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Comics Journal (1977) comic books

  • Issue #151
    Comics Journal (1977) 151

    Last call with Drew Friedman, artist and co-creator of Warts and All; Carl Barks sketchbook - never-before-seen drawings by comics' beloved 'Duck Man'; retailers speak out - a special forum on the ups and downs of selling comics; summer reading list; the best comic shops in America. Cover by Drew Friedman. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #153
    Comics Journal (1977) 153

    Special Harvey Kurtzman issue. Interviews with Jack Davis, Kurtzman collaborator Byron Preiss, and an archived Kurtzman interview from 1965. Tributes by comics professionals. The New Two-Fisted Tales: advance preview. A rarely seen Kurtzman story. Plus reviews, comics, letters, and news. Cover by Davis. Black and white. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #155
    Comics Journal (1977) 155

    Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean - That's the Way to Do it; up from bubblegum - trading cards come of age; sneak previews of works-in-progress by Michael Dougan and Trina Robbins. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #156
    Comics Journal (1977) 156

    Gahan Wilson interview; missing: the search for Zap #0; Mark Martin's tantalizing sketchbook; Penguin axes graphic novels line; interview with Steven creator Doug Allen. Cover by Gahan Wilson. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #157
    Comics Journal (1977) 157

    Bill Griffith talks to Gary Groth about the early days of the underground, the pitfalls of fame and the ever-delayed Zippy movie deal; Kyle Baker sketchbook; Harvey Kurtzman tribute; readers' poll results. Cover by Bill Griffith. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #158
    Comics Journal (1977) 158

    Interviews with Robert Crumb and editorial cartoonist Ed Sorel. A Jay Lynch sketchbook. Feminist views on Roberta Gregorys work. Plus reviews, comics, letters, and news. Cover by Sorel. Black and white; 96 pages. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #161
    Comics Journal (1977) 161

    Robert Williams interview - hi brow meets lo brow; Mark Newgarden talks about comics and Nancy; Richard Sala sketchbook; Mini-Malism returns; Tundra/Kitchen Sink - what really happened? Cover by Robert Williams. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #162
    Comics Journal (1977) 162

    How much longer are we going to be able to stand all those autobiographical cartoonists - spotlight on Harvey Pekar, Seth, Noomin, Eichhorn, Brown and Matt; autobio timeline; satire; Bob Levin on Yummy Fur; Michael Netzer sues Neal Adams; Crisis of Infinite Marketing Gimmicks - Darcy Sullivan introduces the Moolahverse. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #163
    Comics Journal (1977) 163

    Spotlight on Vertigo, featuring a Vertigo roundtable discussion; interviews with Neil Gaiman, Ted McKeever (The Extremist) and Terry LaBan (Cud). A Dave Sim sketchbook. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Cover by Chris Bachalo. Black and white; 112 pages. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #165
    Comics Journal (1977) 165

    Interview with Matt Wagner; interview with Tom Tomorrow; Dan Burr sketchbook. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #166
    Comics Journal (1977) 166

    The definitive Burne Hogarth interview; interview with Mary Fleener (Slutburger). The passing of Jack Kirby. Jill Thompsons sketchbook. The collapse of the speculator market. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Cover by Hogarth. Black and white; 128 pages. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #168
    Comics Journal (1977) 168

    Interviews with Roberta Gregory (Naughty Bits) and Wendy & Richard Pini (ElfQuest); Guy Davis sketchbook. Covers by Gregory and Pini. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #169
    Comics Journal (1977) 169

    Interview with Neil Gaiman; interview with Sol Harrison. Gaiman cover portrait by Michael Zulli. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #170
    Comics Journal (1977) 170

    Mark Martin interview; Joe Coleman interview; Jack Kirby's legacy; seducing the innocent - teaching kids comics; DC editor Neal Pozner dies. Covers by Joe Coleman and Mark Martin. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #171
    Comics Journal (1977) 171

    Clive Barker interview (with ghastly cover by Barker); Dame Darcy interview; Gary Groth compares Jim Shooter to Nixon (with ghastly flip-cover by Bill Willingham); comics' first move online in the days of CompuServe; Marvel vs. Comics Unlimited; Terry Gilliam sketchbook. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #179
    Comics Journal (1977) 179

    Interviews with Scott McCloud on when a pipe is not a pipe, Alison Bechdel (Dykes to Watch Out For), and Terry Zwigoff, director of the Crumb documentary. Readers Poll results. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Cover by McCloud. Black and white. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #180
    Comics Journal (1977) 180

    Art Spiegelman interview (part 1); selections from Spiegelmans sketchbook; Robert Crumb interviewed about the Crumb documentary; a discussion of Crumbs portrayal of women in his work. Front and back covers by Jeff Wong. Mature readers. Black and white; 144 pages. Cover price $6.95. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #181
    Comics Journal (1977) 181

    Interviews with Belgian cartoonist Joost Swarte, Art Spiegelman, and an archived Stan Lee interview from 1968. Pro and con essays on Lees work and anecdotes from Eisner, Romita, Buscema, Sutton, Chadwick, Trimpe, Jaffee, Moench, Hernandez, LaBan, Mignola, Sim, and Fleener. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Cover by Drew Friedman. Black and white; 144 pages. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #182
    Comics Journal (1977) 182

    Terry Gilliam - the acclaimed director discusses cartooning, Monty Python and making movies; Planet Comics busted - the complete story. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #186
    Comics Journal (1977) 186

    Interviews with Gil Kane, on an oral history of comics, and post-punk cartoonist Kaz. A critical essay on Frank Frazetta. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Covers by Kaz and Marie Severin. Black and white; 144 pages. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #187
    Comics Journal (1977) 187

    Interviews with Gilbert Shelton on life in France, Gil Kane (cont. from #186) and lumberjack/cartoonist Bus Griffiths. Kingdom Come reviewed. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Cover by Shelton. Black and white; 120 pages. Cover price $5.95. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #188
    Comics Journal (1977) 188

    Scott McCloud, Kurt Busiek, Dan Clowes, Neil Gaiman, Drawn & Quarterlys Chris Oliveros, and many others discuss their thoughts on The State of the Art Form. Self-publishers and Young Cartoonists roundtables. Bob Fingermans sketchbook. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. Covers by David Mazzucchelli and Ivan Brunetti. Black and white; 152 pages. Cover price $6.95. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #195
    Comics Journal (1977) 195

    Interview with political cartoonist Tom Toles; behind-the-scenes of the Rob Liefeld/Todd McFarlane fall-out. Cover by Toles. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #196
    Comics Journal (1977) 196

    Interviews with Dave McKean, on his first decade in comics, and Nick Abadzis (Hugo Tate). R.C. Harvey celebrates a century of comics. Plus reviews, columns, letters, and news. All this, and the Snobby Awards too! Cover by McKean. Black and white; 112 pages. Cover price $5.95.

  • Issue #199
    Comics Journal (1977) 199

    James Robinson interviewed; Paul Krassner (The Realist) interviewed; Justice Department investigates comics industry; Planet Comics case resolved; SPX/ICAF coverage; top industry figures debate 'The Comic Book Crisis.' Leave It to Chance cover by Paul Smith. Cover price $5.95.