n'caboodle of other creator-centric items atcha! Join us in April for the start of a new era as TwoMorrows welcomes back former Comic Book Artist editor Jon B. Cooke, who helms the all-new, all-color CBC! Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #2
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 2

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    "Joe Kubert: A Tribute to the Creator and Mentor!" For its second issue, Comic Book Creator pays tribute to the late, great Joe Kubert in a 160-page double-size book extravaganza! This Summer Special is entirely devoted to the legendary comics creator who passed away in 2012. Included are comprehensive examinations of each facet of Joe's career: Golden Age fan favorite artist, 3-D comics pioneer, pre-eminent war delineator, top artist-as-editor, incomparable Tarzan writer and artist, founder of the Kubert School, graphic novelist, P*S magazine helmsman, father to a comics creator dynasty, and inspiration to generations of aspiring artists. Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, full color. Cover price $17.95.

  • Issue #3
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 3

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    Comic Book Creator spotlights Neal Adams' Batman: Odyssey (the recent 13-issue DC Comics mini-series written and drawn by the comics legend), in a unique, comprehensive examination of an artist and his work. We grapple with the question: is the book a masterwork for the ages or an epic fail of mythic proportions? CBC goes in deep with the creator to examine his intent with Adams vigorously responding to critics, as we balance the successes and weaknesses of the quintessential Batman artist's ultimate take on a beloved character - all behind a new Neal Adams cover. Plus: Sean Howe's Untold Story - the bestselling author talks about his acclaimed history of "The House of Ideas"; The Fifth Beatle, a new graphic novel about the Fab Five, is examined by Jorge Khoury; Fred Hembeck chats with some of the audacious artist's memorable characters about Hair -- Herr Adams; Michael Aushenker talks with legendary cover painter Earl Norem; Part One of a Mark Waid career retrospective; Les Daniels, Facts & Fictions - Part Two of a look at an amazingly creative life; L'Amour, Mon Amour - a look at the new Louis L'Amour graphic novel adaptation; Joshua Dysart talks about Harbinger, visiting wartorn Africa, and working with Neil Young; a look at a Neal Adams rarity - art for Aurora's 1966 Robin, the Boy Wonder model kit. Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #4
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 4

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    Edited by Jon B. Cooke. This issue gets rambunctiously rustic with rowdy Russ Heath in a wide-ranging, comprehensive interview with the superb comic book artist. From Atlas Comics to Annie Fanny, from the Haunted Tank to Warren horror, from man of Rock to son of Satan, we cover Russ's expansive career, complete with an essay on his extraordinary work by S.C. Ringgenberg, and a senses-shattering gallery of art. All that behind a gorgeous Kevin Nowlan cover! Also Mort Todd on working with Steve Ditko; a profile of alt cartoonist Dan Goldman; Part Two of our Mark Waid interview; Denys Cowan on his Django Unchained series; and Vic Bloom and The Secret Origin of Archie Andrews. Oh, and Hembeck, too! Be here for the phantasmagorical fourth ish! Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #5
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 5

    Comic Book Creator #5 gets cooking with our 'All This, and Denis' Kitchen Sink, Too' number! We talk with the creator of many hats - cartoonist, publisher, author, CBLDF firebrand, and art agent (and world-renowned Nancy and Li'l Abner collector) - to discuss his friendships with Harvey Kurtzman, R. Crumb, Will Eisner, and many more; never mind his achievements as legendary underground comix publisher at Kitchen Sink Press. Plus: Bob Fingerman is slaving for his monthly Minimum Wage; Jorge Khoury on artist Frank Espinosa's latest triumph; Fred Hembeck recalls his Kitchen Sink contributions; Blake Bell traces the final, glorious years of Bill Everett and the man's exquisite final run on Sub-Mariner in a poignant, sober crescendo of life; separating the facts from myth regarding William Blake Everett; Part 2 of Michael Aushenker's interview with Denys Cowan on the man's years in cartoon animation and a triumphant return to comics; Prof. Carol L. Tilley discusses her findings of shoddy research and falsified evidence in Dr. Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent, the notorious book that almost took down the entire comic book industry; colorist supreme Tom Ziuko illuminates his hue-drenched life. Edited by Jon B. Cooke. 80 pages.

