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Comics Journal (1977) comic books

  • 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 #41
    Comics Journal (1977) 41

    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 #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 #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 #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
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    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
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    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
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    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
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    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

    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
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    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
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    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 #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 #76
    Comics Journal (1977) 76

    180 pages. Interview with Bernie Wrightson; Harlan Ellison on slasher films; Martin Pasko on Star Trek II. Wrightson cover. Cover price $3.95.

  • 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

    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

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

  • Issue #82
    Comics Journal (1977) 82

    Dave & Deni Sim interview - Part 1; Kim Thompson on Frank Miller's Ronin. First half of Dave Sim's Cerebus cover. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #83
    Comics Journal (1977) 83

    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
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    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
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

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

  • Issue #94
    Comics Journal (1977) 94
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    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 #98
    Comics Journal (1977) 98

    Interview with Alex Toth; the alternative comics cadaver derby - which publisher will be the first to fall?; Newswatch - Marvel to axe 7 titles? Cover by Kevin Nowlan. 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.