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Comics Journal (1977) comic books

  • Issue #32
    Comics Journal (1977) 32

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    January 1977. Donald Duck cover by Carl Barks. "Carl Barks in Boston" by Gary Groth, "Black Lightning Strikes Out!" review by Gary Groth, Dallas Star Trek Con, much more. Newspaper tabloid format. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #33
    Comics Journal (1977) 33

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    April 1977. Steve Ditko's Shade the Changing Man (cover) review by Mike Catron, Bob Walter's portfolio part 1. Newspaper tabloid format. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #34
    Comics Journal (1977) 34

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    Dennis Fujitake cover. The work of Harvey Kurtzman. Dwight (Doc) Decker on classic but obscure superheroes, like The Shield and The Web. The art of Bob Walters. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Cover by Dennis Fujitake features two classic Ditko characters, The Creeper and The Green Goblin. Black and white. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #35
    Comics Journal (1977) 35

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    Interview with David Anthony Kraft. Gene Phillips urges change in favor of stagnation in mainstream comics. A portfolio of Batman art. Marvel and DC increase their prices. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Black and white; 44 pages. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #36
    Comics Journal (1977) 36

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    Clay Geerdes on Star Trek fandom. Godzilla and The Man from Atlantis get their own Marvel comics; meanwhile, the KISS and Star Wars comics go into second printings. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Final issue in the tabloid format. Black and white. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #37
    Comics Journal (1977) 37

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    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

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

  • Issue #41
    Comics Journal (1977) 41

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    Steve Gerber talks about his well-publicized split with Marvel. Coverage of the 1978 DC Implosion, when dozens of titles were cancelled and staff members laid off. A comic strip by Dan Rosa. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Cover by Steve Leialoha. Black and white. Cover price $ 1.00. 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 #43
    Comics Journal (1977) 43

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    Cover by Dennis Fujitake. Interview with Neal Adams. Steve Ditko returns to Marvel. The first movie version of The Lord of the Rings. Famed fantasy author Randall Garrett on famed sci-fi author E.E. Doc Smith. Comics in South Africa. Inside the Marvel Bullpen. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Black and white. 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 #47
    Comics Journal (1977) 47

    Dennis Fujitake cover. Interview with Will Eisner. Eisners technique examined in detail. Writer Steve Skeates bemoans the lack of originality in late 70s superhero comics. Marvels Stan Lee & DCs Jenette Kahn speak at Temple University. Steve Englehart: the golden years at Marvel. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Black and white; 66 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #48
    Comics Journal (1977) 48

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    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

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    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

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    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.