    NOTE: For #6 see Swampmen: Muck-Monsters of the Comics SC (2014 TwoMorrows) Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #7
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 7

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    We have one word for you: WRIGHTSON, as we give Bernie the full CBC treatment with a career-spanning, in-depth interview talking with the artist phenom about his upbringing in Poe's Baltimore, early fanzine work, smash-hit with Swamp Thing, Warren masterworks, the heady days of 'The Studio,' mind-blowing Frankenstein illustrations, collaborations with Stephen King and, of course, his sensational designs for Hollywood movies - from Heavy Metal to Ghostbusters to The Mist! Expect, too, a superb gallery of artwork and unexpected extras celebrating this amazing artist! Continuing the horrorday spirit, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror with Bill Morrison, and interview Wolff and Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre's Batton Lash. Plus: CBC checks in with Planet of the Apes creative team (and real-life couple) artist Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko. Also: George Khoury on Designer Richard Bruning, and Fred Hembeck's brief shining moment of abject terror. Cover by Bernie Wrightson. Edited by Jon B. Cooke. 80 pages, full color. NOTE: For #6 see Swampmen: Muck-Monsters of the Comics SC (2014 TwoMorrows) Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #8
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 8

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    Comic Book Creator is double the fun with two main features - Michael Allred (iZombie) and Bob Burden (Mystery Men) -who share a surf-crazy jam cover featuring their respective creations, Madman and Flaming Carrot hanging ten! Keeping with wacky comic-book characters and their creators, Reid Fleming, the World's Toughest Mailman cartoonist David Boswell tells us what's happening up there comics-wise in the Great White North. Plus we feature part two of our interview with the late, great Archie Comics artist Stan Goldberg, and the conclusion of Batton Lash's career-spanning interview which discusses his Supernatural Law series. 80 pages. Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #9
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    Comic Book Creator #9 electrifies your summer with a sizzlin' Joe Staton and his energizin' art extravaganza! We talk with the cartoonist about his long, productive career in comics (with special emphasis on fan-favorite E-Man and Nova, who dominate our exclusive Staton cover!), from his days at Charlton, through working with the Big Two (and co-creating The Huntress in the process), up to his award-winning current stint as artist on the immortal Dick Tracy comic strip. We showcase the lost treasure The Gods of Mount Olympus, drawn by Joe, and feature Part One of our interview with the late Stan Goldberg. Plus: Katie Green - An interview with the Lighter Than My Shadow graphic novelist; Aushenkerology - A personal ode to Cowboy Henk and the great European comics; Incoming - The Therapeutic Value of "It" and Roy Thomas on Kull the Conqueror; The Good Stuff - George Khoury talks with artist Leila Leiz about living the dream; Hembeck's Dateline - Our Man Fred chats up longtime pal Joe Staton; John Workman's Mighty Aphrodite; The Comics Library - R.J. Arndt looks at Tintin and the Great Library Mystery. Cover by Joe Staton. Edited by Jon B. Cooke. 80 pages, full color. Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #10
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 10

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    Comic Book Creator gives you a double-dose of amazing coverage as we feature a history of the short-lived but amazing Star Wars precursor, the Broadway science fiction epic Warp! Though the 1973 show lasted a mere two weeks on the Great White Way, the work of art director Neal Adams is unforgettable and, after all, it spawned a 1980s series at First Comics! We interview Neal, director Stuart Gordon (Reanimator), playwright Lenny Kleinfeld, stage manager David Gordon (Flying Frog), as well as those participates in the First Comics series! On the flipside, CBC is proud to feature an exhaustive interview with Peter Bagge (Hate!), from his work on Comical Funnies to editor of Weirdo magazine to his solo series Neat Stuff to the chronicles of Buddy Bradley, and beyond! Plus: Incoming - Missives touching upon the awesome work of the late Steve Gerber; The Good Stuff - George Khoury looks at some invincible, superior die-cast figures; Hembeck's Dateline - Our Man Fred remembers when, in the comic strip pages, Mary Perkins shared her stage with super-hero Captain Virtue; Man of Miracles - Cory Sedlmeier discusses the revival and restoration of perhaps the greatest super-hero saga of them all, Miracleman; The Big Red Cheese in 75 - As told to FCA's P.C. Hamerlinck, Captain Marvel reflects on this three-quarter century as the World's Mightiest Mortal; Comics in the Library - Rich Arndt takes a look at the Mystery of Rick Geary. Edited by Jon B. Cooke. 80 pages, full color. Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #11
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 11

