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  • Issue #201
    Comics Journal (1977) 201

    Interview with celebrity portrait artist Al Hirschfeld; interview with Larry Marder. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #212
    Comics Journal (1977) 212

    Interviews with V.T. Hamlin (Alley Oop creator) and kids cartoonist Jay Stephens. Comics as serious literature. Northamptons Words and Pictures Museum closes its doors. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Cover by Stephens. Black and white; 120 pages. Cover price $5.95. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #215
    Comics Journal (1977) 215

    Interview with John Severin - part 1; interview with Tony Millionaire. Cover by Severin. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #216
    Comics Journal (1977) 216

    Interview with Kurt Busiek; interview with John Severin - part 2; interview with Megan Kelso (Girlhero). Cover by Alex Ross. Cover price $7.95.

  • Issue #217
    Comics Journal (1977) 217

    Interview with Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse); interview with Maxon Crumb; Alex Ross sketchbook. Cover by Johnston. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #218
    Comics Journal (1977) 218

    Interviews with Charles Vess, Linda Medley and Jeff Smith. Cover by Vess. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #219
    Comics Journal (1977) 219

    Interview with Kyle Baker; remembering the Golden Age with Pierce Rice; Ted White on Heavy Metal Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #221
    Comics Journal (1977) 221

    Interview with Paul Chadwick; Pat Boyette's last interview. Cover by Chadwick. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #223
    Comics Journal (1977) 223

    Alex Ross interview - part 1; interview with Trina Robbins; interview with Lloyd Dangle (Troubletown). Cover by Ross. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #224
    Comics Journal (1977) 224

    Alex Ross interview - part 2; interview with Larry Gonick. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #228
    Comics Journal (1977) 228

    Jason Lutes interview - Jar of Fools, Germany and gym shorts; 100 Bullets creative team interviewed - Brian Azzarello, Eduardo Risso, Dave Johnson & Axel Alonso; small press trying to deal with Diamond. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #230B
    Comics Journal (1977) 230B

    Everything you always wanted to know about Tom Sutton but were afraid to ask; catching up with Mike Allred; Marvel fires Al Milgrom; Marv Wolfman appeals Blade ruling. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #236
    Comics Journal (1977) 236

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. In this issue: From time to time, comics creators feel that they have rights. In the first of a special 2-issue focus (part 2 is in #239), the Journal looks at past and present struggles between creators and corporations. Featuring, word-for-word, the horrifying, hilarious, depressing, educational trial of Marv Wolfman vs. Marvel Comics as Wolfman takes a bullet for creators' rights. Who owns Blade? Transcripts from the courtroom drama. Also: The intellectual properties that launched a thousand legal briefs. The new wave of copyright wars and how they could affect the comics industry. To organize or not to organize? Plus: TCJ continues to provide you with all the hard-hitting news, insightful criticisms and generally witty commentary that have made them one of the best in the business for over 25 years! Magazine, 120 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #238
    Comics Journal (1977) 238

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. In this issue: Highwater Books' alternative publishing magnate, Tom Devlin, says goodbye to summer with short interviews of Spanish cartoonist/designer Mariscal, English cartoonist/philosopher Glenn Dakin, and Japanese cartoonist/scatologist Enomoto. Also in this issue: An overview of the comics of Tove Jansson (Moomin creator), and Seth will take a look at the comics of John Stanley. And: Tom Devlin explains how the deification of EC comics has stunted the growth of comics for over 40 years. With a cover and interior design by Jordan Crane, this issue will be a must-have for anyone who's ever read alternative comics! Magazine, 120 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #239
    Comics Journal (1977) 239

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. In this issue: Apparently, comics creators feel that they have certain rights to their own artwork or writing, control over working conditions and freedom of speech. Are conditions for creators improving, deteriorating or the same as they've ever been? In the second of our special 2-issue focus (part 1 is in #236), the Journal looks at present and emerging struggles between creators and corporations, including the recent legal setback of Marv Wolfman. Also featuring an investigation of the ongoing wave of copyright wars and how they could affect the comics industry: Can comics creators get it together? Individual courtroom disputes versus organized struggle. Plus, TCJ continues to provide you with all the groundbreaking news, incisive criticisms and pithy remarks that have made them the best in the business for over 25 years! Magazine, 120 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #242
    Comics Journal (1977) 242

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. In this issue: TCJ unearths a long-lost interview of the legendary cartoonist and illustrator Noel Sickles. Sickles drew the adventure strip Scorchy Smith, which in turn inspired Milton Caniff (Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon) to further refine Sickles' chiaroscuro style, later championed by Alex Toth. The interview is conducted by another legendary cartoonist, the late Gil Kane, and comics historian Ron Goulart. This is a fascinating conversation among three articulate members of the profession, part history, part shoptalk. Plus: A look at the work of Jason Lutes and Daniel Clowes; some of the last Peanuts strips examined; and DC makes romantic overtures toward Diamond distributors. In addition to the Journal's award-winning news and analysis, this issue also marks the return of critic R. Fiore and his Funnybook Roulette column. Magazine, 128 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #243
    Comics Journal (1977) 243

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. In this issue: Tom Spurgeon asks the hard questions of down-under wunderkind Dylan Horrocks: What, exactly, does it take to be the leading voice of an entire generation of cartoonists? With the groundbreaking Hicksville under his belt, and the brand-new Atlas, plus his current work with DC, Horrocks barely had time to make us this glorious all-new cover! Also: A new distributor crisis - independents, friendly LPC files Chapter 11; panel discussions - Burns, Kaz, Deitch, Kidd, McGuire, Spiegelman and Ware; R. Fiore on Ghost World; and a new manga column. Plus: News, criticism, various genius columnists, and everything else you've ever wanted in a comics magazine. Magazine, 120 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #244
    Comics Journal (1977) 244

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. In this issue: Spring's in full swing, and TCJ celebrates by bringing you a cover interview with Vertigo artist and Scary Godmother creator Jill Thompson! It is a fun, career-spanning chat with the Eisner Award winner that should not be missed. This issue also boasts an interview with the incomparable illustrator and cartoonist Michael Kupperman (a.k.a. P. Revess). The creator of the unsettlingly funny comic strip, "Up All Night," and author of the book Snake 'N' Bacon's Cartoon Cabaret talks about his life and art in a lively conversation guaranteed to be minty fresh. Plus: Tom Spurgeon weighs in on Box Office Poison, and a look at legal battles over Marvel Comics, 2002 edition. And as always, this issue is rounded out with the award-winning news, indispensable criticism and informative columns you would expect from the only insightful magazine about comics art. Magazine, 128 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #247
    Comics Journal (1977) 247

    A year after 9/11, the comics community's response to the tragedy is examined by Ruben Bolling (Tom the Dancing Bug), Ted Rall, R. Fiore, Rich Kreiner and others. Interview with British cartoonist and activist Donald Rooum. Plus reviews, comics, letters, and news. Black and white; 128 pages. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #249
    Comics Journal (1977) 249

    Recalling childhood with Debbie Drechsler; Will Eisner - a new interview on the 30s shop system; R. Fiore on Dark Knight 2 and Krazy Kat; color essays on manga, minicomix, Trondheim and Punch magazine. Cover price $6.95.