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    Cover by Gil Kane and Klaus Janson. Comic Book Creator presents a long overdue celebration of the art and life of 'The Man Called Kane,' as we feature a retrospective on Gil Kane, one of the true comic book greats whose dynamic artistry had a huge impact on the super-hero genre. Co-creator of the modern-day Green Lantern and Atom, Kane was also an early progenitor of the graphic novel, a man dedicated to sharing the history of the form, and simply one of the finest artists and visionaries to ever work in comics. We gather remembrances and insight from friends and associates, assistants and aficionados, as well as collaborators and dedicated fans. Plus: Talking to those who loved and cherished the gentleman, we ask the family and friends of the late, lamented Herbert William Trimpe to share their memories of and affections for the legendary comic book creator. Also: Roy Thomas talks about faked alien invasions; Fred Hembeck talks about how the great comic book artist and celebrated raconteur Gilbert Eli Kane changed his life; a short interview with Paul Levitz, author of the new book Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel. Edited by Jon B. Cooke. 80 pages, full color. Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #12
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 12

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    Cover by Howard Cruse. Comic Book Creator answers the question, 'What makes Jack Kirby 'the King of Comics'?' as we examine the mid-life work of the greatest super-hero creator of all time, from the explosively cosmic developments in Fantastic Four and The Mighty Thor at Marvel in the mid-60s to the artist/writer's magnum opus, the 'Fourth World' saga of New Genesis versus Apokolips! Plus we'll reveal the real-life background drama that unfolded during that tumultuous era, all behind an astonishing cover by Steve 'The Dude' Rude featuring the Gods of New Genesis! Our main co-feature is an exhaustive, career-spanning interview with underground comix pioneer Howard Cruse, the extraordinary cartoonist and graphic novelist of the award-winning Stuck Rubber Baby. 80 pages. Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #13
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 13

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    The illustrative greatness of Michael W. Kaluta is captured in a comprehensive interview with the artist, covering his early fans days; mastery of his signature character, The Shadow; development of Kaluta and Elaine Lee's Starstruck, work with his fellow legends from the Studio; and Michael's work as the quintessential Vertigo cover artist! Plus we feature an in-depth (and remarkably personal) talk with the amazing Ramona Fradon about her 65+ years in the comic book business, whether as artist on Aquaman, Metamorpho, Super-Friends, or Spongebob Squarepants! Plus: The Wacky Pack Men - Underground comix legend Jay Lynch, creator of Nard 'n Pat and a founder of Bijou Funnies, discusses his "day job" at Topps Chewing Gum Company, where he helped produce the unforgettable, hilarious and subversive Wacky Packages, along with stalwarts Art Spiegelman, Bill Griffith, Len Brown, Norm Saunders, Bhob Stewart and the great Woody Gelman. Included in this pack o' parodiable pleasantness is an original illustration by Jay depicting the Topps Team. Also: Otto on the Outside - An excerpt from Bill Schelly's revised biography of Otto Binder detailing the most heartbreaking event in the renowned comics writer's life. And: Hembeck's Dateline - Our Man Fred accuses Michael W. Kaluta of deception! Plus: Comics in the Library - Rich Arndt proves good mythology comics are no myth. 80 pages, full color. Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #14
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 14

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    Comprehensive Kelley Jones interview, from early years as Marvel inker to present-day greatness at DC depicting Batman, Deadman, and Swamp Thing (chockful of rarely-seen artwork)! Plus Will Murray examines the nefarious legacy of Batman co-creator Bob Kane in an investigation into tragic ghosts and rapacious greed. We also look at Raina Telgemeier and her magnificent army of devotees, and more! Plus: Comic Book Zeitgeist - Talking with Singapore's greatest cartoonist, Sonny Liew, about his life and recent magnum opus, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye. Also: Incoming - Extra-long letters o' comment section on CBC's Gil Kane ish. And: Comics in the Library - Rich Arndt on Marc Tyler Nobleman's books about comics. Plus: Drew Friedman's Hero Worship - Rob Smentek talks to the amazing caricaturist and recent author of More Heroes of the Comics. Also: Hembeck's Dateline - Our Man Fred on forgotten Brit artist Leopold "Lee" Elias. 80 pages, full color. Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #15
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 15

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    Cover by Marck Schultz. Celebrating 30 years of artist's artist Mark Schultz, creator of the Cadillacs and Dinosaurs franchise, with a feature-length, career-spanning interview conducted in Mark's Pennsylvanian home, examining the early years of struggle, success with Kitchen Sink Press, and hitting it big with a Saturday morning cartoon series. Includes rarely-seen art and fascinating photos from Mark's amazing and award-winning career. Plus: In Memoriam: The Bijou Boys - With the participation of family, friends, fans and peers, Comic Book Creator examines the life-long friendship and numerous collaborations of the late underground comix pioneers, Jay Lynch and Skip Williamson, best buddies who passed away within 11 days of one another this past March. Along with the recollections of Art Spiegelman, Denis Kitchen, Jay Kinney, Patrick Rosenkranz and others, CBC zeroes in on the era from the cartoonists' Kurtzman-inspired fanzine work as teenagers up until the final issue of their superb creation, Bijou Funnies, either the second or third underground comix title, one born of the tumult of the Chicago riots in 1968! Um Tut Sut! 80 pages. Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #16
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 16

    This issue visits Riverdale High, U.S.A., to celebrate America's Typical Teenager Archie and his pals 'n gals-as well as the mighty MLJ heroes of yesteryear and those of today's 'Dark Circle'-with a look at the 75-year-old comics line's wildest characters and titles. Plus we conduct career-spanning conversations with two of the imprint's hottest creators: Brooklyn's own Dean Haspiel (the Emmy-winning alternative-slash-mainstream artist who collaborated with Harvey Pekar) and Dan Parent (GLADD award-winning cartoonist and creator of the Archie universe's ground-breaking gay character, Kevin Keller), who both jam on our great exclusive cover depicting a face-off between humor and heroes. Plus: Part 1 of Michael Aushenker's career-spanning chat with the late Rich Buckler on his early years as fan artist and young pro; Incoming - discussing a so-called missing Blazing Combat story by Russ Heath; Spotlight on "Sev" - visiting the great and awesome "Mirthful One," Marie Severin, for a trip down memory lane; All About Bob and Jack - Paul Power shares memories of Jack Kirby's guest appearance on Bob Newhart's situation comedy back in the early 1990's; and Fred Hembeck on the meteoric rise and fall of MLJ's Comet. Full color. 80 pages. Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #17
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 17

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    Comic Book Creator takes a look at the legacy and influence of Wallace Wood, one of the greatest comic book artists the world has even known, with a heartfelt tribute about Woody's career. Included is an extended interview with former "Woodworker" Ralph Reese, one of the finest artists to emerge out from under Woody's wing and into a superlative career in the 1970s, whether on Marvel's horror comics, upon the pages of National Lampoon, or in the underground realm. Plus we have a long chat with cover artist Hilary Barta, from his early years as Marvel inker, fondly-recalled Plastic Man, rise with "spitting" Image Comics and America's Best collaborations with Alan Moore, to his current work for Plankton Comics. And, of course, CBC includes its usual informative columns, fascinating features, and the humor of Hembeck! 96 pages. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #18
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 18

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    Cover by Steve Rude. Comic Book Creator features a career-spanning and downright philosophical discussion with Steve 'The Dude' Rude, the Eisner Award-winning artist who got his start back in 1981 as co-creator of intergalactic executioner Nexus. The 'eternal art student' (heavily influenced by Jack Kirby, Alex Toth, Russ Manning, and legendary art instructor Andrew Loomis) shares his real-life psychological struggles, the challenges of freelance subsistence, and his creative aspirations. Also: The jungle art of Neal Adams (whose artistry has graced many a Tarzan cover)! Cartoonist Mary Fleener talks about her forthcoming graphic novel Billie the Bee and her comix career! Part Three of Michael Aushenker's enormous Rich Buckler interview! 96 pages, full color. Mature Readers Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #19
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 19

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    Comics historian Steve Ringgenberg joins CBC as guest co-editor for our special tribute to the great fantasy artist, Frank Frazetta [1928-2010]! CBC #19 includes a comprehensive, career-spanning interview with the master unseen for 32 years, complemented with innumerable articles on his many achievements: examinations of Frank's Conan work and 'Adventures of a Brooklyn Hillbilly'; studies of his White Indian series as well as his public service advertisements; forays into his ace caricaturist material in movie posters and record album covers, and much more! Cover artist Tom Grindberg, is interviewed, as weall famed fantasy painter Joe Jusko, discussing their careers and the indelible Frazetta influence on their work. Plus: Part 2 of the interview with the great cartoonist Mary Fleener, from her mini-comics work to Weirdo to Slutburger to her current-day debut, with Billie the Bee, as graphic novelist. Also: Ten Questions - Darrick Patrick finds out about artist Greg "Chevy Man" Land. And: Hembeck's Dateline - Fred throws light on Steve Ditko's Shade, the Changing Man. 96 pages. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #20
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    'Not Your Average Joes' is the theme of Comic Book Creator, headlined by an exhaustive interview with Joseph Michael Linsner on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his signature creation Cry For Dawn, discussing his many years as a comics professional and current work on Vampirella. (We also talk with Joe's significant other, Kristina Deak-Linsner, about the distinction of being Vampi's first female artist!) Then CBC spends Sunday Brunch with the great Joe Sinnott, catching up with the legendary artist to discuss his years at Marvel, inking Jack Kirby's work, and his nearly forgotten masterworks produced for Treasure Chest. Plus Joe Jusko talks about the Marvel Age of Comics and his fabulous 'Corner Box Collection,' which honor the great '60s cover design element produced by the House of Ideas! Plus: A Guy Named Yoe - Part 1 of a close look at Craig Yoe of Yoe Books; 10 Questions for Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai; Joe Field on the Idea That Saved Comics - the secret origin story of FCBD; Fred Hembeck on Steve Ditko's "Just a Guy Named Joe"; What If...Joe Maneely Had Lived? - Atlas Comics expert Michael J. Vassallo speculates on what could have been at the dawn of the Marvel Age of Comics; and the final portion of Michael Aushenker's interview with late artist Rich Buckler on working for corporations and reinvention as surrealist painter. 96 pages, full color. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #21
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    CBC joins Eric Powell in celebrating 20 years of his signature character, The Goon! In a comprehensive career-spanning interview, the creator shares about his background, development of the two-fisted character, and plans for the next quarter-century -- including a mouth-watering gallery of rarely seen artwork. Plus CBC editor and author of the new retrospective The Book of Weirdo, Jon B. Cooke, conducts a rare new interview with perhaps the greatest cartoonist of all time, R. Crumb, about the artist's work on that legendary humor comics anthology. Also in this issue: Weirdos All Around Us - it's been the Summer of Weirdo for Mr. Ye Ed and the Missus after they embarked on their epic San Diego Comic-Con adventure; John Romita, Sr. on Milton Caniff - the great artist discusses Terry and the Pirates, the death of Gwen Stacy, and his two finest issues of Amazing Spider-Man; Bearing Witness - Diane Noomin discusses her #MeToo comics anthology Drawing Power: Women's Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival; Darrick Patrick's 10 Questions for Ryan North - Q's for the writer of Squirrel Girl; Trembles on Tremblay - new wave/punk cartoonist Rick Trembles shares about his dad, Jack Tremblay, Golden Age "Canadian Whites" comic book artist; Hembeck's Dateline - Our Man Fred imagines some super-hero mirror opposites; Man, Oh Mannion! - the terrifically talented and terribly overlooked artist Steve Mannion gives a biographical sketch of life before his creation of Fearless Dawn and his great work today for Eric Powell's Albatross comic book line. 80 pages, full color. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #22
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 22

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    CBC #22 travels to the studio of P. Craig Russell, whose career stretches from Killraven and Elric, to his Oscar Wilde adaptations and The Sandman, to the present day with American Gods, for a career-spanning, intimate interview (complete with photos and a gallery of PCR's finest artwork). Also, we look at an almost completely unknown work of Frank Quitely, renowned artist on All-Star Superman and The Authority: his awesome artwork decorating the walls of a Radisson hotel in Scotland! We also talk with Derf Backderf about his forthcoming graphic novel commemorating the 50th anniversary of the tragic killing of college students, Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio. Jeff Gelb says goodbye to his best friend and frequent CBC contributor Bill Schelly. And we finally make that visit to the great Joe Sinnott to discuss his Treasure Chest work, as well as get revealing answers from Jay Leisten from our probing 10 Questions. Oh, and lest we forget, Fred Hembeck shares a new strip! Edited by Jon B. Cooke. 80 pages. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #23
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    Comic Book Creator showcases comics pioneer and artist extraordinaire of ElfQuest, Wendy Pini, in a candid Q+A about her difficult early years and her escape to a creative life, her days as the quintessential Red Sonja cosplayer, and 40+ years of ElfQuest! We also chat with Richard Pini, co-creator of ElfQuest, about his nearly 48-year marriage to Wendy and their even-older creative partnership. Plus: We present part two of our interview with Craig Yoe, as we visit his New York abode to talk about his work on The Muppets and friendship with legendary Jim Henson, his career-changing book, The Art of Mickey Mouse, and current Yoe Books imprint. We also talk with Larry Koster, onetime Gil Kane boyhood friend and business partner, about publishing His Name Is...Savage and other adventures with the raconteur comic book artist. Plus: Michael Aushenker chats with the great Pablo Marcos about his awesome Marvel horror work and so much more! Oh, and not to forget the wonderful Fred Hembeck to round things up for our summer ish, plus Ten Questions with Jimmy Palmiotti! Edited by Jon B. Cooke. 80 pages, full color. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #24
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    Comic Book Creator joins up with comic book veteran Timothy Truman to talk about his varied life in the field, from his start at the Joe Kubert School, early work with role-playing game publishers, breakout with his co-creation Grimjack, creator-owned success with Scout, forays into graphic histories, collaborations with Joe R. Lansdale, career as Conan writer, current work with son Benjamin, and much more. Also, there's part one of a career-spanning chat with Scott Shaw! about the early years of San Diego Comic-Con, friendship with Jack Kirby, co-creating Captain Carrot and the Amazing Zoo Crew, and unforgettable Hanna-Barbera stint as the best Flintstones artist of all! Plus: Patrick McDonnell selects and comments upon favorite comic book pastiches from his award-winning Mutts comic strip in a special gallery! Also, renowned comics letterer Janice Chiang is profiled by Michael Aushenker. Plus the usual CBC regulars, including Rich Arndt and his "Comics in the Library" column, Kendall Whitehouse's "Creators at the Con" gallery, Ten Questions (with John Ostrander this issue), and the latest from our cartoonist-in-residence, Fred Hembeck! Edited by Jon B. Cooke. 80 pages, full color. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #25
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    Comic Book Creator features 'The Return of the Storyteller,' as we conduct an in-depth discussion with the legendary comic book artist and illustrator Barry Windsor-Smith about his mammoth new graphic novel, Monsters, a tour de force decades in the making! We delve into the epic's origin as an Incredible Hulk one-shot back in the mid-1980s and its subsequent evolution into perhaps BWS's magnum opus, a 300-plus page saga about rage, revenge, and forgiveness. Also included is a gallery of rare out-takes from Monsters. This issue also contains part two of our scintillating chat with Scott Shaw! about his Oddball Comics obsession, underground and ground-level comics work, Hanna-Barbera licensing material, and his collaboration with Roy Thomas on Captain Carrot and the Amazing Zoo Crew! Then Ken Meyer, Jr. looks at the great fanzines of 40 years ago, plus we check in with with our usual crew: Rich Arndt, Kendall Whitehouse, Darrick Patrick, as well as revel in the latest Hembeck Dateline installment! Edited by Jon B. Cooke. 80 pages, full color. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #26
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    Comic Book Creator presents our career-spanning, in-depth interview with comics phenom Terry Dodson, from breaking into comics at Malibu with Mantra, growth as the quintessential Harley Quinn artist, avoiding a multitude of trouble with Trouble, bouncing between DC (Wonder Woman), Marvel (X-Men), and independents (Red One) and his current Adventureman series with Matt Fraction. Then his go-to inker and wife Rachel Dodson shares a few words about working with hubby! Plus we chat with '70s/'80s portfolio and pro-zine king Sal Quartuccio about his achievements with Phase, Hot Stuf', and exceptional art prints. And, of course, there's our usual cast of regulars: Rich Arndt, Kendall Whitehouse, Darrick Patrick, and the latest from Hembeck! 80 pages, full color. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #27
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 27
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    (W) VARIOUS (A) Paul Gulacy, Various (CA) Paul Gulacy Paul Gulacy is celebrated in CBC with an extensive retrospective by Greg Biga that includes memories from the artist himself and a vast array of peers, including Val Mayerik, P. Craig Russell, Tim Truman, Roy Thomas, and others. From Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu, Sabre, and James Bond 007 to Batman: Prey and Catwoman, we examine this superb cinematic comic book artist's influences and his influence on an entire generation of creators. Plus we feature an extensive Joe Sinnott Memorial (also compiled by Greg Biga!) that includes heartfelt testimonials from an army of the masterful artist's peers and admirers. Cover price $9.95.